Cultural Ties Dance Festival

                          New Orleans, Louisiana

 Rooted in the movements of the African Diaspora

Festival Highlights


Artist Spotlight


The Place Congo Project


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Artist Spotligh

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Community Workshops Sundays in Congo Square

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 Place Congo               Dance video series


Cultural Bearers Spotlight

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Dance Workshops, Panel Discussions, Cultural Performances, and Community Engagement.

Cultural Ties Dance Festival is funded through sponsorships from community organizations and community members like you. We share the passion for the history, culture, and movement of the African Diaspora as it is deeply rooted in the cultural make-up of New Orleans.


 Your donation towards the Cultural Ties Dance Festival will be applied towards the professional performing artists who are instructing and also in support of the dance scholarships offered for the youth dance intensive.  Collectively the festival is a unique experience to celebrate NOLA’s Cultural Communities through dance.


The festival will provide dance classes for adults and children, a 4 Day Youth Dance Intensive, exhibits, dance concerts, various workshops, lectures, and more. 

2022 Festival Dance Workshops

The celebratory exploration of the history & culture of the African Diaspora!

West African, Haitian, Afro Brazil, Afro Cuban,  Jazz, Tap,  Second Line, Modern, Afro  Modern, Afro House,  Afrobeat,  Dance Hall.



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CTDF Youth Intensive


4 Day Dance Intensive  July 5-8  8-3:30p

Ages 8-17yrs

Movement, History, and performance-focused.

West African, Haitian, Afro Brazil, Afro Cuban,  Jazz, Tap,  Second Line, Modern, Afro  Modern.


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Festival Activities


Congo Square, Dance Concert,

Prayer Circle, Exhibits,

Community Access, Community Service,

Lectures, and  Demonstrations.




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