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Dylan Smith Summer Jazz Collective Fundraiser:

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Dance Department will host a four day Jazz Dance Collective, taught by master teacher Dylan Smith, a New York City-based dancer, choreographer and instructor. He is currently on faculty at Broadway Dance.  This collective is open to dancers ages 14 and older, level intermediate and up.

Classes will be held at Santa Rosa Junior College Dance Studio, Tauzer Room 951, August 14 through 17, 9:30a.m. to 1:30 p.m. There will be an informal friends and family performance on Thursday, August 17 at 12:30 p.m. Children are welcome. 

The $125 fee goes toward a fundraiser for the dance department. All proceeds help support the spring dance production during the Burbank Theater remodel.  For more information, download the forms below:

Summer Dance Collective Registration Form                      Summer Jazz Collective Daily Schedule                       

Summer Dance Medical Authorization Form ADULT      Summer Dance Medical Authorization Form MINOR

Summer Jazz Collective Tank Tops

Summer Fundraiser Flyer  

 

SRJC DANCE COMPANY AUDITIONS - AUGUST 24th - 12:30-3:30pm:  

Come audition for the SRJC Dance Company on August 24th for the Fall 2017 touring season!  Auditions will consist of dancers learning choreography and performing it in small groups.  Please arrive on time to receive an audition form and number.  If you have any questions please contact Casandra Hillman, Dance Coordinator at (707) 527-4260 or chillman@santarosa.edu.

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 to the rigors involved with learning a dance form, both physically and emotionally.