Cultural Ties Dance Festival

  New Orleans, Louisiana

 Rooted in the movements of the African Diaspora

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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.

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

6 Day Dance Intensive 

July 5-10 

Ages 8-18yrs

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,


Community Access,

Community Service,

Lectures, and  Demonstrations.


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Register for Summer Camp Today!!

History, dance, Drumming,

Visual Arts, costuming

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 Youth Dance Intensive, cultural exhibits, dance concerts, various workshops, lectures, and more. 

Festival Highlights

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Artist Spotlight


The Place Congo Project