Tennessee Dance Festival Spotlight Concert

SUNDAY, September 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM

For Professional, Pre-Professional, University Companies & Solo Performers

We invite you to submit work electronically to be adjudicated for inclusion in this performance showcase. You may submit up to two pieces for consideration; however, the TOTAL performance time limit for each group will be 10 minutes.  The program will be limited this year to 6-10 works showcasing the highest level of performance in Tennessee and the surrounding region.

Spotlight Application

TAD thanks the Spotlight 2017 company performers:

Ballet Tennessee, Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville, Found Movement Group, MTSU Dance, SINEW, SOKY Dance Ensemble, WKU Dance and invited soloist Allia Kache.


The Cathie Ault Kasch Student Choreography Project is designed to encourage leadership, creativity, and collaboration for TAD student members between the ages of 16-22 during the Tennessee Dance Festival. The adjudicated lunchtime concert returns this year, providing a performing outlet to support student choreographic work. The feedback session, led by the same faculty adjudicators, is designed to give choreographer's objective, supportive input on their work and direction to hone their abilities. Monetary awards will be given to the top three works as adjudicated on the Saturday concert.

CAKSCP Application

Summer Study Scholarship and College Audition Application



Two $1,000 Scholarships for summer study will be awarded this year to dance students between the ages of 14-22.  TAD's Allegro and Allegra Scholarships are awarded at TAD's annual Tennessee Dance Festival. Festival Faculty Members from outside Tennessee adjudicate an audition class in ballet, modern, and jazz technique. Each winner must use his/her award to attend an intensive national summer program. Some programs attended by previous winners are UNC North Carolina School of the Arts, American Dance Festival, Alonzo King LINES Ballet School, Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, Bates Dance Festival, and the Julliard School. 

College and institution Auditions

This year we will be holding college auditions along side our Summer Study Scholarship Auditions! This will be followed by a college expo in the Tucker Theatre during our Saturday lunch break.

Colleges Represented at the Audition- TBA