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Online Registration is here!
Fall classes begin enrolling September 17, 2016 at 10am.
Classes begin the week of September 26, 2016.
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FREE Performances!

Free Night of Theatre (FNOT) is Friday October 7 (SOLD OUT) and Saturday October 8, 2016 (SOLD OUT) at 8pm
Accepting Stand-by reservations ONLY!
Collage 2017 Premieres and Collage 2016 Encores!

Get FREE tickets here.

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!