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Sangre de Cristo Dancerz

Sangre de Cristo Dancerz

The Sangre de Cristo Dancerz is a resident company of the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center composed of differently-abled individuals of all ages. The Dancerz perform and rehearse as part of the Arts Center's School of Dance and are under the artistic direction of Robert J. Doyle and Marissa Dilka. 

This program culminates in the traditional spring production of "Hot Fudge Sunday" showcasing the Dancerz' own choreography to musical favorites.

Tuition for the Dancerz Program

Per Semester: $152.00, or $140.00 with an Arts Center membership

Fall Semester, 14 weeks

August 21-November 23 2019

Class

Wednesdays from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Click here to view the registration packet for the Dancerz program. 

 

Marissa Dilka

Marissa's love and passion for dance began before she was even born. Her mother taught Jazzercise for years, including the night Marissa was born. She was a "junior" Jazzerciser for her entire childhood, while also studying ballet in Massachusetts and at the "One Step Ahead" Studio in Lakewood, Colorado. In high school, she danced on the Bear Creek High School's Varsity Poms Dance Team in Lakewood, Colorado, which went to Nationals at the Wide World of Sports at Disney World in Orlando during her sophomore and senior years in high school (it was even televised by ESPN!). During high school she also studied at Michelle Ladamar's Dance Academy in Cherry Creek, Colorado. During attendance as CSU-Pueblo, Marissa also participated in the Cheer Squad and Dance Team, and even auditioned for the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders and Denver Nuggets Dance Team. She graduated from CSU-Pueblo with her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and taught group fitness classes at the university including; step, kickboxing, and toning. She has coached the Pueblo County and Pueblo East High School’s Dance Teams and currently teachers/substitutes (since 2013) for various classes at the Pueblo Athletic Club including step, toning, yoga, water aerobics, kickboxing, and cycling. She also co-organizes the Sangre de Cristo Dancerz program with Bob Doyle. Marissa loves working with the Dancerz and says "they have a special place in my heart, and I look forward to working with them for many years".

 

Robert J. Doyle

Bob Doyle has been the Artistic Director for the Sangre de Cristo Dancerz program for the past 15 years. He began studying ballet in 1973 and performed with the Pueblo Ballet under the direction of Keith and Marjorie Willis in 1973. Bob continued to pursue performance arts at the University of Southern Colorado, where he graduated with a degree in Theatre and Dance in 1976. Bob continued to dance with the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center's modern dance company, then titled Arts Center Dance Company, under the direction of Anne Moulton. He has acted and dance throughout Southern Colorado and has greatly enjoyed his years as the director/instructor of the Dancerz program.

 


 



The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center presents its 35th annual Hot Fudge Sunday performance on Sunday, April 26 at 2:00 pm featuring resident company, the Sangre de Cristo Dancerz. This yearly spring event includes a dance performance to musical favorites with original choreography by the Dancerz. Guests are invited to enjoy an ice cream treat with the performers following the show courtesy of Cold Stone Creamery. Admission to the event is $5 and tickets are on sale now at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Box Office. 
Members of the Dancerz program rehearse and perform under the artistic direction of Robert Doyle and Marissa Dilka throughout the year in various settings. The Dancerz program began in 1985 with a mission to positively impact individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and capabilities and has open registration to the public every fall and spring. Hot Fudge Sunday is sponsored by Nursing & Therapy Services of Colorado and Sandy Stutters.

For more information, call the School of Dance at 719-295-7221 or e-mail at schoolofdance@sdc-arts.org

The Hot Fudge Sunday Dancerz performance is sponsored by: