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Online Registration for Fall 2017 Classes begins September 16th!

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Boys Day of Dance!
Sunday, September 24th
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Photo Chantal Darquenne.

Come experience the power and joy of dance at its finest!
Tickets are now available for FREE NIGHT OF THEATRE 2017!
Friday October 6 at 8pm
Saturday October 7 at 8pm
Click here for FREE tickets!

Photo Jennifer Dominquez.

Gently used dance shoes and costumes for sale!
Saturday & Sunday September 23 and 24, 2017
(come early for best selection)
In front of the Casa del Prado Theatre, Balboa Park
(Park Blvd to Village Place)

Please consider donating your shoes to SDCDA and the shoe fair - all proceeds benefit the program. If you would prefer to try selling your shoes, fill out the itemized list (click here) and labels (click here) and bring your labeled shoes and itemized list to the War Memorial Bldg, 3325 Zoo Drive, on September 9 or 16 (9am-2pm), or make arrangements to drop off at the dance office (619) 235-5355.




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. High quality classes are offered at 22 city recreation centers and Balboa Park facilities 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. Beginning- Pre-professional level instruction is offered in disciplines such as jazz, tap, ballet, modern, hip hop and musical theater. Civic Dance Arts emulates the highest standards of nationally renowned private and non-profit programs; a program which now attracts the highest caliber instructional and student talent while providing instruction at the least cost in the community. Come experience the power and joy of dance at its finest!