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Howard County Community Dance Festival

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The Howard County Community Dance Festival is presented by the Howard Community College (HCC) Dance Program with support from the Howard County Arts Council. The festival gathers dancers of Howard County and the surrounding areas in a celebration of dance. The day includes classes and performances in the hope that dance will continue to be a valued and lasting component of the arts in Howard County. The festival features dancers, teachers, and choreographers from the Baltimore/DC metro area as a means of exposure and support in our small but vibrant community.
Participation is appropriate for dancers aged 11 years and up.


Saturday, February 11, 2023
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center 

The day begins with Introductions and Opening Remarks in Smith Theatre at 9:30 a.m. Each participant then attends three classes/workshops of their choice in a variety of dance and movement disciplines including Ballet, Contemporary Modern, Jazz, Improvisation, Hip-Hop and much more. Classes run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with 10-minute breaks in between. Following classes, students take a lunch break and watch a dance film. Pizza is provided.


Saturday, February 11, 2022
7 p.m.
Smith Theatre

Every school/studio/individual choreographer participating in the festival is eligible to present choreography in the Student Showcase at 7 p.m. Starting at 3:15 p.m., each presenting group will have allotted time on stage to space and light their choreography. Due to time constraints, each studio will be allowed 12 minutes of choreography including up to three dance works. Individual choreographers are allowed up to 5 minutes and 1 dance work. The dancers will have use of the HCC dance studios as dressing and warm up rooms. No food, gum, drinks (except for water in closed containers) or street shoes are allowed in the dance studios or performance areas. Festival participants receive three tickets to the student showcase; one for the participant and two for use by family or friends. Additional tickets are $10.
Tickets for the showcase are available through the Horowitz Center Box Office online, by phone at 443-518-1500, or in person.



  • 3 classes/workshops on February 11, 2023
  • Pizza Party Lunch with fruit, snacks, and drinks 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • 3 tickets to attend the Student Showcase at 7:00 p.m. (one ticket for the participating student and two to share with friends/family)
  • The opportunity to perform in the Student Showcase at 7:00 p.m.



The college’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of the college community. This includes the staff, students, artists, and patrons who participate in events presented in the Horowitz Center. Below you'll find information about what you can expect when you attend a performance in the Horowitz Center this season. 

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The Howard County Community Dance Festival is made possible through generous support from the Howard County Arts Council.

Howard County Arts Council 


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