Season 4 is about flourishing and development for the DISCO RIOT community. There are going to be be many opportunities for all of us to collectively work towards a more diverse and supported dance scene in San Diego. It is going to take some serious commitment and belief in the power of movement-art as an agent for change, but we know you’re on board!

  • Training Opportunities

    We continue to offer San Diego movers high quality dance training opportunities - keep your eyes open for pop-ups and workshops!

  • Queer Mvmnt Fest

    June 24-26: San Diego's first queer-focused dance festival will highlight the work of queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming BIPOC dance artists!


    August 5-7: DISCO RIOT and FACT/SF will share a program at San Francisco's ODC Theater as part of a commitment to a touring exchange between the two companies.

  • S P A C E Alliance Residency

    We love this staple DISCO RIOT residency program! Application Period: June 1 - June 30, 2022

  • DISCO RIOT Spring Show

    April 21-24: Join us for new works by DISCO RIOT crew Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Marty Dorado, Chelsea Zeffiro and guest artist Anna Massey!

  • Choreo & ______

    May 28 & 29: Choreo & _____ is going outdoors! Join us where dance and activities collide, with short dance performances by local movement artists in the park supported by the City of San Diego.

These are big projects that need big support. Make a tax-deductible donation to support our mission to create a more collaborative movement-based arts scene in San Diego.

For Season 3, we committed to not only create opportunities for local movement artists, but to insist on systemic change, and emphasize the importance of supporting the larger San Diego arts scene.

  • Training Opportunities

    We continued to offer San Diego movers high quality dance training opportunities by donation!


    KINDLE 2021 had an artistic social action focus, exploring a collective through-line: how do we build community for the future?

  • A Year of DisDANCE

    On March 14th we shared filmed works centered on themes/life lessons from 2020 by local movement artists Desiree Cuizon, Marcos Duran, Marlene Garcia, Alyssa Junious, Tanya Lewis, and Alyssa Rose at Cinema Under the Stars.

  • S P A C E Alliance Residency

    We successfully offered this cooperative studio residency program for a 3rd year! This iteration of our residency program included a live showing of the resident artists work at Art Produce in October.

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    On May 1 & 2, 2021 we shared new live dance and film works by Lauren Christie, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Jaime Nixon, and grace shinhae jun at a rad outdoor space in Logan Heights!

With a global crisis turning society on its head, Season 2 was about facing the challenges of our immediate experiences with flexibility and ingenuity. We believe that movement art and practice are paramount in times such as these. We adapted our programming with the intention to cultivate connection, resilience, and opportunities for engagement in challenging times.

  • S P A C E Alliance Accelerated Residency

    We are providing movement artists the same opportunity for a cooperative studio residency program, but in a shorter period of time. This concentrated schedule comes as a response to the COVID19 pandemic. Application Period: April 20 - May 15

  • current

    While current was intended for live performance, through virtual rehearsals and artistic reframing, a dance film iteration of the show is being developed in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The work will be delivered directly to your living space between April 30 - May 2, 2020.

  • Choreo & Skate

    The inaugural iteration of our Choreo & _____ idea where dance and activities collide, Choreo & Skate was a combination of short dance performances by local movement artists and an open skate session at Skateworld San Diego on March 1, 2020. We look forward to a time when we can Choreo & ______ again!

  • Training Opportunities

    We are committed to offering San Diego movers high quality dance training opportunities. In Season 2, highlights include a weekend workshop with Byb Chanel Bibene (to be rescheduled).


    Pitch a project, dream up new ideas, network and share your upcoming events with like-minded artists who are passionate about building a more collaborative San Diego arts community. We're doing it live when we can and virtually when we can't!

  • Movement Explorations

    Social DisDANCE movement exploration prompts are available on our Instagram and Facebook to keep you movin' and groovin' throughout the Stay at Home order.

In Season 1 we showed you what we are about by delivering projects that create and promote collaborative community:

  • S P A C E Alliance

    A studio residency program promoting the cooperation of local spaces and movement-artists. Applications for 2019 residencies are due June 8, 2019.

  • Palestine Project

    DISCO RIOT’s Zaquia Mahler Salinas will be an Artist in Residence with Diyar Dance Theatre in Bethlehem.

  • Kindle May 9th

    A DISCO RIOT gathering for artists from all mediums to make connections and spark possibilities for interdisciplinary projects.

  • Ex Nihilo

    In this work we meditate on the creative spark that must underlie all beginnings in order to bring them to fruition, and the humbling awe of never truly knowing where it comes from.

  • Movement

    Join us in a new workshop format that inspires people to move in more ways!

  • Dance

    Drop in, spiral out in this ongoing class for advanced dancers.