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Tara Morton-Colt

Tara Morton-ColtTeaching Philosophy

Dancing is the expression of inner feelings, joy, happiness, sadness, and love. To truly dance, and dance well, is to translate and become the emotion while making your audience know, feel, and experience it.

Regardless of experience, whether professionally trained or new to dance, my goal is to provide an individualized experience where each student develops and improves their own understanding of dance, core strength, and techniques.

I encourage students to build upon the key concepts and fundamentals of dance with a focus on vocabulary, technique, application, fundamentals of alignment, and proper form. Each student should develop as a performer and choreographer, paying close attention to the tools needed in creating and performing as well as the concepts involved in productions.


Courses I Teach at Pacific

THEA 051A: Ballet, 80831 M/W 9:30-10:50
THEA 051B: Jazz, 80832 M/W 8:00-9:20
THEA 051C: Tap, 80833 M/W 11:00-12:20
THEA 051D: Modern 80834 12:20-2:00X
THEA 51: Intermediate/Advance Dance M/W 3:30-4:50

My Background

  • Instructor / Choreographer / Dancer
  • B.S. from CSU Sacramento/ M.A. Education from University of the Pacific (in progress)
  • Faculty member at Juline School of Dance (Central West Ballet)
  • Board Member of the Juline Foundation for Children


Contact Information

Tara Morton-Colt
Dance Instructor, Theatre Arts Department
Email Link Email
Phone: 209.946.2060
Office: Dance Studio

University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211