Dear Friends,

In the performing arts, Summer is its own animal. It is not connected with either the end of the Winter/Spring Season, nor to a new Fall Season. It tends to be a time for festivals and workshops and special projects and travel and arts-specific intensive training. At Malashock Dance, we are keeping more than busy this summer. We just wrapped up our two-week pre-professional intensive, and start in on our YMCA dance camps, teen intensive, adult & youth classes, and our Open House on August 27.

The professional company won’t be back in rehearsal till mid-August. Our dancers seem to be spread far and wide at the moment, absorbing new experiences, which they will add to their quivers of artistry. All of which makes for exciting reunions at the end of Summer. There is anticipation of re-gathering to start in on new projects with a renewed sense of vigor, as if fueled by energy absorbed from the long Summer sun. The break from the regular season routine is welcome, but reminds us that our usual day-to-day efforts are clearly in service of the art form we so dearly love. While Summer is hardly a time of rest, it allows us the space to plan, reflect, and plot new pathways. It is a crucial part of the cycle – just a little more fun!


John Malashock

Founding Artistic Director

Adult Classes Continue All Summer!

Join us all summer long for drop in adult dance classes. 

There's a class for you! All Ages, All Levels, All Abilities. 

Youth Classes Start Monday

The summer session for youth classes begins on Monday July 10! 

This 7 week session offers a great chance to try new styles and find what sparks your passion for the rest of the year!

Summer Intensive

After wrapping up our 2 week Pre-Professional Summer Intensive last week, it's time to look forward to our Teen Intensive at the end of the summer! 

This week long program will offer classes in technique, improv, and choreography creation to Intermediate/Advanced level dancers ages 13-18. 

Join us to build a community of peers who are passionate about dance!


Company Members Teaching Summer Intensive

Company dancers Jessica Rabanzo-Flores and Lauren Christie joined John Malashock in teaching a lovely group of students during our Summer Intensive. They were also joined by guest artists Christopher K. Morgan, Sadie Weinberg, and Jahana Blunt. A good, and hard-working, time was had by all


Enthusiastic and Creative Teaching Artists for our Fall Season!

Passionate about arts integrated learning?
Want to make an impact in local San Diego schools?

Apply to join the Malashock Dance Outreach team today and nurture dance as a tool for
life-long learning, while making an impact in the San Diego youth community.
Pay rates: $50 per teaching hour / $16.30 per prep hour
*At least 1 year of in-school instruction experience required


Students are lighting up with passion! 

Thank you to our generous donors and grantors for providing the support we need to bring unique educational opportunities to hundreds of low income students this summer. Malashock Dance Teaching Artists are leading dance education programs throughout San Diego County at eight San Diego Unified Schools and at our home studios in Liberty Station through a partnership with the YMCA and our Dance School. Teaching artists are able to expand what dance can do for students in our community because of your generosity. 

Visit us online at to donate. 

Welcome our new members of the Board of Directors

I love that I've been presented an opportunity to continue to be a part of the dance community in adulthood, serve the community, and be able to contribute my love of dance and knowledge of the financial aspect of nonprofits.”

- Martha Grimes

Manager, Eisner Advisory Group LLC


“Malashock Dance not only has a wonderful reputation from a dance perspective but its involvement in the community is inspiring. In serving on the Board I hope to help facilitate the company’s continued community outreach.”

- Andrew Meyers

Partner, Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP

I would love to be part of the team that helps the organization navigate these waters and transform itself into an even stronger and more impactful San Diego - and national - dance company and community resource.”

- Stephen Samuels

Vice-President, Innovation & Impact Investing, Volunteers of America

“Malashock Dance has changed my life. It started with the adult beginner ballet and now I am taking multiple classes a week. Anything I can do to help promote such a positive and inclusive dance company is time well invested!”

- Anne Fee

Malashock Dance Student and Dance community enthusiast

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