Performing Arts 
School of Art, Design and Media Arts

About the Program

Dance

In our commitment to serving the entire community, our Performing Arts classes provide opportunities to experience dance in a supportive educational environment, and include personal attention, faculty and peer evaluation, and numerous performance and choreographic opportunities.

We offer day and evening classes in a variety of dance disciplines, including Ballet, Modern, Flamenco, Belly Dance, Jazz, Salsa/Swing, Hip-Hop, Choreography, Dance Production, and Dance and Creative Movement for Educators.

Our program is an excellent fit for beginning level students to learn basic dance fundamentals, as well as for the more experienced student to perfect and expand their current skills. Our students range from beginners to advanced professionals, from teenagers to senior citizens. Our faculty’s vast experience in the professional, educational, and performance aspects of the art form allow us to provide a rich and diverse curriculum.

Drama

The Drama program is small but dynamic, with dedicated and experienced instructors who receive high marks from their students every semester.

Students who take our drama classes have hands on experience with actual participation in rehearsals, performances, writing, and/or cameras. There are opportunities to attend live performances in and around Santa Fe.

Students also have the opportunity to be seen in performance. At the end of each Spring and Fall semester the acting class takes part in the Showcase of SFCC Performing Arts. This includes all the acting and dance classes and is very well attended by 250-300 friends and family.

While many students may find the thought of a performance challenging or even intimidating at first, invariably they come through it with excitement and greatly increased confidence.

All ages, and types of SFCC students are encouraged to take these entry level courses to fulfill humanities requirements or simply to explore their own creative possibilities. These courses are a great way to find out whether the Performing Arts are for you.

Music

In a caring and nurturing environment, the SFCC Music Program provides learner-centered instruction. Our music curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students. You will find an opportunity to pursue specialized instruction in voice, guitar, and piano in small class settings.

Music Theory and Music Appreciation classes provide students with a basic understanding of the language and history of music. Enthusiastic and expert faculty teach classes ranging from beginning level to more advanced levels. Music classes with multiple sections meet on different days and times to accommodate a variety of student schedules. Some classes are also offered in different formats, on campus and online.

Chorus and Chamber Singers, with over 25 years of excellence, offer students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to make music while singing with others. Both choral ensembles present public performances each semester.

Courses offered as part of this program include “lab” courses (designated by an “L” after the course number) in voice, choral singing, guitar, and piano, as well as “lecture” classes in music appreciation and music theory.