"IS IT IN YOU?"
Come discover your passion for dance at San Juan Hills
The San Juan Hills Dance Department offers an exciting and enriching program to every individual. It provides our students all aspects of dance training and performance opportunities. It provides training in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and various styles of jazz including but not limited to character and stylized jazz. Each dancer will have the opportunity to experience proper stretching exercises, alignment, strength and body conditioning. It also fosters the development of student choreography and encourages individual discipline, creative expression, and leadership. Students will experience working with various professional dance artists and will perform in a winter concert and a spring dance concert. They will also work collaboratively and showcase their own choreography in a concert early spring. All seniors will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in our Seniors Only concert. It is our goal that individuals who graduate from the program will be confident in their movements and training. Our hope is that students will feel inspired to continue dance in college or at a professional level either in choreography and/or performance.
DANCE PRODUCTION 2023-2024
FUSION WINTER SHOW
LINK TO FUSION TICKETS:
WHO'S PERFORMING? SJHHS ADVANCED DANCE, INTERMEDIATE DANCE, BEG/INT DANCE, MODERN DANCE CONSERVATORY ALONG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS EACH NIGHT.
FRIDAY GUEST PERFORMERS: ANHS, THHS, SMCHS, SC, IVC, OCC, & KPOP CLUB
SATURDAY GUEST PERFORMERS: SCD, BAMS, PAVE, REVERB, CDC, SCDPAC, DANCE WORKS, & KPOP CLUB
LITTLE STALLIONS DANCE WORKSHOP!
PEP RALLY PERFORMANCE
DANCE PRODUCTION 2022-2023
CLASH OF THE CLASSES
RALLY 2023 PERFORMANCE
WINTER FORMALRALLY 2023 PERFORMANCE "WINTER IN PARIS"
PICTURES FROM FUSION WINTER DANCE SHOW
CLUE HOMECOMING 2022 PERFORMANCE LINK
September 23, 2022
DANCE PRODUCTION 2021-2022
BACK FROM COVID"
CLASH OF THE CLASSES PEP RALLY PERFORMANCE 2022
GATSBY WINTER PEP RALLY 2022 PERFORMANCE LINK
BACK TO THE FUTURE DECADES HOMECOMING 2021 PERFORMANCE LINK
DANCE PRODUCTION 2020-2021 "YEAR OF HYBRID"
CLASH OF THE CLASSES PEP RALLY 2021
WILLY WONKA HOMECOMING 2020 PERFORMANCE LINK
Late Homecoming Break Rally 2021
Willy Wonka Performance
Multicultural Fair Break Rally 2021 Performance
DANCE PRODUCTION 2019-2020
NO CLASH OF THE CLASSES PEP RALLY! COVID!
DANCE PRODUCTION 2018-2019
HOMECOMING 2018 INCREDIBLES 2 PERFORMANCE
DANCE PRODUCTION 2017-18
CLASH OF THE CLASSES PEP RALLY PERFORMANCE 2018
TITANIC WINTER FORMAL DANCE PERFORMANCE
SJHHS DANCE MAKES THE NEWS!
GREASE WINTER PEP RALLY 2017
BASKETBALL GAME HALF TIME PERFORMANCE
FANTASY VS. REALITY STUDENT CHOREO SHOW AWARD WINNERS
ATLANTIS WINTER PEP RALLY 2016
PETER PAN HOMECOMING 2015
DANCE PRODUCTION 2016-2017
DANCE PRODUCTION 2015-2016
DANCE PRODUCTION 2014-2015
DANCE PRODUCTION 2013-2014
DANCE PRODUCTION 2012-2013
HOMECOMING ON THE RANGE 2014
HARRY POTTER HOMECOMING 2013
Here are the videos from our Homecoming performances. Kaiden Gerlach as Harry Potter. Jackie Ward as Hermoine. Greyson Hanson as Ron. Taylor Block as Voldemort. Kenley Farace as Snape. Jackson Harper as Cedric. Alexis Macadam as Dumbledore.
HARRY POTTER HOMECOMING DANCE PRODUCTION
BATTLE OF THE CLASSES PEP RALLY ROUTINE
WINTER PEP RALLY ROUTINES
SENSEI-TIONAL HOMECOMING 2012 PEP RALLY VIDEO
CHOREOGRAPHER'S BALL 2012 VIDEO
DISNEY "IMAGINATION" DANCE RECITAL 2012 VIDEO
DANCE VIDEOS 2011-2012
Our Disney Imagination Dance Recital was held on February 9 and 10. Thank you to everyone who came to support us and made the show a success!
WINTER PEP RALLY 2011 VIDEO
SJHHS DANCE PROGRAM MOVIE
50 dancers attended the Saddleback Dance Symposium Field Trip on November 17, 2011. They took 2 master dance classes and watched the winter dance show.
Advanced and Intermediate Dance Production performed a "Wizard of Oz" themed dance at the Homecoming pep rally.
Dance Production participated in the 1st SJHHS Lip Dub Video on October 29, 2010. It is produced by the advanced video production students and will be used to promote the SJH performing arts department. Joined by the dancers were the students from the departments of theater, music, vocal, video, drawing & painting, ccp and photo. Everyone wore fun costumes and sang and danced to "Bang on the drums." The message is simple....."JOIN THE ARTS!"
Advanced Dance Production performed at the homecoming pep rally on September 30, 2010 in the SJH gym. The dance was titled "Mario's World Adventures" directed and choreographed by Mrs. Calder. Some dancers from Intermediate Dance Production and beginning dance helped crew the production. It started in Mario's world where Mario and his crew played and danced. Bowser and Donkeykong entered the scene and kidnapped Princess Peach. Now Mario will have to go through the fire world, water world, mario kart and finally get to Bowser's castle to rescue the princess. It was a bang of a performance and thoroughly enjoyed by the staff and students.
WINTER SHOW "FUSION" 2010
Our winter show Fusion was held in December in the Collaborative Arts Theater. It was a collaboration concert with guest performers from dana hills dance, aliso niguel dance, ladera ranch dance academy and south coast freestyle. Great job to everyone who performed in the show and thank you to all the volunteers who helped us backstage in the dressing rooms, the crew and the lobby helpers too. Thank you to Laura Slye for organizing the volunteers.. Thank you to all the family and friends who came to see the show and supported us. Here are some links to our dances.
CLASH OF THE CLASSES PEP RALLY 2011
Dance production was invited to perform at the annual San Clemente Cinco De Mayo Festival on May 7, 2011. They performed 5 high enery routines in front of a big crowd of people.
Our recital was held on February 19, 2010. It showcased all student choreography. Dancers collaborated for a month and half and created original works of art. This show was a sell out! Great job dancers!
Dance Program Director
Dance Program Director
Dance Program Director
Advanced: Summer Lewis, Hannah McCabe, Savannah Stull, Danica Robertson (Officer)
Intermediate: Jordan Lapin, Zoe Lewis, Elise Malamatenios
Beginning Intermediate: Megan Clatfelter, Grace DeGroot, Rylee Jump
Modern Dance Conservatory: Danica Robertson
Beginning Dance Period 2: Olivia Carrillo, Daniella Diaz, Sam Gustavino
Beginning Dance Period 4: Cheyenne Lee, Natalia Meza, Renee Trice
2023-2024 EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
ADP = Advanced Dance Production
IDP = Intermediate Dance Production
BID = Beginning Intermediate Program
BD = Beginning Program
ALL = BD, BID, IDP, ADP
ADP n IDP - Homecoming Rally, Oct 13, 2023
ADP n IDP - Little Stallions Nov. 9, 2023
ADP n IDP n BID - FUSION Winter Dance Show - November 17 & 18, 2023
ADP - Guest Perform at Aliso - Dec 7, 2023
ALL - Choreographer's Ball Auditions - January 16, 2024
ADP n IDP - Winter Rally - TBA
ALL SENIORS - Senior Showcase Auditions Jan 30, 2024
ALL - Student Choreography Show - February 9 & 10, 2024
ALL SENIORS ONLY in dance program - Senior Showcase - February 23, 2024
ADP Clash of the Classes Rally - TBA
ALL - "Choreographer's Ball" Spring Dance Concert - Thursday & Friday, May 16 & 17, 2024
ADP & IDP - Disney Field Trip - May 20, 2024
Alternate Dance Audition Day - May 21, 2024 (see below if you quality)
2024-2025 Dance Auditions - May 24, 2024
ALL - Dance Program Awards Luncheon - May 24, 2024 during Lunch time
ADP, IDP & BID dancers and parents 1st meeting - May 28, 2024 - 6:00 pm
ATTENTION INCOMING FRESHMEN INTERESTED IN THE BEGINNING DANCE PROGAM!
As our program continues to flourish, it has become impacted. You may have noticed in your schedule options that BEGINNING dance has become unavailable to incoming freshmen as an option. However, if you are someone who is really interested in our program and want to learn how to dance but have no previous dance training, please still attend the dance auditions, so that the judges and I may take a look at your potential, work ethic and movement quality, as exceptions can be made if justifiable. You may be put on the recommended list and might be filled into the available spots left after upperclassmen registration. This does not apply to those who have dance training. Please see below for audition information. Thank you and Good Luck!!!
ALTERNATE AUDITION DAY WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2024 @ 3:45
Alternate Audition Day is for 8th graders or SJH SCHOOL activity conflict. You will need to bring proof of the reason of your absence for the actual audition day. Examples of allowable excuses are 8th grade school trip, 8th grade graduation, middle school musical/play etc. Work schedule, appointments, detention, etc. are not considered allowable excuses. You will be recorded and the recording will be shown to the judges on the audition day when they arrive, where you will then be possibly placed somewhere in the program. Please email Mrs. Calder regarding the reason of why you need the alternate date and to schedule an appointment for make up day. Don't just show up, no one will be there.
DANCE AUDITIONS 2024-2025
MAY 24, 2024
DANCE AUDITION APPLICATION
Advanced Dance: 4:00 P.M.
Registration begins at 3:30 P.M.
Intermediate Dance, Beginning Intermediate Dance, Beginning Dance: 6:00 P.M.
Registration begins at 5:30 P.M.
Where: Main Gym
What to wear: ALL BLACK FITTED dancewear such as leotard, leggings, shorts, tank top. NO sports bras, crop tops, strapless tops, or low cut tops. Dance shoes can be any color. Hair slick back in a bun or low ponytail.
What to expect: Bring your completed application along with a headshot attached. You will be given an audition number based on your time of arrival. You will learn an across the floor technical combination comprising of various types of turns (pirouettes, al a secondes, around the world, ice skater, pique turns), kicks, flexibility (leg hold, leg hold turns, illusion, lay out), acro (kip ups, headsprings), jumps (grande jete, calypso, firebird, straddle, c-jump, switch leaps) and tumbling skills (aerials, hand springs). You will go across the floor 2 at a time. At the conclusion of the last person, you may be called back for a second look, so it's to your benefit to stay seated after you've completed your audition. If your number is called back and you've left the gym, the final results will be made based on your first run through.
Results: The audition results will be posted on our website approximately 1-2 days after auditions. This audition is for level placement based on your audition not past performances, please do your best!
HAVE QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFO?
Please contact the director, Mrs. Calder, at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you'd like to make a donation to the dance program. Please visit the boosters website to do so. Thank you for your support!
VISIT THE PERFORMING ARTS BOOSTER WEBSITE
Parents! Do you want to get more involved with our department and be in the loop? Join P.A.B. (performing arts boosters) today. Visit their website for more information.