Lila Dance Festival

Saturday, August 24, 2 pm – 9 pm

Join us for a day of dance on the beautiful Rochester Commons. Our lineup features an exciting array of free performances to suit every taste. For the youngest dance enthusiasts, the “Fairytales & Tutus” show invites children to dance alongside their beloved fairytale characters. The student showcase features the talents of the next generation of artists in New Hampshire and the Seacoast. Finally, our main stage performances spotlight local professional companies, emerging choreographers, the captivating tango piece by our 2024 guest artist, and other special guests. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable celebration of dance!

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Alejandro Figliolo 2024 Guest artist
We’re thrilled to announce that the internationally acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer Alejandro Figliolo will be gracing our stage! With over two decades of experience in the art of Argentine Tango, Alejandro brings a wealth of expertise and passion to our dance festival.

Hailing from Buenos Aires, Alejandro has left an indelible mark on the global Tango community, serving as a teacher and performer at esteemed institutions such as the Escuela de Danzas Tradicionales José Hernandez and the Escuela Mundial de Tango Gabriela Elias. His dedication to preserving the rich history and tradition of Tango is evident in his work, making him a sought-after figure in the dance world.


Professional Companies and Choreographers

Choreographers can submit works ranging from 5 to 20 minutes and may request additional time. They are welcome to submit multiple pieces, with each requiring a separate form submission. We offer complimentary studio time to refine festival pieces and invite choreographers to participate in open auditions to select dancers for their works.

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Student Showcase

Each studio is allotted a maximum of 10 minutes total performance time, allowing for the submission of multiple pieces but not exceeding the maximum performance time. Students are limited to a maximum of two pieces to ensure smooth show order and costume changes. Participation is open to pre-professional level students only.

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Open Auditions

Open auditions for the guest artist piece, including ballet, contemporary, and tango combinations, will be held on June 9th and 11th. Registration is required for all participants, and dancers must be 18 years old or older. Local choreographers will also attend to scout for talented dancers to collaborate with. Dancers unable to attend the auditions but wish to be considered for the guest artist piece can email, with priority given to audition attendees. Rehearsals for the guest piece will take place from August 5th to 23rd.

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