CoSA Dance

CoSA Dance


SUMMER WORKSHOP with The PGK DANCE Project June 24th - 28th

"San Diego's PREMIERE Contemporary Company" & one of SoCAL's best - DANCE SPIRIT MAGAZINE

JUNE 24th - 28th with culminating performance on June 29th @ 730pm

This will be a SUPER fun workshop for intermediate and advanced, pre-professional dancers.

9am to 1030am Horton inspired Contemp/Modern technique taught by Peter Kalivas

1045-1215pm PGK DANCE rep (a group work) Directed by Peter assisted by 2 PGK DANCERS

1230pm-2pm PGK DANCE rep (a different group work) Directed by Peter with 2 PGK DANCERS

230–4pm The PGK DANCEMAKERS Project - for choreographers who want to either create a new or work on a pre-existing work (solos, duets, bring their own dancers) directed by Peter Kalivas. The works or excerpts could be included in the final performance but not guaranteed. The first 30 minutes is lecture followed by work with outside assignments.

LOCATION: Our Clairemont Mesa Blvd Studio location (not far from Mesa College)

COST: $175 for the week of class plus PGK REP
$200 when you add The PGK DANCEMAKERS Project

$15 DROP IN Technique or DanceMakers Project ONLY

Financial scholarships are on a case by case basis.

CONTACT: [email protected] / 619-886-7924

NO AUDITION Required (No Beginner level classes will be offered)

Register Here NO LATER THAN May 1st:

Peter G. Kalivas, Founding Artistic / Executive Director
Becx Becx, Community Engagement Director upcoming season and touring
$10 MASTER CLASS with PGK DANCE Feb. 23rd


1230-1pm Healthy Snacks and Drinks included

1-1:15pm What is The PGK DANCE Project?

1:15 - 2pm Performance by The PGK DANCE Project with audience participation includes previews of new work for PGK DANCE by Gina Bolles-Sorensen (video above), Erin Landry, Khamla Somphanh and Founding Director, Peter G. Kalivas

2-3pm Meet & Mingle, DJ'd HAPPY HOUR
FREE Pre-Professional Level Dance Training and stipends when you perform. Take One of the 4 available Audition Classes also Free.
Sneak peek! Join us on Dec 14 & 15 in the CHS Theater for all of Forces of Nature.
FREE PGK DANCE SHOW 3pm this Saturday Nov. 3rd

Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance
in the Coronado School of the Arts
at Coronado High School CoSA’s Classical and Contemporary Dance conservatory focuses on training in concert dance techniques—ballet and contemporary dance—and developing creative artistry and skills in choreography.

Operating as usual

Photos from CoSA Dance's post 03/20/2022

A few moments of the CoSA Dance and Musical Theatre Tour Groups in performance at Village Elementary last Friday. What a sweet and attentive audience!


We are thrilled to share news of our upcoming dance concert! Plug December 10 or 11 into your calendar for an evening of dances inspired by the Surrealist Movement in the visual arts. Six dances choreographed by faculty and six dances choreographed by students will take you on a journey through rich imagery and curious worlds. The show is on the main stage at Coronado High School on Dec 10 and 11 at 7 pm. Join us!


We love our new ballet teacher, Whitney! After a great barre, the students learned a variation from the Balancine ballet, "Who Cares?" So much fun!


First day of Body Fundamentals (aka Anatomy for Dancers) and a couple of our dancers made fast friends with Bojangles 😂


The opening night screening of our Spring dance concert, “cosa,” was a wild success and so much fun! Thank you to all who came out to support and celebrate our dancers!


Get your fill of art, culture, and awesomeness this weekend! CoSA Dance presents a digital dance concert entitled, cosa: Dances on the Objects that Define Us. You are cordially invited to attend the opening night screening this Friday at 8pm in the Coronado High School quad for just $5 (BYO seating). Or watch the show anytime this weekend on demand at The concert features 5 faculty dances, 7 student choreographed dances, 3 senior solos, and stunning videography in many local Coronado spots. Please enjoy!


Nothing but blue skies and beautiful dancing out here in Centennial Park. Day number 11 of filming: check!


There are few things in life more fun than having access to spaces closed to the public. Thank you to the Coronado Skate Park for letting us film one of our spring concert dances before you open today. It’s the perfect site for Zaquia‘s dance about the moon!


Dancers in space helmets? Heck yes. It must be a new dance by modern/ballet instructor Zaquia. Make plans now to attend the opening night screening of our Spring digital dance concert, “cosa,” on May 14 in the Coronado High School quad or watch on demand May 14-16. Info at


Our students went to college today. 😊 How lovely to film a dance by one of our sophomore choreographers at USD’s Garden of the Sea.

Photos from CoSA Dance's post 04/23/2021

We spent Earth Day filming a beautiful, conceptual dance by one of our sophomores in front of Harper’s Topiary. What a site/sight!


You gotta appreciate a videographer who is willing to go to great heights for the bird’s eye view shot. Thank you for capturing our dances so creatively, KS Videography!


Radiance in Mathewson Park today!


Here’s to making a dramatic entrance. We hope you can join us for the opening night screening of our spring digital dance concert on May 14 at 8 PM in the CHS Quad!

Photos from CoSA Dance's post 04/20/2021

Part of the fun of creating dance films is finding beautiful (sometimes hidden) views to feature. What fun to film a dance by our contemporary jazz teacher, Viv, in the dunes in Coronado yesterday! Big thanks to KS Videography for his eye and camerawork yet again!


Dancing by the bay with ballet teacher Trystan today! One week of filming for our digital dance concert down, two weeks of filming to go!

Photos from CoSA Dance's post 04/15/2021

Making dances and making memories. Spring dance concert film shoot #3: a beautiful quartet by one of our seniors. The full concert premieres May 14!


We are officially in production on our new digital dance concert! What a joy to film a new piece by jazz teacher Michael in beautiful Presidio Park.


Back in the studio! We've got 50% of the gang in the space, and 50% on the screen dancing at home. Making hybrid learning work. Trystan's ballet class is always an exciting challenge!


Announcement for incoming high school students who are ready to dive into their passion: Applications are now open for Fall ‘21 admission into the Coronado School of the Arts Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance, as well as our five other arts conservatories. Apply by Feb 8. Information available at 12/09/2020

CoSA Dance Presents: The Space Between Us, On Demand! | Coronado School of the Arts

It's show week! Usually we're in the theater all day, everyday during show week, but this year things look a little different. We are very excited to share news of our digital dance concert, "The Space Between Us." It is streaming on demand starting tomorrow and through the weekend. Perfect date night material! The concert's run time is about 36 minutes.

This semester, five courageous students and five faculty choreographers took on creating dances over Zoom for our full ensemble. In November, we spent two weeks filming our 10 dances in 10 different outdoor locations around Coronado and San Diego (perhaps you saw us doing our thing around town!). The result is a beautiful display of our students' talent and hard work. I am extremely proud of them.

Check out a short 1-min video teaser of the show and find the scoop about where and how to stream it here:

Thank you and be well! One notable effect of the COVID-19 pandemic was how immediately the spaces we occupy changed in March 2020. The CoSA Dance studios morphed into living rooms, driveways, and rooftops around the county as dancers took daily classes and devised ways to create and collaborate on Zoom. Now that we are pr...


The Space Between Us - Digital Dance Concert Trailer

We are excited to share our fully digital dance concert in less than two weeks! CoSA Dance faculty and students have poured love and sweat into 10 dances - created and learned entirely over Zoom while in distance learning and filmed in 10 different locations around San Diego county. Enjoy an evening (or afternoon or morning) of dance December 10-13. “The Space Between Us” is a stunning achievement, and it will be streaming on demand for four days! Tickets and info at


Sneak Peeks! We just wrapped up 10 days of filming 10 dances. We can’t wait to share them with you in “The Space Between Us,” our digital dance concert streaming on demand Dec 10-13!


Sneak Peeks! We just wrapped up 10 days of filming 10 dances. We can’t wait to share them with you in “The Space Between Us,” our digital dance concert streaming on demand Dec 10-13!


Sneak Peeks! We just wrapped up 10 days of filming 10 dances. We can’t wait to share them with you in “The Space Between Us,” our digital dance concert streaming on demand Dec 10-13!


Current view: beautiful choreography performed by beautiful dancers! We are filming Viviana Alcazar’s work in Coronado today. Six film shoots down, four to go! “The Space Between Us” is streaming on demand Dec 10-13.


Day 4 of filming: a little ballet in the park à la faculty member Trystan Merrick! Our digital dance concert, “The Space Between Us,” is coming along!


One more dance in the books! We had a great afternoon filming our third dance in Balboa Park. Seven more dances to go, and then the editing fun begins! Coronado School of the Arts


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The muses were with us this afternoon! The Conservatory of Classical and Contemporary Dance at the Coronado School of the Arts is gearing up for a fully digital dance concert that will stream on demand Dec 10-13. We kicked off 10 days of filming at 10 different sites at the Marston House rose gardens today. The dancers were troopers in 61 degree weather and bare feet on cold earth. We are so thankful to have KS Videography with us behind the camera. Here's to making art!


Look at those legs fly! Our 2020-21 conservatory ensemble took our first dance class together on Zoom this afternoon. Thanks for an amazing Contemporary Jazz class, Viv! Tomorrow ... ballet with Matt. Dust off those ballet slippers, dancers!


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Kanela Matey, Elle Book, Shannon Clancy and Ines Cruz spoofing the little swans -- all college grads now!

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