Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival


Dance Festival Highlights

When: March 16 – 22, 2015
Where: Spreckels Theater
San Diego, CA (map)
More info: Event website

Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival 2015 will be held in the beautiful historic Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego. The Festival will again feature over 300 dancers and musicians representing cultures spanning the globe. Performances for the 2015 Nations Dance Festival will be the week of March 16-22.

The festival is produced by Coronado School of the Arts Foundation and held at the state-of-the-art Coronado Performing Arts Center Theater.

  • Travel the world in one weekend.
  • Over 300 dancers and musicians.
  • Dances representing cultures spanning the globe.
  • Special discounts for military, seniors and students

From a brilliant tango, to a Bollywood extravaganza, Nations will showcase more than 15 dance traditions with over 300 dancers and musicians. You will again have the opportunity to travel the world in the comfort of our state-of-the art theatre during the festival weekend.

The Nations Festival has many unscripted moments. It is not uncommon for some dancers from different traditions to improvise with each other to the same music. For example, how would Chinese, Spanish and Hawaiian dancers move to the same rhythm? And, later the joy and spontaneity continues during intermission and at the end of every performance when all of the dancers and musicians break out in dance.

In 1993, the year Nations begin, the mission was to seek out the rich cultural heritage of dance in our region and elevate these traditional art forms on a stage for a wide audience to enjoy. Nineteen years later that mission remains the same.