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SRJC Dance Program invites you to....

INCITE, INSIGHT- An evening of concert dance. Incite- Stir up, encourage or urge on;  Insight- To gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding.

The SRJC Dance Program presents an evening of INSIGHTFUL dance that will INCITE the audiences’ senses by filling every inch of the stage with dazzling jazz, exhilarating hip hop groves, and stunning contemporary and modern pieces “Incite, Insight” will feature new works by our accomplished SRJC Faculty Casandra Hillman, Jolene Johnson, Tanya Knippelmier, Lea Poisson and, SRHS ArtQuest Alumni Erin McKay, SRJC Alumni Thao Dang, Nika Kozlov, and Simba Van Izquierdo as well as the SRJC Student Choreographers. With professional guest artist performances by UPside Dance Company, Sonoma County Dance Group and City College of San Francisco (Saturday night only! May 11th). Every dance piece is guaranteed to mesmerize, ignite, and provide a little insight into the talent and artistic diversity of the SRJC Dance Program. 

Directed by Casandra Hillman and Tanya Knippelmeir

Burbank Theater, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 May 10th 7pm, May 11th 7pm, May 12th 2pm- Special Mother’s Day tickets!

To purchase tickets please visit: dance.santarosa.edu/events. Special ticket prices at the door for high school and SRJC students with school ID. For more information about the INCITE, INSIGHT dance concert, please email chillman@santarosa.edu

$25 General

$20 Senior/Students/HS Students with valid ID

$15 Youth under 12

Children under 5- Free

Special Sunday Mother’s Day Tickets- $15 for all, Children 10 and under free

To purchase tickets visit: srjcdance.ticketleap.com/srjcdancespring2024/




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.


SRJC Dancers Nationally Recognized at the American College Dance Festival!

12 dancers traveled to the 2023 American College Dance Festival at University of Irvine March 30-April 2, 2023. The SRJC Dance Program performed "Platypus" choreographed by Tanya Tolmasoff-Knippelmeir and it received glowing comments from the adjudicators.  This was the 3rd choreographic works of Mrs. Knippelmeir's to be seen at ACDA.  

Along with celebrating ACDA50, the conference schedule included a wide variety of classes, scholarly research presentations, opportunities for student and faculty exchanges in and out of the studio, a screendance showcase, adjudicated and informal concerts, feedback sessions and the Gala Concert.  "Platypus" was invited to perform at the final gala along with 10 other pieces out of the 50 that were adjudicated during the conference. 

The 2023 ACDA Baja Conference theme was DANCE MATTERS! What matters to you and why? What matters do we face in Dance in 2023? How is Dance important and meaningful?


  • 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.