Students have access to our state-of-the-art facilities for daily classes, rehearsals, and four fully- produced concerts annually.
Core Performance Center
This new building at the heart of the Santa Monica College campus is home to the Dance Department. The entire third floor is a dedicated dance space featuring four professional studios, costume space, and Dance Faculty offices. Designed by renowned architectural group, Gensler, the CPC meets LEED® Silver standards, and incorporates sustainable measures including natural lighting and ventilation and solar-heated hot water.
The Broad Stage
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center opened its doors in October 2008. The Broad Stage is uniquely positioned to provide intimate access to artists of international renown to Santa Monica College students through Master Classes and Open Rehearsals. The Broad Stage is also home to The SMC Dance Department performance ensembles, Global Motion World Dance Company, and Synapse Dance Theater Contemporary Ensemble, presenting four fully-produced concerts per year.
Unlike any performance space in the country, The Broad Stage is sublimely intimate with just over 500 seats and strikingly grand at the same time–allowing eye contact with artists from the boxes to the back row–forging a new kind of artist and audience experience in Los Angeles. Boasting one of the city's largest proscenium stages, The Broad Stage offers theatre, dance, film, opera, jazz, world music, musicals, symphony and chamber orchestras, family programming and more. Each genre features superlative talent from every generation and around the globe. No other performing arts center west of the 405 can boast such consistently stellar lineups of performers, including André Watts, Anna Netrebko, Sir James Galway, Sutton Foster, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Patti LuPone, Aaron Neville, Lee Ritenou, Dave Grusin, Joshua Redman, Lil Buck, Bobby McFerrin, Helen Hunt, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and many others. The Broad Stage Website.