Dance Showcase

Dance Showcase, presented by Sheldon & Terry Adelman, brings the area’s finest dance artists onto one stage. Featuring an array of dance styles from classical ballet to hip hop, ballroom to Indian, and everything in between, Dance Showcase presents the richly diverse dance community we are so fortunate to have in Northeast Ohio.  

The generosity of our donors allows us to present this event free of admission and open to all. Tickets will be available to the public at a later date.

2023  Dance Showcase

Friday, September 29, 2023

KeyBank State Theatre

7:00 pm


Interested in applying to be part of the 2023 Dance Showcase? Please review the below criteria and complete the linked application.  All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of adjudicators comprised of representatives from Playhouse Square as well as guests from the dance community nationwide so as to provide an outside, unbiased opinion. 


Application Criteria:


  • Submissions must be for professional or collegiate level dance companies or individual artists.  No youth dance groups will be accepted- all performers must be 18 years or older.
  • Submissions may not be longer than fifteen (15) minutes.
  • Please provide performance or rehearsal film of the actual piece you would like to be considered. Refrain from submitting marketing or promotion videos.
  • The piece can be an entire work or an excerpt from a larger work.  If you are applying to perform an excerpt but are providing a video of the whole piece of work, please include the exact starting and finishing times of the video that you would like the selection panel to consider in the description of the piece.
  • Companies or Individual artists may submit more than one piece for consideration, but will need to fill out an application for each piece. 
  • Please complete the application below with information exactly as you would like to see it appear in print should you be selected for the 2023 Dance Showcase.



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