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GREATER JOSHUA TREE, CA — Hi-Desert Cultural Center has partnered with acclaimed Nickerson-Rossi Dance (Palm Springs International Dance Festival) to bring an unprecedented new dance program to Greater Joshua Tree. The goal of the program is to provide area youth with sustainable, high-caliber dance education and access to more professional, educational, and therapeutic dance program possibilities. The summer dance classes cover ballet, Jazz, and hip-hop and are for youth ages 5-19. Classes and workshops will take place June 22-30 and start at only $16 per class. Scholarship opportunities may be available.


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 will be for toddlers, youth, pre-teens, and teens.


Dance is one of the best ways to get kids off the phone and back into action. Being in class with their peers is an engaging way to learn coordination, social skills, teamwork, and to learn how to express themselves in a healthy and positive environment. The exciting thing about dance is that it hits two birds with one stone—it’s a physical sport matched with artistry, emotional liberation, and social development. Any young person will benefit from the offerings found in dance.


All dance classes will take place at the Cultural Center’s state-of-the-art Dance Studio in its new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center located at 58325 CA-62, Yucca Valley, California—just two minutes west of the Cultural Center’s main arts facilities in downtown Joshua Tree. For more information, visit JTarts.org, send an email to info@hidesertculturalcenter.org, or call 760.366.3777. For more information on Nickerson-Rossi Dance, visit NickersonRossiDance.com.


PHOTO CAPTION: Instructors Michael Nickerson-Rossi and Chad Ortiz of the acclaimed Nickerson-Rossi Dance academy demonstrate dance technique for youth student dancers. Hi-Desert Cultural Center has partnered with Nickerson-Rossi Dance to offer youth summer dance classes June 22-30.


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