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dance program
"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, 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 a winter concert and a spring dance concert. They will also work collaboratively and showcase their own choreography in a concert early spring. All seniors will have the opportunity to showcase their talent in our Seniors Only concert. It is our goal that individuals who graduate from the program will be confident in their movements and training. Our hope is that students will feel inspired to continue dance in college or at a professional level either in choreography and/or performance.


Please use this link to see the results of our auditions. Please read the last page for make up info.

CAPTAIN APPS!!! If you auditioned and have been placed in a level, you can be considered to be a team captain! This position is open to all 10th-12th grade members. Please fill out the google form below. FORMS DUE JUNE 19. Thank you.

Late Homecoming Break Rally 2021 

Willy Wonka Performance

Multicultural Fair Break Rally 2021 Performance


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 2020-2021

Advanced: Kendall Carney, Hailey Flowers, Katie Phillips

Intermediate: Sydnee Howes, Genevieve Paquette, Jillian Tabone

Beginning Intermediate: Amanda Norgren, Jari Rangel-Sanchez, Hayley Wilson

Beginning: Jari Rangel-Sanchez, Bianca Ulloa

2020-2021Events and Performances

 Updated February 4, 2021

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 Dance Film "Haunted" VIRTUAL SCREENING - November 2020

ALL - Student Choreography Show "Careers" VIRTUAL SCREENING - February 14-18  2021

ADP n IDP - ASB Multicultural Fair Break Rally, February 16 and 18 LIVE

ADP n IDP - ASB Homecoming Break Rally, March 17 and 19 LIVE

ALL seniors in dance program - Senior Showcase - April 15

ADP Clash of the Classes Break Rally - Week of April 19 LIVE, exact date TBA

ALL -  "Choreographer's Ball" Spring Dance Concert  - May 21 and 22 LIVE! Ask any dancer for tickets!

2021-22 Dance Auditions - June 12

ALL - Dance Program Awards - May 28 during Lunch time 

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 dance 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 TBA

Alternate Audition Day is  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 2021-2022

  June 12, 2021

Advanced Dance: TIME TBA

Intermediate Dance: TIME TBA

Beginning Intermediate Dance: TIME TBA

Beginning Dance: TIME TBA

What to bring: Yourself

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. Hair slick back in a bun or low ponytail.

What to expect: After receipt of your application, you will be assigned a number and an assigned time via email. Please arrive a little earlier than your assigned time to make things run smoothly. Please wait in your car until it is your turn. An assistant will tell you when to get out of your car. You must wear a mask at all times except when auditioning. Once it is your turn, you will enter the big gym to rehearse while another student is dancing in the other gym and while we are cleaning the floor. When it is your turn to audition, you will enter the small gym and may remove your mask before you perform solo. Once finished, you must immediately put your mask back on and leave the gym via the back door and get in your car to leave the premise. No loitering or "hanging out" will be allowed.

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

Conflict: Please email Mrs. Calder asap if you have a conflict for the audition date and she will try her best to get admin approval for you since virtual auditions are not allowed at this time.

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.