Experience and Explore
Engage with the artists and each other beyond the stage. As part of our community, we invite you to experience our interactive workshops, open talks, festive gatherings, community field trips and more, to discover your own connection to the arts.
Our In Community programs welcome participants that are intergenerational, encompass all gender identities, include varied socioeconomic, racial, and cultural backgrounds, and strive to accommodate people of all abilities.
Salsa Dance Lessons with Laura Canellias
In anticipation of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s Salsa Navidad performance on our mainstage, BroadStage is offering a free series of Salsa dance classes at Virginia Avenue Park in partnership with Community Corporation of Santa Monica.
Tuesdays 11/28, 12/5, 12/12 | 6:30-7:30 PM
Virginia Avenue Park - Thelma Terry Building
2200 Virginia Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Free and open to the public.
Click Here for tickets to Spanish Harlem’s Salsa Navidad Performance on December 16, 2023, and bring your dance shoes to the plaza for more dancing and mini lessons in the Dance Hall from 5:30-7:00 PM.
Laura Canellias, also known as the “First Lady of Salsa” is one of the foremost salsa dance instructors on the West Coast as well as one of the pioneers of the L.A. Salsa style. She has performed on television, film & stage, including with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, and has been an adjunct faculty member of Santa Monica College for over 20 years. More information about Laura can be found here.
Artist in Residence
What is an Artist Residency?
BroadStage partners with iconic figures and emerging artists for Artist Residencies, which include a combination of performances, curation, and mentorship for students on the cusp of their professional careers.
Learn more about Stanley Clarke’s current three-year Artist Residency at BroadStage here.
Stanley Clarke speaks about his long musical career in jazz and film.
Tuesday, March 19 | RSVP HERE.
11:15 AM | FREE | The Music Hall at SMC Performing Arts Center*
*BroadStage is located at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center
1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
BroadStage has ever-growing partnerships in Santa Monica that allow us to interact with new audiences and directly support local programs and events. We participate in city and college festivals, provide arts education for the local schools, and offer mentorship in arts administration, contributing to the artistic wellbeing of our greater community.
- Santa Monica College
- City of Santa Monica
- Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District
- LA County Department Arts and Cultures
- Virginia Avenue Park
- Community Corporation of Santa Monica
Community Field Trips (CFT)
Community Field Trips create access to the arts. BroadStage welcomes groups through partnerships with local organizations that provide services for historically underserved, underrepresented or income-impacted individuals and/or families. Participants attend performances, receive pre-performance learning about each show, and often meet artists, creating an impactful experience for all.