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To Apply

The application period for the 2017 festival will open in April 2017.

Click to view RAMP! series information for the 2016 Festival.
Click to view tech specs and panel criteria matrix for the 2016 Festival.
Question? Click to view FAQs for applicants.

April: Application period opens
May: Application deadline: May 31 at 11:59pm extended to June 3 at 11:59pm
June: Applications in review; Advisory Panel meeting (June 29)
July: Acceptance notices sent out (mid-July)
August: Contracts sent out
September: Contract deadline; Participant chatroom meeting online (date TBD)
October: VelocityDC Dance Festival 2016: October 7-8

Emcee: Regie Cabico

Music Rights: Resources for Applicants

Basic Copyright Concepts 
Dance USA 
Boosey & Hawkes- Copyright music for dance
Copyrights and Wrongs
10 Myths of Music Copyrights

Questions about the application process?
Contact Rachael Patton at or (202) 533-1893.