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.
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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.
The faculty at MiraCosta’s Dance department took me under their wing and gave me the tools to not only find my voice as a choreographer, mover and artist, their support gave me confidence to pursue and excel in grad school. In the department I had life changing opportunities by choreographing for the concerts, presenting and performing at the Kennedy Center, and rich summer intensives with world-class companies. It is because of them I am pursuing something I truly love and wanting to share what I learned with my students and within my choreographic works.Learn more about the Dance program
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Academic Programs in Dance
The academic maps will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize your education plan.
KEY: Certificate of Proficiency Certificate of Achievement Associate Degree Bachelor's Degree
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- Friends of Dance:
Learn about Friends of Dance, a non-profit community support organization thay benefit students in Dance.
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Discover the success of our students in certificate programs that lead to employment.