Dance Touring Initiative

The Dance Touring Initiative was a multi-year project to enhance the presentation and touring of modern dance and contemporary ballet throughout the South. Launched in 2009 as a professional development, network-strengthening, and grantmaking program to support the presentation of dance throughout the region, DTI broadened its scope beginning in 2019. The newest component, Momentum – Dance Touring Initiative for Southern Companies, complements our previous work with presenting organizations by working intensively with Southern dance companies. The Dance Touring Initiative Presenter Cohorts, now comprised of approximately 30 presenting organizations spanning the region, are now an extensive network of presenters supporting modern dance and contemporary ballet for audience members and educational participants.