Annual Dance Showcases


Auditions for 39th Annual Choreographers Showcase

Seeking the most exciting, the most deeply-felt, most inspirational dance work!

Auditions: November 20 - 21
Gala Performance: Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 8 pm
At the Prince George's Publick Playhouse

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Applications Due: November 17 by 5 pm

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The Choreographers Showcase Returns to the Publick Playhouse, its first home! Apply to audition your original compositions before nationally recognized adjudicators Gesel Mason and Peter DiMuro. Present your work in concert, receive cash prizes and the Audience Choice Award on the day of the performance.

Auditions will be held in the Publick Playhouse, on Saturday, November 20th and Sunday, November 21th from 10 am-6 pm; gala performance will be held on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022, at 8 pm.

Gesel Mason is Artistic Director for Gesel Mason Performance Projects and Associate Professor of Dance and Choreography at the University of Texas at Austin. She was a member of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange and Ralph Lemon/Cross Performance Projects.

Peter DiMuro is Executive Artistic Director of The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA, and leads Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion (PDM). Peter was Artistic Director of Dance Exchange 2003-2008, capping a 15-year history with the company.

Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival  

Presented each year in March

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.

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.