Motion Pacific Dance will showcase pieces from their current Youth/Teens classes as well as many Adult classes and special guest dance artists from the community. This is a jam packed fun and fabulous family event.   Motion Pacific is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to dance as art, cultivating imagination, community engagement and discipline through accessible dance education and presentation.

Event Participant Information Below:

Motion Pacific 21st Annual Spring Showcase
Saturday, May 19th 2:00pm
Civic Auditorium in Downtown Santa Cruz

Dress Rehearsal is Friday, May 18th at the Civic Auditorium. Complete schedule below. All students should arrive in their first costume 15 minutes before their first rehearsal. All students are required to attend EXCEPT all Little Movers, Creative Movement (3-5 yrs). They will be rehearsing the day of. Please plan on picking up your child 20 minutes after the start of their last rehearsal.

3:30 Young Movers Hip Hop (Wednesdays 3:30pm)
3:45 In-Be-Tween Movers Contemporary/Jazz 1 (Friday 3:30pm)
4:00 Young Movers Preballet (Thursdays 3:30pm)
4:15 In-Be-Tween Movers Contemporary Jazz 2 (T,Th 4:30pm)
4:30pm Teen Basics (Fridays 4:00pm)
4:45 In-Be-Tween Movers Hip Hop (Wednesdays 4:30pm)
5:00 In-Be-Tween Movers Ballet 1 (Tuesdays 3:30pm)
5:15 Youth Company (Thursdays 3:30pm)
5:30 Teen Hip Hop Funk (Wednesdays 6:30pm)
5:45 In-Be-Tween Movers Ballet 2 (M,W 3:30pm)
6:00 Teen Contemporary 1+2 (T/TH 3:30pm)
6:15 Teen Ballet 3/4 (M/W 4:30pm)
6:30 Teen Street Jazz (Mondays 6:30pm)
6:45 Teen Contemporary 3/4 (T/Th 5:30pm)
7:00 Teen Company (30 minutes)
——————————- Adult Classes Below
7:30 Micha Hip Hop
7:45 Leslie Ballet
8:00 Katie Contemporary Basics
8:15 Rebecca Ballet
8:30 Melissa Tuesday Jazz
8:45 Melissa Monday Jazz
9:00 Melissa Wednesday Jazz

Call Time
Call time will be 11:45am for all dancers EXCEPT dancers in Creative Movement (3-5 yrs), Preballet (5-8 yrs) and Hip Hop (5-8 yrs), These dancers are asked to be at the theater at 1:00pm in full costume with hair and make-up done.A full show order will be available May 10th.

When arriving at the Civic Auditorium, please come to the parking lot side of the building to sign-in your child. We will have a great group of adult dancers as well as instructors backstage to assist the younger ones in quick changes, supervision etc. We are asking that there are NO parents backstage except designated volunteers.


All dancers Little Movers classes, will perform in the first half and should be picked up at the parking lot door during intermission. They are welcome to sit with you through the remainder of the show. They do not need to purchase a ticket. Please, DO NOT cut through the auditorium to pick up at intermission. Please go around to the outside door where they were dropped off. This will keep things running as smoothly as possible.

Dancers that are finished performing after the first half (most kids 5-14 yrs) but are not required to be picked up at intermission will stay and watch the remainder of the show from a section of the auditorium. This space will be supervised. Those students will then participate in our final bow. When the show is finished older kids should be picked up by their parents at the parking lot door as well.

Note: Please pack your child a light lunch and water. No soda or juice please. Please pack only non-staining food. Keeping in mind they will likely be in costume.