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Online Registration for Spring 2018 Classes and Costumes
begins December 9th!

Click here for more information!

Enjoy December Nights with Civic Dance Arts!


photo (c) Chantal Darquenne

Friday, December 1 & Saturday December 2, 2017
Interior patio of the Casa del Prado building
Get map HERE

Our four Companies perform on
Friday, 12/1 and Saturday 12/2
at 5:15, 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, 9:15pm
Select recreation centers perform on Saturday 12/2 at
12:00pm, 2:00pm & 3:30pm

Hot basil pasta, gingerbread cookie decorating,
photos with Santa and the fabulous Civic Dance Arts dancers!

Performers and Families:
Dancer call times HERE
Parent Tips (English & Spanish) HERE
12pm Show Order HERE
2pm Show Order HERE
3:30pm Show Order HERE

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.