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Festival Dance & Performing Arts Association

Ghanaian Tigari dance (preview)

Contest Time!

     Instead of going to schools with our Discover Dance Classes we are bringing Discover Dance to you! This is our way of bringing kids in touch with various kinds of dance. These lessons are designed to be easily learned at home!

     Can you learn the African dance (previewed here) and send us a video? Scroll down to watch the teaching video.

     We have 3 cool prizes for the best entries :) One of the judges will be Judy (our instructor). To win, please submit your video no later than May 25th at Midnight.

     Here are 3 options to send your videos:

  1. email to dance@festivaldance.org
  2. upload to Google Drive and share it with dance@festivaldance.org
  3. text your video to (757) 544-2516
By submitting your video you agree to release video footage to be used by Festival Dance Academy for promotional, social media, and website usage. 
     Don't delay! 

 

Dance with Judy! (Jazz)

Tap on the video 

to see a preview of 

a JAZZ dance

you can learn today.


Scroll down for 

FREE Class

with our instructor 

Judy Drown.

Dance Hip Hop with Judy!





Scroll Down for a 
FREE Hip Hop Class
with Judy!

Discover Dance Program


Discover Dance is one of our most popular programs.  


Our Discover Dance Program allows us to bring a professional dance instructor directly into local schools for a series of dance lessons. These classes take place during their Physical Education or Music classes, and the students experience these amazing movement lessons intertwined with a verbal history covering the evolution of jazz dance through the current Hip Hop styles.


Today Judy is working from her studio to bring you her latest class which would normally be presented at the schools. This year, anyone can join the class and dance with Judy!

Join Judy for FREE Jazz Dance Class!

Join Judy for FREE instruction on African Tigari Dance

Dance Hip Hop with Judy!!

Youthreach Programs

When we touch the lives of our youth through performing arts, we broaden the minds of our young people, 

teach them about beauty, and give them an experience of the diverse expression of dance.


 



“I love how students that don’t usually get exposed to dance experiences and education, get the chance to see and learn.” 


“Loved it! Keep offering these wonderful programs!” 


--Mrs. Patera, Jefferson Elementary, 4th Grade.




“I especially liked the part when the students went on stage and did some dance moves. I thought you did a great job of explaining how to position your body to make those really cool actions!” 

– Student, 

St. Mary’s School, 4th Grade


This opportunity helped students understand how music and dance allows us to communicate across time and cultures.” Julie Lippay, 5th Grade Teacher, Franklin Elementary, Pullman WA.

These programs are made possible due to our generous community sponsors and local, state, and national grant organizations.