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Tickets sell out quickly for these performances. Advance tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased online by clicking on the "Buy Now" button below or in person at the SMC Theatre Arts Box Office (Theatre Arts Complex, SMC Main Campus). A modest service charge applies.  For details, please call the SMC Dance Department at (310) 434-3467 or check our website ( 
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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, Central/South American, Asian, Ballet, Ballroom, Flamenco, French Neoclassical, Mexican Folklórico, Lyrical Jazz, Salsa, and more! Please see for details. 
Fri, May 16 | 7:30pm
Sat, May 17 | 4 & 7:30pm
$18/$15 | The Broad Stage |
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 Modern, Postmodern, Jazz, and Contemporary Ballet, as well as Hip Hop, Fusion, and more! Please see for details.
Sat, May 31 | 4 & 7:30pm
Sun, June 1 | 7:30pm
$18/$15 | The Broad Stage |
SMC Performing Arts Center
You are invited to attend and participate in this exciting FREE series of lectures and master classes presented by experts from the world of dance. Sponsored by the SMC Associates ( and SMC Dance Department. For more information, please see or call (310) 4343467.
Seating is strictly on a first-arrival basis.
Emiko Saraswati Susilo
Balinese Dance
Dancer/choreographer—currently Director of Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Associate Director of Cudamani—will lead a class that introduces the fundamentals of both male and female Balinese dance forms, and includes short excerpts of traditional form, as well as new choreography, to open a discussion of creativity, preservation of traditional form, and the place of ‘traditional arts and artists’ in the conversation on contemporary social issues. Wear comfortable clothing.
Mon, March 17 | 3:30pm | Free | Gym 102
Leslie Stevens
Contemporary Ballet
Dancer/actress—currently movement director for several programs at LA Opera and formerly with the original company of La Cage Aux Folles and the Shakespeare LAB at the Public Theatre in NYC—will teach a ballet class with a focus on accuracy of placement, musicality, and coordination, presenting student with the challenge to integrate technical clarity with intention and storytelling imagery. Wear comfortable clothing.
Wed, April 9 | 10:15am | Free | Gym 104
David Zurak
Modern Dance
Dancer/choreographer/actor—currently on the UC Irvine faculty as a lecturer in modern dance and formerly a leading dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company—will lead a Graham-based dance class featuring American modern techniques with an emphasis on finding the pelvis and spine through the concepts of contraction and release, use of the back, shifts of weight, and relationships to music. Wear comfortable clothing.
Tue, May 6 | 10:15am | Free | Gym 102

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. 
$00.00 - $9.99 3.5% + $1.50
$10.00 - $19.99
3.5% + $2.00
$20.00 - $29.99
3.5% + $2.50
$30.00 - $39.99
3.5% + $3.00
 $40.00 - UP
3.5% + $3.50
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