Trolley Dances on San Diego City College steps.

San Diego Dance Theater performs Trolley Dances at City College.
San Diego Dance Theater performs Trolley Dances at City College.

The Trolley Dances, a unique event put on by the San Diego Dance Theater, is being held this year at downtown’s City College. I live a short walk away, so I figured I’d head that way this morning before it became too hot. (We’re experiencing mild but very toasty Santa Ana weather here in Southern California.) I thought that perhaps I could snap a few pics as a casual bystander.

The Trolley Dances involves a mobile audience, which walks from venue to venue. The dances are staged in some of the most unexpected public places. Every year the locations change.

I was successful! These photos are of the third “stage” of the 2014 Trolley Dances…

One unusual venue, at bottom of steps on the campus of San Diego City College.
One unusual venue, at bottom of steps on the campus of San Diego City College.
Here come people who are enjoying a variety of surprising performances.
Here come people who are enjoying a variety of surprising performances.
Audience gets ready to watch the third dance of the 2014 Trolley Dances.
Audience gets ready to watch the third dance of the 2014 Trolley Dances.
Dancers in flowing blue appear at the top of the broad steps!
Dancers in flowing blue appear at the top of the broad steps!
Graceful dancers descend the high stairs in a grand entrance!
Graceful dancers descend the high stairs in a grand entrance!
The free form dance twirls and floats before the eyes of onlookers.
The free form dance twirls and floats before the eyes of onlookers.
Rhythmic energy fills the unusual stage on a sunny, quite warm day.
Rhythmic energy fills the unusual stage on a sunny, quite warm day.
Dancers perform many athletic, amazing moves.
Dancers perform many athletic, amazing moves.
Beautiful dance delights a host of San Diegans.
Beautiful dance delights a host of San Diegans.
This performance was a carefree, joyful, very cool sight to behold!
This performance was a carefree, joyful, very cool sight to behold!
The dancers return to the stairs for a final few moments.
The dancers return to the stairs for a final few moments.
The dancers retreat to prepare for the next group in a few minutes.
The dancers retreat to prepare for the next group in a few minutes.
This Trolley Dances group heads off to the next surprising location!
This Trolley Dances group heads off to the next surprising location!
The Trolley Dances is a cool, very unique tradition in San Diego!
The Trolley Dances is a cool, very unique tradition in San Diego!

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

7 thoughts on “Trolley Dances on San Diego City College steps.”

    1. It seems that after watching several dances around City College, the audiences boarded a trolley at the nearby station and headed out to a shopping mall for more dancing. I read the entire Trolley Dance experience was two and a half hours! That might’ve been a little long for me!

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