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SRJC Spring Dance Concert - May 12, 13, 14 











SRJC Dance Program invites you to Affects/Effect- an evening of concert dance.  (This dance concert is a fundraiser for the SRJC dance program and its students. All money raised from ticket sales goes directly back to our SRJC students education and to provide opportunities to study with master teachers and guest artists from around the world). 

Affects-impacts or changes. Effect -the result of a change:

SRJC Dance Program presents an evening of unforgettable dance that will fill every inch of the stage with dynamic, colorful, high voltage movement that celebrates the Effects of dance on the human body and soul.  “Affects/Effect” will feature new works by Emmy nominated choreographer Dylan Smith, International Latin dancer Jose Santamaria, and SRJC Dance Faculty and Student Choreographers.  With professional guest artist performances by UPside Dance Company, Funny Bones Crew and back by popular demand, the Nationally recognized piece PLATYPUS! Every piece is guaranteed to mesmerize, ignite, and delight.

Directed by Casandra Hillman and Tanya Knippelmeir Burbank Theater, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

May 12th 7pm, May 13th 7pm, May 14th 2pm- special Mother’s Day tickets!

$25 General

$20 Senior/Students with valid ID and Senior Citizens,

$15 Youth under 12

Children under 5- Free

To purchase tickets visit: https://dance.santarosa.edu/events


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.


DANCE 29/TDC AUDITIONS Two options to accommodate our students’ schedules (you do not need to attend both auditions). 

1) Monday August 28th 1:30-3:00pm

2) Wednesday August 30th 3:30-5:00pm

Rehearsals begin Wednesday September 6th 

Company members receive 2 units for the semester, tour and perform throughout the SF Bay Area and Sonoma County, and will be featured at the SRJC Community Dance Festival December 15th and 16th. Dance Company members will have the opportunity to attend and perform at the American College Dance Festival March 2024.

Casting is based on student availabilityexperience and level.

All dancers and choreographers must be available for tech week and performances December 12-16, 2023


Dancers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes and sizes will be considered for all pieces. SRJC Auditions are open to the entire community, including high school students. 

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.