DanceScapes: FDT’s Exciting Season Opener

Saturday, October 18th at 7:30p.m. and Sunday, October 19th at 2:30 p.m. “DanceScapes” is Florida Dance Theatre’s 21st season opener being held at Florida Southern College’s Branscomb Auditorium. With choreography by guest choreographers including Erin LaSala Florida Southern College’s New Dance Department Director, Excerpts of Israel Rodriguez “The Liberty” based on the Argentinian Tango, Jerry […]





Tutus & Tuxes: The Age of Aquarius

Tutus & Tuxes

Friday, September 26, 2014 7:00pm to 11:00pm Lake Mirror Center 121 South Lake Avenue Lakeland, FL 33801 Deck yourself out in psychedelic duds, and get ready for a righteous time at this year’s Tutus and Tuxes. We’ll groove down to some primo sounds and have a blast with a few Celebrities in Tutus, all for […]





Open Auditions for The Nutcracker

Florida Dance Theatre presents "The Nutcracker"

Auditions for Florida Dance Theatre’s annual holiday event, The Nutcracker. A variety of roles are available including party children, soldiers, mice, sheep, and of course, Mother Ginger’s children. Young dancers have a unique opportunity to work closely with the professional dancers of Florida Dance Theatre and see all of the hard work, discipline, and dedication […]





Dance Arts 2014-15 Auditions

Auditions for the 2014-2015 Dance Arts Program. Dance Arts is a pre-professional company organized under Florida Dance Arts Cooperative, a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization. The intent of Dance Arts is to provide intensive pre-professional training for dancers along with multiple performance opportunities to prepare them for a career in the dance field.





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.





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





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 […]





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 […]





Grease

A 1971 musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, set in 1959 at fictional Rydell High School. The musical follows ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of love, and explores issues such as teenage pregnancy and gang violence. Dates: February 28 & March 1 at 7:30pm; March 2 at 2pm.





Polk Arts Alliance

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