Santa Ana Public Library and Segerstrom Arts Center partner to offer dance and music

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The Santa Ana Public Library and the Segerstrom Center for the Arts have partnered to bring a series of engaging and inclusive public programs to the local community. Together they launch Rhythm/Ritmo Santa Ana, a series of exciting dance and music classes tailored for all ages and abilities. This collaboration exemplifies the center’s commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, fostering creativity and building connections within our diverse community.

A highlight of the collaboration is Studio D: Art Schools for All Abilities series, the center’s groundbreaking program for children and adults with disabilities. Led by Studio D teaching artists, classes will be offered in two styles: Dance & Music and Musical Theatre. Dance and Music classes are dedicated to cultivating creative movement and self-expression, providing participants with unique opportunities to explore the synergy between dance and music-making skills. With support from live musicians (where available), classes are designed to be adaptable, allowing participants to modify exercises and take breaks as needed. Dance and music classes are held in an ad-hoc format and all individuals are welcome, no sign-up or registration is required. It is an inclusive space for friends and family of all abilities to come together and engage in the joy of creative expression.

Studio D’s musical theater classes are led by vocal coaches and dance coaches, supported by licensed therapists. Tailored for all abilities, with an emphasis on aspiring performers with disabilities, participants will explore the key concepts of musical theater – singing, dancing and acting, focusing on a specific musical while learning songs and choreography. Registration required, providing a structured space for friends and family of all abilities to participate together.

In addition to the Studio D series, the partnership also includes the return of our fan-favorite Tuesday night dance classes. Typically held in our Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, these weekly dance classes explore a variety of styles and movements each month, providing a fun and engaging experience for participants of all skill levels. Styles include hula in January, bachata in February (with Spanish-friendly classes) and Bollywood classes in March.

The partnership will launch a new series of workshops led by local musicians, delving into the art of beatmaking using analog and digital equipment. Designed for teens and young adults, this workshop series is suitable for participants of all skill levels, no experience required. The sessions will be hosted by musicians who have performed at Argyros Square, providing diverse perspectives and expertise in the field of music creation.

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Locations and dates are subject to change. For more information about the program, visit the library website at or call 714 647-5250.

Rhythm/Rhythm Santa Ana

Santa Ana Public Library

Studio D’s community courses

Dance and Music Courses:

  • Audience: Family
  • New Hope Library, 122 N. Newhope St: January 10, February 21, March 6, April 3 and May 8
  • Main Library, 26 Civic Center Plaza: January 30, February 20, March 19, April 30, May 21
  • Main Library: June 3, 10, 17

Musical series:

  • Customer group: Grades 3-5
  • Main Library: June 4, 11, 18 and 25
  • Registration required

Tuesday night dance

  • Main Library, 26 Civic Center Plaza
  • Audience: Open to all ages; recommended for teens and adults
  • Hula: January 16, 23 and 30
  • Bachata for Spanish people: February 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • Bollywood: March 5, 12, 19 and 26

Teen Jam Sessions: Beat Making Classes

  • Main Library, 26 Civic Center Plaza
  • Audience: Teenagers over 13 years old
  • Tuesday, April 3 to June 19

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