SPRING TO DANCE® returns for its 12th year! As one of the region’s must-see festivals, SPRING TO DANCE brings together more than 30 professional dance companies from across the country and beyond for three unique, exhilarating nights of nonstop dance over Memorial Day weekend.

From ballet, modern and contemporary to tap, hip-hop, aerial and more, the vibrant festival offers something for everyone with a distinct, dynamic program each night. 

Daily festival line-up and schedule are listed below.
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TICKETS

Tickets now on sale through the Ticket Office at the Touhill Performing Arts Center.


PRICING

NIGHTLY TICKETS
$5 Lee Theater Performances, 6 p.m.
$20 A-B Performance Hall mainstage performances, 7:30 p.m.
$35 VIP Seating, A-B Performance Hall performances, 7:30 p.m.
*VIP Seating - BEST seats in the house!

3-DAY PACKAGE
(A-B Performance Hall mainstage performances only)
$50 3-Day General Seating
$90 3-Day VIP Seating
• Same seats all 3 nights
• Savings reflected when purchasing as a package


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE*

NIGHTLY SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. - Terrace Lobby performances
6 p.m. - Lee Theater performances
7:30 p.m. - Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall performances


THURSDAY, MAY 23

TERRACE LOBBY, 5:30 p.m.
(Performances by St. Louis-area companies, troupes and schools)
Dance Plus
Diva Sweat Dance Company
Grand Center Arts Academy
Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis

LEE THEATER, 6-7 P.M.
FUKUDANCE (Winchester, MA)
Missouri Contemporary Ballet (Columbia, MO)
Visceral Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Micaela Taylor & The TL Collective (Los Angeles, CA)

ANHEUSER-BUSCH PERFORMANCE HALL, 7:30 P.M.
MADCO (St. Louis, MO)
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (Dayton, OH)
DanceWorks Chicago (Chicago, IL)
Intermission
Bennyroyce Dance (Brooklyn, NY)
Dancing Wheels Company (Cleveland, OH)
Atlanta Ballet (Atlanta, GA)
Boom Crack! Dance Company (Chicago, IL)


FRIDAY, MAY 24
TERRACE LOBBY, 5:30 P.M.
(Performances by St. Louis-area companies, troupes and schools)
Alma de Mexico
Convergence (The Big Muddy Dance Company Trainee Program)
Webster University Department of Dance
Missouri River Cloggers
Wei Dance Arts

LEE THEATER, 6-7 P.M.
Svastha Indian Dance Company (Frisco, TX)
Karlovsky & Company Dance (St. Louis, MO)
Robert Moses’ Kin (San Francisco, CA)
Water Street Dance Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI)

ANHEUSER-BUSCH PERFORMANCE HALL, 7:30 P.M.
The Big Muddy Dance Company (St. Louis, MO)
Boston Ballet / Tulsa Ballet (Boston, MA / Tulsa, OK)
Eisenhower Dance Detroit (Detroit, MI)
Intermission
Aerial Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)
The Washington Ballet (Washington, D.C.)
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater (Chicago, IL)


SATURDAY, MAY 25
TERRACE LOBBY, 5:30 P.M.
(Performances by St. Louis-area companies, troupes and schools) Geetha Aruru
Central Visual Performing Arts
Collective Motion
DanceLife Center
Hui Hula ‘O Punahele Hula Halau

LEE THEATER, 6-7 P.M.
moSTLy TAP (St. Louis, MO)
Helen Simoneau Danse (Winston-Salem, NC)
PROJECT 44 (New York, NY)
Valerie Alpert Dance Company (Chicago, IL)

ANHEUSER-BUSCH PERFORMANCE HALL, 7:30 P.M.
Saint Louis Ballet (St. Louis, MO)
Joffrey Ballet (Chicago, IL)
Owen/Cox Dance Group (Kansas City, MO)
Intermission
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (Chicago, IL)
San Francisco Ballet / National Ballet of Cuba / Cincinnati Ballet
(San Francisco, CA / Havana, Cuba / Cincinnati, OH)
Chicago Human Rhythm Project (Chicago, IL)


*Dance companies and program order subject to change.


12th Annual Emerson SPRING TO DANCE® Festival 2019 is generously sponsored by:

Festival Title Sponsor: Emerson

Presenting Sponsor
: Whitaker Foundation

Festival Lobby Performances Sponsor: Ameren

Festival Underwriting Sponsors
:
Centene Charitable Foundation and Edward Jones

2018-19 Season Sponsors: Regional Arts Commission, Missouri Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation

2018-19 Season Support: Dana Brown Charitable Trust, U.S. Bank Trustee, Woodcock Foundation for the Appreciation of the Arts Inc. and Cardinals Care

Education Outreach Title Sponsor: Bayer Fund

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arguably the best dance buffet in the Midwest
— Lauren Warnecke, Chicago Tribune
Of all the local Memorial Day weekend events, perhaps the most consistently exciting is… Spring to Dance Festival presented by Dance St. Louis.
— Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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12th Annual SPRING TO DANCE® festival 2019 at the touhill performing arts center

 

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

 

18 | 19 Season Shows

Wewolf
Henry and Edward

“So inventive and mesmerizing….Each step unfolds into the next, keeping you guessing (and in awe) the entire time—which is exactly what choreo should do.”

— Dance Spirit

Company Wayne McGregor
Autobiography

5 Stars, “a mesmerising, inimitable show"

— The Guardian

Pilobolus
Shadowland: The New Adventure

"In a mash-up of styles that only Pilobolus can produce… a completely new approach to the shadow form."