Upcoming Events

Donation-Based Dance Training

Weekly Classes

Ongoing: Classes offered every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday with rotating teachers. Formats include both contemporary modern and improvisation-based practices.


Authentic Movement – Fall Series with Jane Blount, HHP

6- Sessions Alternate Mondays, 7 – 9 PM

at transcenDANCE Studio in Lemon Grove

September 11, 25, October 9, 23, November 6, 20

Center, enter, and deepen conscious embodiment through the healing and transformative practice of Authentic Movement.  This profound discipline, involving inner-initiated movement, with eyes closed in the receptive presence of a witness connects us to the inner wisdom of the body.

In this 6 session offering we will deepen our exploration of the elements of Authentic Movement: seeing and being seen, the roles of mover and witness (both inner and outer), how to connect with one’s authentic movement, and various ways of witnessing.  We will continue to embody conscious use of language and use various forms of practice such as dyads, the breathing circle, and the long circle.

This series is open to those familiar with and/or deeply curious about the practice of Authentic Movement.

To learn more about Authentic Movement, here’s a wonderful introductory article by Daphne Lowell, and a link to Light, a beautiful film centering Janet Adler, a key developer of the Discipline of Authentic Movement.

Questions? Contact Jane janeeb1018@gmail.com

Fee / Sliding Scale NOTAFLOF (No One Turned Away For Lack Of Funds)

$100 – $200 for the series, $20-$40/session drop in rate for those with prior Authentic Movement Experience – RSVP Required. 

Artist Opportunity

Applications Now Open for 2024 Programs

Winter S P A C E Pro // (R)evolution Mentorship Program // Queer Mvmnt Fest 2024

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

S P A C E Pro 2024

DISCO RIOT is excited to share our latest development of the S P A C E Residency Program! S P A C E Pro is a new Winter iteration of our residency program, designed specifically to support established San Diego-based artists. With the intention of cultivating a culture of reciprocity, we are looking for up to 3 makers to participate in this 10-week program, from February 11 – April 20, 2024.

(R)evolution Mentorship Program

Be a part of DISCO RIOT’s 1st (R)evolution Mentorship Program in 2024! This program is a cohort-style educational, immersive mentorship program focused on offering substantial and sustained support for San Diego-based emerging/rising dance artists. We will provide a small group of Rising Artists (ages 20-26) a curated immersive experience in DISCO RIOT inner workings for a full programming season (January-October 2024). The program includes free dance classes, monthly professional development workshops and cohort meetings, a monthly check-in with a uniquely designated DISCO RIOT mentor, opportunities to immerse in performance and event production, and a 10-week S P A C E residency as part of a culminating artistic project.

Queer Mvmnt Fest 2024

From June 9-15, 2024 DISCO RIOT will present San Diego’s only queer-focused movement-arts festival, Queer Mvmnt Fest. Under the direction of local queer dance artists, Desiree Cuizon and Trystan Merrick, this festival features artists whom identify as part of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community. The wide variety of programming offers opportunities in queer-focused spaces as well as sharing with the general public. Queer Mvmnt Fest highlights the work of BIPOC artists within the LGBTQ+ community in San Diego and beyond, centering the need for addressing inequity through an intersectional lens. We are looking for artists to participate in this 7-day festival to present and share in a variety of formats including classes/workshops, performances, panel discussions, and movement-based short films.