Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of the artists, organizers, partners, and patrons of our events. As a result, we have decided to postpone Trolley Dances Riverside due to health concerns related to Covid-19. Trolley Dances Riverside partners prioritize the health and well being of the artists and patrons, and will look to reschedule when it is safer to do so for all involved.


Trolley Dances Riverside is a production of Riverside City College Dance, P.L.A.C.E. Performance, and the Riverside Arts Council, in partnership with the Riverside Transit Agency. Trolley Dances is a trademark of Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater.

Trolley Dances Riverside from Samantha Carlson on Vimeo.
Trolley Dances began in 1997 as a production of Jean Isaacs San Diego Dance Theater. Since that time it has spread to include San Francisco (2003) and Riverside (2012). Although the topography, diversity and culture of each city may differ, each location retains SDDT’s thematic approach of creating original, site-specific work along the local trolley line.
Attracting over 3000 patrons throughout the state each year, the Trolley Dances series highlights the unique diversity of each city, promoting local choreographers. Dances have taken place on balconies and stairs, in libraries, food stores, swimming pools, fountains, parking structures, rooftops, and other unlikely sites.