DANCEFEST

Oct 6 – Oct 8, 2017

McLennan Room, 2nd floor Waco Convention Center
100 Washington Ave.,  Waco, TX

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, October  6
Kids Dance 9:00 am (open to children and schools K-3) *Free

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
CLASSES
TO BE ANNOUNCED
SHOWS
5:00 pm – Concert *Free
7:00 pm – Concert *Free

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

CLASSES & SHOW
TO BE ANNOUNCED

A collaboration with Waco Cultural Arts Fest and Out on a Limb Dance Company

Images Courtesy Lynn Lane Photography

8446259_orig[1] The Bell House - Shelter - 254 Dance Fest - 2015 - Photographer Lynn Lane-4 

{254}DANCE-FEST 2016 LINE-UP

  • Joshua Peugh, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Dallas, Texas
  • Amanda Jackson, Big Rig Dance Collective, Fort Worth, Texas
  • L. Brooke Schlecte, Out On a Limb Dance Company, Waco, Texas
  • Erika Record, Out On a Limb Dance Company, Waco, Texas
  • Danielle Georgiou, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, Dallas, Texas
  • Christie Nelson, Grid Arts, Dallas, Texas
  • Heather vonReichbauer, Bones and Memory Dance, Houston, Texas
  • Erica Gionfriddo, ARCOS Dance, Austin, Texas
  • Brandy M. Niccolai-Belfi and Amy Sleigh, Dallas, Texas
  • Jennifer Mabus, Houston, Texas
  • Rachel Bruce Johnson, The Bell House, Tulsa Oklahoma
  • Alicia Chesser & Rachel Bruce Johnson, Tulsa, OK
  • Shauna Davis, Shauna Davis Dance, New York, New York
  • Alisha Armstrong, Collective Force Dance Company, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jordan Fuchs, Jordan Fuchs Dance Company, Denton, Texas
  • Adrian Aguirre, Dallas, Texas
  • Alex Cole, Denton, Texas
  • Olivia Chacon, A’lante Flamenco, Austin, Texas
  • Cody Berkeley, Plano, TX

Out On a Limb Dance Company - Washed Ashore - 254 Dance Fest - 2015 - Photographer Lynn Lane-48
{254}DANCE-FEST, a professional modern dance festival in Central Texas  brings “off the grid” modern dance where locals and semi-locals can call {254}dance-festival their new “Stomping ground”. Dance is moving beyond what we see in popular culture, come and catch a glimpse of what dance is doing in 2015.  Move, and be moved with us!

 What is 254choreoDANZexchange?
{254} DANCE-FEST has been looking for ways to include the community dancers in the creative process.  We came up with the {254} Choreography Dance Exchange. In this program, we reach out to professional dancers, teachers, choreographers in Texas. These artists all have their Masters in Dance and work professionally with dance in some capacity.  Each artist is matched with one of the six local dance groups: Joys School of Dance, Jennie Holley Dance Studio, All That Jazz, Baylor Dance Company, McLennan County Community College Dance Ensemble, and the new Waco Dance Company called Out On a Limb Dance Company Dot Vines.  In August we host a KICK OFF DANC JAM at the WACO DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET and the choreographers are introduced to their studios.  The choreographer teaches the group a dance class and takes them through a creative process by choreographing a dance on them. The final product is then performed at the {254}Dance-Fest where the students have the ability to take classes, engage, and perform with professional dancers. This experience will provide the dancers with a connection with a dancer working in the field, a chance to participate in a dance-making process, and the ability to perform in a professional dance environment. This experience will provide the dancers with a connection with a dancer working in the field, a chance to participate in a dance-making process, and the ability to perform in a professional dance environment.

Our hopes are that this experience brings the Waco Dance Community together to support each other as well as the {254}DANCE-FEST.

The festival offers so much to the local dancers, such as: one free dance class, two five dollar dance classes (by out of town guest teachers), a free warm up, a technical and dress rehearsal, and finally multiple chances to perform in a professional festival forum. All of these experiences will be right along side the professionals at the festival who are taking classes, teaching classes, and performing.

~L. Brooke Schlecte, Artistic Director, Out On a Limb Dance

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