Dear Friends,​

New Year's Day is not a holiday I usually pay much attention to. For the natural world, it is just another day, and the calendar doesn't mean much. But I, like so many of you, can't help feeling a sense of importance about being able to watch 2020 fade in the rearview mirror. Obviously, 2021 will remain very unpredictable, with both health and social issues, but I am encouraged by this particular turning of the calendar page, and the knowledge that personal expression through dance will continue to drive Malashock Dance to fulfill its artistic and educational mission. 

Personally, I look forward to tackling some exciting new projects this year and introducing some amazing dance artists to our community. And, in the spirit of unity and collaboration, I'm thrilled to be working with the other resident dance companies at Liberty Station (San Diego Ballet and San Diego Dance Theater) to develop an outdoor, Covid-safe performance venue for live shows in the late spring/early summer. Even at a safe distance, it will be wonderful to be in the same space with you. 


John Malashock, Artistic Director

Dear Friend,

As we turn the page to a new year, I want to express gratitude for all who have worked tirelessly to help Malashock Dance during the unprecedented challenges we faced in 2020. As we enter a new year, I remember that there is also opportunity for growth, healing, and change. We look forward to opening our hearts and minds to embrace new ways of sharing dance with you. With an incredible group of artists and educators on staff, new artistic partners, and a deeper sense of collaboration with our dance community, I am hopeful that we will see our vibrant arts community flourish. Stay happy and healthy!


Molly Glynn Puryear, Executive Director



January 8, 2021 (4 - 8 PM) / Malashock Dance:  6pm PST

Get inspired with this virtual lineup of talented local artists and creatives, including Malashock Dance presenting a selection of dance films. Most activities will take place on Airmeet, a hosted virtual platform, you are just one click away from a creative night.


Happy New Year!
New Hope, New Habits

New Year’s Resolution to carve out a little extra calm? Try Restore & Stretch on Thursday Mornings with Kat Del Grosso. Kat leads the class through mindfulness and breathing exercises to help students find their calm along with gentle stretching to help release tension.

Resolved to find a way to get your heart rate up? Try Jazz or Hip Hop with Nico DeJesus. Nico teaches upbeat commercial Jazz and Hip Hop sure to put a smile on your face and a bump in your heart rate. Hip Hop - Tuesdays 10-11am & Jazz - Thursdays 7-8pm

Wanting to try something in the Modern realm but still branch out? Grab yourself a spot in Beginning/Intermediate Cunningham with Certified Instructor Gary Champi. Cunningham will help develop clarity, strength and flexibility in both the spine and legwork. 


Youth Classes Begin January 11, 2021!

Join us virtually or in person for classes that run January 11- June 11, 2021.

We're offering a socially distanced outdoor class for beginning and intermediate dancers ages 10-17 on Mondays from 3:45-4:45pm. Join Rachel Catalano for Contemporary I/II which will utilize improv skills to help dancers find movement that suits their own body. 


Malashock Dance is providing dance classes for elementary students learning from home during this challenging time. We are excited to give teachers and students the important tools they need to keep their bodies and minds healthy, happy, and expressive.

Malashock Dance and San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts continue their partnership, offering a new series of master classes taught by SDCPA alumni and Malashock Dance Company Dancer, Nico DeJesus. 

If you think Malashock Dance's virtual program would benefit your school or classroom environment contact the Outreach Coordinator. 

Kelly Flansburg: Outreach Coordinator



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San Diego, California 92106
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