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The Bates Dance Festival is committed to live music as a core component of a vibrant dance environment.

Our classes, performances and many informal events are enlivened by the sounds of an extraordinarily gifted group of dance musician/composers.

James Belk

Rob Flax

Akili Jamal Haynes

Terrence Karn

Carl Landa

Joyce Lindsey

Jesse Manno

Jake Meginsky

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