Dance Festival

Dorney Park is excited to announce that the Dance Festival at Dorney Park presented by Lehigh Valley Dance Alliance will be returning for 2014! Dance companies, schools, and groups from all over the region are welcome to perform at this educational and performance based event to be held in Good Time Theatre at Dorney Park.


JUST ADDED: The 2014 Dance Festival has expanded to be offered on a total of 4 dates- including Saturday & Sunday, May 10th & 11th and Saturday & Sunday, May 17th & 18th! More dates means more performances and more groups who are able to participate in the stellar program!

SATURDAY MAY 17th SOLD OUT: Please select one of our three (3) other performance dates when registering.

Register to reserve your date today! Performance dates and times are assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Dance Festival Registration closes April 15, 2014.


We are excited to announce that Shelia Barker of the Broadway Dance Center in New York City will be returning for the 2014 Dance Festival at Dorney Park! All Dance Festival Participants are invited to participate in a morning workshop at no additional cost.

Dance Festival

The Dance Festival is designed to help participants learn methods to improve their skills in a morning workshop with Sheila Barker, a faculty member at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, and showcase their talent with studio performances throughout the day. Come celebrate the art of dance with fellow performers at the region’s premier entertainment destination!

Studios will receive a 30 minute performance time on the day of their choice. There are a limited number of performance times available per day, so reserve your date as soon as possible.

See last year's Director's Guide for more information. 2014 information will be available soon.


Ticket orders will be accepted up to 2 weeks prior to your selected event date. Orders must be paid by this date or your performance slot will be forfeit. 

Admission Tickets

Dance Festival Performance Admission Ticket (Includes Park Admission) $40
Ages 3 and older and is participating in the Dance Festival program. Workshop Included.

Dance Festival Performance Ticket for Season Passholders $25
Ages 3 and older and is participating in the Dance Festival program. Participant is a 2014 Season Passholder
PLEASE NOTE: Season Passes must be processed before entering the park. Workshop Included.

Dance Festival Observing Admission Ticket $30
Ages 3 and older and are NOT performing in the Dance Festival program and DO NOT have a 2014 Season Pass.
Children 2 and younger are admitted FREE.

We are excited to announce that the talented Shelia Barker from the Broadway Dance Center in New York City will be returning for our 2014 event! Our Dance Festival will begin with a workshop for all performing participants. 

Sheila Barker has been an educator, choreographer and performer for the past 12 years in such places as Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Europe and across the USA. She received a BFA in dance and has extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, African/Dunham and Musical Theatre. Her performance background ranges from Broadway and Off-Broadway to industrials, music videos and soap operas. Sheila has choreographed many industrials, music videos and stage shows for recording artists.

The workshop will be offered in two sessions at the Good Time Theatre:

Youth (age 12 and younger): Workshop held 9:00 am-10:00 am
Teen (age 13 and older): Workshop held 10:15 am-11:15 am

Register your Dance Company today!

Dance Festival Registration closes April 20, 2014. Teams may register to select their preferred performance date prior to purchasing tickets. Performance times will be assigned first come, first serve based on when paid ticket orders are received. Performance information will be sent 2 weeks prior to your performance time.