Jazz Dance Conference West May 28/29 2023

The Company will be Performing on the Sunday, May 29 7pm at the Gala Concert.

Don’t miss it!!

Jazz Dance Conference West is the two day event that provides Jazz technique classes in a variety of styles from professionals in the field. Two days of classes will culminate with a panel discussion and a Gala Jazz Dance Concert showcasing exceptional Jazz Dance performances. Master teachers include:

Jackie Sleight_ LA Dance Magic
Pat Taylor_Dunham Influence
Hama_Luigi Influence
Janell Burgess_Giordano/Baltes Influence
Jose Costas_ Latin Influence – Saturday, May 27 10:45am – 12:15pm
Joey Doucette_Luigi Influence
Jessica Lea Patty_Fosse Influence
Lisa Allin_Jazz Improvisation
Heather Castillo_Lyrical Influence
Jeff Hendrix_Classic Jazz

$15.Per/Class_General $10. Per/Class

Gala Concert Performances Sunday May 29, 7:00pm : LA Dance Magic, Jazz Antiqua, Hama Dance Center, Jazz Spectrum Dance Company, Jose Costas Contempo Ballet, UCI Ensemble, Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre, Heather Castillo, Cabrillo Dance Ensemble, Jeff Hendrix

$20. General Admission (Performers are Free)

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts & Humanities as well as a grant from California State University Educational Alliance
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NMUSD School Tour

Contempo Ballet is excited to start the NMUSD Schools Tour 2023 with the production of Herencia Latina – A Lecture Demonstration Performance about Latino American Dance and Music sponsored in part by the California Arts Council.

March 24 – Paularino and Victoria Elementary

March 31 – Wilson and Mariners Elementary

April 7 – Sonora and Kaiser Elementary

April 21 – Whittier and College Park Elementary

May 5 – Adams and Pomona Elementary

May 12 – California and KilliBroock Elementary

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Herencia Latina

DATE:  Spring/Fall 2023  
TIME: morning, afternoon, or night
LOCATION: your school, theater, multipurpose room, or community center.

TangoDanza with a Twist

Contempo Ballet’s Herencia Latina, a Dance & Education Performance Series is a 50 min. specially-designed lecture/demonstration performance that lead students on a guided exploration of Dance and Music and its cultural relevance to the world. Each Performance is narrated and followed by a Q & A with Contempo Ballet dancers.

Highlights of this year’s program, celebrating Latino American dance and music, include excerpts from “Danzas with a Twist”, “Bongo Concerto”, and “Tango Interlude”.

The Dance and Education Performance Series is Free of Charge to Public School Students, Teachers and Chaperones thanks to the generosity of our Patrons and Business Partners of the Southern California area.

Contact Jose Costas at jcostas@contempoballet.org to make your reservations today.

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Open Ongoing Auditions


Jose Costas Contempo Ballet is looking for two males and one female versatile dancers with strong ballet and modern dance technique, and performance experience. Female dancers skilled on pointe work, and male dancers with partnering skills – a plus.

All dancers must be able to work in the United States. Contempo Ballet pays $25 hr for rehearsal and performance. Contract for 100 hours

The audition will consist of a ballet class and Contempo Ballet Repertoire.

Date: Ongoing by invitation.
Location: TBD

Dance attire is mandatory. Bring ballet and jazz shoes.

Rehearsals started on January 8 and are held in the Orange County area.

Dancers interested in auditioning must send their resume, a reel with examples of classical and modern/contemporary work of a recent performance, a headshot, and full body photo. Register NOW using this google form.

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