In its 6th year of promoting dance education and producing professional dance programs, the Palm Springs Dance Project has remained stalwart in its mission to build a thriving dance community and emerged from the darkest days of the pandemic having achieved the status of a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Additionally,PSDP has established collaborations with local dance studios enabling the launch of an unprecedented youth dance scholarship and grant program targeting economically disadvantaged youth dancers and assisting the studios in building back enrollment after the set-backs of Covid-19.
The recent addition of an internationally acclaimed and wildly creative artistic director and two local board members with heavy hitting dance credentials and strong community ties is taking the PSDP to a new level as the 2022 season is about to roll out. A season where each night of dance will be unlike any other.
Artistic Director, Stephen Agisilaou, is emphatic that “Every time you purchase a ticket to a performance, we will knock your socks off through entertainment, while expanding your experiences and knowledge of dance and art.”
Saturday, February 19, 2022, Noon -5:00pm
Kings Point Tours and PSDP Dance Performance
E. Murray Canyon Dr., near S. Camino Real in Palm Springs
Palm Springs Dance Project proudly collaborates with the historic Kings Point Community and Modernism Week to bring groovy throw-back, mid-century dance moves to life in all their glory! Kings Point is one of Palm Springs most architectural significant communities, designed by the late architect, William Krisel. The historic mid-century modern community will host an epic time-capsule tour of 7 stunning mid-century homes – complete with period vintage vehicles, entertainment, and experiences that will take you back in time. Tickets available through Modernism Week, modernismweek.com
Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
The World Premiere of
The Biggest Dance Film Ever Shot in Palm Springs
The Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum
Palm Springs Dance Project presents a Stephen Agisilaou full-length dance film shot entirely in and dedicated to the City of Palm Springs. Never before has there been such an undertaking! This odyssey in imagination and dance will premiere at the iconic Annenberg Theater at Palm Springs Art Museum before heading off on the film festival circuit from 2022-2025. Starring dance icons Shea New, Joe Istre, Doug Graham, and cameo by Caitlyn Wheeler of Cirque de Soliel, the film incorporates a plethora of unique artists, including upwards of 50 local dancers from pre-teen to senior. This creative, rich, cinematic film takes us on a spellbinding journey as told through the universal language of dance. The film was produced by the Palm Springs Dance Project and made possible by the vivid and fertile imagination of screenwriter and director Stephen Agisilaou; the compellingly creative cinematography of New York director of photography, Wesley Foster; and an amazing network of collaborators and supporters. The evening’s program will also include a fun original short dance film and a Q&A event with the film’s producer, director, and cast.
Saturday, November 19, 2022, 5:30pm & 8:00pm
The MAIN EVENT – The Connoisseur Club
Indian Canyon Golf & Country Club
1100 Murray Canyon Dr., Palm Springs
An original Palm Springs cabaret, a combination of art and culture – The Connoisseur Club – will live for one night only. With this club-like, immersive environment featuring multiple performance locations, no matter where you are seated you will have a full, unique, and individual experience. To satiate the senses, guests will enjoy an open bar with signature drinks, partake in photo opportunities, and experience unusual awe and wonder while socializing during the reception. Guests will then be seated at intimate tables of 8 where they will enjoy a champagne toast, continued access to the open bar, a personal gourmet nosh plate, coffee service while immersed in an expertly curated show that features a stunning cast of professional dancers from across the United States. Our special matinee performance offers a show-only option with a no-host bar. The evening will take place in the stylish mid-century Indian Canyons Golf Resort, a jewel of Palm Springs since 1961. Once the private Canyon Country Club, it was a favorite haunt of Hollywood celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Bob Hope. On November 19th it will be Palm Springs Dance Project making new memories.
Palm Springs Dance Project is a 501(c)(3) public benefit non-profit. Ticket sales support local dance programming. Learn at PSDanceProject.Org