The SCDF is an annual two day immersive dance event for ages 16+ dancers of all levels.  At our festival, you can attend a variety of classes and lectures, view a performance of hired professionals, partake or observe live dance and music events, and network with the community.  Be sure to stay updated with our social media and sign up for our mailing list below.!

Due to Covid, there are no upcoming events. We apologize and hope to dance with you soon.

Thank you for your patience during this time



We wanted to create a platform in the Syracuse area for dancers to practice their skills, network with other artists, experience new styles, and have the opportunity to flex their choreographic and performance muscles! A dance festival was born! The SCDF not only boosts community engagement and supports a multitude of dance professionals, but contributes to our local businesses, as well.  Year one, in 2019, was wildly successful and we are so thrilled to be preparing for year two! A large thank you to all who participated!



Partner Head Coordinator

Lynea D'Aprix is the Head Coordinator of the Salt City Dance Festival, dance instructor at Ballet & Dance of Upstate NY and Camillus Dance Centre, and fitness instructor. She is the founder of Syracuse in Heels, has choreographed and performed for established organizations such as Syracuse University, Syracuse Fashion Week, Society for New Music, Rochester City Ballet, Onondaga Community College, Vision of Sound, as well as most recently directed the dance film, “Project Sandman”, which took 3rd place in the Syracuse International Film Festival. D'Aprix is a member of CNY Film Professionals, has recently performed in the Syracuse dance film “Hesperus is Rising”, and has also self produced and choreographed her own evening length dance performance, "Take What You Need". She is a high honors BFA graduate of The College at Brockport and has studied with incredible artists such as William Evans, David Dorfman, Doug Varone, Monica Bill Barnes, Netta Yerushalmy, Alexandra Beller, Laura Peterson, and many others. Aside from dance, she has a professional modeling and photography career, she holds vast network marketing experience, been a guest speaker at The College at Brockport for the Successful Alumni Conference, and has been an assistant to local business events, such as The 2018 Upstate Unleashed Conference.

A big thank you to our High Honor Donors!

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Partner Head Coordinator

Originally from Syracuse, Sarah has returned to her roots after receiving her BFA in Dance from SUNY Brockport, and now is the Head Coordinator for Salt City Dance Festival. Her experience with dance has led her to perform and choreograph in the FRINGE Festival in Rochester, as well as various showcases in London, NYC, and upstate New York, including Wanderlust Festival, Vision of sound, CBGDance Fall Festival, and the Somatic Dance Conference and Performance Festival. Currently she teaches at Dance Arts Studios & Center of Movement Studies. Her dance training has been an eclectic mix of modern and ballet styles; Mariah Maloney, James Hansen, Stevie Oakes, Jiali Wang, Briana Blair Kelly, Jennifer Weber, and Falcon Dance Company are some of the many professional artists she has worked with. She plans to cultivate an environment through this festival which supports local artists, while also giving opportunity for all community members to engage with the arts and see what Syracuse has to offer.