About Us

Annapolis Royal has a long history of celebrating the arts. FODAR’s main venue, King’s Theatre, looks out across the Annapolis Basin to the spot where Champlain founded The Order of Good Cheer in 1606. Inspiration and creativity find a home here and in 2014 that enthusiasm and tenacity launched Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal.

Dancing through a decade

FODAR has grown from a small regional festival to its current position as one of the major dance festivals in Canada. Under the Artistic Direction of Canadian choreographer Randy Glynn, the festival presents a diverse selection of outstanding contemporary dance from across the country, as well as remounted productions of Canadian modern dance classics.

As our audience base has expanded, so has our community support and we are thankful for the donors, sponsors and public partners  and local business folk who help us bring FODAR to the Annapolis Valley every year.


Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal takes place within Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. We are grateful to create and work in this community, on this territory.

Artist: Belinda McGuire. Photographer JBPhotography