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2017 Nevada City Dance Festival

March 17, 2017 @ 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM



The Miners Foundry is pleased to present the Second Annual Nevada City Dance Festival, March 13-17, 2017.  This year, we are able to expand the Nevada City Dance Festival and offer a full week of professional dance activities, including three full evenings of dance, five professional dance companies, Master Classes for local dancers, a Gala Reception for all dance company members and patrons.




Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Back by popular demand, risk taking, muscularly elegant contemporary ballet
Gala Reception After the Performance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lake Tahoe Dance Collective

World class choreography performed by serious young dancers alongside professionals
Linda Bair Dance Company

Explores the edges of movement providing a kinetic, imaginative, and intellectual way to understand the art of dance

Friday, March 17, 2017

Pisa Za Congo Dance Company with Vivien Bassouamina

With live drummers, dance as pure spiritual, primal energy
AirAligned aerial dance group with Tresa Honaker

World premiere of theatrical aerial dance, stunning choreography, breathtaking moves

Master Classes

Gregory Dawson, Artistic Director, dawsondancesf, will present a master ballet class for intermediate / advanced ballet dancers ages 13 to young adult.  Space is limited, pre-registration is required.  Please click HERE for more information or to register.

Linda Bair, Artistic Director, The Linda Bair Dance Company will present a master class on Friday, March 17th.  If you would like to attend the workshop, please click HERE to register.

Tresa Honaker, Artistic Director of AirAligned aerial dance group will present a workshop for the general public (age 10+) on Wednesday, March 15th from 7:30-9:00pm.  If you would like to attend the workshop, please click HERE to register.  Space is limited, pre-registration is required.


The Nevada City Dance Festival is presented with assistance from a California Arts Council Local Impact Grant.  The CAC Local-Impact Grant of $10,800 is a matching grant, and as such, requries the support of the community which it has been awarded.  Ticket sales alone will not help us match the grant funds.  Sponsorships are critical to the on-going success ofthe Nevada City Dance Festival.  The goals of the Nevada City Dance Festival are:

  • Exposure of a wide range of local dance students to professional choreography.
  • Exposure of professional dance companies to Nevada County and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center
  • Developing the foundation for long-term relationships with professional dance companies and encouraging formation of permanent residency programs in our community.
  • Nuturing community involvement in the creative artistic processes of professional dance.


Thank you to our Festival Underwriters:

Courtyard Suites
Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli
Three Forks Bakery & Brewery


Thank you to our dance partners:

Nevada Union High School Theatrical Dance Department
Holt Ballet Conservatory
Sierra Dance Institute
KSK Dance Collective