Dance festival arrives in Uptown

Starr Foster Dance Project, from Richmond, Va., will perform along with a number of other groups. (Courtesy of Doug Hayes)

The Charlotte Dance Festival takes place this weekend at Spirit Square and the Duke Energy Theatre.

The event, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25, includes two days of creative and unique dancing. Dance Charlotte! will feature professional dance companies and choreographers from the Carolinas, Virginia and New York, while Charlotte Emerging Dance Awards will bring together area youth dance programs to perform and experience the festival. Also, Dance Master Classes on Sunday will range from hip-hop to ballet, and the CDF Repertory Ensemble and CDF Youth Ensemble will perform.

Tickets range from $5 to $20, and classes are $10 to $20. Spirit Square is at 645 N. College St. Find more information at the festival’s website,

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