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     Festival Dance

&  Performing Arts Association

* * *   Inclimate Weather Closure WEDNESDAY Feb. 13th   * * *

Due to weather and road conditions, classes in Moscow and Genesee have been canceled for Wednesday, February 13th.  

* * *   Inclimate Weather Closure MONDAY Feb. 11th   * * *

Due to declining
 weather conditions, classes for Monday, February 11th have been canceled at the Moscow location.  We will resume our regularly scheduled programming on Tuesday, February 12th.  
We hope you have a warm, safe evening and we look forward to boogey-ing with you tomorrow!

Please help us support our wonderful teacher, Colleen, and the baby girl that she is expecting in early February.   Colleen's fiancee, Steve Pacatte, died unexpectedly in a motor vehicle collision, and we are collecting donations to help support her and their baby. 

Steve was a loved and respected firefighter who worked for the San Francisco Fire Department for the past 3 years, most recently at Station 14.  Prior to this he worked for the Tiburon Fire District and Marin County Fire Department, and last month helped battle the Camp Fire in Butte County.   Steve was a graduate of Sacred Heart.  He was really excited about becoming a dad.  Our hearts go out to Colleen and Steve’s families.

This fundraiser is endorsed by Captain Frank Hsieh of Station 14, San Francisco Fire Department.

To donate to Digna Camacho, the other driver involved:

Light Up the Night Window Display
Moscow's Winter Carnival

What is the Winter Carnival?

Opening the 2018 holiday season, festivities begin in downtown Moscow at 4:00pm with a variety of family-friendly activities to help you get in the holiday spirit, all leading up to the grand finale - the lighting of the Winter Wonderland Tree, immediately followed by the Light Up The Night Parade! The parade begins promptly at 6:00pm and everyone is invited to come out and watch this fantastic display of lights . . . Santa Claus has even agreed to fly in for the event!

How does Festival Dance Academy participate in the holiday fun?

Dancers will comprise holiday-themed dance still scenes in the Moscow Chamber of Commerce window. 

The scoop:

Event Date: November 30, 2018

Window Display: 6:00pm-7:00pm

Location: Moscow Chamber of Commerce, 411 S. Main Street, Moscow, ID 83843

Mark your calendars, it's time for

Nutcracker Auditions with Eugene Ballet

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, Festival Dance Academy will have the pleasure and honor of presenting Eugene Ballet’s lavish production of The Nutcracker at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman. An exciting part of this presentation is that the Eugene Ballet will select around 50 registered Festival Dance Academy ballet students ages 5 years old and up to take part in the production, and all our ballet students will have the opportunity to audition to be part of the performance! This is a unique offering to Festival dancers, and we’re very excited to be part of this magical holiday storytelling.

On Friday, September 28th, a professional dancer from the Eugene Ballet Company will travel to Moscow to hold auditions for registered Festival Dance Academy students ages 5 and up. Students must be 5 years old at the time of the audition. This is a Eugene Ballet Company policy and is not negotiable. Auditions will be held in Studio 212 of the Physical Education Building, and there is a $10.00 audition fee, which is payable by cash or check to Festival Dance at the audition.

Auditions for roles are held according to specific ages—please look over the audition schedule below very carefully to see which roles your dancer is eligible to audition for. Dancers should arrive 15 minutes early so that you can fill out an audition form, pay your audition fee, and receive an audition number

                                      5:00-5:30pm  Baby Mice  (enrolled students ages 5-7 may audition)                                   
                                      5:30-6:00pm  Angels  (enrolled students ages 7-9 may audition)
                                      6:00-6:45pm  Bon Bons  (enrolled students ages 9-11 may audition)        
                                      6:45-8:00pm  Party Children  (enrolled students ages 10-15 may audition)                   
                                      8:00-9:00pm  Waltz of the Flowers  (only students enrolled in Ballet 6 may audition for this role)

Eugene Ballet makes all casting decisions, and cast lists will be posted immediately after auditions. We look forward to seeing you there!


MOTION FEVER PERFORMANCE TROUPE, previously known as The Sparklers, 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, Champagne Benefit, Light Up the Night, retirement homes, and other seasonal events.


The audition will take place AUGUST 18, 2018 from 10:30am-12pm.


PE Building, Studio 212, on the University of Idaho campus.


Dancers age 9+ in Jazz/Hip Hop level 4 and 5, or with equivalent experience, who are interested in connecting with teammates through a shared love of dance and performance. Come join us and get your boogie on!

Come join in the Registration Open House fun! 
Enjoy yummy refreshments and shmooze with us while you:
* Meet our amazing faculty
* Inquire about seasonal events
* Learn about new classes
* Enroll in fall classes and receive a free t-shirt!
* Raffle and prizes
August 15, 2018 5:30-7pm at the 1912 Center, Moscow

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