The Lila Dance Festival is a summer dance event in Rochester, NH to showcase local professional dancers, studios, and choreographers. We bring dance closer to the community in an accessible venue for all to view dance in a wonderful outdoor performance experience.  As the arts continue to grow in the seacoast and the surrounding areas Lila promotes our local artists and performers and brings dance to the Lilac City this summer.

Our Mission
To provide an accessible and collaborative format to foster and showcase the artistic expression of local professionals and choreographers, creating a tangible experience for aspiring students to visualize their future careers, and to engage new audiences to experience live dance performance.


LILA Dance Festival is produced by LILA Productions a 501( c)(3) nonprofit organization


August 19th, 2023

LILA Dance Festival presents "Prelude"

Oyster River High School Auditorium 

A special preview performance offering an exclusive opportunity to delve into the inner workings of a choreographer's creative process. Featuring works by Amanda Whitworth & Unrestrained gesture, Nadya Timofeeva Artistic Director of Jerusalem Ballet Company, Annex Contemporary Dance Company, Northeastern Ballet Theatre, NSquared Dance, Fukudance and Special guests from Rhode Island Women's Choreography Project!



August 26th, 2023

Free outdoor performances at the Rochester Commons Park

Fairytales & Tutus - 2pm

Student Showcase - 3pm

LILA on the Commons

4pm & 6pm



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LILA Dance Festival 2023 T-shirts!
LILA Dance Festival 2023 T-shirts!
August 7, 2023
In collaboration with Nate Twombly
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Guest choreographer Nadya Timofeyeva
Guest choreographer Nadya Timofeyeva
June 7, 2023
We are pleased to announced Nadya Timofeyeva will be joining us as a Guest choreographer for LILA Dance Festival 2023!
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Guest Choreographer Amanda Whitworth
Guest Choreographer Amanda Whitworth
May 25, 2023
We are pleased to announced Amanda Whitworth will be joining us as a Guest choreographer for LILA Dance Festival 2023!
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