Dance Festival


Kennesaw State University Dance Festival offers high school students the opportunity to engage with the professional practice of dance through classes and performances. The festival provides dancers access to diverse programming, encourages meaningful connections with peer schools and studios, and sets the stage to support and celebrate the work of talented young artists.  

Join us March 27-28, 2021, for a weekend of robust master classes taught by KSU faculty, workshops on relevant dance topics, and two digital KSU Dance Festival Screendance Concerts. 

UPDATE: A registration link will go live on this page at 10AM on December 1st.  A job aid on how to navigate the registration process is available below. The class schedules are now posted on the Festival Schedule page. The filming schedule and guidelines for submission and participation in the KSU Dance Festival Screendance Concerts is posted on the Concerts page.

First wave registration will run through 1/29/21 or until the festival reaches capacity. Each group may initially register up to 15 students.

If there are still open classes after the first wave registration closes, the cap on number of students per group will be lifted for additional registrations.

Each group will register for classes first and then be sent an invoice and instructions on how to pay for the registration. Each group will also be asked to select if they are submitting a pre-recorded work for inclusion in the screendance concerts or if they want to perform and have a work recorded on the Dance Theater Stage for inclusion in the screendance concerts.

  • The registration link will be available on December 1, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. EST. 

  • There is a new, three-part, registration process for the 2021 Festival. 

    Step one: Follow the link above to the booking website. Here you will register your group and select which block of classes each of your individual students wish to take. A block is a pair of classes that are taken together.  All of your students do not have to take the same blocks/classes together, but a registered chaperone must be onsite if your students are present. If you do not know the names of all of the students who will be attending, you may fill in the name of your studio or school and a number to reserve the class slot until the information is obtained.

    Example: Dancing Feet Studio #7, Dancing Feet Studio #8…

    There is a limit of 15 students per group and each class has a capacity limit of 10 to 15 individuals. A given class will fill up and become unavailable to book when it reaches capacity.

    Step two: A few days after you book your students into classes, you will be sent an invoice and a link to pay with a credit card at the KSU Mall (an online payment site). If you need to pay with a check, you will receive further instructions. Once payment is received, your class slots and any KSU Dance Festival Screendance Concert registrations are now locked in.

    Step three: After you pay, you will receive a receipt and a more detailed registration package will be sent to you. You will be requested to fill in the names of the students, chaperones, and additional registration information. This package will be due no later than 2/26/21.

  • Please click below for a helpful guide on how to navigate the Booking Site. 

    Booking Site Instructions

  • In order to provide a safe, enjoyable, and valuable dance experience for all participants, we are adjusting our in-person Festival with distancing and personal protection protocols as follows: 

    • Each day will be divided into six blocks, and participants are limited to ONE block per day.
    • 2 classes are offered during each block. ​
    • Registration is $50 for the two classes offered in one block.  
    • Fee includes a T-shirt and access to 3 virtual masterclasses, which may be viewed at any time. 
    • Participating schools may record their choreography in our dance theater for presentation during our digital KSU Dance Festival Screendance Concerts at the end of each day ​(please note: spaces are limited).
    • Filmed on-stage works have a $100 fee and must be 2 to 6 minutes long with a max of 11 performers.
    • Groups may submit a dance recording in advance instead of filming on stage; 6-minute max time. ​
    • Class participants must wear masks and be socially distanced.


COVID disclaimer: All events at KSU are subject to change. Should the Festival need to be postponed or cancelled, all payments will be refunded.

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