The "Take A Leap" Baltimore County Dance Celebration takes to the stage Jan. 3-Feb. 29, 2020. The celebration, now in its seventh year, features national and regional professional performers, master classes with guest artists, and showcases of local student dance and choreography.

Featured performances at the Gordon Center include contemporary dance from NYC-based Ballet Hispánico Company, America's leading Latinx dance organization, who has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures through dance for nearly 50 years. In addition, the Gordon Center presents family favorite "The Snow Queen, " from Maryland Ballet Theatre and Baltimore Dances!, an evening celebrating the diversity of the area’s top professional dance talent.

For the seventh year running, the Gordon Center brings an internationally renowned dance company to Baltimore County—Ballet Hispánico in 2020—and sponsors extensive outreach activities with the company for Baltimore County Public Schools students, including master classes and a student-only performance, all free of charge.Performances

The Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration is presented by the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences in partnership with the Gordon Center for Performing Arts and the Baltimore region’s dance community. Learn more about the full "Take a Leap" calendar and ticket information.

The Snow Queen

Description: Were your children entranced by the animated film Frozen? The Ballet Theatre of Maryland premieres its ballet "The Snow Queen," based on the famous Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, the inspiration for Disney’s blockbuster.

Date and Time: Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m.

Location: Gordon Center for Performing Arts at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Tickets: $22 in advance or $27 at the door.

Baltimore Dance Project

Description: Baltimore Dance Project infuses visual media, sound, light and technology into riveting dance performance. The company presents the creative work of co-directors Doug Hamby and Carol Hess, performer and choreographer Sandra Lacy, and guest artists.

Dates and Time: Feb. 6-8 at 8 p.m.

Location: UMBC Proscenium Theatre at 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250

Tickets: Available online or at the box office one hour prior to showtime. $20 for general admission, $10 for students or seniors or $7 for UMBC students.

Parking: Free.

Meet the Artist: Kevin Jenkins

Description: Meet guest artist-in-residence Kevin Jenkins, ask questions, hear about his artistic endeavors and watch Goucher dancers rehearse his work for the upcoming Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Spring Concert. This event is free and open to the public.

Date and Time: Friday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.

Location: Goucher College Todd Dance Studio at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Baltimore Dances!

Description: From West African to contemporary ballet, the artists and dance companies selected to perform in this professional dance showcase represent the best and brightest of the local dance community.

Date and Time: Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Gordon Center for Performing Arts at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Tickets: $22 in advance or $27 at the door.

Ballet Hispánico

Description: Ballet Hispánico, the premier Latinx dance organization in the United States, brings individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latinx cultures through dance. Dancers from Towson University Community Dance will open the show.

Date and Time: Saturday. Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.

Location: Gordon Center for Performing Arts at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Tickets: $32 in advance or $37 at the door.

Meet the Artist and Open Rehearsal: Gail Corbin

Description: Watch rehearsal of an original work to be performed during the Goucher Repertory Dance Ensemble Spring Concert and participate in a Q&A. This event is free and open to the public.

Date and Time: Friday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.

Location: Goucher College Todd Dance Studio at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Next Generation of Dancers and Choreographers

The Take a Leap Baltimore County Dance Celebration also includes showcases of local up and coming student dancers and choreographers.

Maryland Public High School Dance Showcase

Date and Time: Friday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. (Snow date: Jan. 6)

Location: Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College at 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children 5 and under are free.

Baltimore County Public Schools Student Choreography Showcase

Date and Time: Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

Location: Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts at 8100 Wise Avenue, Dundalk, Maryland 21222

Tickets: Tickets will be available at the door, cash or check only. $5 for adults; $3 for student and seniors.

Third Annual Dance Your Heart Out Charity Concert

Description: Hosted by The Moving Company Dance Center. Dancers from The Moving Company Ensembles, Hereford High School Dance Company, Dulaney High School Dance Company and Sudbrook Middle Magnet Dancers perform to benefit the One Love Foundation.

Date and Time: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.

Location: Hereford High School, 17301 York Road, Parkton, Maryland 21120

Tickets: Tickets are available at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for children under 8, and children under 3 are free.

Maryland Dance Alliance

Description: The Maryland Dance Education Association presents an engaging program of high school aged students and community dancers from throughout the state.

Date and Time: Friday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. (Snow date: March 3)

Location: Gordon Center for Performing Arts at 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Tickets: $10 general admission tickets will be available at the door.