Open House

Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 11:30 AM in CPC 304

Come meet SMC’s Dance faculty, watch students perform, and learn about our programs, performance opportunities, and the Dance major. For more information, please see or call (310) 434-3467.

Dance Major Meeting

Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM in CPC 304

Learn about the Dance Major, A.A. Degree, transfer, careers and more. For more information, please see or call (310) 434-3467.  

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.

Yvette Tucker (Commercial Dance and Surviving Auditions)

Tuesday September 26th, 2017 | 12:30 pm | Free | CPC 314

Yvette Tucker has been a principal dancer in operas with LA Opera, and Santa Fe Opera, as well as with renowned artists Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Elton John, and others. Tucker will present a hands-on workshop that focuses on honing the skills you need to book commercial dance jobs—including TV/film work—and includes a mock audition with various real-world scenarios. Bring all types of dance shoes, a resume, and picture.

Michel Gervais (Ballet)

Wednesday October 25th, 2017 | 12:30 pm | Free | CPC 304 & 308

Canadian Michel Gervais studied with the Ida Sauvé Dance Studios, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, and National Ballet School of Canada, and has danced with Feld Ballet/NY, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, Theatre Ballet of Canada, National Dance Theatre of Bermuda, Ontario Ballet Theatre, Sacramento Ballet, Ballet Pacifica, and California Riverside Ballet. Gervais will present a blend of all ballet techniques, and concentrate on proper alignment, fluidity, and understanding of basic classical ballet techniques. If participating, wear appropriate black on black dancewear and ballet slippers.

Amy Morrow (Gaga)

Thursday November 16th, 2017 | 10:15 am | Free | CPC 304 & 308

Note: This master class is not open for observation. 

Amy Morrow is a choreographer and consultant who teaches at the University of Texas at Austin. Founder of AM Arts, she manages award-winning companies in Israel and the United States. Morrow received the Austin Critics Table 2017 Best Dancer Award, directs The Theorists, and produces Theorist Fest. In 2013, she launched TBX [Toolbox Series] to host 20+ international workshops and collaborations, including professional development in Gaga, CounterTechnique®, Dance Film, Music Improvisation, Dance Technology, and performance development with Deborah Hay. Morrow is a certified Gaga teacher trained directly under Ohad Naharin of Batsheva Dance Company. If participating, wear black on black dance wear.

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