Posted Feb. 29, 2016, 12:22 pm
Dance instructor and former chair of Santa Monica’s Arts Commission Suchi Branfman toured 30 states as part of a seven-week mobile residency called Rooted America, hoping to explore communities that have withstood oppression, both historically and currently.
Posted Dec. 17, 2015, 10:12 am
The L.A. Dance Project Hosts 2015 benefit featured a special performance by founding director Benjamin Millepied and Janie Taylor.
Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am
In its 5th decade of performances, Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, with live music by Santa Monica College Symphony Orchestra, returns to present its enchanting rendition of the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker.”
Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:31 am
Santa Monica College’s Synapse Dance Theater – the innovative and widely praised Contemporary Dance ensemble – will present a program of new repertory by professional guest artists, award-winning faculty artists, and up-and-coming student choreographers tonight and Sunday.
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Posted Sep. 27, 2015, 10:06 am
The series opens on Oct. 7 with a Classical Ballet class presented by Roberto Almaguer, artistic director for Dance Peninsula Ballet.
Posted Jun. 20, 2014, 9:13 am
A Santa Monica and Los Angeles dance staple, Hart Pulse Dance Company presents its latest creations choreographed by Amanda Hart in the upcoming debut of “Bask” this weekend at the Miles Memorial Playhouse.
Posted May. 17, 2014, 8:00 am
The Westside Ballet of Santa Monica returns to the stage on May 18 with its annual spring performance at The Broad Stage.
Posted May. 2, 2014, 6:33 am
For the next three Mondays -- May 5, 12, and 19 -- the community is invited to dance to live music courtesy of the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra.
Posted Jan. 30, 2014, 8:38 am
As couples rhythmically twist, turn, and tango to Lorde’s “Royals” blasting as background music, an unexpected marriage between modern pop music and classic partner dance is created every time a lesson is taught within the walls of Santa Monica’s newly opened Arthur Murray Dance Center.
Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 8:12 am
Professional Bellydance performer and instructor, Sa’eeda, will be hosting a Holiday Bellydance Show this Saturday night along with her troupe, Sirens of the Sahara, at the Marine Park Recreation Center Auditorium in Santa Monica from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.
Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 7:50 am
Students from local ballet school Dance Studio No. 1 invite the community to celebrate the holiday season next month during two performances. Two productions are being prepared for community presentation: “Peter and the Wolf” performed by the school’s junior dancers aged 6-11, and “Dances Through the Year” performed by the senior dancers aged 12-18.
Posted Nov. 29, 2013, 9:38 am
John Cassese, “The Dance Doctor,” is pairing with The Salvation Army for a charity event to help eliminate hunger in Los Angeles.
Posted Nov. 28, 2013, 9:04 am
The winter holiday season would not be complete without a local production of “The Nutcracker.” Westside Ballet of Santa Monica, in association with the Santa Monica College Symphony, presents its 40th Anniversary Nutcracker performances at the Broad Stage this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Posted Oct. 1, 2013, 10:44 am
“An American Tango – The Story of Veloz and Yolanda” pays homage to Frank Veloz and Yolanda Casazza Veloz, a very famous dance couple in the 1930s and 1940s who graced the cover of “Life Magazine” which declared them the Number One Ballroom Dance Couple in America. At the height of their careers, they were earning $8,000 a week, a huge amount of money for that period.
Posted Aug. 22, 2013, 9:11 am
The 7th Annual MixMatch Dance Festival returns to Santa Monica with five shows today through Sunday. The festival kicks off with its first show tonight at 7:30 pm at the Miles Memorial Playhouse at 1130 Lincoln Boulevard.
Posted May. 31, 2013, 8:51 am
The 22nd annual Santa Monica Festival returns to Clover Park at 2600 Ocean Park Boulevard this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm.
Posted Feb. 14, 2013, 8:33 am
Peace group CODEPINK will host a dance procession from Santa Monica to Venice today, Feb. 14 in support of the One Billion Rising campaign.
Posted Nov. 16, 2012, 12:32 am
Dance for Life, a special event fundraiser where “the music, the body, and soul all come together” will be held tonight, Friday Nov. 16. at 7 p.m. for 12 hours at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, 1210 4th Street, Santa Monica.
Posted Aug. 24, 2012, 2:01 am
The annual MixMatch Dance Festival is geared towards promoting accessible, professional dance to the Los Angeles community and it returns today through Sunday, Aug. 24-26. Originating at The Electric Lodge in Venice in 2006, MixMatch quickly became an area favorite and is now entering its 6th year with their second run at The Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica.
Posted Jul. 6, 2012, 11:00 pm
First United Methodist Church Preschool held its Children’s Dance Performance on June 28, which was a culmination of the year long program of teacher education in preschool curriculum through movement.