Mississippi School of the Arts Dance Festival

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 advanced level workshops, 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/Program Registration

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


Contact Tammy Stanford (MSA dance instructor)

2022 Festival Schedule

November 15, 2022

  • 9:00-10:00am – Formal adjudication (student choreography)
  • 9:30-10:30am – Jazz Class, Dance Educator’s Working Group meeting
  • 10:30-11:30am – Lunch, dress/tech for evening Gala (dances selected via morning adjudication)
  • 11:30am – Ballet or Modern class
  • 1:00pm – Ballet or Modern class
  • 2:30pm – Informal showing
  • 3:00pm – Recognition ceremony
  • 3:30pm – Photo opportunity
  • 4:00-6:00pm – Dinner on your own (walking distance to downtown Brookhaven)
  • 6:30pm – Dancer’s call for evening Gala
  • 7:00pm – Evening Gala (dances selected via morning adjudication)