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WHAT'S NEW IN DANCE AT SRJC?

See our ABOUT page for student testimonies. 

 

I. SRJC Community Dance Festival 

Dates and Times: Friday December 16th 7:30pm and Saturday December 17th 7:30pm-  2022 

Location: Burbank Theater 

Directed by: C. Hillman and T. Tolmasoff Knippelmeir

Featuring works by Guest Artists Tyehimba Kokayi and Jayanthi Balachandran (see Bios on Performance Page), SRJC student choreographers, faculty, community dance companies.

Tickets: $25 General,  $15 SRJC Students  (with Student ID), $15 Senior Citizens over 65,  Children under 10 -Free. 

To Purchase Tickets:  Available at the door 1 hour before the show, or online in link above. 

 

II. NEW DANCE SKILLS CERTIFICATES NOW AVAILABLE! 

Dance Foundations Certificate:  The Dance Foundations Skills Certificate will give the student dancer an opportunity to present validation of their time, effort, and talent in dance. This certificate encompasses learning, performing and excelling at the choice of a dance genre.

Dance Choreography and Performance Certificate:  The Dance Choreography and Performance Skills Certificate will give the student dancer an opportunity to present validation of his or her time, effort, and talent in dance. The certificate encompasses teaching, performing, and the choice of a dance style.

 

III. SPRING DANCE CONCERT AUDITIONS

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DANCE PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Each year, SRJC dance students have opportunities to work with professional dance artists through master classes and choreography. Guest Artists include: Robert Moses, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Desmond Richardson, Ronald K. Brown, Jade Charon, Bernard Brown, Ballet Hispanico, Versa-Style Dance, Pilobolous, Stephanie Emmanuela da Silva, Joslynn Mathis-Reed, Dylan Smith and Sandor Diabankouezi.
  • TDC, SRJC's Touring Dance Company, tours throughout the Bay Area and has performed with: Stages of Change, The North Bay Dance Festival, Works in the Works and the Winter Spotlight Dance Gala. TDC also visits Sonoma County's high school dance programs and offers master classes to the young dancers of our community.
  • Students from the SRJC dance program have transferred successfully to UC, CSU and professional dance programs all around the country including: CSULB, SJSU, UC Berkeley, Sacramento State, San Francisco State, Sonoma State and UC Santa Barbara, Dominican and Alvin Ailey.
  • SRJC dancers connect with other college dance programs by participating in the American College Dance Conference each year. Students enroll in master classes, workshops, and lectures by esteemed dance professors from Community College, CSU and UC institutions. SRJC Faculty and Student choreography and performance is adjudicated at this conference and has the opportunity for selection in the top 10% of dances to be presented in the culminating performance of the conference. SRJC has been attending the American College Dance Conference every year since Spring 2017.  In the Spring of 2018, SRJC submitted a faculty piece, "Wigs and Tarts" to be adjudicated and was selected for the final Gala event; a high honor during the conference.
  • Dance teachers in our community that have studied dance at SRJC are currently credentialed teachers at El Molino, Windsor and Santa Rosa High Schools, and many of our dance students currently teach in or own many of the dance studios in Sonoma County.