Monday, October 8, 2012

Dance Marathon

This is a great opportunity if you want to dance all day while supporting a great cause!
Performance Schedule 
*available performance spots designated in blue
Noon-2PM: Pop & Current Hits
2PM-3PM: 50's Sock Hop Hour
3PM-4PM: Group Dances
4PM-5PM: Country, Hosted by River City Dance 
5PM-6PM: Country
6PM-7PM: 60's & 70's
7PM-8PM: Swing & Big Band
8PM-9PM: Best of 80's & 90's
9PM: Power Hour Dance Music
9:30PM: Michael Jackson Thriller Flash Mob,
Hosted by LCSC Adult Contemporary Dance 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Free Homecoming Parade Dance!

Dance in the
University of Idaho Homecoming Parade!
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 am
It's FREE - Join Us! 
Would you like to be in the UI Homecoming Parade? You CAN!
Be Brave! Be Bold! Join Us!
Join us to perform a dance to the hit pop song, "Starships" in the University of Idaho Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 6, at 10:00 am.
We want YOU to dance with us! Bring the WHOLE family! Bring your friends! We love to dance and give people the opportunity to dance!

There will be a rehearsal to prepare for the parade on Thursday, October 4, from 3:30-4:15 pm.  Meet in Studio 212 in the UI PE Building.  Festival Dance faculty member, Karissa Jacobs, will lead the rehearsal of a dance to "Starships."  It's an easy and energetic, cool dance anyone can perform and enjoy.

All you have to do is call us at 208-883-DANS (3267) or email us at to sign up.  This is a great opportunity to get out in the community and dance!  It is completely free, open to the public, and totally fun. 
We hope you all can join us!  .....and feel free to pass it on!   

Monday, August 13, 2012

Free Dance Workshops!

Now Accepting Registration!

Festival Dance Academy Now Accepting Registration


MOSCOW- Festival Dance Academy classes begin the week of September 4th

Registration is now being accepted for all of the Festival Dance Academies for ages four through adult.  Courses include Kinderdance for ages four through five, pre-ballet for age six, ballet, jazz/hip hop, tap,  and Celtic step dance for ages seven and up.  Classes are held in Moscow, Troy, Genesee, and Lapwai.

Festival Dance Academy registration information is available online at or by calling (208) 883-3267.  Classes begin the week of September 4th and registration is accepted through the month of September. Rates are as low as $35 per month for one course.

“It is important to us to go into rural communities to teach dance there,” says Cindy Barnhart, Executive Director. “Also, we are excited that we will be able to continue free dance classes in Lapwai because of a grant from the Nez Perce Education Fund.”

Special performance opportunities for this year include: Select ballet classes will get to perform in “Joy to the World” at the Administration Auditorium, December 1 at 7:00.  Other dancers will perform in a Holiday Open House in December. The Celtic dancers will perform with An Dochas and the Haran Irish Dancers at the Beasley April 7 at 3:00, and all students will perform at the free Spring Dance Concert at the UI Hartung Theatre in May.

Festival Dance Academy is the official dance school of Festival Dance and Performing Arts, and the resident dance academy at the University of Idaho offering classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, Irish, acting for dancers, and yoga.  A non-profit organization that supports cultural diversity, performing arts, arts education, and dance programs for youth, Festival Dance & Performing Arts has been achieving their mission of “Bringing the Arts to the People and the People to the Arts” since 1972.

For more information, please contact: Executive Director, Festival Dance at (208) 883-3267 or email Visit to learn more about Festival Dance & Performing Arts.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Administrative Assistant Opening!

Administrative Assistant

¾ time with some nights & weekends

Festival Dance Academy

University of Idaho Box 442403 ~Moscow, ID  83844-2403

Join a vibrant arts non-profit organization with a wide array of activities and programs!  We 'bring the arts to the people and the people to the arts' while focusing on diversity, accessibility, nurturing of local talent, community involvement, and artistic excellence.  Learn about the performing arts, work with young dancers, help with educational programs, and become involved with a successful and influential organization.  Creativity is rewarded, flexibility is possible, and fulfillment is ensured!  Call Cindy to talk about the opportunity.  208-883-3267

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spring Dance Concert! Celebration!

At Festival Dance Academy we’re preparing for our Spring Concert titled, Celebration! Recital time is a special time for your child. Each student is allowed to shine in wonderfully organized, tastefully costumed, and charmingly age appropriate dance pieces - choreographed by their instructor to bring out the best in each student!
We provide recitals to give our students a complete dance education, including performance experience on a professional stage. Recitals are an important part of developing confident dancers.  Each class performs a piece that is designed specifically for their age and abilities.  All of our students go on stage with confidence that they have the technical ability to perform the choreography.  In addition, you, the parent, will be confident that your child will be dressed in a costume and executing dance moves that are fun, tasteful, and age appropriate.

A $25 Recital Fee is due now for each student for each course. For example, if one student is enrolled in both Ballet 1 and Jazz 1 - the fee is $50. The whole Recital Fee covers expenses related to back stage management, floor moving, tech, music, digital video & audio recording, facility rental, costumes (buying, making, cleaning), a costumer, a seamstress, and lighting & theater crew. We could not provide a quality recital experience for your child without this fee. It is extremely important that you pay your fee on time to ensure you child’s participation in the recital.

If you are signed up for Automatic Checking Withdrawal, your recital fee has already been paid.

We DO NOT charge admission to the spring concert and you will not be asked to buy a costume for your dancer.  The Spring Concert is free.

Recital Dates:

  • Moscow Academy-Saturday, May 12th, 7:30pm  Hartung Theatre

Rehearsal Dates:

  • The Moscow recital will rehearse beginning at 8:00 am on Saturday the 12th. Each class has a 10 minute rehearsal time.  Your specific rehearsal times will be sent to you at a later date.

Festival Dance Academy holds itself to a high standard of quality and professionalism. We appreciate your decision to trust us with the dance education of your children. Thank you for making Festival Dance Academy your choice for dance instruction! 

Yours in dance,
Cindy Barnhart