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Civic Dance Arts Program

Program Overview

Program Office: (619) 235-5255

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 Costume Orders for June 2016 recitals are placed at the end of the Fall Semester. 
Find more information regarding costume ordering and recitals at; click on “Recitals”.

Spring Semester

  • December 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - Registration begins for all Civic Dance Arts classes.
  • Classes and class costumes visible on SDRecConnect on November 30, 2015.
  • Priority is given to continuing students from the Fall 2015 Semester.
  • Spring classes emphasize choreography for recitals.
  • Each class has a unique costume associated with it. Please register for both the class and the costume (in the class description online, it will link you from the class to the correct class costume to order).
  • Class costumes are mandatory to participate in our June recitals.
  • New students will need to contact the dance office at 619-235-5255 for assistance with enrollment as teacher approval will be required to join the Spring session classes. It is advisable to contact the dance office prior to registration on December 19, 2015, if possible, so that we can help get you into a class before it fills up.
  • These classes culminate in dance recitals at the Casa del Prado Theater stage (Balboa Park) June 4 to June 19, 2016 (performances are Fridays to Sundays with dress rehearsals scheduled mid week, late afternoon to evening, beginning May 31, 2016). While participation in recitals is optional, please note that the entire semester is geared toward preparing and rehearsing a dance for the June recitals. Costume prices increase beginning December 28, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Visit and click on “Recitals” for more information.
  • No classes on City Holidays.

Dress Code

  • Leotard and tights or dance pants/shorts. No jeans allowed at any time. Hair tied back and out of the eyes. Appropriate shoes required. See instructor for more detailed information.

Cost and Class Information

  • $41.00 per semester (unless indicated otherwise).
  • Class costume prices vary by location. Each class has a unique class costume associated with it (unless indicated otherwise).
  • Effective September 8, 2015, service fees will apply as follows for all transactions. For Online Registrations, $2 Transaction fee and 3% Processing fee will be charged for every transaction. For In-house Registrations, $2 Transaction fee will be charged for every transaction. Rates are established by the service provider and are nonrefundable.
  • Low income Fee Waivers are available for class fees only to those who qualify. Fee Waiver students must pay for their class costumes. Please visit for more detailed information about the City's Fee Waiver program.
  • Classes: January 4 through May 15, 2016 (10+ sessions).
  • Each class meets once a week for 45 minutes (unless indicated otherwise)
  • The classes listed are subject to cancellation when enrollment minimums are not met and based on budgetary constraints.
  • Dance instructors have final determination if their class levels are appropriate for the skills of the dancer enrolled. If the class is determined to not be a good fit, the student will be offered a transfer to another class or given a refund (see Refund Policy below).
  • All participants must meet age requirements.
  • No classes on City Holidays.
  • Please be advised that parents will not be allowed in the dance room to watch classes as it is disruptive to the students dancing. Parents may watch the last 5 minutes of class only.
  • More complete information about our events and classes can be found on this website.
  • Dance office: 619-235-5255 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm).

Summer Camps and Adult Workshop

  • Register for our Summer Camps!, July 11 to August 12, 2016. Registration information here.
  • Register for our Adult Workshop! August 21, 2016. Registration information here.

Payment Policy

  • Online Class registration requires a credit card payment.
  • Credit cards accepted are Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. We are unable to accept debit cards without a Visa or Mastercard logo.
  • Payment will also be accepted at Citywide Recreation Centers and the War Memorial Bldg using a credit card, EXACT cash or a check payable to: City Treasurer.
  • All fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Registration conducted on a first come, first served basis.
  • A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks.
  • Class fees are not prorated/discounted after the beginning of the scheduled session.
  • Financial assistance is available. Please contact the Dance Office for more information on how to apply: 619-235-5255.

Refund Policy

  • Procedures for class refunds: Refund request forms MUST be submitted PRIOR to the 2nd scheduled class meeting or two weeks PRIOR to the scheduled camp/workshop start date. You can get the form (AC 1006) by contacting the dance office at 619-235-5255. Allow 6 to 8 weeks to receive your refund check in the mail. Please note that ActiveNet Transaction fees and Credit card fees are nonrefundable
  • If a class is cancelled, the Dance office will contact you to follow the same procedures outlined above for processing a refund.
  • Class costumes are non-refundable.
  • No partial refunds or make-ups for missed classes (i.e. routine illness, vacation or other schedule conflict).

Inclusion Support Services

  • The City of San Diego Therapeutic Recreation Services may provide inclusion aides for individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in Civic Dance Arts classes. Requests for this service must be made at least three weeks prior to the first day of class. For more information on Inclusion Support Services, contact Julie Gregg, CTRS, Inclusion Coordinator at 619-525-8248 or send an email.

Online Registration Information

Civic Dance Artsí registration is online! Spring registration begins on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Please Note that our Civic Dance Arts classes will not be visible on SDRecConnect until November 30, 2015. New students, please contact the Dance Office at 619-235-5255 for information on how to register for Spring classes/costumes as you will not be able to register from home.

As a recipient of Federal funds, the City of San Diego cannot discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, religion, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, medical condition, gender (transsexual and transgender), sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by Federal, State or local laws. If anyone believes he or she has been discriminated against, he or she may file a complaint alleging the discrimination with either the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department (Contact the District Manager (619) 235-1106) or the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.