Past Festivals

SA Dance 2019



The San Antonio Dance Festival was a multi-day event designed to inspire dancers, develop artists, and showcase local, national and international artists and choreographers. The event kicked off with a dance competition, and included a Gala featuring international dancers and master classes for students wishing to learn from professional dancers. 2018 Guest Artists

In 2018, the festival was proud to be an official event for San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration and offered:
• A Competition open to dancers of Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz and Hip-Hop with first place
winners earning the opportunity to perform at the Gala with international artists.
Dance in the Park, a free event open to the public, and as part of Arts for All, the event was attended by the mayor, other dignitaries and supporters of dance from the general public.
• The Gala Performance highlighted the artistry of dance and featured dancers representing local, state, national and international dance schools and companies. Invited guests included Rafael Quenedit, Jorge Barani, Chanell Cabrera, and Katherine Ochoa who are all part of Quenedit Dance Theatre’s cultural exchange program with Cuba and Mexico.
Master Classes offered local dancers with an opportunity to take classes from professional dancers and learn more about how they train.

The Gala

The dance festival prides itself on the diversity of dance – classical ballet, to modern, contemporary, jazz, and hip-hop. Unique to the SA Dance Fest is the Gala. Across the world, these Galas attract the best in the business to present their craft to the local community. From Houston to El Paso and down to the Rio Grande Valley, the San Antonio Dance Fest is the only Gala of its kind. Exposing the community to principal dancers and international artists is a wonderful educational opportunity. Classical ballet and modern dance are rich in history and crosses barriers with its grace, beauty, strength and story.

The festival strives to inspire new generations of dancers and to develop artists. The
ability for San Antonio to attract international artists to our city supports the diversity of our local population.

2018 Scholarships & Awards
– Ruth Page School of Dance: One Half Tuition Scholarship 4 week Intensive
– Ruth Page School of Dance: One Full Tuition Scholarship 4 week Intensive
– Monterrey International Dance Workshop: Full Workshop Scholarship
– The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School: Full 6 week Summer Scholarship
– Oklahoma City University: High School Workshop Scholarship for students preparing for University (15 awarded)
– 2 Tickets to LEDISI
– Nina Padilla Photo Session ($800 value)
– One Hour Skype Private Technique Session with Johnette Rutledge
– Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza, Monterrey, MX: 7 full one-week scholarships
– Cancun International Dance Festival: 4 full scholarships
– Dorothy’s Dance Shop: 5 $25 gift certificates


SA Dance Expo 2017 was a collective designed to exhibit the creativity and talent of artists, choreographers and educators from the local community, as well as our neighbors. Our goal has always been to entertain and inspire artists of all ages, to collaborate with members of our dance community, and to make new connections and friendships crucial to the growth of dance in San Antonio. Performers and contributors – dancers, directors, instructors and volunteers – made it a wonderful experience. We were overwhelmed and thrilled by the response to SA Dance Expo and the excitement it generated.

List of Participants
• AABCD Star Production
• Desert Polynesia
• iDance
• Ballet Folklorico Guadalupano
• Faisan Folklorico Dance Company and Academy
• Diverse Space Youth Dance Theatre
• RPM Tap Ensemble
• Javier Corrales
• Ballet Conservatory of South Texas
• Alamotion Dance Troupe
• Juan Pablo Roblesgil
• Karavan Studio
• Chrissy’s Dance Academy
• McBride Dance
• Quenedit Dance Theatre

Contact Us

22610 US Hwy 281 N, Suite 221
San Antonio, TX 78258
(210) 535-4165

Mon-Thur: 2:00pm–9:00pm
Fri: 2:00pm-7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am–2:00pm