Skip to content

Explore Your Future with Alamo Colleges!

We offer what you need to achieve success. Come explore with us and find out why so many students have decided to call the Alamo Colleges the pathway to their future.

Not sure where to start? Our Career Assessment Tool can help.

 
Close

Welcome to ACES

Alamo Colleges Education Services is a secure portal connecting Faculty, Staff & Students to Academic Resources, Email, and other Online Resources.

Support Contacts Helpdesk (210) 485-0555 Weather Line (210) 485-0189

 

 Vertical_Bar

 

  Click Here to Login

 

 

Close

News

Student Snapshot: Joel…

SAC student tries out for 'America's Got Talent'
image of Joel Cardenas leaping

Student Snapshot: Joel Cardenas


SAC student  tries out for 'America's Got Talent'

Joel Cardenas has years of dance experience under his belt so he wasn’t that nervous about an audition for “America’s Got Talent”  (AGT) held Jan. 12-13. 

The San Antonio College dance major heard about the auditions at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, secured a front -of-the-line pass, and put together a jazz routine to  “Lucky Strike” by Maroon 5 for his audition. Then he waited three hours for his shot at stardom.  His performance for one of the show’s producer was filmed and in addition, he was asked about his background.    Joel_talent 

“I’ve been on a lot of auditions; I don’t take it too personally,” he said. Cardenas, 21, hopes to hear back from AGT producers by the end of February. 

A native of Seguin, Cardenas graduated from Seguin High School. He spent summers in New York City with the American Ballet Theater and trained with the Joffrey Ballet School.  He also has taken classes at the Broadway Dance Center. 

When he isn’t attending classes at SAC, Cardenas works at the Studio of Dance & Cheer in New Braunfels.  He teaches classes in jazz, ballet, contemporary and evolution.  He has also choreographed routines for various high school dance teams. 

Asked about his favorite dancer, Cardenas cites Nick Lazzarini, winner of season one of “So You Think You Can Dance.”  For the past two years Cardenas has performed as the Nutcracker Prince in Ballet New Braunfel’s production of   “The Nutcracker.” 


 After graduation Cardenas hopes to transfer to Texas State University and complete his bachelor’s degree in Dance – with teaching being his ultimate goal. 

In the meantime, he waits for the callback from “America’s Got Talent.” Being a full-time student at SAC should keep him on his toes.
 

Photo: Joel Cardenas is photographed Jan. 17, 2013, in the dance studio in the Candler PE Center at San Antonio College.

Leonard Ziegler/SAC
 

 --SAC--

 

latest
news
stories

  • TECH-2-GO

    Office of Technology Services (OTS) at San Antonio College unveils a new Laptop Lending Kiosk at the Moody Cafe Read More >
  • The Ranger Special Edition Issue

    The staff of The Ranger/The Ranger Online, student newspaper at San Antonio College, has produced a special edition with information on the Alamo Colleges trustee election. The edition, which hit stands April 25, also pays tribute to The Ranger's 90th anniversary. The election section includes photos and interviews with the 11 candidates for the four open trustee positions, an editorial encouraging voting, and a map showing the four districts up for election. The editorial stresses the importance of voters in shaping the direction of the Alamo Colleges. Early voting starts April 25, and the election is May 7. Read More >
  • SAC Named in Top Ten Digital College in Nation

    San Antonio College named by Center for Digital Education in Top Ten in Digital Community Colleges. Read More >
  • Foundation Awards $10K in Innovation Grants

    The Alamo Colleges Foundation awarded nearly $10,000 to SAC faculty/staff as part of the 2016 Innovation Grants. Read More >
  • Scobee Hosts Inaguaral Girls STEM Summit

    SAC's Scobee Education Center hosted the Scobee Girls STEM Summit on Saturday, April 9th at the Scobee education Center. Read More >