(All Savage Jazz Dance Company photos are of OSA School of Dance students apprenticing in the company) 

Through our professional connection and partnership with Savage Jazz Dance Company, School of Dance students form real-life connections to working professional artists, helping to reinforce and make tangible the professional standards, conduct, and approaches to their craft that is expected of them. Over the years, OSA's connection with Savage Jazz Dance Company has proven to be an invaluable driving force for the students: being a point of inspiration, offering real-life applications to their practice, and being a source of pride that has allowed students to grow as people and as young dance artists. Savage Jazz Dance Company has been a professional organization that the students have used not only as a point of entry into the professional dance world, but also as a source of growth to become young people whom parents, Oakland School for the Arts, and the City of Oakland can be proud of.