SPRING TO DANCE® returns for its 11th year! As one of the region’s must-see festivals, SPRING TO DANCE brings together more than 25 professional dance companies from across the country and beyond for two unique, exhilarating nights of nonstop dance over Memorial Day weekend.

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

Tickets are $10-$20 and currently on sale.

SPRING TO DANCE® Festival Line Up

Friday, May 25

Terrace Lobby, 5:30 p.m. 
Kari James Dance Network
Collective Motion
Wei Dance

Lee Theater, 6 p.m
Clinard Dance   (Chicago, IL)
MOMENTA   (Oak Park, IL) 
LaneCoArts   (New York, NY)
Dayton Contemporary Dance Company   (Dayton, OH)
Chicago Dance Crash   (Chicago, IL)

Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
Owen/Cox Dance Group   (Kansas City, MO)
MADCO   (St. Louis, MO)
The Big Muddy Dance Company   (St. Louis, MO)
- Intermission- 
Wewolf   (Los Angeles, CA)
Joffrey Ballet   (Chicago, IL)
Chicago Human Rhythm Project   (Chicago, IL)
Ballet Memphis   (Memphis, TN)

Saturday, May 26

Terrace Lobby, 5:30 p.m. 
Alma de Mexico St. Louis
Hui Hula 'O Punahele Hula Halau
Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis

Lee Theater, 6 p.m
Kristi Faulkner Dance   (Detroit, MI)
DanceWorks Chicago   (Chicago, IL)
Pas de Monkéy Dance Project   (Akron, OH)
Flying Foot Forum   (Minneapolis, MN)
Kambré Contemporary Dance Company   (St. Louis, MO)

Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall, 7:30 p.m. 
DanceWorks Chicago   (Chicago, IL)
The Seldoms   (Chicago, IL)
Houston Ballet / The National Ballet of Canada   (Houston, TX) / (Toronto, Ontario)
Project 44   (New York, NY)
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago   (Chicago, IL)
- Intermission - 
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago   (Chicago, IL)
San Francisco Ballet / National Ballet of Cuba (Ballet Nacional de Cuba)   (San Francisco, CA) / (Havana, Cuba)
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater   (Chicago, IL)

"arguably the best dance buffet in the Midwest"
- Lauren Warnecke (Chicago Tribune, May 2017)

11th Annual SPRING TO DANCE® festival 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


17 | 18 Season Shows

  ROMEO & jULIET  starring grand rapids ballet

TAP Dynamics

“The most moving dance show of the year…. three of the world’s greatest tap dancers…. a return to tap’s deepest and richest rhythmic roots.”

— The New York Times
Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards’ “And Still You Must Swing”) 

Chicago at the Fabulous Fox Theatre


— The New York Times

New Dance Horizons VI: Live at The Grandel

“New Dance Horizons has proven to be an engaging and imaginative showcase for new work.” 

— St. Louis Post-Dispatch