Dance

dance-3.jpgThe Saddleback College Dance Department offers an Associates of Arts Degree.

In the dance department there are several technique classes, with sections at all levels:

  • Introduction
  • Level 1
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

These technique classes include; Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Latin and Social Dance.

In addition, courses are offered in History of Dance, Rehearsal and Performance, Dance Production, Site Specific Performance 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.

DANCE NEWS

The Dance Collective 2016 Auditions

Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 1:30pm to Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Dance Collective 2016 Auditions
Thursday, January 21 @ 1:30pm and Friday January 22 @ 7:00pm;  held in the dance studio, PE 301.  All dance combinations will be given at the audition.  Looking for all styles of dance.   Jazz shoes recommended. dance_for_web4.jpg

Sequences and Spirals

Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

red_dance.jpgWednesday/Thursday, February 10 & 11 at 7:30 pm
SEQUENCES AND SPIRALS: EXPLORING FIBONACCI NUMBERS THROUGH MUSIC, DANCE, MATH, AND THE VISUAL ARTS

McKinney Theatre $10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)
The Departments of Dance and Music present Sequences and Spirals: Exploring Fibonacci Numbers through Music, Dance, Math and the Visual Arts in the McKinney Theatre on the Saddleback College campus. The evening will include premieres of new music and dance from Norman Weston and Deidre Cavazzi, as well as several fascinating mini-lectures from Architecture and Horticulture professors, and a pre-show gallery exhibit in the Fine Arts quad featuring artwork from multiple visual arts classes on campus. This event is appropriate for all ages, and celebrates collaboration between many students and professors across Saddleback College, as well as the relationship between the arts and sciences.

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Dance Collective 2016

Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 7:30pm to Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 pm
DANCE COLLECTIVE 2016
Directed by Deidre Cavazzi
McKinney Theatre
$12 presale; $16 at the door; children 7 years and under FREE but require admission ticket.
_mg_6461.jpgThe Dance Collective 2016 will showcases the talents of Saddleback College dance students as they dance in an evening of jazz, tap, modern, ballet, hip hop and more. The concert is exclusively choreographed by Saddleback College students. 

Sequences and Spirals

Date: 
Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Wednesday/Thursday, February 10 & 11 at 7:30 pm
SEQUENCES AND SPIRALS: EXPLORING FIBONACCI NUMBERS THROUGH MUSIC, DANCE, MATH, AND THE VISUAL ARTS 
McKinney Theatre $10 general; $7 students/seniors (presale only)
The Departments of Dance and Music present Sequences and Spirals: Exploring Fibonacci Numbers through Music, Dance, Math and the Visual Arts in the McKinney Theatre on the Saddleback College campus. The evening will include premieres of new music and dance from Norman Weston and Deidre Cavazzi, as well as several fascinating mini-lectures from Architecture and Horticulture professors, and a pre-show gallery exhibit in the Fine Arts quad featuring artwork from multiple visual arts classes on campus. This event is appropriate for all ages, and celebrates collaboration between many students and professors across Saddleback College, as well as the relationship between the arts and sciences.fibonacci_1_72dpi_web.jpg

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Deidre Cavazzi View profile information for Dorothy Garant

Department Chair
Office: PE 409
Phone: (949)582-4642
Email: dcavazzi@saddleback.edu

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE DANCE CLASSES:

_mg_6723.jpgDANCE TECHNIQUE

Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Latin Dance, Social Dance

DANCE CONDITIONING

Mat Pilates, Exercise for Dancers, Yoga for Dancers

TRAINING AND THEORY

Choreography, Dance Production, Rehearsal, and Performance, Repertory I and II, Dance Ensemble, and Site Specific Performance

HISTORY

History of Dance, Multicultural History of Dance in the United States

 

Photos Courtesy Of Bentley Cavazzi, Lucy Darby, WD Photos, Inc. & Lanae Garant

 

WinterDance Concert 2015 Video

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.

Dance Collective 2015 Video

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!

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