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.

Shapes & Reflections 2016

The MiraCosta Dance Department 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, tap, ballroom, and world dance genres. Join us to experience the joy and passion of dance!


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

Instructional Associate

Associate Faculty

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