Booking Dance Festival 2024

Saturday, January 13, 2024

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Followed by an After-Party overlooking Times Square
See 12 different dance companies in one show!

Featuring our show-stopping Broadway performer Kolton Krouse and dance legend GALLIM!

Audience free to come and go throughout

For the past decade, Jodi Kaplan & Associates has hosted the Booking Dance Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center, successfully connecting showcasing artists with top national and international presenters.

For APAP 2024 Booking Dance Festival has been invited to partner with Open Jar!

Join us on January 13 for this year’s Booking Dance Festival, a hip and theatrical evening of APAP showcases creatively curated by producer Jodi Kaplan.

This year, we are excited to host the Booking Dance Festival in a new partnership with Open Jar Studios, a spectacular 66' x 50' studio with an enhanced lighting display and 22-foot high ceilings, just a few blocks from the Hilton. Experience a dynamic and diverse selection of worldwide dance companies, discover powerful emerging talent, and end the night with a bang in an afterparty overlooking Times Square!

As a celebrated Broadway producer and Tony voter, Jodi Kaplan also plans to feature a "Broadway Angle" within the showcase schedule to highlight the brightest Broadway choreographic stars -- both to inspire the performing arts theater community, and to expose for consideration within a comercial context. A mutually beneficial positioning!

This elegant, fully-produced, and professionally managed APAP showcase extravaganza seamlessly joins dance and Broadway and features show-stopping performance by Jodi Kaplan's special guest, the dancer, choreographer and Broadway performer Kolton Krouse.

Broadway League and APAP attendees complimentary

OPEN JAR: This will be the first time this stunning space will be positioned for APAP showcasing. Presenters and Arts Industry Professionals greatly appreciate the novelty of a new venue location and we anticipate this will contribute to the Booking Dance Festival showcases at OPEN JAR as a highlighted "go to" event at the conference and within the Broadway community. Especially considering Open Jar's close proximity to the Hilton with illustrious views overlooking Times Square!



To date, Booking Dance Festival NYC has featured over 130 different dance companies from 20 states across the U.S.A., with 1,000 dancers having performed in BDF NYC at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Since its inception in 2013, there has been an emphasis on highlighting American dance artists. Additionally, the festival invites a selection of top international artists to participate each year. Past artists have travelled all the way from China, Italy, France, Martinique, and Canada to perform at Booking Dance Festival.

A continued emphasis for JK&A's ninth annual Booking Dance Festivalin 2023 was is its educational outreach program, inviting young students throughout the NYC metropolitan area to view the performance for free, inspiring a new generation of artists. Outreach this year includes dance students from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts and Brooklyn Ballet. Past participants also included the 92Y's Harkness Dance Center. Lead by our Artistic Advisor and Educational Director Eva Master Kaplan.

Upcoming in 2024 – ready to rock Times Square with an “unplugged” showcase line up in the heart of Times Square. Hip. Dynamic. Extraordinary. Moving forward! Always.


Special Guests:


Kolton Krouse

Featured Artists:

Ali Koinoglou

Barkin/Selissen Project

Dagan Movement

Drye/Marinaro Dance Company

KOLO Dance Show

Project Moshen Dance Company

Shivam Arts Dance Company

Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble

Water Street Dance Milwaukee


See the program!