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San Diego Civic Dance Association

Collage 2017: Joy ~ Educational Field Trips
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San Diego Civic Dance Companies Presents

Collage 2017: Joy ~ Student Education Program

Dear Educators,

San Diego Civic Dance Company invites you to their critically acclaimed dance show in the beautiful and historic Casa del Prado Theatre in Balboa Park.  Winner of the 2014 and 2015 Bravo award for best dance show in San Diego and finalist for this year’s Bravo Award, Collage 2017 delivers a show that is certain to impress. 

Breathtaking costumes, imaginative set pieces, gorgeous theatrical lighting, and 79 professionally trained dancers performing in various dance styles such as tap, jazz, hip hop, lyrical, modern and musical theater.  Also featuring the fast section from Jose Limon's "A Choreographic Offering" brought to us by way of internationally recognized dance educator Daniel Lewis and an explosive percussive tap piece by Maud Arnold (Syncopated Ladies) and Chukwudi Hodge (International drumming artist). Come experience the power and joy of dance at its finest!  


- Richard Wagner

Imaginative, surprising and a visual treat for the whole family!

Post-performance, students will receive a behind-the-scenes look at the Company’s creative process; how dance numbers were created, stage lighting and music, as well as a Q & A with select dancers and creative team members.

 Location: Casa del Prado Theater, 1600 Village Place, Balboa Park

 Performances: Friday, February 10, 2017 10:00 am and 11:45 am

 One-hour program, including a ten-minute question & answer session.

 Audience: Grades K through 12

 Tickets: $5.00 per student.

One complimentary teacher/chaperone ticket per five student tickets paid.  In addition, each attendee will be given a discount coupon to come back with the family to see the full length show (2 hours in length)

 Don’t Miss out! Last year’s shows sold out quickly.

 Reservations: Advance reservations are required.

 Payments must be received on or by day of show. Cash, check or Visa and Mastercard accepted.

For questions and/or concerns, please contact:

Our student education program is designed to meet State of California Department of Education Content Standards. To help connect the performance to your classroom activities, we provide specially-designed “SDCDArtsNotes”; a study guide containing background on the performance pieces and artists; classroom activities that engage students in reading, writing, listening, analyzing, and creating; resources for further study, and information for students about their roles and responsibilities as members of the audience.

We look forward to your students spending quality time in Balboa Park and receiving a great introduction to the performing arts in an effective, fun, and creative way.


San Diego Civic Dance Association

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Casa Del Prado Theater
Balboa Park
1600 Village Place
San Diego, CA 92101


San Diego Civic Dance Association

Celebrating over 70 years of Dance Education in San Diego. Founded in 1942, San Diego Civic Dance Arts has introduced hundreds of thousands of citizens to the art form of dance and has been lauded as the standard for which other city-wide dance programs nationwide measure themselves. As part of the City's Park and Recreation Department, San Diego Civic Dance Arts provides affordable dance training at 22 Recreation Centers throughout San Diego County as well as in several dance facilities in Balboa Park. With over 3,200 students enrolled, the program provides our students, ages 3 to Senior Citizen, the chance to participate in a wide variety of classes such as tap, jazz, ballet, modern, irish, musical theater, creative movement, hip hop, Hawaiian and even Zumba®. San Diego Civic Dance Arts is a high quality accessible program which, thanks to the City of San Diego's low income fee waiver program, ensures that anyone who wishes to dance in San Diego is able to do so.

Unique to the program, each spring brings workshops for advanced level, audition only Companies. San Diego Civic Dance Arts Companies provide advanced level training and performance opportunities. All four companies perform in various events year round, representing the City of San Diego. Many of our advanced level dancers have gone on to successful careers in dance and the arts.

Affordable one week Summer Camps are available to dancers ages 6-17 years, with a showcase performance at the end of each week. Also available are our Adult workshop (full convention-style day of dance for Adults and Seniors)and our pre-dancer camp for ages 3-5 years.

With the support of San Diego Civic Dance Association, all of our students are given many different performance opportunities, such as December Nights, our critically acclaimed dance Collage in the spring, Production Finales as well as the highly anticipated Yearly Recitals held at the beautiful Casa Del Prado Theater in historic Balboa Park.

San Diego Civic Dance Association

Mission Statement: Our mission is to support and promote a premiere dance arts program and an appreciation of the arts, in cooperation with the San Diego Park and Recreation Department Dance Arts Program.

San Diego Civic Dance Association is a non-profit, all volunteer, public benefit organization. Every year, our dedicated volunteers give over 25,000 hours of their time to support the many programs of the City of San Diego's Civic Dance Arts program. While the City fee covers the cost of the dance classes, each year our hardworking volunteers work to raise over $180,000 to cover the costs of our performances and additional programs.

San Diego Civic Dance Association funds and produces performance opportunities for dancers taking classes with the City program. From Recitals, Collage, December Nights, Dance Fair and many more, our pledge is to provide a complete education and performance experience for our dance community.

In addition to performance opportunities, SDCDA funds financial aid, merit scholarships, college scholarships, costume assistance as well as specialty dance training opportunities for both dancer and teachers alike. Our pledge is to build and maintain a strong dance program that supports all of our students and teachers, no matter their age or ability level.

For event/show information, ticket sales, and volunteer and donation opportunities, you may reach us at:

San Diego Civic Dance Association (SDCDA):
2125 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

Dance Office: (619) 235-5255
Box Office: (619) 796-3657

Your donations provide critical funds for student merit scholarships, free dance classes, teacher development, production underwriting, costume assistance and so much more!  Please support Civic Dance with your tax-deductible donation.

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