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     Festival Dance

&  Performing Arts Association

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

At Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association, we bring imagination and creativity together to help us achieve our mission.  By envisioning a future abundant in the arts and taking aim at that vision, we enhance the quality of life of the communities we serve.

Our Mission

We are committed to bringing people and art together through performances, education and outreach, and guided by the core values of Diversity, Accessibility, Nurturing of local talent, Community involvement and Excellence.  

We strive to ensure access to dance education and performing arts on the Palouse through:

  • Our dance academies located in Moscow, Genesee, and Troy which offer dance instruction to over 200 students
  • Free professional arts programs and outreach events for over 5,000 school students each year
  • Seasonal opportunities to attend our diverse Great Performance Series
  • Special performances which showcase our local talent
  • Summer workshop programs with nationally acclaimed instructors
  • Exposure to world-class performing artists

What is the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association (FDPA)?

  • A non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization
  • An organization dedicated to performing arts and dance education
  • An organization governed by a volunteer community board
  • An organization growing its community roots since 1972

Our Programs Include

Great Performance Series, a series of major events featuring performances by acclaimed ballet, modern dance, jazz, musical theatre and cultural dance companies

Festival Dance Academy, progiving professional dance instruction in Moscow, Troy, Genesee, and Laypai.  We are the premier provider of dance education in the region

Festival ArtReach helps to build arts programs in rural communities

Festival YouthReach offers free performances for local schools by professional artists