National Dance Week 2022

National Dance Week St. Louis - April 23, 2022

The National Dance Week - St. Louis event highlights and showcases some of the best dance talent in various disciplines including, but not limited to, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, african, middle eastern, modern, and more. This one day event is celebrated with dozens of professional, university & studio companies all performing on stage, all for free! The outdoor event starting at noon is held on the corner of Washington and Grand, the Heart of the Art & Entertainment District in the City of St. Louis!

Honary Dance Company

WUDance Collective is a student repertory company-in-residence in Washington University's Performing Arts Department. WUDC was established in the fall of 2015. Its aim is to provide a forum for select dancers to engage in dynamic, inspiring, and creatively challenging works of choreography; while providing a valuable collective learning experience regarding professional protocol and expectations. WUDC is a unique blend of talented and expressive movers from diverse backgrounds who bring a wide range of movement styles, technical accomplishments, and performance skills. Under the artistic direction of Cecil Slaughter, the dancers work with faculty, community, graduate and undergraduate student choreographers. WUDC participates in performances throughout the St. Louis community. The company holds it annual spring concert in the Edison Theatre on Washington University's Danforth campus.

Master of Ceremonies

Ryan Cooper

Ryan is honored to be a part of the National Dance Week celebration. A native of St. Louis, he has performed with dozens of theatre companies around the area, most recently appearing as The Barber in the STAGES St. Louis production of Man of La Mancha (where he has also performed in their Theatre for Young Audiences productions of Alice in Wonderland, Seussical, Madagascar: A Musical Adventure, and Disney's 101 Dalmatians). Other favorite credits include the long running Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and the short-lived Storybook Circus Giggle Gang shows at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. Ryan has performed for 14 seasons as Jack Frost with Saint Charles Christmas Traditions, and is the creator and director of the Legends & Lanterns Halloween festival along historic Main Street.

2022 Performance Companies

Aalim Dance Company
• Adiva Dance Center
• Alice Bloch and Dancers
Almas Del Ritmo Dance Company
Arch Maddnezz
Arts in Motion Dance Ensemble
Ashleyliane Dance Company
Ballet 314
Beyond Measure Dance Theater & The Afrokuum Dancers
Center of Creative Arts
Collective Motion
Consuming Kinetics Dance Company
Dance Art Dance Studio
• Dance Concert Society of Kirkwood
Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio
Dances of India
• Diamond Dance Academy
Dimensions Dance Center
• Dustin Crumbaugh
Final Veil
Fox PACF Teen Talent Competition
Grand Center Arts Academy
Karlovsky & Company Dance
Kode Redd Dance Anthony
• L.A. Dance Center
Leverage Dance Theater
Lindenwood University
Mid America Dance Company, MADCO
M&M Dance Academy
Midwest Ballet Theatre
Missouri Contemporary Ballet
Missouri River Cloggers
My King Studio of Dance
• Oasis Dance Beyond the Veil
Pazazz Performers of St. Louis Academy of Dance
Simantikos Dance Chicago
SIUE University Dance Company
Southeast Mo. State University Conservatory Dance
Soorya Bharatha Natyam School
Soorya Kathak Ddance School
Steppin' Up Dance Productions
STL Cultural Flamenco Society
St. Louis Strutters
Tammy's Tumbling & Dance Center
The Big Muddy Dance Company
The Rhythm Royales
Tour Dance
U Dance Studio
WEI Dance Arts
WUDance Collective

2022 NDW STL Schedule

12:00 - 1:00

• Linda Green, NDW MO State Director
• Fox Performing Arts Teen Talent Competition
• Center of Creative Arts
• Beyond Measure Dance Theater & Afrokuumba
• SIUE University Dance Company
• Tour Dance
• STL. Cultural Flamenco Society
• St. Louis Strutters
• Dance Concert Society of Kirkwood
• Lindenwood University Dance

1:00 - 2:00

• Lisa Geger, MDO
• WUDance Collective
• Ballet 314
• The Big Muddy Dance Company Trainees
• Leverage Dance Theater
• Missouri Contemporary Ballet
• Consuming Kinetics Dance Company
• Modern American Dance Company - MADCO
• Karlovsky & Company
• Ashleyliane Dance Company

2:00 - 3:00

• Aalim Dance Company
• Kode Redd
• Arts In Motion School of Dance & Music
• Midwest Ballet Theatre
• Pazazz Performers of St. Louis Academy of Dance
• Soorya Kathak Dance School
• U Dance Studio
• L.A. Dance Center • Almas Del Ritmo Dance Company
• Dimensions Dance Company
• Adiva Dance Center

3:00 - 4:00

• WUDance Collective
• Southeast MO. State University Conservatory
• Grand Center Arts Academy
• MO. River Cloggers
• M&M Dance Arts
• Wei Dance Arts
• Alice Bloch and Dancers
• Collective Motion
• Tammy's Tumbling & Dance Center
• Dances of India
• The Rhythm Royales

4:00 - 5:00

• Final Veil
• My King Studio of Dance
• Innervision Dance Theatre
• Dance Art Dance Studio
• Soorya Bharatha Natyam School
• Diamond Dance Academy
• Simantikos Dance Chicago
• Oasis Dance Beyond the Veil
• Dance Experience
• Steppin' Up Dance Production
• Harris-Stowe State Univ. Honeycombs Majorette's