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Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival

August 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival

Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival returns to the Pioneer Center August 16-18, 2024. Celebrate exceptional local dance companies while supporting the work of SPCA of Northern Nevada.

Free Admission!

Plaza Opens at 6:00pm nightly. Bring your own low levels chairs and blankets to set up on the plaza and enjoy a variety of food truck vendors before the show.

7:30pm showtime. Each night includes the SPCA-NN “Pup Parade” fashion show and a performance by our featured guest artist: NYC dancer/choreographer Haley Davis. The festival performance schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 16th
• White Light Bollywood Productions (Chhavi Bhalla, director)
• Nevada Dance Company (Oliver & Erica Adams, directors)
• Opening Number: Ballet Folklórico Flor de Castilla

Saturday, August 17th
• Entity Movement (Sierra Taylor-Cline & Brandon Dabu, directors)
• Ballet Folklórico Internacional de Reno y Danza Azteca Aztlán (Mariano Lemus, Antonio Muñoz, & Anastacio Duran, directors)
• Opening Number: NoteAble Music Therapy Services Dance Troupe

Sunday, August 18th
• Ballet Folklórico Pueblo Nuevo (Belén Chavez, director)
• bellē contemporary dance company (Cari Cunningham, director)
• Opening Number: The Dapper Tappers

Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival is an outdoor performance event features a different mixed-genre program each night, starring a wide range of northern Nevada based dance companies along with special guest artists. This free community event is open to the general public— patrons are encouraged to arrive early, bring their own chairs or blankets for seating, and enjoy a variety of food trucks before the show. In addition to showcasing exceptional dance performances, Dog Days of Summer Dance Festival spotlights the work of SPCA of Northern Nevada [SPCA-NN] to raise monetary donations and awareness of their life-saving mission to help animals in need right here in our community. SPCA-NN will present a nightly Pup Parade fashion show that showcases dogs and volunteers from their organization– event attendees are kindly asked to keep their own pets at home.


Sponsored by

Bloch City of Reno Arts Councel Design on Edge Healthy Performers Nevada   Stellar Snacks


August 16
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts
100 S Virginia St
Reno, 89501 United States
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(775) 686-6610
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