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Performance Opportunities OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY!! 

Performance May 8, 9, 10 in the brand new BURBANK THEATER! 

  

Guest Artist Pieces: 

JORDAN HAYES - Jordan Hayes, a studio artist native to Sonoma County, grew up immersed in the skateboarding culture.It wasn't until she was a married adult that she decided, in major contrast, to take her first ballet class.She instantly fell in love with the art and discipline of ballet, and propelled herself further intothe world of dance. She has since studied with many instructors in Sonoma County, Marin, and San Francisco.She is currently dancing with UPside Dance Company of Healdsburg, and the Dance Wright Project of San Francisco.In her teaching, Jordan brings a unique perspective as a late starter, with an emphasis on positivity and joy,and strives to share the importance of clean technique, the beauty of lines, and the artistry of ballet.   

Contemporary Ballet Genre- Rehearsals Fridays in April 3, 10, 17, 24 2:00pm-5:00pm.  There will be a short audition process during the first rehearsal on Friday April 3rd.  You must be available for all rehearsals to be in the piece. Technical studies in Ballet recommended.

 

 

 

BERNARD BROWN  choreographer, performer, activist and educator, Professor Bernard Brown adds his talent and creativity to the Performing Arts: Dance Academy. He teaches dance in Sacramento State’s Department of Theatre and Dance and serves as artistic director for Sacramento/Black Art of Dance, a modern dance company. He describes dance as a catalyst that “sparks dialogue and change within our communities.”

Brown has performed as a dancer in numerous places including the Kennedy Center, New York’s Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl. He choreographed Scott Joplin’s opera, Treemonisha,” for Skylark Opera Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work “Champion” was presented at the launch of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy at UCLA Luskin in 2016. Brown has taught dance at UCLA, New York University Tisch School of the Arts and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He earned his master of fine arts in dance from UCLA and his bachelor of fine arts in dance from State University of New York at Purchase.

Afro-Carribean/Modern- Rehearsals Saturday April 18th 11:30-5:00pm and Sunday April 19th 10:00-4:00pm.  There will be a short audition process during the first rehearsal on Friday April 18th.  You must be available for all rehearsals to be in the piece. Previous dance experience recommended. 

 

 

 

 

FALL 2019 MASTER CLASS HIGHLIGHTS!  - WELCOME BACK DYLAN SMITH!   

September 18, 2019 12:00-1:30 

DYLAN SMITH Dylan Smith is a Southern California based dancer, choreographer, instructor and visual artist. He has had the immense pleasure of performing and choreographing with Transcendence Theatre Company. Professional credits include: The Japan and National Tours of 42nd Street, JUBILEE! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Principal Dancer aboard Holland America Cruise Line as well as various regional theater work, industrials, film and television. Other highlights include JUMP JIVE & WAIL! with the USO starring Paris Hilton as well as performing alongside the band PHISH to a sold out crowd of 35,000 on New Years Eve at Madison Square Garden. Dylan is a choreographer and audition coordinator for the Emmy award winning production company RWS & Associates in NYC. Mr. Smith is a much sought after instructor and national adjudicator. His upbeat, energetic and multifaceted styles keep him in high demand; traveling across the country to countless studios, workshops and intensives. In addition, Dylan has worked as a choreographer and teaching artist at Sonoma State University and the Santa Rosa Junior College. Dylan holds a BA in Dance from the prestigious Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. https://transcendencetheatre.org/team/5-dylan-smith-2/

 

                                    

 
 
 
MISSION STATEMENT

Dance, as an academic discipline, encompasses the elements of dance as a performing art, as well as the science of dance as movement. The mission of the dance program is to promote dance as a medium of communication and expression uniquely effective in the conveyance of meaning, emotion and cultural values. The mission is also to train dancers in sound dance techniques so their bodies are effective instruments for this artistic expression. The techniques of the program increases students' level of physical fitness, coordination, and grace through dance training, and presents dance as a rigorous and specialized area of the performing arts, demanding a high level of physical preparation as well as a thorough understanding of aesthetics.

SRJC DancersThe Dance Mission includes the following objectives:

1.  Creating an environment in which the general student population may experience dance as a means to enhance physical fitness and wellness, understand and appreciate other cultures and periods of history, interact cooperatively with men and women of various ages and cultural/ethic backgrounds, and learn aesthetics.

2. Preparing dance students to transfer as dance majors to public state and private colleges and universities.

3. Providing preparation for careers in dance including the areas of choreography, dance performance and dance instruction.

4. Maintaining diversity of instruction and course offerings.

Dance Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of a season with the SRJC dance department, the student will be able to:
1. Majors will develop proficiency in modern, jazz, and ballet dance forms, enabling them to pursue higher level dance degrees.

2. Majors will have practical experience in the performance and production aspects of dance.

3. Certificate dancers will have the skills and techniques to secure employment at local dance studios.

4. Recreational dancers will develop an appreciation for the rigors involved with learning a dance form, both physically and emotionally.

Interested in becoming a Dance Major?  Interested in a Dance Certificate?  Make sure to make an appointment to speak with the Dance Coordinator about your dance schedule by emailing Casandra Hillman chillman@santarosa.edu.