Dance

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SRJC DANCE CONCERT AUDITIONS! 

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

INFORMATIONAL MEETING:  Tuesday January 14th 1:30

CHOREOGRAPHERS MEETING Tuesday January 14th 3:00-4:20

CHOREOGRAPHER'S AUDITION:  Thursday Janaury 16th 1:30-4:20.  Each choreographer will receive a 10 minute block of time to introduce their theme, music, choreographic motifs and movement phrasing.  All dancers who wish to perform in the production are asked to attend to give the dancer the opportunity to see what pieces they would be interested in performing. 

ALL DANCER AUDITION:  Thursday January 23rd 1:30-4:30. All dancers who would like to perform please attend this audition. During this time, choreographers share a short phrase and learn more about the technical strengths and interests of the individual dancers. 

Dance 27, Section 5610- all dancers enroll in this class

Dance 28, Section 5611- all choreographers enroll in this class

 

 

 SPRING 2020 MASTER CLASSES - TBA

 

 

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.