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Dance Performances​

Tickets sell out quickly for these performances. Listed prices are for advance general admission and student-senior discount tickets. Price at door is an additional $2. Advance tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased online (smc.edu/eventsinfoor in person at the SMC Events Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus; limited hours). A modest service charge applies. For details, please call the SMC Events Box Office Department at (310) 434-3005 or check our website (smc.edu/dance). 

Plan to arrive 20 minutes before curtain. No late seating!


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DANCE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE

Come meet SMC's Dance faculty, watch students perform, and learn about our programs, performance opportunities, and the Dance major. For more information, please see smc.edu/dance or call (310) 434-3467.

Thu, May 10 | 12 p.m. | Free | CPC 304

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​Global Motion 
SMC World Dance Company

Raquel Ramirez and Sri Susilowati, Artistic Directors. Come experience the excitement and learn about other cultures through performances by SMC dancers showcasing world dance styles—including West African, Flamenco, Ballet, Asian, French Neoclassical, Mexican Folklórico, Salsa, and more! Please see smc.edu/dance for details.

Fri, May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | $22/$20

Sat, May 5 | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | $22/$20

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center

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Synapse Dance Theater 
SMC Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Jae Lee and Mark Tomasic, Artistic Directors. Synapse Dance Theater—SMC's contemporary dance ensemble for more than 40 years—showcases new works by guest and faculty artists, as well as student choreographers. Styles include Contemporary Ballet, Modern, Postmodern, and Jazz, as well as Hip Hop, Fusion, and more! See smc.edu/dance for details.

Sat, May 18 | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | $22/$20

Sun, May 19 | 7:30 p.m. | $22/$20

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center​

Masters of Dance Series

You are invited to attend and participate in our exciting FREE series of lectures and master classes featuring experts in the field of dance. Sponsored by the SMC Associates (smc.edu/associates) and SMC Dance Department. Please see smc.edu/dance or call (310) 434-3467 for more information. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. 

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

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Earl Barton

Developing the Choreographer: Dance during the Stage-to-Film Transition (Lecture)

Professional choreographer, dancer, and director Earl Barton—known for his unique style of tap and a lifetime of dance and entertainment expertise spanning two continents—will explore the history of dance in Hollywood during the Golden Era, and talk about what it is like to work as a dancer in live and recorded programs, the role of the choreographer, and how to work with stars both as a dancer and choreographer.

Wed, March 28 | 2 p.m. | Free | CPC 314​

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Rachel Berman

Modern Dance – Paul Taylor

Rachel Berman—with a decade performing principal roles with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, as well as performing with Ballet Hispanico, May O'Donnell, The American Repertory Dance Company, The Joyce Trisler Danscompany, and renowned hula companies—will give participants "a taste" of Taylor's highly athletic vocabulary in a modern dance master class that focuses on the use of the torso and back, spirals, grounded weight, and the fluid curves that are so prevalent in Taylor's style. If participating, wear appropriate black on black dancewear.

Thu, April 26 | 10:15 a.m. | Free | CPC 304 & 308

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Aparna Sindhoor

Indian Performing Arts

Award-winning Founder and Artistic Director of Navarasa Dance Theater Dr. Aparna Sindhoor—hailed by critics as a powerful voice for creating contemporary works of extraordinary artistry and works that challenge the boundaries of traditional Indian dance, yet contribute to strengthening that tradition—will give participants a taste of India's diverse dance forms in a master class on two Indian dance performance practices: Bharatahatyam (one of the classical dances from India), and Bollywood (the Indian popular dance form inspired by the Indian cinema). If participating, wear appropriate black on black dancewear.

Thu, May 24 | 12:30 p.m. | Free | CPC 304 & 308


​​There is a $1.00 per ticket service charge, a credit card fee of 3.5% and a Vendini ticketing fee. Please see below fees that apply to online orders:

Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

Ticket Price
Fees
Example: Tickets purchased --
$00.00 - $9.99
3.5% + $1.50
1 General Admission $9.99 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.34 + $1.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $12.84 Total ticket sale.
$10.00 - $19.99
3.5% + $2.00
1 General Admission $10.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $10.35 + $2.00 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $13.35 Total ticket sale.
$20.00 - $29.99
3.5% + $2.50
1 General Admission $20.00 x 3.5% credit card = $20.70 + $2.50 Vendini online ticketing fee +$1.00 service charge = $24.20 Total ticket sale.
$30.00 - $39.99
3.5% + $3.00
1 General Admission $30.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $31.05 + $3.00 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $35.05 Total ticket sale.
$40.00 - UP
3.5% + $3.50
1 General Admission $40.00 x 3.5% credit card fee = $41.40 + $3.50 Vendini online ticketing fee + $1.00 service charge = $45.90 Total ticket sale.

                                                                  

                                                                     

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