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Dance Events

Join us for at one of our upcoming dance department performances or events. For more detailed event information or to purchase tickets, please visit our Performing Arts Center Website: ivcarts.org.


Fall Master Classes

Michael Nickerson-Rossi, Guest Artist

Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 5:30-7:30 pm — PE 160

As part of our Guest Artist Series Program, Irvine Valley College brings in professional guest artists to work with our students. Michael Nickerson-Rossi is the artist director of Nickerson Rossi Dance, CA and PA based dance company. For more information about his company, visit his website.


Pat Taylor, Guest Artist

Tuesday October 8, 2019, at 12:30-2:30pm — PE 160

As part of our Guest Artist Series Program, Irvine Valley College brings in professional guest artists to work with our students. Pat Taylor is the artistic director of Jazz Antiqua, a Los Angeles based dance company. For more information about her company, visit her website.


Sarah Swenson, Guest Artist

TBA 2019 — PE 160

As part of our Guest Artist Series Program, Irvine Valley College brings in professional guest artists to work with our students. Sarah Swenson is the artist director of Vox Dance Theatre, working world wide. For more information, visit her website.


High School Dance Day with Lecture Demo Performance

Friday, November 22, 2019 — Main Stage

9 am — Master Classes

Noon — Lecture Demo Performance

This is a lecture demonstration performance for high school students to learn more about the creative process and dance. Students will have the opportunity to take master classes in several genres of dance before the performance. Show will have selections from our full-length fall dance concert. Contact Jennifer La Curan for ticket information.


Equilibrium Fall Dance Concert

Benefit Night: Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 8 pm — Main Stage

Friday, November 22, 2019, at 8 pm — Main Stage

Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 8 pm — Main Stage

This year’s Fall Dance Concert Equilibrium will surely delight audiences with a mixed bill of dance works highlighting both Performing Dance Ensemble (PDE) and Rehearsal and Performance (R&P) groups. The concert will feature guest artist works by Michael Nickerson-Rossi, Pat Taylor and Sarah Swenson. Faculty members Cruz, Michel Gervais, Teresa Jankovic, Monik Jones, Gabrielle Angeles and Jennifer La Curan will also be presenting works. Plus, student choreographers will have the opportunity to share their auditioned works with our audiences.


Fall Choreographic Showcase

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 6 pm — Main Stage

A fun and informal showing of what goes on in the dance classroom. Our Fall Choreographic Showcases is carried by the Choreography Class’s final projects. Also, students from various dance classes will present their final dance combinations. Plus, dance department students can present new choreographic ideas. A fun way for family and friends to check out what dance students have been doing all semester, and for the curious to check out what IVC Dance Department is all about.


Spring Master Classes

Gianna Burright, Guest Artist

Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 4:30-6:30 pm — PE 160

As part of our Guest Artist Series Program, Irvine Valley College brings in professional guest artists to work with our students. Gianna Burright is a California based dance artist. For more information about her, visit her website.


Jessica Kondrath, Guest Artist

TBA 2020 — PE 160

As part of our Guest Artist Series Program, Irvine Valley College brings in professional guest artists to work with our students. Jessica Kondrath is the artist director of Grayscale, a Los Angeles based dance company that performs worldwide. For more information about her company, visit her website.


IVC Dance Invitational Concert

Friday, April 17, 2020, at 8 pm — Main Stage

IVC Dance Department is proud to introduce its third annual IVC Dance Invitational Concert. Local high schools and colleges will have the opportunity to come perform in an adjudicated performance at IVC. Dance professional adjudicators will be giving feedback on choreography, dance technique, artistry and more. To be part of this concert please contact Jennifer La Curan in the IVC Dance Department.


Speakeasy Spring Dance Concert

Preview Night (Benefit for PAC): Thursday April 30, 2020, at 8 pm

Friday May 1, 2020, at 8 pm — Main Stage

Saturday May 2, 2020, at 8 pm — Main Stage

The Spring Dance Concert Speakeasy will be celebrating 1920-2020:100 years of dance! Speakeasy will highlight student and faculty choreographic works alongside guest artists Gianna Burright and Jessica Kondrath. Featuring both Performing Dance Ensemble (PDE) and Rehearsal and Performance (R&P) groups, this concert will showcase our diverse dancers and artistry.