Welcome to Santa Cruz Dance Guild

Santa Cruz Dance Guild at International Academy of Dance presents the first ever International Dance Day Celebration in Santa Cruz!

A live dance performance celebrating choreographers and collaboration.

Featuring SOUL Dance – the contemporary company of SCDG alongside Santa Cruz City Ballet and local artists from the Palomar Ballroom, Elaine’s Dance, International Academy of Dance, Desert Dream Dance Company, Congolese African Dance, Samba Da & Nancy Lingemann’s Youth Spanish Dance.

Be part of our first ever International Dance Day Celebration (IDDC), where emerging choreographers and professionals share the stage to celebrate life around the world through dance.

IDDC is a new tradition to build community and enhance artistic expression, as well as provide an open invitation to expand cultural diversity through collaboration.

Individual artistry is summoned and nurtured as dance blossoms forth from the heart of new artists and seasoned professionals alike.

Join the movement to dance for JOY & elevate humanity one step at a time.

Event Details:
Where: Cabrillo’s Crocker Theater
When: Sunday, April 28th at 4:30pm
Tickets: $18 – $25


Upon recognition as a 501(c)(3), the SCDG is now open to receive fully tax deductible donations under IRC Section 170 and also qualified (qualifies) to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522. EIN: 45-4713619

Santa Cruz City Ballet
Ballet Company

Sóul Contemporary Dance
Lyrical, Modern, Hip-Hop & Tap Company

Artistic Director: Shannon Cullem-Chipman
Resident Choreographer: Melissa Palumbo
Associate Company Manager: Lana McAuliffe

Both Companies are based at the International Academy of Dance. Currently, Company artists, ages eight through adult, are preparing for upcoming performances. We look forward to the growth and advancement of these two new companies. Our enduring commitment to excellence and artistic progression and evolution of our dancers is paramount through quality dance and outreach performances throughout our community.

Santa Cruz City Ballet & Sóul Contemporary Dance will hold auditions annually for aspiring and committed new members. Currently, both companies rehearse weekly with additional rehearsals scheduled as required.

We are grateful to everyone who is part of our vision. We look forward to creating more beauty, more laughter, more poise, more love and more JOY through dance!

The SCDG is funded through donations from family, friends and the general public.
To download a Scholarship application, click here.

If you need to get in touch with us, email us at info@santacruzdanceguild.org