Dine on Dance Lunchtime Performances this September

Presented by Karlovsky & Company Dance. For more information contact Dawn Karlovsky at info@karlovskydance.org

Support for this event is made possible in part by the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, the Regional Arts Commission, the Arts & Education Council, Grand Center, Inc., and private donors.

Karlovsky and Company Dance has been approved as Missouri ArtSafe certified. 


InTRANSIT – Friday, September 4, 2020, at 6-7:00pm

InTRANSIT is a walk, bike, drive-by migratory, outdoor performance taking place in various locations of the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis.  In an effort to work together as a creative community, 20+ dancers and a handful of musicians offer viewers an opportunity to experience these beautiful art forms in real time and socially distant space.

Between 6:00-6:30pm, five groups of dancers and musicians will perform simultaneously at five different locations within the Grand Center area.  Viewers can watch the performances at the Grand Center Arts Academy Plaza, The Sheldon (on the steps and plaza), and Park-Like (across from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation). 

Viewers are welcome to walk, bike, or drive to one of the other listed locations between 6-6:30pm to see different groups of performers in different spaces.  To conclude the program, the dancers and musicians will travel from their on-site locations to Strauss Park for the final ensemble performance between 6:45-7pm.  InTRANSIT is a free public performance.   To prevent social gatherings of large groups, no seating will be provided.

Presented by Karlovsky & Company Dance. For more information contact Dawn Karlovsky at info@karlovskydance.org

Karlovsky and Company Dance has been approved as Missouri ArtSafe certified. 

COVID-19 SAFETY POLICY (August 2020)

Public Performances:

Karlovsky & Company Dance will take the following steps to provide safe practices for all performers and audiences while presenting outdoor, public dance productions. We recommend to all performers and attendees to our productions, to practice social distancing staying at least 6-feet away from other people, and to wear a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19. 

To prevent social gatherings of large groups, no seating will be provided.  Audiences attending outdoor performances are encouraged to provide their own chairs and/or use the park facilities’ benches and chairs located on-site.

Performers and attendees should monitor their health daily and follow CDC guidance if symptoms develop.

Karlovsky & Company Dance has complied with the Covid-19 Mitigation Training provided by Kranzberg Arts Foundation and the Missouri ArtSafe training by the Missouri Arts Council. 

Summer Somatic Series

  • Mondays, June 8 – July 13, 2020 – 6:30pm – 8:00pm (online via Zoom)
  • Cost: $10 per class – click on picture below to go to the class list (a new link will be posted each week for the separate classes)


This September, Karlovsky & Company Dance welcomes New World Dance Theatre from Cape Town, South Africa as part II of our international collaboration project. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see our dual-company performance that transcends cultural differences and embraces the power of dialogue to understand one another and build trust. September 3 – 4, 2020, 7:30pm – The Grandel Theatre.
Tickets: Metrotix.com

Support Karlovsky & Company Dance on Give STL Day, May 7th!

Karlovsky & Company Dance is participating in Give STL Day, which will be held on May 7th, 2020.  Give STL Day, hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation, is a 24-hour, online day-of-giving event, designed to ignite the spirit of giving across the region.

Your donation provides support of the overall programming of Karlovsky & Company Dance including our annual Concert Work, Community Education Programs, and Site-Specific Dance Performances.  See more details on our Give STL Day company page:

  •  Please donate between Noon – 1pm to help us win an hourly prize!  (The micro-sized organization with the most donors in this hour wins an extra prize of $1000!)

For other ways to extend your gift, make a donation during these Power Hours!

Noon – 1pm   |   3pm – 4pm   |   6pm – 7pm

Thanks to our generous donors, $300 raised will be matched!
The minimum donation is $10. 
Your gift, whether large or small, will make a significant difference to help us meet our goal.

Support Karlovsky & Company Dance May 7th!

Upcoming Performances

    Performing between 1:00-3:00pm at Washington & Grand
    Karlovsky & Company Dance is the featured 2019 NDW Honorary Dance Company!
    NDW Master Class by Artistic Director, Dawn Karlovsky
    Sunday, April 28
    3:00 – 4:30pm / Washington University (Mallinckrodt 207)
  • ABOUT DANCE – April 15 at 6:30pm, Crown Center for Senior Living(in collaboration with CASEfest – Celebrating Art for Senior Engagement)
  • GIVE STL DAY – May 1st www.givestlday.org/karlovskydance
    Touhill Performing Arts Center, Lee Theatre, www.dancestlouis.org
  • SUMMER SOMATICS SERIES – Summer classes with Karlovsky & Company Dance, June 10, 17 July 1, 8, 15 at 6:30pm at the Grandel Theatre, St. Louis.
  • National Tour – SF/Bay Area – SHIFTING TIME     June 28 & 29      Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkley, CA
  • International Tour – Cape Town, South Africa
    • CONVERSATIONS – Karlovsky & Company Dance and New World Dance Theatre – Cape Town, South Africa, August 1 – August 12, 2019

Photo credit: Bob Morrison

European Tour – June 12-24, 2018 – France!



June 15-19    Teaching and Performance -Communauté de Culture – Couloisy, France                                                                                    







June 20-23                                                                                                    Performance, Théâtre du Rouret – Rouret, France




Photo credit: Bob Morrison


Karlovsky & Company Dance: REMEMBRANCE


Karlovsky & Company Dance main stage season concert of new work by artistic director, Dawn Karlovsky and guest work by French choreographer, Marie Christine Dal Farra.

MARCH 23 & 24, 2018 – 7:30pm                                                                                 The Grandel Theatre                                                                                                     3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108

PLAYFUL PAIRINGS: Dance, Beats, Wine and Treats

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23                                                                                      8PM – 9:30PM

 THE GRANDEL THEATRE                                                                                                        3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis MO 63108                                                                                                     

We can talk about dance as being luscious, full-bodied, and elegant, or light, crisp, and lively just as we would describe a certain wine, a piece of music, or a delicious flavor.

Karlovsky & Company Dance creates a sensory journey through this progressive performance of site-specific dance playfully paired with live music, culinary treats, and wines matched with the qualities of movement, music, theme, and environment.

Joining the dancers of Karlovsky & Company Dance are musicians:

  • Mo Egeston (piano)
  • Harvey Lockhart (saxophone)
  • Lance Garger (percussion)
  • Tory Z Starbuck (electronics)
  • Kalo Hoyle (bass)

Wine pairings and culinary treats by Chef Samantha Pretto of the Dark Room!

Discover the unique spaces of the Grandel Theatre through this sensory-guided performance event.

Tickets: $30 through Metrotix.com (ticket price includes performance, wines, and culinary treats)