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Spring 2018 Classes and Costumes are now closed.
Summer registration opens Saturday, June 23rd @ 10am
(Summer Classes begin the week of June 25th)

Come experience the power and joy of dance at its finest!
Tickets are now available for Collage 2018: Be Bold
February 2 - 18, 2018
Click here for tickets!

Support Civic Dance Arts!

Civic Dance Arts is an all-volunteer not for profit public benefit corporation. Your donations provide critical funds for student merit scholarships, free dance classes, teacher development, production underwriting, costume assistance and so much more! Please support Civic Dance with your tax-deductible donation.

Founded in 1942, the Civic Dance Arts Program of the San Diego Park and Recreation Department, has introduced hundreds of thousands of citizens to the art form of dance. Currently, classes are offered at 25 city recreation centers, at affordable prices, (and in some instances with fees waived), enabling children and adults from all economic and cultural backgrounds,full participation in the study of dance. The basics of ballet, jazz, tap, and theater dance technique are stressed for all students. New to the program is the Balboa Park Dance Camp, a comprehensive, affordable summer and winter camp, offering four one-week sessions for all levels of dancers, ages 6 to 17.