Upcoming Events

A note from DISCO RIOT

In response to the COVID19 pandemic, we are regularly reassessing the timing and implementation of Season 2 Programming. Please keep your eyes pealed for information on upcoming projects. We thank you for your patience and continued support!


Drop In
Spiral Out

Advanced Contemporary Modern Concepts


11AM – 12:30PM This class is on pause until further notice. We look forward to moving together in shared space again soon!

This is an ongoing class for advanced dancers. We move from a place of play and curiosity in this technique class. Go beyond the mechanics, think critically about the tools, make connections, and deepen sensory awareness as a means for honing artistry and dynamics.


Class is by donation ($10 suggested) and cash/check donations are also accepted in-person at the door. Your donation supports DISCO RIOT’s mission to create a more collaborative movement-based arts scene in San Diego. No need to register – we’ll see you there!



Stage 7 School of Dance
3980 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

Quarterly Social Event


April 16 virtual format TBA
July 16
October 15


We’re making it a regular thing! Connect with artists who are interested in interdisciplinary collaborations. 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!

Performance Art


April 30 – May 2

a digital iteration of this work will be delivered directly to your living space between April 30 – May 2, 2020.

Art Produce

“current” is a collectively choreographed evening by grace shinhae jun, Anne Gehman and Zaquia Mahler Salinas informed by the examination of global systems of oppression, the interconnected nature of environmental and social justice, freedom of movement, and the possibility of embodied expression as a tool for cultivating resilience. This work is developed in collaboration with dancers Lauren Christie and Jaime Nixon. Original sound score by Jonny Tarr.

Performance times: Thursday, Friday & Saturday – 7:30pm & 9pm. Join us for live music set between shows at 8:15pm in the Art Produce Garden.


Spring Workshop with Byb Chanel Bibene

May 23-25

new dates TBA


Congolese dancer/choreographer Byb Chanel Bibene, Artistic Director of international dance troupe Kiandanda Dance Theater, joins us for three days of full out dancing!


DISCO RIOT Summer Intensive

July 13-24

Monday – Friday, 3:15pm – 7:30pm

We are hosting our first Summer Intensive for pre-professional and professional dancers! Join us for 10 days of radical dancing with local and visiting contemporary artists with opportunities for technique, improvisational formats, floor work, and creative practice. The intensive will feature different teaching artists in week one and two, and the days will be broken up into two sessions from 3:15-5:15pm and 5:30-7:30pm in the dance studios at Coronado School of the Arts. Teachers for the Summer Intensive include DISCO RIOT Artistic Director Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Shaun Keylock (Portland, OR), Liv Schaffer (Oakland, CA) Matthew Armstrong (Tijuana, MX), and others TBA.

$525 Early Bird registration by June 14 / $625 beginning June 15

Studio Residency

S P A C E  Alliance Studio Residencies

accelerated summer format TBA

August 23 – November 8


Applications open May 1st; deadline to apply is June 7th.