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Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association

Bringing the Arts to the People and the People to the Arts since 1972

Why Festival Dance Academy?

Festival Dance Academy has been providing quality dance instruction in a warm, supportive environment since 1972.

We believe that every student matters, and we are dedicated to helping each reach their full potential.

June Intersession has something for everyone!

The Troy program begins June 2nd with our new Musical Medley camp and will run for two weeks under the direction of Festival Dance Alumna, Abigail Raasch. We will also offer this camp at our UI location mid-June.

The Moscow Intersession at the UI studio begins June 14th. Two weeks of Musical Medley camp followed by Boy’s Hip-Hop week! (We know they want to dance too!) Plus, during all 3 weeks we are offering daily classes for all ages, stages, and styles of Ballet, Pointe, Tap, and Contemporary. 

Register here

June UI Intersession schedule

Established Couples Only.

Class sizes are limited. Basic COVID protocol.

Social Dance

Register with your partner by clicking on the link below.

Certified instructor, Nolan Payne, will show you all the right

moves and have you laughing and dancing in no time!

Beginning April 15th

Monday, 7-8 PM

Thursday, 7-8 PM

Studio 212 at the University of Idaho PEB

Session 2 runs Thursdays, April 15-May 20

and Mondays, April 18- May 23

This series will focus on the Waltz,

the American Rumba, plus other steps!

Only $149.95 per couple, per session. 

Register here

Festival Dance Academy offers a diverse range of dance and conditioning courses including classes for dancers of all ages in Ballet, Jazz,

Hip-Hop, Lyrical, Creative Dance, and Contemporary. Offering supportive, classical instruction by professional faculty and dance majors from the University of Idaho, we also provide a wide array of performance opportunities for students and families.

Festival Dance Academy's main location is in residence at the University of Idaho, and classes are taught in the recently renovated dance studio, PEB 212. The studio features a sprung floor covered with quality Marley. Air is circulated directly from outside and only within the studio. A strict cleaning protocol is in place.

Festival Dance Academy is a proud member of the National Dance Education Organization. With a strong investment in safety in the classroom, all faculty and staff are CPR and First Aid certified. Many of our faculty have achieved degrees in Dance, Theater, Childhood Education, or are presently studying in the Dance Program at the University of Idaho. Please visit the "Our Team" tab to read more about our amazing dance family.  

We look forward to dancing with you soon!

Schedules and enrollment

Parent Information

Family Handbook

Class Descriptions


Event Calendar

Dress code

Covid-19 protocol

REMIND instructions


Scholarship Application

Motion Fever Performance Troupe

 MOTION FEVER PERFORMANCE TROUPE is a dance team dedicated to enriching the performance experience of its team members.

It is a wonderful opportunity for dancers to further develop their technique in a supportive team atmosphere.

The Performance Troupe learns various pieces of choreography throughout the year, and performs at community events such as the Farmers Market, Moscow’s Downtown Trick or Treat Event, Light Up the Night, Vandal half-time performances, and other seasonal events.

Being part of a performance dance team has many personal benefits, some of which include:

  • You and your teammates will encourage the best in each other
  • Teamwork will become your mantra
  • The skills you develop will help you for the rest of your life
  • You’ll get the chance to connect with, and serve, your community
  • You’ll get to keep dancing—and growing—beyond class
  • You’ll have may “once in a lifetime” experiences
  • You’ll develop skills in how to be a role model
  • You’ll see first hand that hard work pays off
  • You’ll become part of a sisterhood