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.

Come Dance with US!

MiraCosta College Dance Program

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

Dance Break 2019

Artistic Director, Dave Massey
The MiraCosta College Dance Department’s spring concert premieres exciting new dance works. The diversity of dance, the talent of incredible student performers, and the overall artistic expression make this concert a not-to-be-missed event! Come celebrate with us and be part of a joy-filled evening of success as Dance Break 2019 bursts onto the stage!

MiraCosta Theatre, Oceanside Campus
General Admission: $15, Seniors/Staff: $12, Students: $10 (Seating is reserved.)

Dance Break 2019

Summer Dance Intensive 2019 (SDI)

SDI Application Link

DNCE 250 or DNCE 256, 1.5 units
Days: Monday - Friday; Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
$46/unit (CA residents)


JUNE 24 - JUNE 28
1) Teresa Jankovic; 2) Sadie Weinberg; 3) Hip Hop
BODY TRAFFIC: 1) Countertechnique - Lillian Barbeito; 2) BODYTRAFFIC Repertory; 3) Improvisation & Creation (BODYTRAFFIC will be creating a piece for the dance concert)
JULY 8 - JULY 12
GAGA with Maayan Sheinfeld (current member of Batsheva Dance Company):
1) GAGA class; 2) Methodics class; 3) Repertory of Ohad Naharin

SDI 2019

Summer Dance Concert - Dance Explosion

DNCE 263 or DNCE 267, 1.5 units
Days: TBD by choreographers
$46/unit (CA residents)

Contact Information

Department Chair: Trisha Hanada-Rogers
Office: Oceanside, Room 2707
P 760-757-2121 x6526

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

Academic Division Administrative Assistant: Leslie Kamps
Office: Oceanside, Building 2704
P 760-795-6816

Full-Time Faculty

Instructional Associate