Welcome to Cabrillo Dance
Cabrillo Dance offers movement courses with a focus on Dance as a Performing Art and Dance Studies. Our program foregrounds dance as an academic discipline and values the movement philosophies of many cultures. In addition to studying movement techniques, students learn about dance as a cultural practice and its social functions in education, health, cultural studies, art, history, and the science of human movement. Cabrillo Dance is dedicated to fostering development of the whole dancer, nurturing the body and mind together.
The Cabrillo Dance A.A. includes pre-professional training in dance techniques, performance, choreography, and somatic education. Many four-year colleges and universities offer programs in dance performance, dance techniques, choreography, musical theater, dance education, dance therapy, somatics, dance ethnology, dance history, and criticism. Bachelor of Arts and graduate degrees in dance, and dance related fields, provide career opportunities in the public and private sectors. Specialties are offered in arts administration, physical therapy for dancers, dance for children, seniors, and special education.
Cabrillo Dance Photos: Crystal Birns, Mara Milam, Beau Saunders
September 7, 3:15pm 1117 Dance Studio at the corner of the Gym
Dance, Perform, and Celebrate Community
Be part of the Cabrillo Winter Dance Concert
Enroll in Dance 13 Repertory
Performing in the Winter Dance Concert is a great place to meet people from all across the campus and be part of a whole semester of dance and fun.
Students make dances with faculty & guest artists in a variety of styles including Salsa, Hip Hop, Ballet, Folklórico, and Contemporary Dance. These dances are performed on the Main Stage at the Crocker Theater, December 2-3, 2022
Audition for dances September 7, 3:15pm 1117 Dance Studio at the corner of the Gym
2021 Cabrillo Dance Virtual Spring Concert
Watch the 2021 Cabrillo Spring Dance Concert here!
In the midst of the pandemic dance students at Cabrillo College have persisted in an artistic discipline that embodies their connection to each other, their communities, and their college. These dances, choreographed by the students with interludes by their faculty advisor David King, celebrate the land, the place, and sometimes hidden spaces around the campus. This is the creative work and cultural innovation of student choreographers, and the college is peopled and enlivened by their dancing bodies.
When the surge in COVID infections in the county separated them, students stretched their bandwidth and rehearsed from their homes. When it became possible, they rehearsed outside at a distance from each other. And then turned necessity into staging strategies.
These dances take place from the trails above campus to the portico of the historic Sesnon House. From lonely hallways to empty recital halls. They are a continuation of the creative and embodied spirit of the Cabrillo Dance Community as we move together through difficult times. They remind us that the bodies that are at risk from this virus are also vessels of creativity, expression, spirit, and connection.