Call for Artists - Detroit Dance City Festival

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Apply to the 2018 Detroit Dance City International Festival!!


NOW OPEN for registration:



IN 2018


Screen Dance International partners with ArtLab J to bring screendance shorts and artists from around the globe to Detroit Dance City Festival 2018.  Serving as the opening event for DDCF, Screen Dance International takes place in the lecture hall at the majestic Detroit Institute of the Arts, on Friday, August 10.  At the intersection of dance, film, music, and the visual arts, SDI aims to stretch the imagination through adjudicated screendance shorts that are sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always timely and inspiring. Founded by Joanna McNamara, JMc/Productions, SDI is a traveling screendance festival highlighting a wide range of dance genres including urban street dance, post modern dance, contemporary dance, world dance, ballet, dance theatre, jazz, experimental dance, animation and tap dance.  Submissions for entries are open on FilmFreeway!!! Just click the button above to submit.

Summer Stage: 
Performances by dancers, musicians, and performance artists. Activities such as face-painting and games make this family-friendly event a highlight of the Festival.
Deadline: March 9th


Friday Funk Night:
A one night dance party celebrating dance, funk, and art! Crews and dance groups will be performing throughout the night as well as open opportunities to freestyle on the dance floor! 
Deadline: March 9th


Choreographers Showcase
Providing a platform to show their work, DDCF’s choreographers showcase is an opportunity to bring together choreographers and dancers from across the globe to exchange ideas and show what they have been working on.
OPPORTUNITY - ARTIST EXCHANGE PROGRAM with National and International exchange program opportunities
Deadline: March 9th


Internship Program
ArtLab J seeks reliable interns for our upcoming event Detroit Dance City Festival and general duties involved in hosting this major dance festival. There will be two internship programs, the first will run from March through May, and the second June through August.
(Two Program Groups: 1st March - May, 2nd June - August)


ALL APPLICATIONS can be found on our website along with further details at:

Dance Styles
Tap / Rhythm
Musical Theater
Modern / Contemporary
Circus Arts
Ballroom / Social Dance
Traditional/Indigenous Dance
Hip Hop
Aerial Dance


Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202