San Diego Civic Dance Arts

Celebrating over 70 years of Dance Education! San Diego Civic Dance Association is the 501(c)3 that supports the program

Photos from San Diego Civic Dance Arts's post 05/13/2024

Our annual Mother’s Day Potluck & Preview Show was a hit with our families gathering to see “I Can See Clearly Now”. Can you believe we’re about 20 days until opening day. We can’t wait!
Tickets on sale NOW


Weekend vibes coming your way from our Adult Ensemble Workshop Class! Wishing all of our moms and those that take on mom roles a Happy Mother’s Day💐


Can you believe we’re celebrating 78 years of Spring Recital! Get your tickets now. Seats are filling fast!

Opening Day: June 1 - 15
Link in BIO!


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With our spring classes coming to an end soon don’t forget to take the time to thank your teacher(s)!



Save The Date to support SDCDA!!
Use CODE “Fundraiser” online or mention SDCDA
The Kebab Shop gives back 50% of proceeds ALL DAY TUESDAY 5/7
Location: Mission Valley
1570 Camino de la Reina, SD 92108

USE MY VOICE I Adult Ensemble | San Diego Civic Dance Arts: Collage 2024: Connected 04/15/2024

Set your alarm for 6:30am because our Adult Ensemble will start your week off right and encourage you to ***Use Your Voice*** as they perform "Use My Voice" for you at wake up time tomorrow! Choreography by Debbie Hardesty. Special shout out to Theron Ross for capturing all this amazing video! Daelin's dad caught so many amazing moments from Collage 2024: Connected.

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USE MY VOICE I Adult Ensemble | San Diego Civic Dance Arts: Collage 2024: Connected USE MY VOICE I CHOREOGRAPHER: DEBBIE HARDESTYAdult EnsembleMusic: Use My Voice by Evanescence from the Album The Bitter TruthVideo by: Theron RossEditing by:...

Fusion | Collage 2024: Connected 04/15/2024

If you are subscribed to our YouTube page and if you have notifications turned on-- then you know that this dance is premiering RIGHT NOW @ 7:40PM! Enjoy the amazing dancing of the San Diego Civic Company and the stunning choreography by Rachel Mitchell.

Fusion | Collage 2024: Connected FUSION I CHOREOGRAPHER: RACHEL MITCHELLCivic Dance CompanyMusic: Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Album Oppenheimer by Ludwig Göransson, Mus...

Collage 2024: Connected | Good to Go | Choreographer: Kathy Landry 03/25/2024

From one of SDCDA's Amazing Dance Teacher & Choreographer -- Enjoy this tap number from Kathy Landry!

YouTube uploads will resume over the next 2 weeks...Spring Break treats dropping periodically on our YouTube Channel Be sure to LIKE and SUBSCRIBE - Never Miss A Beat!

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Collage 2024: Connected | Good to Go | Choreographer: Kathy Landry GOOD TO GO I CHOREOGRAPHER: KATHY LANDRYA. Trevino, A. Schueler, A. Betancourt, A. Querido, D. Jones, G. Betancourt, G. Balcazar, J. Miller, K. Cone,S. Fogel...


Join us for lunch or dinner at Rubio’s in Mission Valley! It’s an ALL DAY event and you can help support SDCDA just buy stopping by and grabbing a bite to eat!

2075-A Camino De La Reina
San Diego, CA 92108

Use the QR code to order and don’t forget to use the code “DONATE” during checkout!
Thank you for sharing this week with your family and friends!


Who’s excited for our first day of production rehearsals?!? Our cast has been selected, choreographers picked, music waiting to be played and the new logo is ready to be seen!Let’s GO!!!


Paid intern position available with SDCDA!

Civic Dance Arts is looking for interns to begin teaching this Summer.

Must be 16-30 years, enrolled in school, and currently not working to qualify for the Internship program.

Looking for candidates who are Company alumni and are good with teaching “babies (3-6 yrs) and beginner dancers (tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop).

This is a paid intern position.

Reach out to Dance Specialist, Andrea Feier, at [email protected] by March 23, 2024 if interested.


Want Advanced Level Training? If you are interested in finding out what it’s like to be a part of the San Diego Civic Dance Company, this workshop is for you!

The San Diego Civic Dance Company is a performing troupe of dancers ranging in age from 12 to 20 years. The Company represents the City of San Diego at public concerts, benefits, conventions, and community events, while continuing their advanced training. Many Company members have joined local dance companies, as well as appearing in musical theater companies throughout southern California, and several have graced stages in the national scene.
To audition, each student must complete the 8-week intensive workshop which culminates in an audition for the Company. During the workshop, dancers will be polishing their tap, jazz, ballet and contemporary technique. Instructors will analyze each student’s readiness to move to the level of study necessary to join the Company.

Cost: $84.92
Registration: Register online at with Activity code # 111889. Please call the dance office at 619-235-5255 (Monday-Friday) or email [email protected] if you need assistance with enrollment or have questions.
Workshop: March 10, 17, 24, (no March 31), April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5 3:30pm-6:00pm
Casa Del Prado rm. 201, Balboa Park
Audition: May 5, 2023 @ 3:30-6:00pm
Casa Del Prado rm. 201, Balboa Park
Please note: There will be a callback for dancers we are considering for Company on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 from 5:30-8:30pm in Casa Del Prado Rm 201, Balboa Park

Who is Eligible:
• Students currently enrolled in the San Diego Civic Dance Arts Program- must have been participating in SDCDA classes for at least one year prior to auditioning.
• Advanced level in Tap & Jazz at your recreation center (if you’re unsure, check with your instructor)
• Turning 12 by August 31, 2024. Age must be verified.
📷 Bryson Kim
Choreography featured in photo takeen from Collage 2024: Rachel Mitchell

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SDCDA offers 2 Summer Dance Camps

Registration starts March 2nd at 10am so make sure you check out all the details on our website under “Dance Camp” and sign up! No experience necessary, ages 8-18.

Photos from San Diego Civic Dance Arts's post 03/01/2024

Happy Leap Day!

Collage 2024’s “There Will Be Time” choreographed by SDCDA Staff, Elizabeth Myrick, brought many leaps to the stage. This work truly allowed us to embrace the idea of living in the moment knowing that change may come our way.

Visit our YouTube page to watch the full video of this beautiful work.
🎵🎵 by Mumford & Sons


It’s that time of the year when all of our Company groups start their annual workshops! Now’s your time to get the additional training you’ve wanted.

Our Junior Company T-Troupe kicks it off with our workshop with Kathy Landry that starts Saturday, March 2nd. Eight weeks of training in tap, jazz, hip-hop and ballet technique for only $84.92.
Location: War Memorial Building, Balboa Park (Auditions* Link)
Visit our website for all the details and we hope to see you there!
📷 Montage Moments Photography,


A little Sunday lunchtime premiere at 12:00 noon! Check out SDCDA's Adult Ensemble performa "Use My Voice" Choreographed by Debbie Hardesty. Music: Use My Voice by Evanescence from the Album The Bitter Truth

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SDCDA will be hosting auditions for “I Can See Clearly Now” written by Alan Schueler.

WHEN: Sunday, March 3rd
Casa del Prado Building, Balboa Park
Registration begins 11:00am
Auditions begin at 12:00pm PROMPTLY

Visit the link in our BIO for all the details.


Swinging into the weekend!
Hope all of our dancers, staff and families have gotten some rest after our 11-day run of Collage! We sure miss being on stage and looking forward to June recitals!
Choreography by Rachel Mitchell

Photos from San Diego Civic Dance Arts's post 02/23/2024

“In This Shirt” Choreography by Rachel Mitchell featuring Company senior, Kaelynn.

📷 Jennifer Dominquez


Start your Tuesday off right! Add a few minutes to your morning and watch ALL FOUR of SDCDA's Performing Companies in their encore performance "Do It Now" with Guest Choreography by Kevin & Dea Nguyen. Premiere is set for 5am, so even Mr. Alan can enjoy before work!

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Videography: Theron Ross
Editing: Mary Findlay

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DO IT NOW I SDCDA Collage 2024: Connected | GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS: KEVIN AND DEA NGUYEN DO IT NOW I GUEST CHOREOGRAPHERS: KEVIN AND DEA NGUYENAll CompaniesMusic: All Mixes are by SBU Beats: Missy Elliot Tribute Mix, TRIBE 99 “Jenny From the Bloc...

Fun | SDCDA Collage 2024: Connected 02/19/2024

That was FUN!! 🤩
Be on the lookout for Collage 2024: Connected pieces dropping into our YouTube channel . Like & Subscribe! Turn on notifications and you’ll never miss a beat!!

Fun | SDCDA Collage 2024: Connected Choreographer: Alexis LedgerwoodDancers: D. Ross, D. Deras, G. Betancourt, G. Balcazar, G. Greeves, K. Garbutt, K. Cone, S. Fogel, T. Corlett, (u/s L. Amante...

Photos from San Diego Civic Dance Arts's post 02/19/2024

The seniors of our Company delivered an impressive performance on our COLLAGE stage, leaving a memorable mark. They still have a few more months of Company, so you still have time to see them during our June recitals. We are also excited to see what they will bring to the stage at our Company Student Choreography Showcase!

Seniors, ENJOY the rest of your days in Company and continue making lasting memories you will never forget!
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San Diego Civic Dance Arts

Photos from San Diego Civic Dance Arts's post 02/18/2024

Sunday, 2/18th @ 2pm
It’s a perfect day to head to Balboa Park to catch our award winning show one last time!

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& LUNCH OR DINNER AT RUBIO’S in Mission Valley ~ ALL DAY!!

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Videos (show all)

Collage 2024: Connected Spotlight Choreographer Work featured by Donna Flournoy.
SDCDA’s Adult Ensemble brought their Grinchiest holiday number yet to The Casa Del Prado Courtyard for December Nights 2...
FNOT SDCDA COMPLIMENTARY TICKET -If you’re an SDCDA Company Alumni, reserve your (1) complimentary ticket by emailing ar...
JUST 2 MORE SHOWS!Friday, 7pm & Saturday, 1pmBehind our dancers and this show are the people with the creativity and vis...
Yeah, boy...s!  At December Nights 2022 - the boys of SDCDA Company 2022 brought it!  #DecemberNights2022 #SDCDA
“You are not hidden…”🎵 “Rescue” by Lauren DaigleChoreographer: Rachel MitchellDancers: War Memorial Recreation Center Pr...
You still have time to watch our Company dancers in “Need A Little Christmas” kickline performance along with other grea...
We love traditions and can’t wait to bring this one back to all of you at December Nights, Friday 12/2 and Saturday 12/3...
Who doesn’t love a fall festival?  We were so happy to be invited back to St. Patrick’s school for their annual event!
Testing our December Nights Facebook Live Event! The actual show is coming to you Dec. 2nd and 3rd…stay tuned for specif...
Do you remember the 21st night of September?Catch the final viewings of SDCDA’S Collage 2022 Encore choreographed by Mau...






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