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***Rehearsal Schedule has been moved to Band

2023/24 Regularly Scheduled Classes Closed

2023/24 Pre-Professional and Youth Ensemble Rehearsals Closed

**Please keep in mind that specialized programs can be scheduled during class closures.
**Dates that districts close schools may be added to this list.
**Closing schedule can be prone to changes.


September 4th, 2023
Labor Day

October 29th - November 5th, 2023
Classes closed due to the Palm Springs International Dance Festival

November 19th - 24th, 2023
Thanksgiving Break

December 10th, 2023 - January 7th, 2024
Pre-Professional Saturdays and Youth Ensemble Wednesdays Close for Winter
All Optional Classes Close
Level 3 Thursdays Close

December 16th - January 7th, 2024
Winter Break

January 15th, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 12th, 2024
Lincoln's Day

February 16th - 19th, 2024
President's Day Weekend

March 31st - April 21st, 2024
Spring Break 

May 5th, 2024

Pre-Professional Saturdays and Youth Ensemble Wednesdays Close for Summer
All Optional Classes Close
Level 3 Thursday classes close

May 25th, 2023

Beginning of Summer Break - All Classes Close for Summer

Class Closures

2023/24 Performance / Programming Schedule

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY - AUGUST

Schedule

 SEPTEMBER 

September 5th

Palm Springs Academy Classes Begin

K - 8th, Level 2, and 3

Septmber

 OCTOBER 

October 5th

Palm Desert Open Rehearsal (Fundraising Event)

Level 3 Students

October 28th

Palm Springs High School Dance Invitational

Youth Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

October 29th

Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Youth Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

October

NOVEMBER 

November 4th

Palm Springs International Dance Festival

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

November 9th

DSUSD Outreach Performance

Youth Dance Ensemble

November 11th

Nickerson-Rossi Dance Annual Fundraiser Event

Pre-Professional Track

November 17th - 19th

Velocity Dance Convention (Palm Springs)

*Optional for Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

November 24th - 26th

Nickerson-Rossi Dance Rep

Invited Pre-Professional Track Students only

November

DECEMBER 

December 1st

Academy Kids Classes Performance

K - 8th Grade Classes

December 2nd

Academy Fall Dance Concert

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

December 7th

PSUSD Outreach Performance

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

December 9th

Sunnylands Performance

Pre-Professional Track

JANUARY 

January 13th

Palm Desert High School Invitational

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

January 20th

NRD 11th Anniversary Performance

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

December
January

FEBRUARY 

No Programs Scheduled At This Time

February

MARCH 

No Programs Scheduled At This Time

March

APRIL 

April 4th - 7th

Palm Springs International Dance Festival Spring Gala

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

April 20th

Mavericks Dance Invitational @ Rancho Mirage HS

Youth Dance Ensemble and Pre-Professional Track

April

MAY 

May 4th

Academy Closing Showcase

All Level 1-3 Academy Students

May 5th

Academy Closing Showcase

Youth Classes K-8th Grade

May

JUNE 

June 17th - 27th

Summer Dance Jam

Level 1, 2, and 3

June 17th - 27th

Kids Dance Jam

Grades K - 8th

June
July - August

JULY - AUGUST 

July 22nd - 26th

DIRECT/LINK  +

Apprenticeship Program

Level 1, 2, and 3 can apply

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