Distinguished Speaker Series
Presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. The Distinguished Speaker Series brings nationally and internationally known scholars, authors, and other experts to the JCC and North County locations. Join us for fascinating talks on a wide variety of Jewish related topics.
Morava Folklore Ensemble
Morava's 26th Annual Summer Folkfest captures the essence of "Serb-dom" and the energetic and captivating dance known as "kolo," the traditional dance of the Serbian people. Dancers, both male and female, join hands to form a magic circle that moves, breathes, and lives with music. These traditional dances are of social function, brining community and families together.
You will see kolo dances and songs from different regions of Serbia with original costumes that in and of themselves are works of art. Over 150 dancers will represent the dance traditions from different regions of Serbia and Eastern Europe.
2013 Performance List: MLADOST PARIZ, Paris, France AVALA, Hamilton, Canada VUK KARADZIC, Vancouver, Canada FRULA, Merrillville, Indiana OPLENAC, Bellwood, Illinois AVALA, San Marcos, California KARICKA, San Diego, California MORAVA, San Diego, California
From Me Productions. "Shhhh.....everyone has a secret, a story that they would rather hide, but what would you do if you could no longer hide it from those you cherish most? Come inside the lives of five friends who discover some unsettling and heart wrenching truths about themselves and each other. Secrets unfold and true colors are exposed. A story of acceptance, forgiveness, and self discovery. Director LaGayle Marie will push you to the edge of your seat in this raw and uncut portrayal of real life issues. Get ready to laugh and cry. Get ready to experience, Out of the Shadows."
Scripps Dance Centre
Scripps Dance Centre was opened in 1999 under the encouragement of the Scripps Ranch community. Having grown up in New York, Kelley Grant, owner of the studio, learned discipline and respect and the harder side of the industry. As a result, she felt it important to provide a creative studio with a safe and caring atmosphere emphasizing strong technique and creativity with respect for the art of dance being paramount. SDC has twelve of the finest teachers in San Diego, and all students are treated as if they will be moving on to professional endeavors within the field of dance and theatre, although most go on to be doctors, teachers, and professionals. Ms. Grant has found that most of her students maintain their study of dance through college. SDC holds two yearly staged productions, one in early July and one in December that is done in conjunction with a fundraiser to give back to the community and remind the children the true reason of the holidays. Due to Ms. Grant's Broadway connections, the productions offer the students the opportunity to learn actual Broadway and professional ballet choreography to broaden and hone their skills.
Students range from age three through adult professional and all ages and skill levels are welcome. SDC supports a non-competitive and nurturing progression of dance levels while challenging each student's level of performance.