Dance

""MASTER CLASSES FALL 2019!  

 

1- WELCOME BACK DYLAN SMITH! 

https://transcendencetheatre.org/team/5-dylan-smith-2/

Day:  Wednesday September 19, 2019  

Time: 12:00-1:30pm 

Genre:  Contemporary/ Lyrical

                                       Levels:  Intermediate + 

Who is invited?  All SRJC dancers, students, faculty and High School dance programs What to bring?  Jazz shoes and a water bottle. 

                                        2- WELCOME MOMIX

                                        (thanks to the generosity and support from Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and Tracy Sawyer!) 

                                        https://www.momix.com/

                                        Day:  Wednesday September 19, 2019  

                                        Time: 12:00-1:30pm 

                                        Genre:  Modern/Acrobatic/Props

                                         Levels:  Intermediate +

Who is invited?  All SRJC dancers, students, faculty and High School dance programs What to bring?  Jazz shoes and a water bottle. 

 

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/

 

MOMIX: 38 Years of Endless Innovation

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. In addition to stage performances world-wide, MOMIX has worked in film and television, recently appearing in a national commercial for Hanes underwear and a Target ad that premiered during the airing of the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards. With performances on PBS’s “Dance in America” series, France’s Antenne II, and Italian RAI television, the company’s repertory has been broadcast to 55 countries. Joining the Montreal Symphony in the Rhombus Media film of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, winner of an International Emmy for Best Performing Arts Special, the company’s performance was distributed on laser disc by Decca Records. MOMIX was also featured in IMAGINE, one of the first 3-D IMAX films to be released in IMAX theaters world-wide. MOMIX dancers Cynthia Quinn and Karl Baumann, under Moses Pendleton’s direction, played the role of “Bluey” in the feature film FX2; and White Widow, co-choreographed by Moses Pendleton and Cynthia Quinn, was featured in Robert Altman’s movie,The Company. Participating in the Homage a Picasso in Paris, MOMIX was also selected to represent the US at the European Cultural Center at Delphi.

With the support of the Scottsdale Cultural Council Scottsdale Center for the Arts in Scottsdale, Arizona, Mr. Pendleton created Bat Habits to celebrate the opening of the San Francisco Giants’ new spring training park in Scottsdale. MOMIX has been commissioned by corporations such as Fiat and Mercedes Benz, performing at Fiat’s month long 100th Anniversary Celebration in Torino, Italy and Mercedes Benz’s International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. With nothing more than light, shadow, props, and the human body, MOMIX has astonished audiences on five continents for more than 38 years.

 

Momix-Alchemia-Yi Chun Wu

 
 
 
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.