The magic of being at the Center

Celebrate and support year 65!
As we enter our 65th year, we are thinking about and feeling into the daily magic that happens at SADC. Beyond being a dance studio, SADC is a true Center for the arts. Our staff came together to reflect on the daily happenings, big and small, that create magic at the Center:

​Over the last 12 months SADC has been:

  • offering comprehensive and easy to access youth & adult scholarships for ages 3 to over 93

  • sliding scale pricing for the Adult Program

  • supporting artists as they ignite and re-ignite their creative voices: editing grants, helping with budgets, promoting performances, offering free rehearsal space via residencies & commissioning new works via our Queering Dance Festival

  • expanding rental programming by inviting in teaching artists of widely varying forms and styles who share their work via public classes at the Center

  • providing a staffed space seven days a week with welcoming employees who care for and support each person’s experience

  • making sure each child and teen that dances at SADC is seen, honored and celebrated by talented, deeply caring, intelligent, creative teachers

  • engaging in dialogue, trainings, reflections, practices and programming that center BIPOC & LGBTQ-identified artists, dancers, youth, staff and faculty and expand our reach to serve more people

  • moving the Center into other spaces--classes and performances are now online, outdoors, at satellite studios and at various performance venues throughout the year so that we can reach more people with the power of dance - click the video link below to see all the places that SADC is and has been since 2020!

Photo by Jessica Wolf 2013

As we complete the fiscal year, we are doing the work each day to create opportunities and intersections between people that make the Center an unforgettable, magical experience. At the same time, we continue to experience the challenges of COVID as we stretch our resources to sustain the work.

 

To that end, we are seeking support from our community as we close our fiscal year. We are looking to raise $25,000 to create the stability needed to launch another 365 days of incredible movement, creativity and care starting July 1, 2022.

 

Can you make a tax-deductible donation today to celebrate and sustain the magic? Thank you for your generosity--all gifts of any size are welcome to help launch SADC into its 65th year!

Thank you to all our generous campaign donors!

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Susan Aaron

Lauren Aczon

Ariellah Aflalo

Kathryn Aftosmis

Daphne Albert

Rami Albert

Tarquin Alwattar

Danielle Ancin

Kristen Aramthanapon

Ynez Arce

Lisa Archer

Ana Aristizabal

Caroline Armitage

Michael Armstrong

Aimee Arrieta

Lucia August/Everybody Can Dance

Lauren Baines

Deanna Bangs

Yeran Bao

Jennifer Barnes

Claudia Bauer

Andrea Behr

Laurel Bellon

Sima Belmar

Barak Ben-Gal

Maria Benjamin

Stefani Berger

Lynne Bertram

Jeannette Biffle

Mandi Billinge

Lucinda Bingham

Laurie Bochner

Christine Borchani

Laura Borrman

Lisa Boury

Michelle Bowler

Linda Boyd

Summer Brenner

Sara Brody

Ellen Bromberg

Sally Brook

Chelsea Brown

Kirstin Brown

Terri Brown

Darcy Brown-Martin

Nancy Bryan

Jocelyn Buchanan

Sara Buckelew

Alison Bunker

Lisa Bush Finn

Sarah Bush

Kaili Butare

Ying Cai

Claire & Doug Calalo Berry

Julia Canavese

Laura & Andrew Cantino

Heidi Carlsen

Caroline Catingub

Nancy Cecchettini

Iliana Cervantes

Dedra Chamberlin

Arthur Chan

Michelle Chang

Stefanie Charren

Sarah Cheney

Tammy Cheney

Brenton Cheng

Jean Cheng

Emily Chesley

Mae Chesney

Audrey Childs

Grace Chinn

Jarrell Chua

Cathleen Chua Schulte

Matthew Cohen

Sharon Coleman

Karyn Connell

Denison Cook

Linda Corley

Jennifer Corn

Emily Corpuz

Mindy Craig

Carrie Crespo Dixon

Riley Rose Critchlow

Camille Crittenden

Sophia Cross

Janet Crothers

Julie Crothers

Leah Curran

Christie da Silva

Kari Dahlgren

Andrea Damon

Coreen Danaher

Kara Davis

​Benjamin de Bivort

Julie de Jesus

Laura De la Torre

Stephanie DeBaun

Catherine DeSchepper

Jeannie Dey

Wendy Diamond

Molly Dickens

Ann DiFruscia

Lawrence Diller

Jan Rose Distel

Marca Doeff

Julie Drassinower

Scott Duane

Laura Dudell-Foley

Kaitlin Duffey

Elizabeth DuVal

Stephanie Eckhaus

Jamie Edwards

Yasmine Eichbaum

Penina Eilberg-Schwartz

Michael Eisen

Catherine Engberg

Mary Enxuto

Melecio & Andy Estrella Jones

Julia Fajardo

Eileen Farrell

Susie Fazlollahi

Rita Felciano

Sara Felder

Rachelle Feldman

Paula Fernandez-Baca

Alana Fink

Bobby Finkelstein

Jennifer Firepine

Jessica Fishman

Nancy Fishman

Laura Flores

Barbara Forbes

Zackary Forcum

Nathan Forster

Rebecca Foster

Julie Freedman

Wendy Frey

Shell Freye-Campbell

Edith Friedman

John Furstenthal

Ellen Gaintner

Leia Gaten

Megan Gearheart

Katherine Gee

Libby Gerard

Christine Germain

Naomi Ginsberg

Alice Glasner

Debbie Gonzalez

Jenaver Goodman

Avilee Goodwin

Leslie Gordon

Howard Green

Shaunna Green

Anna Greenberg

Eliana Greenberg

Stephanie Greenspan

Tarin Griggs

Garth Grimball

Micheal Gross

Claudia Guerrera

Jamie Guidry

Valerie Gutwirth

Mary Wohl Haan

Greta Hadley

Susan Hadley

Nina Haft

Cat Haglund

Ashlyn Hall

Kendal Hall

Ruth Halpern

Robin Halprin

Caroline Hamel

Mary Hammond

Lauren Hanzel

Louise Harm

Lourdes Haro

Alison Hart

Abbey Hartland

Deirdre Hawkins

Shawn Hawkins

Mana Hayakawa

Laura Hays

Belinda He

Jill Heffron

Nicole Henderson

Anja Hendrikse Liu

Leah Hendrix-Smith

Monica Hernandez

Irva Hertz-Picciotto

Michele Hill

Denise Hingle

Michele Hirzel

Catherine Hollander

Jeanine Holmlund

Dawn Holtan

Rachel Hope

Hedvig Horvath

Abigail Hosein

Cara Houser

Marjorie Hoyer Smith

Lisa Hsia

Jennifer Huang

Rose Huey

Zoe Huey

Sabrina Hurley

Junko Imamura

Heather Imboden

Elizabeth Irland

Debbie Isaacson

Yoko Ishihara

Liz Jackson

Sarah Jackson

Janet Jacobson

Erin Jaeb

Peter Jaeschke

Noah James

Narciso Jaramillo

Risa Jaroslow

Matthew Jellison

Tessaly Jen

Jennifer Jerum

Krista Johnson

Becky Johnson

Rebecca L Johnson

Hannah Jones

Richard Jones

Wendy Jones

Lisa Juachon

Jonah Kagan

Leah Kahn

Barbara Kalmanson

Ambika Kamath

Julie Kane

Dan Kanka

Mira Katz

May Kawamoto

Meredith Keith-Chirch

Hayley Keller

Catherine Kessler

Aileen Kim

Amy Kingwill

Elizabeth Klein

Caroline Ko

Sheila Kogan

Grace Kong

Clio Korn

Hannah Krafcik

Jessy Kronenberg

Carol Kueffer-Moore (in honor of Frank Shawl)

Laura Kyropoulos

Fanny Labadie

Debra Lacey

Stephanie Lachowicz

Natalie Lacuesta Byrum

Mary Ann Lafosse

Doriel Lautt

Megan Lavin

Edmer Lazaro

Geraldine Le Roux

Katherine Le

Lauren Lee

Karen Lem-Donahue

Alison Leonard

Anya Leyhe

Elena Li

Sue Li Jue

Leanne Liang

Sukey Lilienthal

Genie Lim

Ina Lim

Joey Lim

Catherine Liu

Gigi Liu

Carol Lloyd

Kristy Logan

Boris Logvinsky

Alison Louie

Lisa Lum

Laura Lydick

Brooke Lyness

Liza Lyons

Susannah Mackintosh

Christina Magee

Louise Mahoney

Deborah Malden

Frank & Sharon Malvoso

Shelby Malvoso

Diane Marcus

Karen Marek

Laura Marlin

Suzanne Martin

Louisa Mascuch

John McConville

Sue McCue

Diane McKallip

Mara McMcmillan

Jolie McRae

Jennifer Meller

Christina Merlo

Andrew Merrell

Elizabeth Meyer

Daniel Miller

Mo Miner

Jennifer Minore

Jane Mitchell

Nancy Monnig

Kathleen Moore

Whitney Morris

Amy Murray

Elizabeth Muth

Jessica Muzio

Taylor Myers

Bianca Nakamura

Marilyn Nasatir

Robin Nasatir

Hilary Naylor

Tessa Nebrida

Dana Nelson-Isaacs

Joyce Ng

Eva Nico

Amelia Nommensen

Tamsin Nutter

Julie Nye

Mackenzie Nye

Cathleen O'Connell

Wendy O'Malley

Catalina OCornnor

Nadia Oka

Brenna Olivier

Georgia Ortega

Phung Osugi

Francesca Osuna

Joy Overstreet

Genevieve Painter

Angela Pao

Alan Park

Diann Parkas

Christina Pavlopoulou

Cid Pearlman

Dina Pecceu

Charles Peoples III

Iliana Perez

Megan Perez-Carpenter

Sarah Peterson-Guada

Phoenicia Pettyjohn

Sally Picciotto

Doreen Pichotti

Tara Pilbrow

Stephanie Pinto

Sharon Pittenger

Tawni Pizzagoni

Susan Powell

Rachel Prince

Guillaume Privat

Merrilee Proffitt

Agnieszka Purves

Karla Quintero

Sophia Raday

Stephanie L. Raffanelli

Blake Rains

Jill Randall

Elizebeth Randall Rains

Alisa Rasera-Holden

Maureen Ray

Rachel Ray

Alexis Read

Dorothy Read

Barbara Reich

Mary Reid

Benedicte Remaud

Ingrid Renard

Christine Renaudin

Cielo Rios

Blanka Rip

Nina Rivkind

JoAnne Robb

Becky Robinson-Leviton

Kim Rohrer

Deborah Roisman

Beatriz Rojas

Tiffany Romain

Jane Rosario

Alisha Rose

Christy Rotman

Katie Roy

Lorna Roza

Joel Rubenzahl

Anne Russell

Elizabeth Rust

Samantha Ryan

Adene Sacks

Andrea Salazar

Chantal Sampogna

Marci Sanchez

Chantal Sarmanoukian

Toby Schachman

Elina Schenker

Sandra Scheuber

Emma Schiefer

Jane Schnorrenberg

Alicia Sermeno

Neel Shah

Nora Sharp

Catherine Sharpe

Elaine Shaw

Erin Sheehy

Claire Sheridan

Lisa Sherman

Richard Shieldhouse

Julia Shure

Stephanie Sidebotham

Ellen Siegelman

Steve Siegelman

Danielle Silk

Elizabeth Singer

Reinette Siwa

Deborah Slater

Charles Slender-White

Dana Smith

Jennifer Smith

Tobias Smith

Ann Smulka

Denise Snaer-Gauder

Judith Solomon

Diana Sonne

Maxene Spellman

Anne Spevack

Michelle Spita

Andrew Spivack

Molly Stern

Jesse Stevenson

Mary Stewart

Krista Stoll

Michael Strange

Elissa Strauss

Emma Strong

Jenny Stulberg

Emily Sullivan

Andrea Surova

Patricia Svilik

Michele Swanson

Daphne Szutu

Deborah Tabor

Setsuko Takenobu

Ashley Terrell Bowie

Audrey Thomas

Dawn Thomas

Piper Thomasson

Evelyn Thorne

Cole Tibbetts

Emma Tome

Benjamin Turman

Carol Uyeda

Ashwini Vaidya

Deanna Van Buren

Ann Van Gelder

Emilia Velasquez

Shaunna Vella

Barbara & Sabatino Verlezza

Sophie Volpp

Pier Voulkos

Jessica Waggoner

Heidi Wagner

Karen Waldschmitt

Michael Wall

Johanna Walsh

Elaine Wander

Aimee Warner

Aria Watson

Monique Webster

David Weckler

Lili Weckler

Maia Weiss

Sean West

Amanda Whitehead

Emily Whitmer

Jennifer Wilks

Michele Williamson

Javan Wilson

Mia Wilson

Kate Wing

Bettina Winter

Hannah Joy Wirshing

Lawrence Wissow

Jennifer Wolan

Maya Woodson Turman

Nina Wu

Lisa Wymore

Hailey Yaffee

John & Kelsey Young

Chingchi Yu

Sarah Elllen Zemore

Mindy Zarem

Anna Zaugh

Wanda Zerr

Grace Zhou