COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

GIVING

 
We are pleased to donate in-kind to local community auctions, fundraisers, and galas.  We contribute approximately $3,000 annually to schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Bay Area.
If your organizations is interested in requesting a donation, please fill out our In-Kind Request Form. 

 

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Saint Mary’s College MFA Program

Since 2016, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center has partnered with the MFA Program at Saint Mary’s College to support and nurture this new MFA Program. SADC offers weekly studio space for the MFA students. The Center also hosts auditions for projects and information sessions about the graduate program. MFA students also engage in the wider SADC community through classes, workshops, and performances at the Center.

 

Black Choreographers Festival

Since 2016, SADC has partnered with the Black Choreographers Festival. Each year, two artists in the Festival are selected for a winter residency at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. This residency offers time, space, and collegiality in support of a project that will be performed at the February Black Choreographers Festival.

Met West High School

For the 2017-2018 school year, SADC was pleased to have an intern through Met West High School. This year-long internship explored both arts administration and teaching.

AXIS Dance Company

Working alongside AXIS Dance Company, SADC and AXIS partnered together for pop up performances at Rockridge Out and About in Fall 2017 as well as a workshop with visiting artist Stephan Koplowitz in Janaury 2017.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

Berkeley Cultural Trust

The Berkeley Cultural Trust (BCT) is the consortium of Berkeley-based arts organizations. Working hand-in-hand with the Civic Arts Program, the BCT meets monthly to discuss timely topics and to continually work for local funding for arts organizations and individual artists. Beginning in summer 2018, SADC Artistic Director Jill Randall is now the Chair of the Berkeley Cultural Trust.

 

BAESC 

BAESC is the Berkeley Arts Education Steering Committee. Now a committee of the Berkeley Cultural Trust, BAESC is about the K-12 arts programming in the Berkeley Unified School District. BAESC brings together district employees as well as local arts organizations to support, maintain, develop, and grow a thriving arts education program during the school day as well as in the afterschool and summertime hours. Artistic Director Jill Randall participates in BAESC on behalf of SADC.

 

Cal Performances

Throughout Shawl-Anderson Dance Center’s history, the studio and Cal Performances have worked together on many projects and special offerings, including: master classes with visiting artists, workshops, and curriculum guides. 

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center also organizes yearly field trips for our youth to various performances through Cal Performances.

College Students from CSU East Bay, Saint Mary’s College, Mills College, UC Berkeley, and San Francisco State University

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center is passionate about supporting future performers, choreographers, teaching artists, and arts administrators. Each academic year, college students engage with the Center in a variety of ways:

-Teaching assistant positions and internships

-Class observations as part of Dance for Children courses

-Performing at the SADC Open House and Evening of College Dance

-Informational interviews with SADC staff

 

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center staff members also regularly guest speak within local college courses and through the CalCREATE arts education internship program at UC Berkeley.

 

Serving on Panels and Hosting Events

Throughout the year, SADC staff members serve on local and statewide panels for grants and residencies. Shawl-Anderson Dance Center staff members also frequently host Works in the Works performances and the post-performance discussions.