Love dance? Madison has a weekend for you, Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Alborada. Photo by Irina Shoyhet.

From the Madison Community Arts Center:

Shows Run Nov. 30 Through Dec. 3


The Madison Community Arts Center at 10 Kings Road presents the Madison Holiday Arts Festival Weekend of Dance from Thursday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023.

The programs feature dance in several forms including modern, Spanish and student dance. Tickets may be ordered here.

The programs include:

Young Dancers Take the Stage with Drew University’s Kimani Fowlin at 7:30 on Thursday, Nov. 30.

Drew dance students. Photo courtesy of Drew University

College Students show off their skills in a program that bodes well for the future of dance. Drew University Assistant Professor of Dance Kimani Fowlin, an internationally recognized dancer, choreographer and educator, will bring her most advanced students for a program entitled Out of the Box. Tickets are only $15.


Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre at 7:30 on Friday, Dec. 1.

Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre was founded in 1965 by Maria Alba, who was renowned for her Spanish dance drama works. But it was Artistic Director Eva Lucena who brought to the company a broader perspective of Spanish culture and traditions. It now reaches thousands of people annually through its repertoire, which runs from Spanish Gypsy Flamenco and classical works to cross cultural programs that celebrate Hispanic cultural influences and beyond. Advance sale tickets are only $15. The day of the show they are $20 and all students with an ID are only $10.

Extensions Dance Project at 7:00 on Saturday, Dec. 2:


Based in Madison, the Extensions Dance Project seeks to empower students and provide quality dance education in a fun environment. Recognizing that most dance students will not end up as professionals, the program seeks to instill confidence, discipline, perseverance, motivation, loyalty, determination, and teamwork while setting students on a path toward fulfillment. Its 17-member dance team will present Equinox, an inspirational evening of dance ranging from hip hop and contemporary to jazz and tap. General admission tickets are only $15, with seniors and students only $10.


Carolyn Dorfman Dance Performs at 4:00 on Sunday, Dec. 3: SOLD OUT!!!!!

‘Dance Stories’ by Carolyn Dorfman Dance. Photo by Whitney Brown

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, the internationally renowned modern dance company Carolyn Dorfman Dance is dedicating this season to Carolyn Dorfman’s extraordinary parents, Henry and Mala Dorfman. Each performance celebrates the power of individuals working in relations to build a better community, a stronger world. Among the works performed will be excerpts of her newest work, The Attitude of Doing (featuring music of Regina Carter), The Legacy Project and Dance/Stories. Advance sale tickets are only $20, seniors and students only $15.00 and day of show general admission is $25.

Funding for Morris County Dance Connections Festival Week has been made possible in part by funds from Delta Dental. Be sure to get your tickets early to take advantage of advance sale pricing. The Madison Community Arts Center is a part of the Borough of Madison and the Madison Arts and Culture Alliance.


  1. Both Extensions Dance Project on Saturday and Carolyn Dorfman Dance on Sunday are sold out, but there are still tickets available for The Drew University Dance Students on Thursday and Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre on Friday. What a great weekend of Dance!