Help us ensure that dance doesn’t just survive the pandemic, but THRIVES, now and in the future!

 Unforgettable   dance

 in an unforgettable  place

Welcome to Carmel Dance Festival, Monterey County’s place for artistic nourishment, exquisite dance presentations, dance education for all ages and demographics, and life-affirming community-building opportunities.

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EVENTS

Carmel Dance Festival and the Sunset Center present

PARA.MAR Dance Theatre

Ballare Carmel

Wisdom Project

   HAVEN Haus

Saturday, Sept. 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 18   @ 7:30 p.m.

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EXPLORE

PARA.MAR Dance Theatre

West Coast premiere of Stephanie Martinez's "kiss,." and works by Lucas Crandall and Jennifer Archibald.

 

Ballare Carmel

Preview of new work by renowned European choreographer, featuring world-class dancers.

Outreach

Dance is for everyone. We offer classes and workshops for movers living with disabilities.

We also bring the joy of dance to Monterey County through our school show program.

Share our passion for dance

We are committed to our work in dance presentation and education, but we cannot do it alone. We’re passionate about working hand-in-hand with our community patrons and partners. Will you join us?

Education

In addition to our festival dance performances, we aim to broaden our societal impact via dance education opportunities for movers of all ages and demographics.

Ballare Carmel

We've commissioned a new work from choreographer Ihsan Rustem for Ballare Carmel. Check back to get an exclusive first look at the new work, which will feature world-class dancers.

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.

Share our passion for dance

We are committed to our work in dance presentation and education, but we cannot do it alone. We’re passionate about working hand-in-hand with our community patrons and partners. Will you join us?

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