Where Dance and Community Meet!

Dance Falls Forward…

danceXchange – changing colors
Tuesday, September 19 – 7PM/$5
Old Town Temecula Community Theater
@ The Merc

img_-1457Featured Guest Artist – September 19 – Joseph Lister


Family-Friendly | Arts-Forward


soars with original work by

Joseph Lister
Daniel Miramontes
Sarah Ready
William Feldon
Bryan Burns
Daniel Doolan

introducing our newest danceXchange host:

Shauna Tyser

Shauna Tyser - Photo by Sue Brenner -1

Shauna Tyser shares the spotlight as one of this season’s danceXchange hosts.

Vibrant – Smart – Fun!
Come show her a warm Temecula welcome!


danceXchange, August 15th: Julie Simon and Tropicaleiza


Family-Friendly | Arts-Forward

danceXchange returns with

HOT Afro-Brazilian rhythm & moves


Julie Simon and Tropicaleiza Dance!


Founded in 2006 by Julie Simon, Tropicaleiza is a Contemporary Brazilian Dance company synonymous with power and energy. Tropicaleiza’s repertoire can be described as a joyous celebration that incorporates grounded uninhibited African-influenced expression, the playfulness and joy of Brazilian Samba and fluid voluminous contemporary movement.


This month’s danceXchange performances include work by Seji Gaerlan, Majesty Dancers, Amanda Ankele, and Emeline Lotherington, among others…PLUS an on-the-spot cre8ivE  inveStig8tion.

Old Town Temecula Community Theater

Tuesday, August 15th

7:00PM | $5 

#TemeculaDances  #LetsDance  #DanceTribe

Join us for the kick-off of our new season of danceXchange:



Old Town Temecula Community Theater

This month’s danceXchange explores the creative process!

Join us for a beautiful evening of danceXchange on Tuesday, June 20th at 7:00PM at Old Town Temecula Community Theater. Family-friendly creativity in the Merc! Just $5. This month’s dance includes work by Seji Gaerlan, Mercy Barrial, Majesty Dancers, Amanda Rose Shind, and a special audience-created dance! Come create with us! #TemeculaDances  #LetsDance







Tuesday, May 30, 2017

An exchange of dance – live and screen performances!

danceXchange has always been known as an experience of shifting perspectives–an exchange, through dance.  This evening is no exception.  Set on the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Main Stage, we will experience works of substance by invited artists who are creating art through diverse perspectives.  We will enjoy live works created for the stage, as well as dance for the screen, as part of the Front & Main Film Festival.

Front & Main Film Festival/Audience Choice Awards:

The finalists for the Front & Main Film Festival will be screened during this evening, danceXchange @ Front & Main, with audience members casting their votes for their favorite dance films.

Get your advance tickets for danceXchange @ Front & Main, here.  Or purchase your ticket at the door!  All seats are just $5.00.

This eclectic evening will feature work by:

Alexandra Thomsen*

Amelia Unsicker**

Annalee Traylor*

Crystal Sepúlveda**

Danielle Smith*

Nicole Thomas**

Gabriel Williams*

Julie Satow Freeman**

The audience choice awards for the Front & Main Film Festival will be announced/presented at the final performance of Front & Main Dance Festival on Sunday, June 4th at 2:00PM.  Get your tickets for the final performance of Front & Main/Awards Ceremony, here.

**Choreographers sharing live dance for the stage
*Choreographers/Finalists sharing dance on screen, Front & Mail Film Festival

Navarasa Dance Theatre/Feb 21


Co-directed by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda and SM Raju, Navarasa Dance Theater has a wide repertoire of classical and contemporary works inspired by Bharatanatyam and folk dance forms, diverse theater traditions, world music, martial arts (Kalari ppayattu), aerial dance, yoga, live singing and storytelling. Navarasa has toured in North America, Asia and Europe and has been performing at various venues including the Bates Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, NJPAC and East West Players, USA, Teesri Duniya Theater, Canada, Amol Palekhar’s Theatre Festival and Bahuroopi, India and Cirque du Soleil famed Franco Dragone’s show in Germany. Navarasa offers classes in the U.S., India and online in Indian Classical Dances Bharatanatyam and Mohini Attam, Kalari ppayattu Martial Arts, Yoga, Contemporary and Aerial dance, and theater. Navarasa’s program Dance For Everyone offers free dance training for underprivileged children and adults. Contact navarasa@yahoo.com. http://www.navarasa.org

January 17, 2017

7:00PM – Tickets $5

Old Town Temecula Community Theater / The Merc


Photo by Sue Brenner; Courtesy of Shauna Tyser

Shauna Tyser, of San Diego County, will be bringing her dynamic and powerful work to the January edition of danceXchange at Old Town Temecula Community Theater/The Merc on Tuesday, January 17, 2017.  The open showcase features the work of local artists who are moving and shaking the dance scene.  With a low-cost ticket, families are treated to though-provoking artworks that move us to new places.

TYSERdance Project   features five professional dancers, plus the choreographer: Shauna Tyser, Ashley Akhavan-Hilebrand, Alyssa Junious, Kotey Van Hoy, Anita Riquel, and Traci McKnight.

About Shauna Tyser


Photo by Sue Brenner; Courtesy of Shauna Tyser

Ms. Tyser graduated Magna Cum Laude, with her BFA in dance performance and choreography from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and was the 2007 recipient of the Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities for excellence in dance. In the past she has performed with Philadanco II (Philadelphia), Contempra Dance Theater (Philadelphia), Opera Company of Philadelphia, Colette Harding Contemporary Dance Company (San Diego), Mojalet Dance Collective (San Diego), “Trolley Dances” with Jean Isaac’s San Diego Dance Theater and isadoraNOW (San Diego). She also holds a certificate from the Teaching Artist Institute of San Diego, and has taught dance programs on the East and West Coast, as well as, internationally in Mumbai, India.  Her choreography debuted at the 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival, and she plans to produce more work in the future. She is currently involved with the PGK dance project as a development intern, while working towards her MA in Nonprofit Leadership and Management at the University of San Diego. Shauna Tyser is one of the newest members of Temecula’s own, Avocado Dance Theatre.

About danceXchange

Every third Tuesday of every month, the Old Town Temecula Community Theater opens its doors to dance artists who are creating original work, as a place to share their work and to bring the dance community together! Co-produced by Temecula Presents and Dance Theatre Collective of Southern California, the showcase has developed into a workspace for dance artists of all genres throughout Southern California. Dancers regularly come from Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Diego–not to mention the dancers of the Inland Valley, who create some of the most beautiful dance around.

Dancers wishing to present work at this monthly showcase are encouraged to contact danceXchange coordinator Lori Craig Torok at dancexchange.temecula@gmail.com.  All genres and styles of dance are welcome. Performers receive a small stipend for sharing their work.


Photo by Raymond Elstad; Courtesy of Shauna Tyser


January 17, 2017

7:00PM – Tickets $5

Old Town Temecula Community Theater / The Merc


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