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.

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

Summer Dance Intensive

Summer Dance Intensive

Bret Easterling (6/18-6/22):

  • Gaga dancer class
  • Gaga methodics class
  • Repertory of Ohad Naharin

Sadie Weinberg & Teresa Jankovic (TBD 6/25-6/29):

  • Contemporary Class

Melissa Adao (TBD 6/25-6/29):

  • Hip Hop class

MADBOOTS DANCE (7/2- 7/6):

  • Contemporary class
  • Partnering
  • Improvisation
  • Repertory

Dance Explosion 2018

Artistic Directors: Teresa Jankovic & Sadie Weinberg

The summer dance concert, Dance Explosion, is a culmination of the MCC Summer Dance Intensive. Premiering in this concert is a work by MADBOOTS DANCE, one of the visiting guest artists. Along with these artists are MCC faculty and students works that are both beautiful and honest. There are dances for everyone – fun and playful, intimate and powerful. These performances should not be missed!!


  • Tuesday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Theatre Bldg. 2000, Oceanside Campus
Box Office: 760-795-6815
General Admission: $15
Seniors/Staff: $12
Students: $10
Seating is reserved.

Please contact SDI Director Dave Massey for further information at


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

  • Dave Massey
    Office: Oceanside, Room 5105
    P 760.757.2121 x 6302
  • Trisha Hanada-Rogers
    Office: Oceanside, Room 5105
    P 760.757.2121 x 6526
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Instructional Associate

  • Theresa Layne
    Office: Oceanside, Room 5105
    P 760.757.2121 x 6235

Associate Faculty

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