Amelia Island Dance Festival Returns for its 5th Season

The Amelia Island Dance Festival is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated 5th season, September 8-10, bringing together acclaimed guest artists and offering an array of captivating workshops. With a lineup of extraordinary talent and an extensive selection of dance genres, this year’s festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for dance enthusiasts of all ages.

Returning to the stage are some of the festival’s most beloved guest artists, including dance virtuoso John Manzari, the mesmerizing East by North Dance Theatre, the impeccably talented Carlos Garland, the dynamic Moving On Dance company, the explosive Rhythm Theory Tap Ensemble, the versatile Marco Tacandong, and the exquisite performers from The Florida Ballet and Jacksonville Dance Theatre. These artists have captivated audiences with their exceptional artistry and unique styles, and they are set to deliver awe-inspiring performances once again.

In addition to the returning stars, the Amelia Island Dance Festival is proud to welcome new talents to its stage. Kilowatt Dance Theatre, renowned for their innovative and electrifying performances, will showcase their boundary-pushing choreography. Also joining the lineup is the highly esteemed James L. Boyd III, MFA, CMAP, and the enchanting Dominique Guerra from United Ballet Théâtre, bringing their mastery of movement to captivate audiences.

But that’s not all – the festival offers an array of workshops designed to inspire and educate dancers of all levels. Participants can choose from an exciting variety of styles, including Flagging, Flow Arts, Shuffle Dance, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Partnering, Fusion, Tap, Hip Hop, and Improv. Led by industry experts and renowned instructors, these workshops provide a unique opportunity for dancers to expand their skills, explore new techniques, and unleash their creativity.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring back the Amelia Island Dance Festival for its 5th season,” said Susan Dodge, the festival organizer. “This year’s lineup of returning guest artists, as well as the addition of outstanding new talent, promises to deliver an astonishing experience for dance enthusiasts. With an array of workshops covering a range of dance styles, we are confident that this year’s festival will empower and inspire dancers of all backgrounds.”

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this extraordinary celebration of dance. Sign up today and secure your spot for the greatest dance experience! Visit to register and find more information about the festival, including workshop schedules, guest artist biographies, and ticket purchasing options.