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This year’s Spring to Dance Festival is presented at a new time and place.

Instead of Memorial Day weekend, the personal live event will take place June 25-27. The 13th edition of the festival will not take place in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, but under the Big Top in the Grand Center.

The festival will also feature roughly half as many acts – 15 instead of the usual 30 or more. However, the organizers hope that the different environments will create their own kind of magic.

“This will certainly still be a unique opportunity to showcase our signature event,” said Rich Dee, Executive Director of Dance St. Louis. “And in a safe, partly open-air location.”

Companies performing during the three day event include Boom Crack! Dance Company, DanceWorks Chicago, Eisenhower Dance Detroit and Owen / Cox Dance Group as well as artists from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and the Miami City Ballet.

Festival goers are required to wear masks, and the event features socially distant pod seating and contactless ticketing.

The festival includes evening performances from Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 p.m. and matinees from Saturday and Sunday from 2.30 p.m. Tickets cost between $ 25 and $ 125 and are available from MetroTix.com or at 314-534-1111.