Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival


Dance Festival Highlights

When: February 21 – 23, 2014
Friday, February 21 at 8 pm
Saturday, February 22 at 2 pm and 8 pm
Sunday, February 23 at 2 pm and 7 pm
Where: Coronado Performing Arts Center
650 D Avenue
Coronado, CA (map)
Phone: (619) 504-3052
More info: Event website

Nations of San Diego International Dance 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 200 dancers and musicians.
  • Dances representing cultures spanning the globe.
  • Special discounts for military, seniors and students
  • Military Night (Friday, Feb 8th)
  • Girl Scout Day (Sunday, Feb 10th)

From a brilliant tango, to a Bollywood extravaganza, Nations will showcase more than 15 dance traditions with over 200 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. Also, don’t forgot that we will offer a performance specifically for students from around the county on Friday morning, February 8.

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.