Dear Academy Families:

After much careful deliberation, and now a recommendation from the Mayor of Tucson to postpone events expecting an attendance of 50 or more people through the end of March, we regretfully announce that our Anniversary Celebration concert scheduled for Saturday, March 14 is postponed until further notice.

We will be meeting soon to decide on postponement plans, so will keep you informed as these decisions are made.  Once we know whether the concert will be postponed or canceled, we will be in touch regarding any ticket purchases you have made.  

One final reminder, if you have relatives or friends who purchased tickets for this event, please inform them that it has been postponed, since we do not have contact information from the ticketing agent for audience members who are not students.

We look forward to seeing you at your lessons next week.  

Best wishes for your continued health and safety.


Nina Tishkevich

The year 2020 marks the beginning of our 25th Anniversary of Music & Dance education in Tucson.  Since you’ve all helped to make this milestone possible, we want to celebrate 25 wonderful years with YOU!  On March 14, we will roll out the Red Carpet, sharing fabulous performances by our students and faculty, highlighting the varied cultures that make up our Academy community.  Leading up to this big celebration, we are planning fun cultural features of our students and faculty on our Facebook page, a drawing contest for students ages 5-18 and a chance to win one month of 30 minute music lessons or one month of group dance classes at the Academy!  Stay tuned to this page for more details about our celebration!

Advanced tickets are on sale NOW. There is assigned seating for this event, so to reserve the best seats, click on the button below and purchase your tickets now!

Please dress in formal attire for this special event!

Would you like to be the exclusive cover artist for the Music & Dance Academy 25th Anniversary Gala program?

We are excited to announce our 25th Anniversary Gala Program Cover Drawing Contest! The theme is, “Unity Gala, Celebrating 25 Years of Connecting People Through Music and Dance”. This special celebration will take audience members around the globe through music and dance performances featuring Academy students, faculty, and some very special guest artists! Use your creativity to draw an original, inspiring cover for our program that represents our theme!

Submission Deadline February 11, 2020

Contest Rules and Guidelines

Entry Form

What better time than our 25th Anniversary to attempt our 25 day practice challenge -25 days of consistent practice without a break! If you complete the challenge successfully, you’ll be presented a special certificate at the Unity Gala to acknowledge your efforts!

Download and print a practice chart by clicking the link below or pick one up at front desk to keep track of your 25 days. Once you complete your 25 chart, be sure to get your teachers “sticker of approval”, and turn it in to the front desk! 

25 Day Practice Chart

Our Academy is made up of such wonderful people from all over the world, so to celebrate our diversity, in the last 25 days leading up to the big event, we will be featuring some faculty members and families from different parts of the globe 🌍!

To view gallery, click here