Florida Dance Festival is an exploration of movement and creativity for students, educators, and anyone looking to enrich and deepen his or her understanding of the moving body and the creative process. The schedule of daily classes is designed for serious students and professionals seeking a rich and deeply satisfying dance experience. Classes are limited in size to provide more individualized instruction and maintain the quality of the learning experience. Evenings are filled with performances by guest artists as well as Florida's own dance community.

Florida Dance Festival also offers performing opportunities for participants and other performing groups through FLORIDA DANCES and the FESTIVAL FINALE.

The Festival is held in Tampa, FL . In addition to classes and performances held at the University of South Florida, Tampa's bustling urban setting offers Festival participants a multitude of attractions, sightseeing tours, museums and galleries, shops, sidewalk cafés and colorful nightlife to explore and enjoy. Tampa weather is very consistent, with highs in the low 90s °F (32-34 °C), lows in the mid-70s °F (21 - 23 °C), and high humidity.

Festival classes, workshops and most performances are held in state-of-the-art dance studios, classrooms and theaters at the University of South Florida School of Theater and Dance.

Students are housed in College dormitories with others of similar age and can sign up for the cafeteria meal plan, which does have vegetarian options. Single rooms are available. Students ages 11-17 living on campus must adopt the meal plan. Please see registration pages for costs. You’re a short walk from the Marshall Student Center, Library, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Sbarro, Moes, Burger King and the Recreation Center, as well as the theatre, studios and cafeteria.

Festival students should arrive at the Lobby of the USF Dance Building on Monday, June 17, between 11 am and 4 pm to check in with Festival staff and then go to the dorms to check-in there. All students must attend the orientation meeting at 7 pm. Students must depart on Sunday, June 30 by 12 pm. If you are departing on Saturday, June 29 please note that on your registration form.



Financial Assistance

Florida Dance Festival offers a limited number of merit scholarships, Dorm Counselor Scholarships and staff assistant work-study. Recipients receive full or partial tuition waivers and admission to all performances. Housing, meals and transportation costs are the recipient's responsibility. All completed applications must be received by April 5, 2013. Please see the financial assistance webpage for more information. Awards will be announced by April 19, 2013.

Tampa International Airport (TPA) is 20-minutes from the USF Campus. SuperShuttle service is available from the airport. Visit www.supershuttle.com or call 305-871-2000 for fare information and reservations. Taxi service is also available from Tampa International Airport (TPA). Taxi fare to USF is approximately $25-$28, Most major car rental companies offer great summer discounts.Tampa is also accessible through the major bus companies

Hotel Accommodations

I If you can only stay a few day, many of the hotels listed below offer a special USF rate. If you choose one of these hotels, state that you are visiting the University of South Florida.

Holiday Inn & Suites (Near Busch Gardens)
11310 North 30th Street
Tampa, Florida 33612

Best Western All Suites Hotel
3001 University Center Drive
Tampa, Florida 33612
Crowne Plaza Hotel at Sabal Park
10221 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33610
813-623-6363 (phone)
813-621-7224 (fax)

Days Inn/Tampa North
701 E. Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33612
813-977-1550 ext 401
Embassy Suites Hotel (on the USF Tampa Campus)
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33612
813-977-7066 (phone)
813-903-6600 (fax)

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