Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Joy to the World was a wonderful performance of dancers, musicians, and vocalists to celebrate the holiday season! This video features pictures and video that were taken by parents of the dancers as well as C. Rod Bacon, professional photographer. ENJOY!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Festival Dance's mission is to bring world class performing artists to our area to enhance the quality of life of the people on the Palouse and the L-C Valley. Professional dance performances provide cultural diversity and economic vitality to our communities.
Cinderella is Sunday, October 24th at 3:00. We are sold out in the office, so you should call 800-325-7328 to order your tickets or you can still buy tickets at the door.
See you there!
Monday, October 11, 2010
If the Slipper Fits, Marry the Prince!
Enjoy the classic tale of Cinderella, with music by Sergei Prokofiev, fanciful sets, elaborate costumes, and plenty of drama and romance. The comedic antics of the ugly stepsisters contrast with the enchanting grace of Cinderella and the romantically handsome prince. Beautifully danced with perfection, this ballet performance is a special fairy tale treat for your little princess, and will impress and inspire people of all ages with the beauty of the ballet!
Click Here to watch the video.
Monday, September 27, 2010
- Beginning Ballet Teen-Adult Monday 3:45-5:15
- Tap 1 Monday 6:30-7:30
- Ballroom Dance Class Tuesday 6:30-7:30
- Ballroom Dance Party Tuesday 7:30-9:30
- Celtic 1 Wednesday 4:15-5:15
- Modern Dance Thursday 5:00-6:00
- Beginning Ballet Teen-Adult Friday 3:30-5:00
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The Ballroom classes are on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 followed by a dance party! For updates about our ballroom classes and dance parties, text 'ballroom' to 91011.
Reply to this blog and I'll send you the schedule!
Monday, September 20, 2010
Here's the KLEW-TV piece that ran in the eveing news last week. http://www.klewtv.com/news/local/103009384.html?video=pop&t=a
We're so happy we got news coverage!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Click Here for Story
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Classes begin next Tuesday, September 7th and will continue through December 17th, with no classes the week of Thanksgiving.
Registration forms and information are at
http://www.festivaldance.org/ - just click the Classes tab.
Have a fantastic and SAFE Labor Day weekend!
Friday, August 27, 2010
At 1:00 Karissa Jacobs will teach a Kinderdance/Movement/Creative class that is especially for the young dancer age 4-7. At 2:00, Shannon Dake will teach a fun, active Jazz/Hip Hop class for ages 7 and up. And yes - it's all completely free- no pre-registration necessary.
This is a great time to come meet our newest faculty members and enroll for your fall dance classes. We'll be happy to answer any questions about class placement, dress code, etc.
Have a great day dancing!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Doesn't every little girl dream of being a ballerina, tap dancer, or performer? I know I did and know my stepdaughter (8) and my daughter (4) do. What is it about dance that draws us in? At my daughters ages I believe it is the magic of dance. The gracefulness and beauty of ones body in motion, the thrill of donning their leotards and performing, and in their own words the "fun".
I on the other hand have very different reasons why my daughters dance. I can see past the pink tutus and polish and know that they are gaining a sense of belonging and accomplishment, a trusted relationship with a caring adult, self confidence and presence and composure, and a healthy but beautiful outlet for their energy.
Whatever the reason maybe I encourage you to give your daughters the great opportunity to DANCE!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tickets are $14-$25 from Festival Dance or 800-325-7328
Video: Jayanthi Raman Dance Company
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Fall dance classes are about to begin!
· Limited class sizes for personalized instruction
· Emphasis on technique and dance skill sets
· Outstanding professionally trained instructors
· Resident dance studio at the University of Idaho
· Classes in: Moscow, Troy, Lewiston, Genesee, Lapwai, Orofino
· Youth Outreach programs in Latah County & North Idaho
· Recipient of state and national grants
· Member of local and national arts organizations
· Exciting performance opportunities!
Go to our website to download all studio schedules and registration forms! Classes start September 7th!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Video of our upcoming season. We Bring You the World! From authentic dancers from East India to the choreographer of the box office hit movie AVATAR, we bring the performing arts to the people that live in the Palouse and L-C Valley to enhance quality of life and cultural diversity. Go to www.festivaldance.org to learn more about each show.
Yours in dance,
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Best value around - $150 for a business card size (2.5 high x 3.5 wide) advertisement. Support the arts, Festival Dance, and advertise your business. Call Cindy at 208-883-3267 to discuss your design options.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
30 hours a week (3/4 time), with some nights and weekends.
$12 per hour ($18,000 per year)
Join a vibrant arts non-profit organization with a wide array of activities and programs! Learn about the performing arts, help with educational youth programs, work with young dancers and their parents, and become involved with a sucessful and influential organization. Creativity is rewarded, flexibility is possible, and fulfillment is ensured!
Organizational skills are a must, analytical thinking and computer expertise is required.
Have a look at the position description, then contact Cindy@festivaldance.org
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Sherry Zunker is the Founding Director of Aylet Creative a newly formed entertainment division of Aylet Incorporated. Sherry has developed a creative entourage that consults and facilitates new artistic and entertainment products. Her creative team is also an entertainment resource, which nurtures and connects talent to the professional world. Ms Zunker is perhaps best known for her work as Co-Artistic Director of River North Chicago Dance Company. Sherry joined River North Chicago as artistic director in 1990. She choreographed numerous works for the company, one of them being the signature piece “Reality of a Dreamer” which also became the finale piece for the award winning televised documentary of the same name. Sherry also commissioned the work of many choreographers to compile the Company’s diverse, engaging repertoire. Ms. Zunker has set her works on several companies including The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago and Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.
Her choreography and direction outside of the concert dance realm encompasses musical productions, commercials, music videos, and live industrial shows. During the last decade Ms. Zunker has conceptualized, choreographed or directed over 30 production shows for Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
25 dancers only. Pre-registration is requested. Those needing accomodations for the weekend should visit the Jazz Festival website at www.uidaho.edu/jazzfest. For more info please contact Greg Halloran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funded throught the University of Idaho Center for Dance by the Florence Wasmer Fund for the Arts and Culture of the Inland Northwest Community Foundation.
Monday, February 8, 2010
VPLAC has a 25 year history of bringing thought-provoking, art, cultural events, and unique personalities to the Washington State University campus. VPLAC is committed to sponsoring programs that embody the increasingly diverse artistic and cultural influences we find in today’s world. In tandem with multicultural student organizations and WSU liberal arts disciplines, VPLAC searches for the best concerts, recitals, lectures, films, readings, events, performers, and exhibits to connect WSU and our Palouse regional community with the world at large.
In addition, VPLAC awards several competitive grants annually to directly support student-produced cultural events and other WSU functions.
Is is a pleasure working with the committee and co-chairs, Jerry McCollum and Dan Watson.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Yours in dance,