Trolley Dances


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 audience members on and off the trolley to view original pieces of outdoor choreography. More than 50 community and company dancers perform at various sites.

This Year's
Trolley Dances

This Year's
Trolley Dances

San Diego Dance Theater in partnership with the Metropolitan Transit System and UCSD presents Trolley Dances 2022


The 2-hour Guided Tours begin at the Nobel Drive Trolley Transit Center.

Free parking on the top two floors of the Transit Station Parking structure levels 4 & 5 located on 3449 Nobel Drive La Jolla, CA 92037.


One weekend only:

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25

Tours begin at 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 1:15pm & 2:15pm


Featuring choreography by:

Rachel Catalano

Jean Isaacs

Péndulo Cero Danza Contemporánea

Minerva Tapia &

Terry Wilson


Purchase Tickets Below!

General admission: $25

Discounted tickets: $20 Seniors 55+, Military, Student, Artist

Youth 18 and Under will receive a Youth PRONTO pass, letting you ride transit free even after the show ends.


Kids on Board Program 

Kids on Board is a school field trip outreach program for Trolley Dances™. The event is held on a Friday each year and provides free tours to local classes, in addition to in-school dance workshops.

For more information on how to attend
Kids on Board, contact us at

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Trolley Dances™ would not be possible without the wonderful volunteers who bring the event to life! If you would like to volunteer for Trolley Dances, contact us at the link below.