National Dance Week - St. Louis News

Previous Years News Arcives

2018 Guest Speaker - 2/23/18
Christopher Mohanani, Managing Director of Programs & Community Engagement, Dance St. Louis
2018 Master of Ceremonies - Keith Tyrone Williams - 2/2/18
Keith is very proud to be among the few people certified by Katherine Dunham to teach the world renowned Dunham Technique and holds a Bachelor of Science, MA, and MFA in Theatre.

His Broadway, national, and international credits include Once On This Island, Legs Diamond, Five Guys Named Moe( LA Ovation and NAACP nomination,) The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber(British Royal Command Performance), Bubbling Brown Sugar, Starlight Express, and Katherine Dunham Gala at Carnegie Hall. Keith received a Kevin Klein Award for his role as "Horse" in Stage's Full Monty and for his Choreography for Sarafina, at the Black Rep, where he also awarded the Woody King Award for his role as Appplegate in Damn Yankees.

Keith is also a distinguished recipient of the NAACP Award for his contributions to the cultural arts and Arts-In-Education and a 2014 St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Fellow. As an arts educator, Keith serves as Chair of Theatre at Grand Center Arts Academy in St. Louis, MO., and is committed to the achievement of arts and academic excellence in instruction which fosters an awareness of cultural diversity, stimulates imagination, and promotes literacy.

Proudly, Keith has been honored as the recipient of the prestigious 2018 Arts Educator of the Year.
Only a few more days until NDW 2017! - 4/11/17
Only a few more days until National Dance Week! We are excited to see all of the dancers that will be performing in front of the crowd. 2017 will be an incredible year!
Cast Members of Disney's "The Lion King" - 4/10/17
We are pleased to announce that members of Disney's touring production of The Lion King will start us off at noon with a short performance. We are excited to add this wonderful cast to our already exciting event!
Schedule of Events - 2017 - 4/6/17
We have added our Schedule of Events for 2017. You can CLICK HERE to download the schedule now!
2017 Master of Ceremonies - Keith Tyrone Williams - 2/26/17
Keith is very proud to be among the few people certified by Katherine Dunham to teach the world renowned Dunham Technique and holds a Bachelor of Science, MA, and MFA in Theatre.

His Broadway, national, and international credits include Once On This Island, Legs Diamond, Five Guys Named Moe( LA Ovation and NAACP nomination,) The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber(British Royal Command Performance), Bubbling Brown Sugar, Starlight Express, and Katherine Dunham Gala at Carnegie Hall. Keith received a Kevin Klein Award for his role as” Horse” in Stage’s Full Monty and for his Choreography for Sarafina, at the Black Rep, where he also awarded the Woody King Award for his role as Appplegate in Damn Yankees.

Keith is also a distinguished recipient of the NAACP Award for his contributions to the cultural arts and Arts -In –Education and a 2014 St. Louis Regional Arts Commission Fellow. As an arts educator, Keith serves as Chair of Theatre at Grand Center Arts Academy in St. Louis, MO., and is committed to the achievement of arts and academic excellence in instruction which fosters an awareness of cultural diversity, stimulates imagination, and promotes literacy.
Our 2016 National Dance Week Sponsors - 11/22/16
We would like to Thank the following sponsors for their support. These supporters helped to make the 2016 National Dance Week event a success! Dancewear Solutions, Audioactive Projects Inc, DiamondArt Graphic Design, Grand Center, Third Baptist Church, Enterprise Bank and Trust, Dance St. Louis, Jonathan R. White Photography, Stages Performing Arts Academy, Eureka Sign and Display, Edison Theatre, Regency Enterprises, Road Safe Traffic Systems, Securitas Inc., Washington University Performing Arts Department, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts, Fox Foundation Teen Talent, and Head to Toe Dancewear.
Guest Performance at Noon by COMPAGNIE KÄFIG
Courtesy of Dance St. Louis!
- 3/15/15
There's hip-hop and then there’s Compagnie Käfig's brand of hip-hop, with its global composition, international flavor and fusion of styles.

Full performances at Touhill Performing Arts Center, April 24 & 25.
dancestlouis.org
EVENT INFO: NDW Hip Hop Demo - 12/8/14
The National Dance Week Hip Hop Demo will happen at the stage at Grand Center on Saturday April 25th. Everyone can "Get Up and Dance".
2015 NDW-STL Sponsors - 12/7/14
We would like to Thank the following sponsors for their support. These supporters are helping to make the 2015 National Dance Week event a success! Dancewear Solutions, Audioactive Projects Inc, DiamondArt Graphic Design, Union Station, Enterprise Bank and Trust, Jonathan R. White Photography, Stages Performing Arts Academy, Eureka Sign and Display and the Edison Theatre.
Master of Ceremonies - 12/7/14
National Dance Week - St. Louis would like to introduce the Masters of Ceremonies for the 2015 National Dance Week. Lara Teeter, Professor of Musical Theatre at Webster University and Vince Pesce, Choreographer, Director, will share this honor.
Master Class Online Form - 1/31/14
For those who are wishing to attend one of the Master Classes that are scheduled during Naitonal Dance Week we now have our online form ready for you to fill out. Click on the MASTER CLASSES link at the top of the page to begin. You will be able to pay for your classes using PayPal.
NDW Guest Speaker Added! - 1/26/14
Michael Uthoff, Executive Director, Dance St. Louis will make an appearance as guest speaker.