Preview of: Fire Island Dance Festival

Fire Island Dance Festival 2023 posterFire Island Dance Festival
July 14-16
Fire Island Pines, Fire Island, NY

With world-class dance at the fore and the free-flowing waters of the Great South Bay as its backdrop, Fire Island Dance Festival, the longest-running charitable event of the Fire Island summer, will make its annual return on July 14-16.

The picturesque, three-performance weekend of established and emerging choreographers and companies will once again return to its stunning waterfront stage in Fire Island Pines.

The Fire Island Dance Festival weekend is composed of an opening performance at 5 pm on Saturday, July 15, a Leadership Sunset Performance at 7 pm on Saturday, July 15, and a closing performance at 5 pm on Sunday, July 16.

Leadership Supporters elevate their festival experience with a kickoff performance and intimate evening cocktails on Friday, July 14. Leadership Supporters also enjoy highly coveted tickets to the sunset performance on Saturday or priority seating at either 5 pm performance, as well as recognition in the harbor and throughout the Pines.

Leadership tickets start at $375. Individual tickets for the 5 pm performances are $175.

A hassle-free daytrip package is available, which features round-trip transportation from New York City, a champagne luncheon and tickets to the 5 pm performance on Sunday, July 16. A Sunday VIP option, which includes the champagne luncheon and tickets to the Sunday show without transportation, also is available. The daytrip package is $275; the Sunday VIP option is $225.

Beginning May 26, tickets also will be available in person on weekends in the Fire Island Pines Harbor.

Past festivals have welcomed acclaimed dance companies including A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Ballet Hispánico, Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Dorrance Dance, Miami City Ballet, MOMIX and Parsons Dance and featured choreography by Robert Battle, Joshua Beamish, Al Blackstone, Gemma Bond, Lorin Latarro, Darrell Grand Moultrie, Paul Taylor and Tony Award winners Rob Ashford, Jerry Mitchell, Caleb Teicher and Christopher Wheeldon.

This year’s host, performers and choreographers will be announced later this spring.

Since its debut in 1995, Fire Island Dance Festival has raised more than $7.7 million to help provide lifesaving medication, nutritious meals, counseling and emergency financial assistance to those in need in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico.


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