Bringing the Arts to the People and the People to the Arts Since 1972

At Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association, we endeavor to use imagination and creativity to achieve our mission. By imagining a future rich in the arts, and striving to achieve that vision, we enhance the quality of life for the communities we serve. Read More


Pictures & Video

Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theatre: September 23, 2016, 7:30pm, Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall
Eugene Ballet's "The Nutcracker": December 11, 2016, 3:00pm, Beasley Coliseum
Lorita Leung Dance Company: January 21, 2017, 7:30pm, U of I Administration Auditorium
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre: April 21, 2017, 7:30pm, Jones Theatre at Daggy Hall

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre tickets are available at the Festival Dance office at 208.883.3267, at, or at the door.

Dancing with Stars of the Palouse

Mark your calendars. Dancing with Stars of the Palouse promises to be a dazzling evening of entertainment as local stars show off their dance moves and compete for the winning title of this year's inaugural dance competition! An exciting paddle raise and raffle drawings will complement the evening's performances, and delicious finger foods, beer, and wine will be available. All funds generated through ticket sales, paddle raise, and raffle will support performing arts outreach programs for area youth.

Saturday, April 29th, Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre
Doors Open at 7:00PM - Performance Begins at 7:30PM
Tickets $35 each or $60 for two
Tickets available at Bookpeople, Neill's Flowers and Gifts, the Festival Dance office, and at the door.
Dancing with the Stars Flier

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Festival Dance Summer Classes and Workshops

Summer Intersession Dance Classes from Monday, June 12th through Friday, June 30th, University of Idaho PE Building, Studio 212
Classes will include Creative Dance, Ballet, Jazz/Hip Hop and DanceTeam. See the attached flier for class schedule and tuition rates.
Festival Dance 2017 Summer Intersession Flier

Summer Workshops for the Week of July 17th through July 21st, University of Idaho PE Building, Studio 212
Our most popular workshop, the Imagination Arts Workshop, is a movement based mini-musical theatre workshop, for ages 7 to 14. This summer the program is based on the children's classic, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz".
Our Storybook Ballet Workshop is perfect for your youngest dancers, designed for dancers ages 4 to 6. This workshop focuses on creative movement and introduces basic ballet skills. Little dancers will receive a tutu to keep after the workshop.

Both workshops conclude with a performance at the Moscow Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 22nd.
Festival Dance 2017 Summer Workshops Flier

Festival Dance Summer Registration Form

For More Information Contact the Festival Dance Office at 208.883.3267 or

academy dance classes

Employment Opportunities

Festival Dance seeks an Outreach and Development Coordinator responsible for administering outreach programs (including Youthreach Performances and the Discover Dance Program), and for coordinating Festival Dance development efforts (including grant writing and facilitation of sponsors, donors, and advertisers).
Application Deadline for priority consideration is May 15th, 2017.

Outreach and Development Coordinator Job Description

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Candace Filler Dance Scholarship Fund

Candace Filler

To contribute to the Candace Filler Dance Scholarship, click the button to donate any amount via Paypal

or mail a check to: Festival Dance / University of Idaho / 875 Perimeter Dr MS 2403 / Moscow, ID 83844-2403

Please make the check out to Festival Dance with 'Candace Filler Scholarship Fund' referenced in the memo. Thank you so much for this contribution in her name. Festival Dance will acknowledge your gift to you as well as notify the family of your contribution.

Please click here to read Candace's obituary.

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