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"Is it in You?"

Come discover your passion for dance at San Juan Hills


The San Juan Hills Dance Department offers an exciting and enriching program to every individual. It provides our students all aspects of dance training and performance opportunities. It provides training in ballet, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, and various styles of jazz including but not limited to character and stylized jazz. Each dancer will have the opportunity to experience proper stretching exercises, alignment, and strength and body conditioning. It also fosters the development of student choreography and encourages individual discipline, creative expression, and leadership. Students will experience working with various professional dance artists and will perform in the winter collaboration concert and the spring dance concert. They will also work collaboratively and showcase their own choreography in a concert early spring. It is our goal that individuals who graduate from the program will be confident in their movements and their training and will feel inspired to continue dance in college or at a professional level either in choreography and/or performance.


Posted: March 27, 2020

As of yesterday, distance learning has been extended to May 1. The health and wellness of our students and staff is always our first priority. Therefore, our April auditions will be postponed until further notice. Please continue to check this page and our Instagram @sjhhsdance for any updates on our spring show . Thank you for your patience and understanding.

dance production 2019-2020

Dance Production
Homecoming 2018 Incredibles 2 Performance

Homecoming Incredibles

dance production 2018-2019

Dance Production
Clash of the Classes Pep Rally Performance 2018

March 2018 pep rally dance.

10 "Marvel"ous years homeocming performances

September 23, 2016 - Theme: Marvel Comics

The pep rally performance

The pregame performance

Basketball Game Half Time Performance

Basketball half time Febraury 11th 2016

Fantasy Vs. Reality Student Choreo Show Award Winners

ATLANTIS Winter Pep Rally 2016

Peter pan homecoming 2015

Dance Production 2017-18
Back Cover Pic
Dance Production 2016-2017
Dance Production 2016-2017
Dance Production 2015-2016
2015-2016 production
Dance Production 2014-2015
Dance Production 2014-2015
Dance Production 2013-2014
Dance Production 2013-2014
Dance Production 2012-2013

Homecoming on the Range 2014

Harry Potter Homecoming 2013

Here are the videos from our Homecoming performances. Kaiden Gerlach as Harry Potter. Jackie Ward as Hermoine. Greyson Hanson as Ron. Taylor Block as Voldemort. Kenley Farace as Snape. Jackson Harper as Cedric. Alexis Macadam as Dumbledore.

Dance Production Pregame Performance

Dance Production Pep Rally Performance

Harry Potter Homecoming Dance Production
Harry Potter Homecoming Dance Production

Battle of the classes pep rally routine

Winter Pep Rally Routines

Sensei-tional Homecoming 2012 Pep Rally Video

Choreographer's Ball 2012 Video

Disney "Imagination" Dance Recital 2012 Video

Dance videos 2011-2012

Our Disney Imagination Dance Recital was held on February 9 and 10. Thank you to everyone who came to support us and made the show a success!

Winter Pep Rally 2011 Video

SJHHS Dance Program Movie

50 dancers attended the Saddleback Dance Symposium Field Trip on November 17, 2011. They took 2 master dance classes and watched the winter dance show.

Advanced and Intermediate Dance Production performed a "Wizard of Oz" themed dance at the Homecoming pep rally.

Dance Production participated in the 1st SJHHS Lip Dub Video on October 29, 2010. It is produced by the advanced video production students and will be used to promote the SJH performing arts department. Joined by the dancers were the students from the departments of theater, music, vocal, video, drawing & painting, ccp and photo. Everyone wore fun costumes and sang and danced to "Bang on the drums." The message is simple....."JOIN THE ARTS!"

OC Register Article about lip dub video.

Advanced Dance Production performed at the homecoming pep rally on September 30, 2010 in the SJH gym. The dance was titled "Mario's World Adventures" directed and choreographed by Mrs. Calder. Some dancers from Intermediate Dance Production and beginning dance helped crew the production. It started in Mario's world where Mario and his crew played and danced. Bowser and Donkeykong entered the scene and kidnapped Princess Peach. Now Mario will have to go through the fire world, water world, mario kart and finally get to Bowser's castle to rescue the princess. It was a bang of a performance and thoroughly enjoyed by the staff and students.

Winter Show "FUSION" 2010

Our winter show Fusion was held in December in the Collaborative Arts Theater. It was a collaboration concert with guest performers from dana hills dance, aliso niguel dance, ladera ranch dance academy and south coast freestyle. Great job to everyone who performed in the show and thank you to all the volunteers who helped us backstage in the dressing rooms, the crew and the lobby helpers too. Thank you to Laura Slye for organizing the volunteers.. Thank you to all the family and friends who came to see the show and supported us. Here are some links to our dances.

Fusion Dance 1

Fusion Dance 2

Fusion Dance 3

Fusion Dance 4

Fusion Dance 5

Fusion Dance 6

Fusion Dance 7

Fusion Dance 8

Fusion Dance 9 

Clash of the classes pep rally 2011

Dance production was invited to perform at the annual San Clemente Cinco De Mayo Festival on May 7, 2011. They performed 5 high enery routines in front of a big crowd of people.

Our recital was held on February 19, 2010. It showcased all student choreography. Dancers collaborated for a month and half and created original works of art. This show was a sell out! Great job dancers!  

Dance Program Director/Choreographer

Kristine Calder

Captains 2019-2020

Advanced: Alina Apostolache, Jordyn Apostolache, SKye Lewis

Intermediate: Genevieve Paquette, Emma Perlas, Una Sarayba

Beginning Intermediate: Elise Abel, Jennifer Becker, Eden Doezie

Beginning: Cat Morales, Valeria Moreno, Amanda Norgren, Isabella Poppen, Gloria Saenz, Jessica Yaccino

Student Aides: Angelie Jackson, Aileen Ramirez

2019-2020 Events and Performances

Updated September 12, 2019

Please reserve a few  days before each concert for tech, dancer's preview, and dress rehearsal. Choreographer's Ball (Dance production: reserve 1 1/2 weeks for this concert to include tech/light rehearsals, BID & BD Dance: reserve the 2 days before, Fusion Show (DP: 4-5 days before for tech)

ADP = Advanced Dance Production, IDP = Intermediate Dance Production, BID = Beginning Intermediate Program, BD = Beginning Program, ALL = Beginning, Beg/Int, Intermediate and Advanced


ADP n IDP n BID - Winter Concert "Fusion"Auditions - August 22 sign up on dance board

ADP n IDP - ASB pep rally homecoming rehearsal, call time TBA, September 26

ADP n IDP - Pep Rally - Homecoming 2019 - September 27

ADP n IDP - Homecoming Football Pregame 2019- September 27 call time 5:30 pm

ADP n IDP - Little Stallions workshop - November 7, 3:00 - 6:15 pm

ADP IDP BID - Winter Concert "Fusion"  - November 15 and 16 call time 6:00 pm

ADP- Winter Pep Rally - January 24

ALL - Spring Choreographer's Ball Auditions - January 7 sign up on dance board

ALL - Dance Recital Showcasing All Student Choreography - February 7 and 8

ALL - Stallion Showcase - chosen groups will perform - Feb 8

ALL seniors - Senior Showcase Auditions - January 30

ALL seniors - Senior Showcase Filming day - February 13

ALL seniors - Seniors in Dance Program - Senior Dance Showcase - February 21

ADP - Spring Pep Rally - TBA CANCELLED

ALL -  "Choreographer's Ball" Spring Dance Concert  - May 22 & 23 (Dance production-start afterschool tech on May 18 for production number and upper/lower class dance. Run through May 19, dancer's preview  May 20, dress rehearsal May 21 Beginning/Int and Beginning Dance - May 20 and 21 for dancer's preview and dress rehearsal

8th graders - Alternate audition date for 8th graders who has school conflict - April 27, 2019 from 3:15-4:15 in small gym CANCELLED

2020-21 Adv and Int Dance Production Auditions -April 29. See below for full details. POSTPONED

ALL - Dance Program Awards Luncheon - May 29 at lunch

ADP, IDP, BID - 2020-21 Orientation meeting, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. in F08

Attention Incoming Freshmen Interested in the dance progam!

As our program continues to flourish, it has become impacted. You may have noticed in your schedule options that BEGINNING dance has become unavailable to incoming freshmen as an option. However, if you are someone who is really interested in our program and want to learn how to dance but have no previous dance training, please still attend the production auditions, so that the judges and I may take a look at your potential, work ethic and movement quality, as exceptions can be made if justifiable. You may be put on the recommended list and might be filled into the available spots left after upperclassmen registration. This does not apply to those who have dance training. Please see below for audition information. Thank you and Good Luck!!!


Alternate Audition Day CANCELLED

Alternate Audition Day is April 27 at 3:15-4:15pm for 8th graders or SJH school activity conflict. You will need to bring proof of the reason of your absence for the actual audition day. Examples of allowable excuses are 8th grade dance, 8th grade school trip, 8th grade graduation, middle school musical/play etc. Work schedule, appointments, detention, etc. are not considered allowable excuses. You will be recorded and the recording will be shown to the judges on the audition day when they arrive, where you will then be possibly placed somewhere in the program. Please email Mrs. Calder to schedule an appointment for make up day. Don't just show up, there night be no one there.


dance auditions 2020-2021

April 29, 2020 POSTPONED


Advanced Dance: Registration starts at 3:15. Auditions start at 4:00 p.m.

Intermediate/Beg. Int. Dance: Registration starts at 5:00. Auditions start at 6:00 p.m.

What to bring: Dance application (link above) and your photo attached

What to wear: All black fitted dancewear such as leotard, leggings, shorts, tank top. Please follow school dress code. Dance shoes can be any color. 

What to expect: After you check in, please warm up. We will start promptly on the designated time. You will learn an across the floor technical combination including by not limited to various turns, jumps, flexibility/acro, and tumbling components. Some examples are pirouette, al a seconde, fouette, around the world, 4 side pique turns, float, tornado, attitude, leg hold, leg hold turns, tilts, illusion, penche,  jete, calypso, straddle jump, firebird, toe touch, toe rise, aerial/walkover.

Results: The audition results will be posted on our website the day after or 2 after auditions. This audition is for level placement, please do your best! 

Conflict: Please email Mrs. Calder asap if you have a school conflict for the audition. 

Have Questions? Need more info?

Please contact the director, Mrs. Calder, at

visit the performing arts booster website

Parents! Do you want to get more involved with our department and be in the loop? Join P.A.B. (performing arts boosters) today. Visit their website for more information.