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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, 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.









clash of the classes pep rally 2021


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 2021-2022

Advanced: Jacey Greene, Julia Kowalski, Cali McCanna

Intermediate: Aubrey Baggaley, Riley Norgaard, Sabrina Severson

Beginning Intermediate: Nikki Iyer, Meredith Jones,  Hayley Wilson

Beginning Dance Period 2: Kateyn Becerra, Ashley Ceja, Madeline Sanchez

Beginning Dance Period 4: Lizbeth De La Cruz, Perla Desiderio, Sayler Hirt

2021-2022 Events and Performances


ADP = Advanced Dance Production

IDP = Intermediate Dance Production

BID = Beginning Intermediate Program

BD = Beginning Program


ADP n IDP - Homecoming Rally, October 8, 2021

ADP n IDP n BID - FUSION Winter Dance Show - November 19 & 20, 2021

ALL - Choreographer's Ball Auditions - January 12, 2022

ADP n IDP - Winter Rally - January 21, 2022

ALL SENIORS - Senior Showcase Auditions - January 26, 2022

ALL - Student Choreography Show "ICON"  February 4 & 5, 2022

ALL SENIORS ONLY in dance program - Senior Showcase - February 25, 2022

ADP Clash of the Classes Rally - April 22, 2022

ALL -  "Choreographer's Ball" Spring Dance Concert  - May 20 & 21, 2022

2022-2023 Dance Auditions - May 27, 2022

ALL - Dance Program Awards Luncheon - May 27, 2022 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 WEDNESDAY, mAY 25, 2022 @ 3:30

UPDATE: If you are planning to attend the LRMS dance and would like to audition for Intermediate dance or a lower level, you can attend the advanced audition in the earlier time slot and we will place you into your level accordingly based on your audition. Please come early so that you can be in the first group to dance. You will be excused after you dance. 

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 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    2022 - 2023

 MAY 27, 2022

Dance Audition Application

Dance Audition application 2022-2023

Advanced Dance: 3:30 P.M.

Registration begins at 2:45 P.M.

Intermediate Dance, Beginning Intermediate Dance, Beginning Dance: 6:00 P.M.

Registration begins at 5:00 P.M.

Where: Main Gym

What to wear: ALL BLACK FITTED dancewear such as leotard, leggings, shorts, tank top. NO sports bras, crop tops, strapless tops, or low cut tops. Dance shoes can be any color. Hair slick back in a bun or low ponytail.

What to expect: Bring your completed application along with a headshot attached. You will be given an audition number based on your time of arrival. You will learn an across the floor technical combination comprising of various types of turns, kicks, flexibility, acro, jumps and tumbling skills. You will go across the floor 2 at a time. At the conclusion of the last person, you may be called back for a second look, so it's to your benefit to stay seated after you've completed your audition. If your number is called back and you've left the gym, the final results will be made based on your first run through.  

Results: The audition results will be posted on our website approximately 1-2 days after auditions. This audition is for level placement based on your audition not past performances, please do your best!

Have Questions? Need more info?

Please contact the director, Mrs. Calder, at


If you'd like to make a donation to the dance program. Please visit the boosters website to do so. Thank you for your support!

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.