Dancers looking to learn from the best came to San Bernardino Valley College on December 17 for the first-ever Day of Dance.

The event was free and open to intermediate and advanced dance students, with SBVC, Chaffey College, Arroyo Valley High School, and several Inland Empire dance studios represented. Classes were led by Lula Washington of Lula Washington Dance Theater, who focused on technique and dance repertory; Maura Townsend, a dance teacher at SBVC and artistic director of the Maura Townsend Dance Project, who taught modern dance and pilates; and Temria Airmet, artistic director of Temria Dance Haus, who led a jazz class. 

Over lunch, dance professionals discussed their experiences and participated in a Q&A session. The Day of Dance was a fun way for local dancers to meet and move together, and SBVC dance faculty intend to make this an annual event.