Annual Dance Showcases


Choreographers' Showcase

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3 pm & 8 pm
Dance Theater, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
This evening of works by new and established choreographers has been inspiring dance audiences and supporting scores of dance makers since 1983. Called a “rite of passage in the DC-area dance community”, the Showcase gives area choreographers the chance to demonstrate their talent on a professional stage. The Showcase features voting for the Audience Choice Award, a special trophy awarded by The Clarice.

Auditions for the 2020 Choreographers' Showcase will be held Saturday, December 7 & Sunday, December 8, 2019. Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 29, 2019: Apply for this year's auditions now!

Prince George's Best Dance Crew Competition

The Publick Playhouse
Teen dance teams compete before a panel of judges for trophies, cash prizes, and the title to be, "Prince George's Best Dance Crew."

World Dance Showcase

The Publick Playhouse
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.