Cultural Ties Dance Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
Rooted in the movements of the African Diaspora
2023 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.
CTDF Youth Intensive
Movement, History, and performance-focused.
West African, Haitian, Afro Brazil, Afro Cuban, Jazz, Tap, Second Line, Modern, Afro Modern.
Lectures, and Demonstrations.
Go to schedule
Community Workshops Sundays in Congo Square
Place Congo Dance video series
Cultural Leaders Spotlight
2023 Cultural Arts Summer Camp 4 weeks of history, dance, drama, drumming, and visual arts, This cultural arts program is an extension of the Cultural Ties Dance Festival intended for the younger performing artists ages 6-12. It is a celebration of the history & culture of the African Diaspora!
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.