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San Diego Dance Theater presents Trolley Dances 2021
in partnership with San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System

The audience favorite is BACK! Mark your calendars for our “Mini” Trolley Dances performances.

Dates: June 5 & 6, 2021
Tour Times: 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
Location: Tours begin at the 70th Street Trolley StationFree parking is available.
$25 General Admission | $20 Senior/Military/Working Artist | $15 Student/Youth | FREE Kids under 5
Tours sizes are limited. Purchase your tickets in advance! Walkups may not be available.

One of our frequent performers in Trolley Dances, Pam Jong shared: “ Trolley Dances are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get!” As the COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many performances to postpone or even cancel, San Diego Dance Theater did not know what could be achieved. The 2020 fall Trolley Dances became a documentary viewing event, and the in person performances were shifted to June 5 & 6, 2021. So here we are, with high hopes that the June performance will re-introduce one of San Diego’s favorite dance events, and patrons will be eager to experience site-specific dance again. Now in it’s 23rd year with long time partner, San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego Dance Theater’s Trolley Dances travels the green line from 70th Street to Grantville and back. There is a smaller, yet prestigious line up of dancemakers, a 3-stop tour with 4 dances, and fewer and smaller tours per day for one weekend only. Creator and producer of 22 Trolley Dances, former Artistic Director of SDDT, and San Diego dance icon Jean Isaacs will join the creative team once again, along with the beloved Monica Bill Barnes, New York favorite Jody Oberfelder, and newcomer Mary Anne Fernandez-Herding with her company, The Movement Source.
COVID-19 Protocol: All protocols will be enforced. You must wear a mask and practice social distancing both at the performance sites and in the trolley car. MTS COVID-19 Protocol

In partnership with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, SDDT has presented Trolley Dances™ for over 20 years. Trolley Dances™ was created by former Artistic Director Jean Isaacs to make dance accessible to our entire community by taking art “to the people.” For two weekends each fall, tour guides lead groups of 70 – 100 audience members on and off the trolley at three or four stations throughout the county. More than 50 dancers perform in total at the various trolley stops. Trolley Dances™ introduces new riders to public transportation and creates opportunities for underserved neighborhoods to experience live dance performances. Typically, newly commissioned works are presented and they often address social justice issues such as immigration, homelessness and climate change.

Kids on Board, our school field trip outreach program associated with Trolley Dances™, is held the Friday of the second weekend and provides free tours to local schoolchildren, in addition to in-school dance workshops. For more information on how to attend Kids on Board, contact coordinator Jessica Curiel at
*PLEASE NOTE: there are no Kids on Board performances this year.*