Orlando’s all-new festival will be the first of its kind to showcase the versatility of dance as an art form ORLANDO, Fla.
The ME Dance company will present its new I Dance Orlando Festival, Orlando’s first arts festival to solely explore the art of dance to its richest extent. Registration for the dance festival has opened for all local and regionaldance schools and companies interested in participating.

The event will take place April 30 –May 1, 2016 at the state-of-the-art ME Theatre, which is specially equipped for dance performances of all kinds. I Dance Orlando Festival is being introduced to bring together the local community of dancers,choreographers, performers, educators and students in a cooperative manner that will allow them to perform new works and also inspire and educate the public through dance.

The festival aspires to create an environment for students and artists to cultivate their talent and artistry to its fullest potential, all while strengthening public appreciation and support for this unique andvast art form.

“The I Dance Orlando Festival is designed to offer a supportive, non-judgmental atmosphereaimed at cultivating a creative exchange of ideas,” says Marshall Ellis, founder and artistic director of ME Dance and concept designer for the festival. “The festival will encourage artists to explore new grounds, offer a creative outlet, and also provide both local artists and the public the opportunity to experience dance in a new way.”Throughout the festival, the ME Dance School will host open, drop-in classes (no registration needed) for the general public for the deeply discounted price of only $7 per class.

Participants

  • 2nd Sight Dance Company
  • The Alexa Schmidt Group
  • Blast Entertainment Services Inc.
  • Crawford Jazz Project
  • Dance Theatre of Orlando
  • DayStar Theatre Arts
  • Emotions Dance Studio
  • Emotions Dance Company
  • European School of Performing Arts
  • Flava Dance Company
  • Florida Dance Theatre
  • FrediDanceProject
  • Kavin Grant Productions and Entertainment
  • Kingdom ARTS
  • Lake Wales High School
  • Marshall Ellis Dance School
  • ME2 Company
  • New Element Works
  • South Orlando YMCA
  • The Vincent Sanrocco Group

April 30 – Showtime 7:30pm

  • 2nd Sight Dance Company
  • The Alexa Schmidt Group
  • Crawford Jazz Project
  • Dance Theatre of Orlando
  • European School Of Performing Arts
  • New Element Works
  • Marshall Ellis Dance School
  • Kavin Grant Productions and Entertainment
  • South Orlando YMCA
  • The Vincent Sanrocco Group

May 1 – Showtime 7:30pm

  • Blast Entertainment Services Inc.
  • Crawford Jazz Project
  • Dance Theatre of Orlando
  • DayStar Theatre Arts
  • Emotions Dance Company
  • Emotions Dance Studio
  • Flava Dance Company
  • Florida Dance Theatre
  • FrediDance Project
  • ME2 Company
  • Lake Wales High School
  • Kingdom ARTS
  • The Vincent Sanrocco Group

WHERE

ME Theatre (Marshall Ellis Theatre) – 1300 La Quinta Drive #3, Orlando, FL 32809

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