The mission of the Rio Hondo College Dance Program is to further the skills of both the dancer and non-dancer entering the classroom, studio, and stage and to support them in the attainment of degrees, certificates, and transfer through collaborative exploration, dedicated practice, appreciative inquiry, and purposeful creativity.
The Rio Hondo Dance Program is noted for the high quality of its productions and the personal attention given to its dancers. The two annual department concerts showcase faculty, guest artist, and student choreography. Additional performance experiences are available to advanced students, who are selected by audition, to be part of the Rio Hondo Dance Collective. The touring ensemble members’ performance and choreographic opportunities include on-campus venues, area dance festivals and community concerts.
Dr. Alyson Cartagena – Director of the Dance Program
Rachel Lopez’s Immense Grace with 2018-2019 Collective dancers:
Jaylani De La Cruz
Congratulations to the following Limon West Coast Summer Program Scholarship Recipients:
David Bernal (full-time)
Jaylani De La Cruz (part-time)
Clarissa Caguioa (part-time)
Tori Lopez (1st runner-up) or Rivka Villanueva (2nd runner-up) will receive the scholarship sponsored by the Rio Hondo Dance Program.