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

From ballet and contemporary to modern, tap, flamenco and more, the festival offers something for everyone with a different 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. 
Performances by local dance troupes

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

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

*Companies are listed alphabetically. The list is not the actual program order. Final program order to be announced the week of May 21st.

Saturday, May 26

Terrace Lobby, 5:30 p.m. 
Performances by local dance troupes

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

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

*Companies are listed alphabetically. The list is not the actual program order. Final program order to be announced the week of May 21st.

 
 

11th Annual SPRING TO DANCE® festival at the touhill performing arts center

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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

 

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