Foothill College Dance Program

Foothill College offers an award-winning resident dance company as well as a critically acclaimed touring dance company. Both companies were founded to broaden and expand the performing opportunities for dance-students beyond the classroom experience. The Foothill Dance Program is committed to diversity and inclusion in dance.


The Performances

Each year, the resident dance company develops and performs its annual spring concert the weekend after Memorial Day in the 1,000-seat Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. The company also produces and performs its early December dance showcase especially to spotlight original dance-student choreograph and dance forms in the recently renovated Foothill College Dance Studio. The Foothill Dance Program enthusiastically welcomes men and women dancers and specialty performers of all levels techniques and styles. Men with no dance experience are encouraged to apply for partnering.

This year, Foothill Dance will also be performing of the following dates;
April 28, Wednesday with Asian Pacific Heritage Performance in Campus Center.
May 27, Thursday with International Night performance at Smithwick Theatre.
June 1 & 2, 26th Anniversary Season presents Soul and Inspiration.



Academics

Foothill dance classes include:

  • Ballet
  • Choreography
  • Modern Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Social Dance
  • Tap Dance
  • World Dance
  • Country Western Line
  • Reh & Perf
  • Movement for Actors
  • Dance History
  • Foothill Repertory Dance Company

The selection of dance courses varies by academic quarter. View our current and upcoming dance classes offered at Foothill College. See our Admissions page for registration or call (650) 949-7325.


The Director

Under the guidance of Foothill Dance Department founder and Stanford-educated instructor Bubba Gong, M.A., both Foothill dance companies have become the envy of performing artists throughout the Bay Area. Gong has won multiple, prestigious awards for choreography and dance from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle; Dean Goodman Drama-Logue; and Who's Who Among America Teachers. Additionally, he serves the community beyond Foothill College by serving on several leadership organizations, including the grants board panels for both the Peninsula Community Foundation and Silicon Valley Council for ARTS.


New Dance Studio Features Harlequin Sprung Floor System

Dancers can enhance their performances and reduce the risk of injury by training in Foothill's Dance Studio, which features a new Harlequin sprung floor system, raised ceilings, ballet barres, mirrored walls and a state-of-the-art sound system.

At 2,800 square feet, the new studio provides an excellent training facility for Foothill's ballet, jazz and modern dance classes as well as Pilates and flexibility training courses.


Summer Fun

The Foothill College Dance program offers Intensive Summer Workshops in Jazz, Modern, and World Dance in our air conditioned Dance Studio, featuring the Harlequin Sprung Floor System.

Pre-Register Early. Classes are Limited.
For additional information, contact Bubba Gong, Director of Dance at gongbubba@fhda.edu.


Additional Information

For more information about the Foothill College Dance Program:
Call: (650) 949-7354
E-mail: GongBubba@foothill.edu Come In: Visit our high-tech Dance Studio (Room 2504) and schedule a meeting with program faculty or a counselor.

 

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