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

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Physical Frequency

Dave Massey, Artistic Director
The MiraCosta Dance Program charges onto the stage as student choreographers unveil a night of powerful dance. Come support these young choreographers as they paint the stage with thought-provoking, entertaining and energetic performances.


  • Friday, March 30, 7:30 p.m.

Theatre Bldg. 2000, Oceanside Campus
Box Office: 760-795-6815
All seats $10 / Seating is reserved

Dance Studio Hour

An informal presentation by students in MiraCosta’s dance classes, showcasing ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, hip hop, and world dance forms.


  • Wednesday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.

Dance Studio, OC5101, Oceanside Campus
Free Admission

Dance Break 2018

Dave Massey, Artistic Director
The MiraCosta College Dance Department presents a riveting night of dance featuring premiere choreographic works by the dance faculty. A diversity of dance genres including ballet, jazz, tap, world, hip hop and contemporary dance will be explored. Mark your calendars now to attend one of these not-to-be-missed performances!


  • Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.

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

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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