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Join us for the 2019 Dance for World Community Festival!

The 11th Annual DWC Festival will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 and is a free, daylong, indoor/outdoor event in Harvard Square and will feature dance performances of all kinds on five stages, introductory dance classes in a wide variety of dance forms and booths hosted by local advocacy non-profits. The Festival is set to feature over 80 performance groups, 25 class instructors, 30 advocacy groups and will draw a crowd of more than 20,000 attendees.

To be the first to know the latest news about this event, please reach out to us at info@ballettheatre.org to join our mailing list.

This Year's Event

Emergency Meet for Climate Justice
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm
Sanctuary Theatre
400 Harvard Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge

  • Performances
  • Panel
  • Public discussion
  • Open to all

Dance for World Community Festival Day
Saturday, June 8
Massachusetts Avenue (between Putnam Ave & Bow St)
Harvard Square, Cambridge

  • Free performances on five stages
  • Free classes
  • Exhibits
  • Food
  • Fun!

Become a Sponsor

Dance for World Community, created by Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in 2008, is a partnership-based initiative that amplifies that connective power of dance to unify and strengthen our local communities. Your sponsorships will allow Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre to continue to host the Festival at no cost to participants.

Become a Vendor at This Year's Event

Interested in being a Vendor at this years Dance for World Community event? This annual event draws an impressive and diverse audience as well as prominent media exposure, making it a unique partnership opportunity for your business. APPLY HERE

Want to Volunteer!?

We are looking for up to 200 Volunteers throughout the day starting from 7am and ending at around 6pm. We will be asking volunteers to provide 4 hours of their time per shift. Volunteers will receive a brand new awesome 2019 DWC Festival Shirt, along with a water bottle and other cool accessories. Tasks will include but are not limited to stage set up, street decoration, stage, and MC assistance, street clean up and stage breakdown. Sign up with our Sign Up Genius link below!


We also invite you this spring for…...

José Mateo Ballet Theatre sets the stage for a new dance series

  • Ten Saturdays
  • Ten Styles of Dance
  • Ten Cultural Experiences combined with Culinary Explorations and Curated Exhibitions
  • Tons of Reasons to come together and DANCE!

Events are on most Saturdays from March 16 through May 25 and begin at 7:00pm* at The Sanctuary Theatre (400 Harvard Street in Harvard Square, Cambridge)

*In some cases, a dance lesson will be offered in advance of the event.

Join Us for Dance Saturdays!

Please join us as we showcase local, culturally diverse dance groups along with music, visual arts, and food for an immersive dance celebration!

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