Detroit Dance City Festival (DDCF) is a three-day community building event that celebrates dance in its various forms and disciplines. This includes workshops, performances and networking opportunities held at various locations throughout the city of Detroit. Our mission is to educate audiences about the impact of dance, provide opportunities for artists to share their work, and create an artistic network between Michigan, the United States and the world!

The Detroit Dance City Festival will showcase the work of over 80 local and national and international performing artists and companies.

The 2016 Detroit Dance City Festival drew over 4,000 festival participants and this year we hope to continue to grow with the creation of an international collaborative project, Festival Exchange Program; spearheaded by the Festival’s parent organization, ARTLAB J.  DDCF will also host a great variety of diverse dance workshops led by the field’s leading practitioners whose styles range from modern to jazz, ballet to hip-hop. Aside from the performances and workshops, festival participants are invited to relax, network, and meet the artists and other festival goers at the official after parties each evening.