The Palm Springs Dance Festival, now in its 3rd year, will take place Thursday, March 7, through Sunday March 10, 2019. The Festival uses the talents and diverse styles of both US-based and international professional dance companies that are in residence during the Festival for our professional gala night performance and also to instruct our master class series along with college dance professors and noted dance professionals from around the country.
Festival programming also includes a 2-day dance intensive training workshop, free public performances, “Dance on Film”, a mini film series held at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, and two different social events to mix and mingle with dance community. Visit our website at PalmSprings.Dance for complete programming information and tickets.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Gala NIght / 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM / Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum - Ticket prices vary
A stunning collection of mixed genre dance to astound and delight, featuring acclaimed professionals from coast to coast at the fabulous Annenberg Theater.
2019 featured talent includes:
Catherine Cabeen - Hyphen (New York, New York)
Francisco Gella Dance Works (Santa Fe, New Mexico)
Jazz Antiqua (Los Angeles, California)
Contempo Ballet (Orange County, California)
Nickerson-Rossi Dance (Palm Springs, California)
Tropicaleiza (Riverside, California)
Versa-Style (Los Angeles, California)
Vertical Shadows (Melbourne, Australia)
Niccolo Orsolani (Turin, Italy)
Conrad Corral (Palm Springs, California)
When you purchase a VIP or VIP Elite ticket, you are invited to join us for the after party at the HYATT HOTEL SUN DECK ( 285 N Palm Canyon Dr) - 8:45pm to 10:30pm. Over look the Palm Springs Art Museum and O'Donnell Golf Course. Meet Gala choreographers, dancers, and producers over bubbly and bites. (You must be 21 and older to attend after party.)
VIP TICKET HOLDER
Includes premium seating at the Gala, and admission to the fun and lively Gala After-party held from 8:45-10:30pm on Gala Night at the adjacent Hyatt Hotel Pool Desk. Enjoy sparkling wine, appetizers, live D.J., dancing, and rubbing elbows with choreographers and dancers from the gala under the starry Palm Springs sky.
VIP ELITE TICKET HOLDER
Includes the Gala’s best seating, and all the benefits of the VIP TICKET, PLUS the VIP ELITE Mix & Mingle Social Event, held on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 7-10pm, at an exclusive South Palm Springs home. This intimate mix and mingle social event places an emphasis on nurturing the dance community! The atmosphere encourages dialogue and connecting. Here you can get up close and personal with Gala choreographers, dance talent, fest officials and sponsors along with fascinating individuals connected to the local and wider dance community, while enjoying libations, appetizers and soothing background music.
Admission is limited, purchase early!
March 8th - 10th, 2019
Dance on Film - at the Palm Springs Cultural Center
New to festival programming, Palm Springs Dance Festival is proud to present DANCE ON FILM. From global to local, the documentary film series showcases the cross-cultural and intergenerational power of dance with three documentary features and one locally-produced documentary short.
March 9th and 10th, 2019
Francisco Gella Intensive | Resident Artist:
Palm Springs Dance Festival presents artist, choreographer and teacher, Francisco Gella in a remarkable two-day, six-hour, artist in residence workshop. Guaranteed to challenge, inspire, and instill a confidence that will impact your dancing forever! Click here for More Information
March 7th - 10th, 2019
All classes are held in Palm Springs locations. Sensational learning experiences await you! Tickets go on sale February 15th. Click here for a list of the classes, times and instructors. Visit our website at PalmSprings.Dance on or after February 15 for online ticket sales.
Thursday, March 7th
The Diversity Showcase / VillageFest in downtown Palm Springs / 6:00 to 9:30 PM
You can expect a plethora of dance genres during this FREE public program. Click here for a list of participants