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 or 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 the Dance Department website.

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


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 the Dance Department website for details.

Fri, May 18 |7:30 p.m. | $22/$20
Sat, May 19 | 4 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. | $22/$20​
The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center​

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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 and SMC Dance Department. Please see the SMC Dance Department website or call (310) 434-3467 for more information. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early.

Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.



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


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.