CHOP SHOP was founded in 2008 on a mission to offer insight on contemporary dance and its creative process, forging deeper connections between artists and audiences through presentation, education, dialogue, and experience. The festival promotes work accessible to a diverse audience - comprising both new and experienced dance viewers - and provides free, fun, and open to all ages and abilities dance classes through our innovative Experience Dance Program.

Since its founding in 2008, CHOP SHOP has shared and championed the work of more than 375 individual artists from 66 dance companies, welcomed over 950 Experience Dance Program participants to free and open to all ages and abilities dance classes, and invited numerous dance students to engage directly with professional artists in more than 60 master classes.


Past Festival Artists.


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Banner Photo: Bryn Cohn + Artists performing Bryn Cohn’s If you sink at CHOP SHOP 2014, photo by Rex Tranter.