St. Louis’ pathbreaking dance festival, SPRING TO DANCE®, returns for its ninth year. As one of the region’s must-see festivals, SPRING TO DANCE® brings together 30 professional dance companies from across the country for three unique, exhilarating nights. You name it — ballet, hip-hop, tap, contemporary, modern and more — the festival offers something for everyone with a different program each night.

Each evening of the festival begins at 5:30 p.m. with interactive performances in the lobby by local dance organizations. The night continues with performances by professional dance companies in the intimate Lee Theater at 6 p.m., followed by more performances on the main stage in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m.

It’s the best opportunity to see a wide range of nationally touring professional dance companies, displaying a variety of styles and repertoires, in one place.


Show Lineup



Lee Theater 6 - 7 PM

PUSH Dance Company San Francisco, CA
Barkin/Selissen Project New York, NY
Laura Careless/Alchemy for Nomads Brooklyn, NY
Afriky Lolo St. Louis, MO

Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Owen/Cox Dance Group Kansas City, MO
Houston METdance Company Houston, TX
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company New York, NY
Saint Louis Ballet St. Louis, MO
Jennifer Muller/The Works New York, NY
Giordano Dance Chicago Chicago, IL


Lee Theater 6-7 PM

Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company St. Louis, MO
Project 44 Astoria, NY
Helen Simoneau Danse Winston-Salem, NC
BODYART Los Angeles, CA

Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall 7:30-9:30 PM

MADCO St. Louis, MO
Thodos Dance Chicago Chicago, IL
Joel Hall Dancers Chicago, IL
Chicago Tap Theatre Chicago, IL
The Dancing Wheels Company Cleveland, OH
Grand Rapids Ballet Grand Rapids, MI


Lee Theater 6-7 PM

3 Soloists
Tayia Deria
Tyra Kopf
Cheyenne Phillips

Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company [LINDSAY HAWKINS]
The Big Muddy Dance Company [AUDREY SIMES]

Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall 7:30-9:30 PM

The Big Muddy Dance Company St. Louis, MO
Eisenhower Dance Southfield, MI
Joffrey Ballet Duet Chicago, IL
Aerial Dance Chicago Chicago, IL
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Dayton, OH
Ballet Memphis Memphis, TN


Single Ticket Prices

Directions & Parking


Directions: The Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Take I-70 to Florissant Road (Exit 240).  Travel South on Florissant Rd. to the second University entrance at Grobman Drive.  Turn right.  

From Natural Bridge, turn left onto University Drive and follow it around to the right as it turns into Grobman Drive.

Parking is available in the garage to the left, just under the bridge, and in Parking Lot E on the right, about 500 feet past the bridge