Annual Dance Showcases


Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival


Monday, May 3 – Saturday, May 8, 2021  

Experience a daily dose of uplifting messages during the Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival. With the theme “What the World Needs Now”, local dancers encourage community healing through creative movement. Visit the Arts PG Parks Facebook page for a daily video and message and see the full program live on Saturday, May 8, 2021, 3 pm.  

World Dance Showcase

Presented each year in March

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. The 2021 World Dance Showcase will be presented FREE of cost as a virtual concert pre-recorded on the Publick Playhouse stage.

Choreographer's Showcase 2021

Presented each year in January

For 38 years, the popular Choreographers’ Showcase has been “a rite of passage in the DC-area dance community” (The Washington Post.) The Showcase has been inspiring dance audiences and supporting scores of dance makers since 1983. In 2020, due to the world-wide pandemic, the Showcase was re-created as a celebration of dance on film, Choreographers Showcase: Lockdown Videos. An announcement about the 39th Annual Choreographers Showcase, including audition information, will be published in September of 2021.

Prince George's Best Dance Crew Competition

The 2021 PGBDC Competition was canceled and will return in 2022

Prince George’s Best Dance Crew is an annual distinctive dance competition that provides young dancers the opportunity to showcase the artistry and technique of the many styles and flairs of Hip Hop dance.