The Malashock Dance School

Open House Week: August 27 – September 1, 2018 (Free Classes All Week!)


Adult Classes ( Ages 17+)

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Malashock Dance is proud to offer San Diego’s most comprehensive traditional modern technique class schedule for adults, designed to develop the physical and artistic skillset of dancers. Our classes are rooted in sound technical development, led by expert instructors who are working professional dancers, and hold certifications and experience in codified modern techniques like Graham and Horton.  Our classes are designed to challenge and motivate students in a positive and supportive environment. We encourage students to strive for excellence and foster a culture of artistic excellence.

Dress Code: Dance or athletic wear

Audition: No audition required.

Commitment: Our adult classes are flexible and designed to accommodate your busy life! Drop in any time or purchase a class card that can be used in any class on the schedule. (They never expire!)


Pre-professional Track (Ages 7 – 16)

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Students ages 7 – 16 who are serious about dance and looking for well-rounded and comprehensive dance training can audition to be placed in the pre-professional training program at The Malashock Dance School. Our pre-professional track is led by expert instructors who will give individualized attention and work to develop technical proficiency and artistic expression through regular weekly classes.

Dress Code: Black leggings, shorts, or form fitting bottoms and solid colored leotards or form fitting athletic tanks. Bare feet for modern and conditioning classes, pink leather or canvas ballet slippers for ballet classes.

Audition: Students may attend their desired classes in the pre-pro track during OPEN HOUSE WEEK August 27 – September 1. Instructors will make placement recommendations after evaluating the student’s participation in class. Registration links will be sent to parents and classes begin September 10, 2018.

Commitment: The pre-professional track is designed to support and enhance the learning of students who are serious about their dance training. Students in our pre-professional track are required to commit to the entire session. Tuition may be paid in full or in monthly installments.

Recreational Track (Ages 2 – 16)

Students ages 3 – 16 who would like to explore different genres of dance in a recreational setting will be successful in the recreational training program at The Malashock Dance School. Our recreational track is led by expert instructors who will give individualized attention and work to develop comradery and a positive dance environment. Classes include modern, ballet, jazz, and musical theater. Classes are grouped by age.

Dress Code: Dance or athletic wear of any color or style. Bare feet for modern, pink leather or canvas ballet slippers for ballet, and black jazz shoes for musical theater or jazz classes.

Audition: No audition required

Commitment: Students may register at any point in the session, but must commit to the remaining classes in that session. Tuition may be paid in full or in monthly installments.



What is Creative Dance?

Creative Dance is a systematic and thoughtful curriculum that involves the guided exploration of dance concepts as well as structured improvisation. Our classes are designed to prepare your child for successes well beyond the dance studio, and focus on the building blocks of dance technique as well as social skills, independence, creativity, respect, and tolerance. Students will learn fundamental vocabulary, steps and positions, as well as choreography and sequences of movement. If you have any questions about what your child is learning in class, please talk with the Malashock Dance School Adminstrator or your instructor.


What is Modern Dance?

Modern Dance is a structured genre of dance that incorporates a vast and constantly evolving vocabulary of movement. It can be athletic, fast, slow, high impact, gentle, loud, silent, frantic and still. In classes, you will experience a wide variety of movements, tempos, and emotions. It is an excellent way to get a great workout while listening to a wide variety of music. There’s something for everyone in Modern Dance. Improvisation and your own personal interpretation of dance moves are often used to increase body awareness and tap into a physical expression of your emotions. You name it, you’ll probably find it in a Modern dance class. In its sophistication it has developed many styles and techniques. The beauty of it is that it allows a freer dance, which can be initiated by music or by an internal theme or inspiration. Modern Dance is based on the foundations of techniques developed by artists such as Martha Graham, Lester Horton, Jose Limon, and many others.

For More Information

Thom Dancy

Outreach and Communications Coordinator
Hours: M – F 9AM – 5PM
(619) 260-1622 ext 1