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. 

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


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


$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.

(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

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

Festival Title Sponsor: Emerson

Presenting Sponsor
: Whitaker Foundation

Festival Underwriting Sponsors:
Ameren, Centene Charitable Foundation, Edward Jones, and Wells Fargo Advisors

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

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

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

5 Stars, “a mesmerising, inimitable show"

— The Guardian

Shadowland: The New Adventure

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