Lauren Connolly is the 2017 Dance on the Lawn “Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer.” COURTESY DANCE ON THE LAWN

Dance on the Lawn free outdoor dance festival returns to Montclair for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m., on the lawn of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 South Fullerton Ave.

Eleven New York City and New Jersey dance companies will participate, with the goal of increasing New Jersey’s exposure to dance.

Dance on the Lawn will present a new work by Lauren Connolly, named the 2017 Dance on the Lawn “Emerging Commissioned NJ Choreographer.”

For more information visit danceonthelawn.org