Create your own dance film screening series and bring dance film into the classroom!
Use panel discussions to prompt screening talk backs.
Screen the trailer in advance of the series for publicity.
Work with us to inquiry about filmmakers attending your screenings.
Gain access to dance film curriculum developed by DFA and our partners.
Dance Films Association has facilitated the Dance on Camera Tour to offer innovative programming to various communities interested in screening dance film since 1999. These partners range from art institutions to genre specific festivals to university film and dance departments, both nationally and internationally. This touring program serves our family of filmmakers, while simultaneously educating a larger audience about the possibilities of dance on camera to promote education through presentation.
Select a package of short films and panel discussions!
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Buy your package on Watch Dance Films
$25.00 Individual for personal use
$125.00 K-12 for screenings and classroom use
$225.00 Higher Education for screenings and classroom use
(A percentage goes to DFA and to the participating filmmakers)
In 2013, Dance on Camera Tour expanded to include pre-selected shorts and panel discussions from the most recent Dance on Camera. This option allows organizations to participate in the tour at a more affordable rate than a customized program. With the intention to be the catalyst for the production, presentation, and preservation of dance on camera, DFA is excited to make these selections available through the independent distribution platform VHX. We’ve customized a specific page dedicated to films from Dance on Camera where you can purchase a package containing pre-selected films and panel discussions to screen at home for personal use, or at your school or arts organization for a public screening to promote education through presentation!
Curate a program with us for your own customize screening!
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Contact us to Build Your Own Tour
$225.00 Administration Fee for building a custom program
$60.00- $150.00 Screening Fees per film screened
(Administration Fee goes to DFA and Screening Fees go the filmmakers through DFA)
Organizational Members of Dance Films Association may send Dance Films Association a request for a custom dance film program and our staff will work with your to develop your event. DFA’s services include compiling a program based on your institution’s preferences, compiled of short and feature length films, and determining a budget for the screening event. Once your request is received and budget confirmed, we will work with you to receive screeners of the films. Please be sure to send your request to us at least six weeks prior to your event date and we are happy to facilitate a dance film screening in your neighborhood. Please note, if you decide to program a customized tour, Organizational Membership is required.
Andrea Woods, Duke University
The screening was off the hook successful and accomplished much of what I wanted it to do. Mostly there was a lot of social bonding. People sat around on blankets and huddled together in a way they would not normally do in dance class or academic classes. Some professors came and many curious passersby were attracted to the unusual screening. I think the dancers also liked seeing dance presented in such a public way. Most people do not know that the main dance studio was just a few yards away behind one of the dorms. Personally, I felt very proud of dance being visually present at a time when most classes have ended and people do not know that we are normally still on campus in the studio rehearsing until very late.
Johnnie Mercer, Junior, VCU Department of Dance and Choreography
“Two Seconds after Laughter” presented dance in its purest form. The work not only evoked emotional sensation, it also created a cultural bridge that connected the viewer (no matter his/her cultural background) to the artist. Through the artist, a struggling female who fought family issues, and cultural stigma as well as her own psyche, I personally felt obligated to understand her point of view. This feeling of sympathy originated from the performer’s raw quality. For example; the film was connected by a constant use of counting, simple gestures, and sound motifs. The usage of these tools proved to be effective. Instead of hearing the simple vocal language of the performer, I found myself watching, caring, and understanding the artist. The work proved to me the power that movement has on the human heart. The film’s motif language was somehow universal- awakening a new question within myself as an artist. How can I connect with my audience, how can I produce a work that promotes thought and genuine feeling? How can I bridge movement into culture?
Shawn Bible, Texas Tech University
The screening was wonderful. I received a lot of positive feedback from the community for bringing the festival to such an “arts starved” area of Texas. The audience loved the programs! I will be in touch next year to bring the festival to Grand Valley State University in Michigan.
Blake Beckham, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Our event at Emory was a success!The visual arts audience was especially intrigued, many spoke about their delight and surprise at the entire dance for camera genre.Choreographers universally said “we want more!!!”
Patrizia Herminjard, Colorado College Dance Festival
The film screening was a successful and wonderful addition to the Colorado College extraordinary dance festival. Our audience was bothmoved and amused and generally ‘wowed’ by how diverse the films are.