in an unforgettable place
Welcome to Carmel Dance Festival, Monterey County's place for artistic nourishment, exquisite dance presentations, dance education for all ages, abilities, and demographics, and life-affirming community-building opportunities.
Our nonprofit is located on the homelands of the Costanoan, Ensen, Essalen, Ohlone, and Rumsen people. As a presenting and educational organization, it is our responsibility to acknowledge the traditional territories of these tribal nations. Consistent with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, understanding the historical and current experiences of Native peoples helps inform the work we do.
December 28, 2023 - January 6, 2024
We are pleased to announce that our 2nd annual Dance & Choreography Fellowship Program will take place at Hidden Valley Music Seminars in beautiful Carmel Valley Village.
APPLICATIONS & NOMINATIONS open on September 1st!
Choreography Nomination Deadline: October 15th
Dance Application Deadline: November 12th
The Wisdom Project
The Wisdom Project provides dance training and the creation of new work for movers age 40 and better. This dance melee is designed to eclipse prejudice and discrimination on the grounds of a person's age with love, acceptance, and reverence of older dancers.