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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 Theatre Arts Box 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 (​). 

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 for details.

Sat, November 19 | 4 & 7:30pm | $20/$18

Sun, November 20 | 7:30pm | $20/$18

The Broad Stage at SMC Performing Arts Center



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 for details.

Sat, December 10 | 4 & 7:30pm | $20/$18​

Sun, December 11 | 7:30pm | $20/$18

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 ( and SMC Dance Department. Please see or call (310) 434-3467 for more information. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. ​
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.

Andrew Vaca


Known as the “jazz dance specialist,” California State University Long Beach Dance Department Chair Andrew Vaca—a dancer and award-winning dance team choreographer—will explore Modern Jazz dance technique in a class that focuses on the use of rhythm, dynamics, space, and energy, as well as creative self expression. Wear comfortable clothing.

Thu, September 29 | 10:15am | Free | Gym 104

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Jackie Lopez


Jackie Lopez—co-founder, co-artistic director, and choreographer of Versa-Style Dance Company and Versa-Style Next Generation, as well as adjunct lecturer at the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures, Director of the UCLA Summer Dance/Performing Arts Intensive for high school students, and Executive Director for The Flourish Foundation—will lead a class in hip-hop social dances from the early 90s to the modern era, and show you how to add some flavor to your freestyle! Wear comfortable clothing.

Thu, October 27 | 12:30pm | Free | Gym 104


Marie-France Levesque

Classical Ballet

Renowned dancer and teacher Marie-France Levesque—who is currently on the dance faculty at the prestigious Viewpoint School in Calabasas, has been a teacher for the Sunday Intensives for the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, and has worked and performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolph Nureyev, Natalia Makarova, Agnes De Mille, Twlya Tharp, and other master dancers and choreographers—will lead a class in Classical Ballet that explores her unique style and approach rooted in a strong classical base. Please note: This master class is designed for the students at the advanced level of ballet technique.

Wed, November 16 | 10:15am | Free | Gym 104



Tribute to Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor, and Stanley Donen

 & Screening of Film Singin’ in the Rain

Join us for a screening of the classic film about the on- and off-screen lives of two dancing film stars. Year released: 1952. Directors: Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie ReynoldsSMC Film Studies professor Josh Kanin and SMC Dance Department chair Judith Douglas will moderate an audience discussion following the screening. Sponsored by the SMC Associates ( and SMC Dance Department (
Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis.

Sat, October 15 | 6pm | Free | HSS 165​ 

See​ for details  

Online Ticketing Fees: 

         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
EXAMPLE: Tickets purchased --
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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