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Arizona Dance Festival 2021 (Tempe)

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Arizona Dance Festival 2021 (Tempe)

October 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - October 23, 2021 @ 9:30 pm MST

$13 – $20

ARIZONA DANCE FESTIVAL 2021 | Tempe Center for the Arts Studio | October 22-23, 2021
Presented by Desert Dance Theatre | Co-sponsored by Arizona Dance Coalition 

Tempe Center for the Arts – Studio
700 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, Arizona 85281

$20 Adult, $15 Senior, $15 Student, $13 Group of 10+, $13 Special Groups with Promo Code
$35 Adult for 2 shows, $25 Senior/Student/Military for 2 shows

*ticket prices do not include service or convenience fees”

Box Office Service Fees:

In-Person/Telephone Ticket Purchase – $1.00

Online Ticket Purchase – $3.00     Ticket Change Fee – $5.00

TCA Box Office: 480-350-2822 or

Friday Online Ticket Link

Saturday Online Ticket Link

Two-Day Online Ticket Link

The Arizona Dance Festival (ADF) will feature a sampling of emerging dance artists and groups as well as professional dancers and companies from all genres and styles of dance.

ADF will showcase an eclectic variety of choreography in dance performances and dance films from Arizona, the Southwest, and beyond. This unique setting will give audiences a taste of what is happening in Arizona’s dance scene. It is a perfect platform for dance companies to get exposure and promote their work, to have a performance opportunity, to experiment with new work, and to connect with others in the dance community.

This event will be presented live in-person at Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) Studio on October 22-23, 2021. In addition to the live stage performance, there will be outdoor performances at the TCA East Breezeway.

The Arizona Dance Coalition will conduct a post show “Talk Back” immediately after the show. The audience is welcome to exchange dialogue with dance company artistic directors, choreographers, dancers, and collaborators of the evening performances.


Featured Dance Artists and Companies:

Friday, October 22nd Performance – Line-up (Alphabetical Order)

Aishani Ganguli (Scottsdale, AZ) – Kathak North Indian Classical Dance

Align Dance Theater / Studio Kinetics LLC (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance

Anandha Ray (Walnut Creek, CA) – Ballet and Modern Dance Film

Canyon Movement Company (Flagstaff, AZ) – Modern Dance

Armando “DECOY” Munoz (Phoenix, AZ) – Hip Hop / Pop Locking Dance

Desert Dance Theatre (Tempe, AZ) – Modern Dance

Flamenco De Leon (Mesa, AZ) – Flamenco

Hoorvash Dance (Paradise Valley, AZ) – Persian Dance

Instinct Dancecorps / Scottsdale Community College Dance (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance

Jocelyn James (Tucson, AZ) – Modern Dance

Mary Fitzgerald (Phoenix, AZ) & Nicole Bradley Browning (Gilbert, AZ) – Modern Dance

Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – Modern Dance

New Moon School of Bellydance (Prescott, AZ) – Classic Bellydance

Suspended Fluidity (Prescott, AZ) – Modern Dance Aerial

SVG DANCE (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance Film

Veronica Silk Dance (Atlanta, GA) – Contemporary Modern Dance


Saturday, October 23rd Performance – Line-up (Alphabetical Order)

Anandha Ray (Walnut Creek, CA) – Modern Dance Film

Angelica DeLashmette Hurst & Allyson Joy Yoder (Tucson, AZ) – Hybrid Collaboration

Astarte Belly Dance Troupe (Gilbert, AZ) – Egyptian Cabaret Belly Dance

Diane McNeal Hunt / ELEVATE DanceWorks (Tempe, AZ) – Contemporary Modern Dance

Erik Canales (Phoenix, AZ) –  Modern Dance

Hoorvash Dance (Paradise Valley, AZ) – Persian Dance

Ignite Collaborative (Scottsdale, AZ) – Modern Dance Film

Movement Source Dance Company (Phoenix, AZ) – Modern Dance

Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre (Long Beach, CA) – Modern Dance

Sanskaar Nritya Dance Academy (Chandler, AZ) – Bharatanatyam Classical Dance of India

Sruti Performing Arts (Chandler, AZ) – Classical & Contemporary Dances of India

Step’s Junk Funk (Mesa, AZ) – Interdisciplinary Movement and Percussion

Tap 24.7 (Phoenix, AZ) – Tap Dance

Veronica Silk Dance (Atlanta, GA) – Contemporary Modern Dance

Wight Noise Dance Company (Peoria, AZ) – Musical Theater

Yumi La Rosa Flamenco Dance Company (Chandler, AZ) – Flamenco Dance


A virtual viewing of the festival performances will also be available for viewing online for a limited amount of time. Details TBD.

Questions? Contact Lisa R. Chow at gro.ertaehTecnaDtreseDnull@asiL or 480-962-4584

TCA HEALTH AND SAFETY – MASK REQUIREMENTS. As of 8/9/21, Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) remains committed to a health and safety conscious approach to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. The Delta variant of COVID-19 has proven quite troublesome. In response to the CDC’s new mask guidance, the City of Tempe reinstituted a mask requirement for all individuals who enter city facilities, including TCA, regardless of vaccination status. We are currently assessing the implications of this requirement on events within TCA. We are also coordinating with our arts and culture colleagues in the Valley to plot a path forward through the uncertainty of the fall. We will be in contact again with an update as soon as we have new information. PERFORMERS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES, EXCEPT WHEN PERFORMING ON STAGE OR PERFORMANCE AREAS.
TCA HEALTH AND SAFETY – PATRON VACCINE POLICY. As of 9/7/21, the City of Tempe is implementing the following COVID-19 policy: Patrons attending ticketed events at Tempe Center for the Arts are required to provide proof of full vaccination and are required to wear a mask. An official vaccination card or a digital photo are accepted forms of proof. We will be checking vaccination cards at the main entrance, as well as at the Box Office. Patrons will be notified with a link to the TCA website for more information. (This does not apply to performers at this time.)
EVENT CANCELLATION/CHANGE/REFUND POLICY: Please be aware that the City of Tempe has the power to change its policy or close TCA due to excessive numbers of Delta Variant/COVID-19 cases. If for any reason that the live performance must be cancelled or changed, DDT will propose a contingency plan which may allow the festival to continue as a hybrid or fully virtual presentation. Depending on whether there is a full cancellation or change, we can access and address refunding part or all of the participation fees at that time.


October 22, 2021 @ 6:30 pm MST
October 23, 2021 @ 9:30 pm MST
$13 – $20
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Desert Dance Theatre
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Tempe Center for the Arts Studio
700 West Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ United States
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