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In partnership with San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System
San Diego Dance Theater presents
Trolley Dances Reflections on Film: The First 10 Years

In times of physical and social distancing, San Diego Dance Theater wants to celebrate the magic of Trolley Dances with you! We invite you to share in a virtual celebration at THE LOT Restaurant at Liberty Station.


In-Person Film & Food
September 28, 29 & 30
Doors open at 7pm | Film showing at 8pm
$20 per person | $70 group of 4

THE LOT Liberty Station – Restaurant
2620 Truxtun Road, San Diego CA 92106
In person seating is limited to 45 people per evening
Food and drink available for purchase from THE LOT

Live Stream Film
October 2 @ 8pm | October 3 @ 2pm & 8pm
$10 per household

Videographers Leo A. Huerta and Annya Katerina of Rhizoma have put together a retrospective film of the first 10 years of Trolley Dances, directed by Jean Isaacs with additional video contribution by Kata Pierce-Morgan. Choreographers include Monica Bill Barnes, Faith Jensen-Ismay, Terry Wilson, Kim Epifano, Jean Isaacs, and others. Over 100 dancers, including former and current company members, perform on screen. This film is dedicated to the memory of former MTS CEO and long-time Trolley Dances supporter, Paul Jablonski. Opening day for the film is September 28, also named “Trolley Dances Day” in 2019 by the City of San Diego.

In-person Trolley Dances performances are tentatively scheduled for June 2021.

In partnership with San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, SDDT has presented Trolley Dances™ for over 20 years. Trolley Dances™ was created by 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