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.

Dance Reflections 2019

The MiraCosta College Dance program explodes onto the stage with compelling choreographic works by faculty and students. You won't want to miss this exciting performance of contemporary and classical dance, including modern, jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, ballroom, and world dance genres. Join us to experience the joy and passion of dance!

Thursday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, December 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m.

MiraCosta Theatre, Oceanside Campus
All tickets $10 (Seating is reserved.)

American College Dance Association

Our dancers perform regularly at the American College Dance Association adjudicated and gala concerts. The upcoming Dance Festival is March 6th this year. The Dance professionals who serve as adjudicators have said the following about our dancers in 2017:

I appreciated the raw physicality of the dancers…the carving and not touching is compelling. -Gesel Mason 2017

I enjoyed how dancers were very versatile, andembodied the piece… Beautiful to see how people with different proportions, weights, heights tackle the partnering. -Ori Flomin 2017

I liked the investigation of each other's space without touching... possibilities of romance. -Maura Keefe 2017

Contact Information

Department Chair: Dave Massey
Office: Oceanside, Room 2705
P 760-757-2121 x6302

Dean: Jonathan Fohrman
Office: Oceanside, Building 2708
P 760-795-6818

Department: Dance

Administrative Assistant to the Dean: Toni Sharp
Office: Oceanside, Building 2704
P 760-795-6844

Interim Academic Division Administrative Assistant: Veronica Sanchez
Office: Oceanside, Building 2704
P 760-795-6816

Full-Time Faculty

Instructional Associate