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
November 19 & 20, Crocker Theater, 7:00pm
The Cabrillo College Dance Department presents The Fall Dance Concert on November 19 & 20, 2021, Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The concert will be held at The Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 seniors, and $12 students. Go to cabrillovapa.com or call 831-479-6154 to purchase tickets.
2021 Cabrillo Dance Virtual Spring Concert
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.