Mississippi School of the Arts Dance Festival 2022

Welcome to MSA Dance

Welcome to the Mississippi School of the Arts’ Annual Dance Festival event. Students in grades 4 through 12 have the opportunity to participate in a premiere event, hosted by master-level instructors.

  • Take classes
  • Tour the MSA campus
  • Audition for summer scholarships
  • Present dance works for the Afternoon Dance Showcase
  • Apply to be officially selected to perform at the Evening Dance Gala

All of these activities are on campus at the Mississippi School of the Arts

School Registration

Schools and community dance programs who would like to register for this event, please click the button and fill in the registration form.


2022 Festival Schedule

  • 11am – Registration/Campus Tours
  • 11:45 – Lunch on campus
  • 12:00 pm – Modern/Repertory class in Lampton Auditorium
  • 1:00 – Ballet/Variation class in JI Dance Studio
  • 2:00 – Afternoon Dance Showcase – Lampton Auditorium
  • 2:30 – Presentation of Summer Scholarships and MSA Dance Contest Winners/Photos in Lampton Auditorium
  • 3:00-5:00 – Dinner on your own
  • 3:00-4:00 – Gala Dancers-Tech rehearsal for Evening Dance Gala in Enochs Black Box.
  • 4:00-5:00 – Gala Dancers-Dinner on your own
  • 5:00 – Call for warm-ups
  • 5:15 – House opens
  • 5:30-6:30 – Evening Dance Gala in Enochs Black Box

MSA’s state-wide Dance Contest Winners will be presented at the Evening Dance Gala. First and Second place winners will perform during the Gala.