The mission of the MiraCosta Dance department is to create artistic and academic excellence by engaging our students in a diversity of dance techniques, choreography, performance and scholarly practices. We foster student engagement through creative and critical thinking and value artistic exploration enriching the individual, classroom and community.

Students may take courses to prepare for a dance major to transfer to a four-year institution, to earn an A.A. degree in dance, or to meet general education requirements. Performance opportunities are available to both majors and non-majors.

Career options include professional performance or choreography; dance studio or company management; child development; dance therapy; movement analysis; dance ethnology; dance criticism; dance science; academic research; and teaching.

Summer Dance Intensive

SDI Brochure

SDI is a transformative dance intensive taught by artists recognized both nationally and internationally. The intensive is by audition only. The SDI mission is to engage students in rigorous dance training which will improve their technique, enhance their artistry, and bring back the joy of dancing that at times gets lost along the way. The experience gained in SDI is unparalleled, the faculty unmatched, and the joy overwhelming. For more information, contact Dave Massey.

LIVE AUDITIONS: Dance Studio Bldg. 5101

DNCE 254: 1.5 units

Dance Explosion

Dance propels onto stage showcasing works by students and faculty. Plan now to attend one of the two performances! (The performances are at the Brooks Theater in downtown Oceanside, while the MCC theater is being renovated). For more information, contact Teresa Jankovic or Sadie Weinberg.

LIVE AUDITIONS: Dance Studio Bldg. 5101; May 26, 5- 6 p.m.


Contact Information

Department Chair: Trisha Hanada-Rogers
Office: Oceanside, Room 5105
P 760-757-2121 x6526

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman
Office: Oceanside, Building 4700
P 760-795-6818

Department: Dance

Administrative Secretary: Toni Sharp
Office: Oceanside, Building 4700
P 760-795-6844

Instructional Secretary: Leslie Kamps
Office: Oceanside, Building 2000
P 760-795-6816

Full-Time Faculty

Associate Faculty

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