The Dance Makers Moment

October 23rd, 2020

at the Gala House in Thelma's Garden

Open Submissions

Why Apply?

A panel will select six professional dance companies from all applications to present a dance work in the "MERDE! A Dance Makers Moment" performance on Thursday evening, October 23rd, 2020 during the Palm Springs International Dance Festival Fall Preview 2020.

The audience will select their preferred work of the evening. There will be an additional panel who will cast a vote for their pick.


The work with the most votes will be chosen for a paid commission to present the selected company at the professional "GALA" at the Palm Springs Annenberg Theater during the Palm Springs International Dance Festival in March 2021. 

Commission ranges from $500 to $2500 depending on the work selected.


+ Dance company must be active for 3 years

+ Dance company may reside anywhere in the US

+ Any style of dance can apply

+ Choreography 6 to 10 minutes maximum

+ Two contrasting works must be submitted

There is no fee to apply!

Submissions End

August 1st, 2020

Companies Announced

August 5th, 2020


Email: info@nickersonrossidance.com

Call: 951-970-2906

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