Innovative twists on today's dance programming.

March 11th - 14th, 2021




Thursday, March 11th | 5:30pm - 6:30pm


Bouschet & Ballet- Three-course prix fixe meal tailored for festival attendees prepared by Chef Tig. 


VIP Opening Exhibit I 6:30pm - 8:30pm 


Enjoy seeing the newly built Palm Springs Dance Academy while live Jazz & Latin Jazz Vocalist Leanna Rodgers entertains you. Additionally, meet featured dance photography panelists, Michael Childers, and Geoffrey Moore. Open discussion about the works by Michael Childers, photographer of the Hollywood Stars, and Geoffrey Moore with his "5th Position" series featuring dancers of San Francisco Ballet, along with the producers of the Palm Springs International Dance Festival in this celebratory evening of dance.

Plus get the first glimpse of the photography exhibit's six semi-finalists!



Friday, March 12th | 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

at the Palm Springs Dance Academy


Join us for a self-guided tour to witness the six photography semi-finalists:

Alex Budin

    Los Angeles, California

Gabriel Encinas

    Buena Park, California

Todd Fox

    Miami, Florida

Lawrence Fung

    Tempe, Arizona

Michael Higgins

    Paris, France

Jeff Mclean

    Lakeside, California

Plus see works by Michael Childers, photographer of the Hollywood Stars, and Geoffrey Moore with his "5th Position" series featuring dancers of San Francisco Ballet.



Saturday, March 13th | 7pm - 8:00pm


(includes a charcuterie box and a champagne toast)

Presented on our big screen in Downtown Palm Springs under the starry sky in front of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains.    

With an international reach of 5 different countries and 18 U.S. states, the Palm Springs International Dance Festival panel has narrowed down from 65 short film submissions to only 12 features. These 12 films will compete not only for the panel's vote but also the audience's vote! Ballet, modern to broadway, these films showcase many unique forms of dance.

Break Dance


Sunday, March 14th  | 11am - 1pm

Purchase work from some of the photographers in our festival exhibit and other dance-inspired works.

Art Gallery

Virtual Festival Experience

Sunday, March 14th  | downloadable video released


Can't attend one of our events? Join us virtually with a documentary-style film that features the photography exhibit and international dance film series!

Online Class

The Palm Springs International Dance Festival (PSIDF) is a program of Nickerson-Rossi Dance (NRD), a registered non-profit 501c3.


Since 2013, NRD has been bringing dance to Palm Springs through educational programs that commission internationally recognized educators to make a lasting impact on youth here in Palm Springs by exposing them to the art of dance and providing further opportunities to those who wish to pursue dance as a professional career or a forever love. We aim to produce programs within the festival that have low or no cost to serve our greater desert communities at large and orchestrate performances that feature world renowned dance companies of all cultural and artistic backgrounds.

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