Monday, November 30, 2009

Join Us! Festival Dance Academy students present a Living Window Display in the Moscow Chamber of Commerce Window, Wednesday, December 2nd, 5:00-8:00. Plan to stop by!
This display will add to downtown holiday ambiance and will provide an exciting experience for dancers and community members! Free hot chocolate and a candy cane will be available to those who stop by. Dancers will pose in costume in the lavishly decorated Chamber of Commerce display window facing Main Street. The window will depict a warm holiday scene that includes atree and sparkling lights! Dancers pose beautifully and do repetitive movement/poses that give the effect of the animated holiday window displays from the past. There will be chairs on the side walk, holiday music, and hot chocolate and candy canes as long as they last. Bring your whole family to see this spectacular event! (Young children LOVE to interract with the dancers!)
Go to to view a video of the window display. Go to for more information about Festival Dance & Performing Arts.
Come downtown to see the City of Moscow's Light Up the Night Parade! Rumor has it that this is the largest holiday parade yet! It starts at 7:00, Wednesday, December 2nd. See you there!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Living Window Display - Join Us!

At Festival Dance, December is Very mark your calendar now!
Since the holidays are fast approaching, we want you to know about all our activities planned for December, so you can plan your holiday entertainment!

1. Festival Dance has rented the Moscow Chamber of Commerce window to create a "living" holiday display using Festival Dance students to help promote The Nutcracker show, and to add holiday charm to lovely downtown Moscow. The "Living Window Display" will be from 5:00-8:00 December 2nd. Be sure to stop by the window to have a look at this incredible event! Click here to watch a video. Seriously - you gotta have a look at how neat this is! Festival Dance will also participate in the "Light Up the Night'" parade in a decorated truck! Read Below for more info.

2. Festival Dance is giving our area an early Christmas present! We are sponsoring a full production of Eugene Ballet's critically acclaimed Nutcracker for the first time in five years! Click here to watch a video. Don't miss this elaborate ballet December 6, 3:00 at the WSU Beasley Coliseum. Tickets are $25 for adults, students and children are only $16. To make the show even more festive, the professional Eugene Ballet dancers such as the Sugarplum Fairy will be available in the lobby after the performance to meet and greet audience members. Children can get their pictures taken with the characters, and receive finger puppets as a holiday gift from Festival Dance.

3. We like to celebrate the holidays with our free Holiday Open House Performance that is an exciting chance for dancers to show off dances and steps they have learned in a casual recital format on December 17th at 6:30. UI studio 110 converts to a curtained "theatre" and provides a great venue for this free event that is open to the public. Join us for entertainment and refreshments. Read below for more info!

Take it from me, you will enjoy every event we have planned! Get Ready, Get Set, Go!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Nutcracker - Eugene Ballet

Watch video here:

Hugely entertaining to young and old alike, this lavishly staged, costumed, and beautifully danced ballet will fulfill your every expectation and more. Welcome the holiday season with this magical production designed by former Disney artist, DonCarson. The enchanting story of Clara’s night-time dream of visiting The Kingdom of the Sweets with a life-sized nutcracker soldier is magically performed with sophistication and whimsy.

Because of the lavish sets and costumes, and the family friendly traditional story, this is a performance to bring your children, grand-children, and friends! Children will receive a gift of a holiday finger puppet as well as a chance to meet and take a picture with the characters after the show!

This is a great holiday experience you don't want to miss!

See you there!