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

2016 Dance Auditions

Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 1:30pm to Friday, August 26, 2016 - 7:00pm

Auditions for Bodies and Text:  Site-Specific Peformance Series in the LRC for National Banned Books Week

Audition Dates:  Thursday May 12 at 1:30 PM or Friday May 13 at 7:00 PM in PE301 (the dance studio). 

A warm-up and dance combination will be given at the audition.  Looking for modern and contemporary dancers.  Contact dcavazzi@saddleback.edu for more information.  Dancers will sign up for DANC 17:  Site Specific Performance (1 unit) during the summer session, and rehearsals will be held on Saturdays and/or Sundays.  Performances will take place Fri – Sun Sept 30 – Oct and Fri – Sun Oct 7 – 9. 

 

Auditions for WinterDance 2016

Audition Dates:  Thursday August 25 at 1:30 PM or Friday August 26 at 7:00 PM in PE301 (the dance studio). 

All dance combinations will be given at the audition.  Looking for all styles of dance—jazz shoes recommended.  Contact dcavazzi@saddleback.edu for more information.  Dancers cast will sign up for a 1 or 2 unit course in fall semester, and each piece will have a weekly 90 minute rehearsal on campus, beginning the week after auditions.  Performances will take place Thurs – Sat Nov 17 – 19.  

 

 

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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