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Santa Ana College Presents Dancewatch 2019: ROOTS/BRANCHES … Embracing Our Past and Present

​​(Santa Ana, Calif.) - Join the Santa Ana College Dance Department for its fall faculty dance show. Inspired by lineages and cultures explored by the faculty choreographers, these works join traditions and stories through video collages, scenic elements and the beauty of dance. Performers embody Hawaiian ancient hula and poetry, New Orleans jazz music, Spanish Las Fiestas, Japanese shrines and temples, and Celtic celebrations.

Enjoy a post-performance lecture with choreographers/performers after Thursday night's performance.


  • Thursday, November 14, at 7:30 p.m., post-performance lecture
  • Friday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m.


Santa Ana College, Phillips Hall Theatre
1530 West 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706


  • General Admission: $9.99
  • Students: $5.00
  • Children (5-14): $5.00

Tickets can also be purchased online: Buy now


Parking is $2.00 per vehicle.

Directed by:

Leann Alduenda, Heather Gillette


Leann Alduenda, Joshua Estrada-Romero, Heather Gillette, Francesca Lee, Cyrian Reed

Roots Branches poster 

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 27,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and provides invaluable workforce training and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Brin Wall

Phone: (714) 564-5527