Annual Dance Showcases


Choreographers' Showcase

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3 pm & 8 pm
Dance Theater, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
This evening of works by new and established choreographers has been inspiring dance audiences and supporting scores of dance makers since 1983. Called a “rite of passage in the DC-area dance community”, the Showcase gives area choreographers the chance to demonstrate their talent on a professional stage. The Showcase features voting for the Audience Choice Award, a special trophy awarded by The Clarice.

Auditions for the 2020 Choreographers' Showcase will be held Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8, 2019.

Prince George's Best Dance Crew Competition

Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 pm
The Publick Playhouse

Teen dance teams compete before a panel of judges for trophies, cash prizes, and the title to be, "Prince George's Best Dance Crew."

Crews can determine eligibility based upon criteria in the Best Dance Crew Registration Information packet. If your crew meets the requirements to enter the showcase, apply online between Monday, December 2, 2019 and Friday, February 7, 2020. Only 10 spots are available!

World Dance Showcase

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8 pm
The Publick Playhouse
Our popular annual showcase gives you the opportunity to travel the globe from the comfort of your Publick Playhouse seat, when professional troupes perform dances from a panoply of cultural traditions. Breathtaking costumes, authentic music, and the enchanting grace of the dancers will make you feel like a world traveler.

Auditions for World Dance Showcase will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 10 am to 6 pm. Snow date is Sunday, January 19, from 10 am to 6 pm. Performers of traditional, culture-specific dance styles (ages 16 years and older) may apply. Applications will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, January 10, 2020. Apply to audition for World Dance Showcase here.