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Hi-Desert Cultural Center has partnered with Nickerson-Rossi Dance (Palm Springs International Dance Festival) to bring an unprecedented new dance program to Greater Joshua Tree! Our goal is to provide area youth with sustainable, high-caliber dance education and access to more professional, educational, and therapeutic dance program possibilities created through Nickerson-Rossi Dance.

A brand new, further-expanded comprehensive dance program directed by Nickerson-Rossi Dance in partnership with Hi-Desert Cultural Center is set to potentially open in September 2022 and run through May 2023. Classes for toddlers, youth, pre-teens, and teens opening soon!

YOUTH
SUMMER
DANCE
WORKSHOPS
June 22nd - 25th, 2022  
Ages 12 - 18

KIDS
SUMMER
DANCE
WORKSHOPS
June 28th - 30th, 2023
Ages 5 - 11

 
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YOUTH WORKSHOP
BALLET.

MODERN. CONTEMPORARY.

June 22nd - 25th, 2022

In this 4-day workshop, dancers will receive 4 days of training from 10 am to 4 pm each day, concluding with a Student Showcase for parents, friends, and the public and featuring the enrolled students of the Youth Summer Dance Workshop, the Professional Dance Company of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, and the students from their school at Palm Springs Dance Academy.

Classes consist of ballet, modern, and contemporary, under the instruction of the internationally renowned professional dance company, Nickerson-Rossi Dance. Join four of their company dancers and the Artistic Director of Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Michael Nickerson-Rossi, as they teach these classes and lead the enrolled dancers into a rehearsal setting to learn a new choreographic work that they will perform for friends and family in an informal performance.

 
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Requirements to Attend

Ages 12 - 19

(some exceptions may apply)

Prior training in Ballet

Palm Trees

 YOUTH  WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Wednesday,
June 22nd

10am - 11am

Ballet

With Hailee Whiddon

 

15 min break

 

11:15am - 12:15pm

Modern

With Marissa Andresky

 

15 minute break

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Contemporary

With Samantha DeMarco

 

1:30pm - 2pm 

Break

 

2pm - 4pm

Workshop / Choreography

With Company

Saturday,
June 25th

10am - 11am

Ballet

With Hailee Whiddon

 

15 min break

 

11:15am - 12:15pm

Modern

With Marissa Andresky

 

15 minute break

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Contemporary

With Samantha DeMarco

 

1:30pm - 2pm 

Break

 

2pm - 3pm

Workshop

 

3pm - 4pm

Parent Viewing

Student Showcase

Featuring enrolled students, Academy Students, and Professional Dance Company.

Thursday,
June 23rd

10am - 11am

Ballet

With Hailee Whiddon

 

15 min break

 

11:15am - 12:15pm

Modern

With Marissa Andresky

 

15 minute break

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Contemporary

With Samantha DeMarco

 

1:30pm - 2pm 

Break

 

2pm - 4pm

Workshop / Choreography

With Company

Friday,
June 24th

10am - 11am

Ballet

With Hailee Whiddon

 

15 min break

 

11:15am - 12:15pm

Modern

With Marissa Andresky

 

15 minute break

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Contemporary

With Samantha DeMarco

 

1:30pm - 2pm 

Break

 

2pm - 4pm

Workshop / Choreography

With Company

MASTER INSTRUCTORS

Nickerson-Rossi Dance

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Michael Nickerson-Rossi

Artistic Director
& Choreographer

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Chad Allen Ortiz

Exectuive Director & Choreographer

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Hailee Whiddon

Company Dancer
Ballet Instructor

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Marissa Andresky

Company Dancer
Modern Instructor

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Samantha DeMarco

Company Dancer
Contemporary Instructor

PRICING

YOUTH SUMMER WORKSHOP
June 22nd - 25th, 2022

$499

INCLUDES

 

+ 12 hours of classes

+ 7 hours of choreography rehearsals

+ Perform Choreography by Michael Nickerson-Rossi & Chad Allen Ortiz

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KIDS WORKSHOP
BALLET.

JAZZ.
HIP-HOP.

June 28th - 30th, 2022

(all days are not required)

Choose to sign your dancer up for as many classes as you like—they can take just one or can take all three days’ classes for a mini-camp experience! In this 3-day camp, our little campers will be introduced to the fun dance genres of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop and be able to try out each style of their choice!

 
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Requirements to Attend

Ages 5 - 11

No previous dance training necessary.

 KIDS  WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Tuesday,
June 28th

Class Spot 1

 

Ballet

 

Ms. Hailee

 

10am - 10:45am

Class Spot 2

 

Jazz

 

Ms. Hailee

 

11am - 11:45am

Wednesday,
June 29th

Class Spot 3

 

Ballet

 

Ms. Hailee

 

10am - 10:45am

Class Spot 4

 

Jazz

 

Ms. Hailee

 

11am - 11:45am

Thursday,
June 30th

Class Spot 5

 

Hip-Hop

 

Mr. Ben

 

10am - 10:45am

Class Spot 6

 

Jazz 

 

Mr. Ben

 

11am - 11:45am

Palm Trees

PRICING

KIDS SUMMER WORKSHOP
June 28th - 30th, 2022

$16 per class spot