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CURRENT SEASON

SRJC PRESENTS ANNUAL DANCE PERFORMANCE: Dreamscapes May 9-11, 2014

The 2014 SRJC Dance Show Dreamscapes will be performed Friday 5/9 at 8pm, Saturday May 10 at 2pm & 8pm, and Sunday 5/11 at 2pm. Tickets are $10-$17 (ASB students can receive one complimentary ticket). You can purchase tickets through our box office at 707-527-4343 or online at www.santarosa.edu/theatrearts/. The show will be performed in Burbank Auditorium on campus. Poster

 

 

SRJC's ENSEMBLE and the CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DANCERS PRESENTS Dance x 3 DECEMBER 15 @ 7PM

Dance X 3 inlcuding SRJC's Dance Ensemble and the California Community College dancers will perform on December 15th, at 7pm, in the Dance Room, Tauzer Room 951. Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

SRJC DANCERS PERFORMING AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEAGUE OF CALIFORNIA OPENING CEREMONIES NOVEMBER 21-23

dancersThe SRJC Dance Program has been asked to perform at the opening ceremonies of this year's Community College League of California. This year's theme is California Community Colleges Soaring to New Heights. The annual convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency SF Airport on November 21-23, 2013. The Santa Rosa Junior College dance program will be opening up the general session on Thursday November 21st with a dance performance. Fifteen dancers will perform to a medley of songs using multiple dance styles conveying the theme for the weekend Soaring to New Heights. The dance students have been rehearsing weekly since their audition on September 26th with the goal to excite and energize the crowd of California Community College administrators. The dance was choreographed by student Mariah McNaughton, under the co-directorship of Lara Branen and Debbe-Ann Medina. Names of dancers:Javier Arriaga, Austin Bellach, Stephanie Campbell (not in photo), Paige Carlson-Scardino, Krystina Cronin, Gene Evans, Lanea Florence, Amanda, Martinez, Scott McMahan, Mariah McNaughton, Christopher Medina (not in photo), Joseph Miranda, Skylaer Palacios, Sandramarlen Ruano, Rhett Spongberg.

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.

The 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

Click here for more information on our Dance Certificate.

Click here for more information on our Dance Major.

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Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges