The Saddleback College Dance Department offers an Associates of Arts Degree.
In the dance department there are several technique classes, with sections at all levels:
- Level 1
These technique classes include; Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, African, Latin and Social Dance.
In addition, courses are offered in History of Dance, Rehearsal and Performance, Dance Production, Site Specific Performance, Multicultural Dance History in the United States, Dance Pedagogy and Choreography.
Training is supplemented with courses like Yoga for Dancers, Mat Pilates, and Exercise for Dancers, and many of our students also choose to complete the 200-Hour Yoga Certification (this is a Yoga Alliance-recognized training) offered through the Kinesiology Division.
Mainstage dance concerts are presented each semester in the beautiful McKinney Theatre on our campus. The fall semester features faculty choreography in the WinterDance Concert, and the spring semester celebrates student choreography in the Dance Collective Concert. In addition, the dance department offers additional performance opportunities and interdisciplinary projects throughout the year, both on-campus and throughout the community!
Visit our Saddleback College Arts website for more information on upcoming events, and to purchase tickets.
November 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 pm
$15 At-the-door; $12 Presale
Featuring both faculty and guest artist choreographers, WinterDance 2018 celebrates the artistry and abilities of the students in the Saddleback College Dance department as they perform in our fall semester mainstage production. The concert includes a diverse selection of dances in many genres, including African, hip-hop, Latin, contemporary, ballet, jazz, ballroom and tap. Directed by Steve Rosa, WinterDance also includes new work from current dance faculty Sharon Haas, Shanti Harter-Johnson, Marji Himes, Sakina Ibrahim, Noelle Snavely and Lacey Yell, as well as guest artists Darlisa Wajid-Ali and Monik Jones.
Note: The door price for tickets sold in the hour preceding the performance is $15.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Office: PE 409
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE DANCE CLASSES:
Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Latin Dance, Social Dance, African Dance
Mat Pilates, Exercise for Dancers, Yoga for Dancers
TRAINING AND THEORY
Choreography, Dance Pedagogy, Dance Production, Rehearsal, and Performance, Repertory I and II, Dance Ensemble, and Site Specific Performance
History of Dance, Multicultural History of Dance in the United States
The Saddleback College dance program features several mainstage performances throughout the year, and many additional performing opportunities on campus and in the community. Please click on the link above to view our WinterDance 2015 concert, which features choreography from our faculty: Deidre Cavazzi, Dorothy Garant, Sharon Haas, Marjorie Himes, Nia-Amina Minor and Lacey Yell.
Our spring semester dance concert each year is entirely student-choreographed, giving our students the opportunity to work closely with their peers while developing their artistic ideas and creating choreography for a mainstage production at the college. Click on the link above to view our 2015 concert!