20th Anniversary Gala

Florida Dance Theatre’s 20th Anniversary Gala is Saturday, April 26 at Branscomb Auditorium on the campus of Florida Southern College. Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez […]

Florida Dance Theatre 20th Anniversary Gala is April 26

Join Florida Dance Theatre and international guest artists for an exciting evening of dance, featuring the professional company of Florida Dance Theatre and guest artists Clifton Brown, former principal dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Israel Rodriguez and Katia Garza, Ballet de Monterey, Orlando Ballet; Allison Jay, Ballet Met, Smuin Ballet, original member of FDT; and other […]

Cirque Dreams HOLIDAZE

Back By Popular Demand! CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE lights up the 2014 holiday season with its newest holiday stage spectacular. THIS IS A SHOW NOT TO BE MISSED…it’s a cirque show…Broadway musical…holiday spectacular…and family show all in one! In CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, Broadway director Neil Goldberg re-imagines the holiday season with over 300 costumes, 20 acts and 30 […]

The National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China

Direct from Beijing! The National Acrobats of The People’s Republic of China has become one of the most acclaimed acrobatic troupes in China enjoyed by international audiences for over five decades. Troupe members have been awarded with gold and silver medals from prestigious world acrobatic competitions and circus festivals. This evening of astounding talents is unparalleled and […]

Dancing Pros Live

The world’s finest dancers battle it out live on the stage and the audience picks the winner! DANCING PROS LIVE! is hosted by Golden Globe nominee and television star Alan Thickeand is an unforgettable live competition show created by some of the most accomplished DANCING WITH THE STARS pros – Edyta Sliwinska & Alec Mazo. For the first time ever, pros […]

Rhythm of the Dance

Rhythm of the Dance celebrates both the rich history of Ireland as well as the art of Irish dance, from the disciplined tradition of the Celtic Step, to the sensual moves of the Sean Nos dance, rooted solely in the ancient island of Innishbofin near Galway. “Rhythm of the Dance” has heralded a new era […]

Flashdance

The pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to […]

Florida Dance Theatre Open House

Meet Florida Dance Theatre’s professional faculty. See the facility and check out Florida Dance Theatre’s fall schedule. Open house and fall class registration is on Saturday August 23 from 10:00am–2:00pm. New students ages 3 through 6 can also register on that day. Fall classes begin on Tuesday, September 3. New Students ages 7 and up must […]

Dance Placement Classes

For new students ages 7 and up at Florida Dance Theatre. August 25 & 26. Ages 7-11, 4:45-5:30pm. Ages 12 & up, 5:30-6:15pm

Dance Arts “Back to Dance” Workshop

Past "Back to Dance" Group Photo

August 25, 26 and 27; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Highland School of Dance Don’t miss this opportunity to take from some amazing teachers! Classes offered will be ballet, modern, hip-hop, and jazz. Contact Florida Dance Arts or Highland School of Dance for more information.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494