About the Dance Program
The Dance Program at Santa Susana High School offers multi-level training in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Swing, and Modern, as well as the Dance Collective, our capstone performing company. Through rigorous training, ongoing student choreography projects, guest and faculty choreography, and workshops, we are able to offer a thorough preparation for those students wishing to further their education in dance.
The dance program offers a certification in dance, which is uniquely designed with the intent of creating well-rounded and versatile dancers who are prepared to meet the challenges and expectations of today’s higher education as well as the performing arts industry. Dancers certificate by completing a specific course of study, consisting of either a Major Emphasis or a Minor Focus in Dance.
Our students have studied with the Kirov Ballet, Boston Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Wylliams Henry Contemporary Dance Company, and many others, and have gone on to pursue their dance and musical theatre educations at prestigious universities and conservatories, as well as with professional agencies, dance companies, and Broadway. Many of our dancers, though new to the dance world until they came to Santa Susana, have found dance success in college and career.