The OCC Dance Department is currently following college and state Covid-19 safety guidelines. The campus location is currently closed to students and faculty. There are no on-campus classes or concerts scheduled for Spring 2021. Registration is open and all of our dance classes will be offered “Live Online.” This is similar to an in-person class with set meeting times and offered synchronously using ConferZoom, Canvas Conference, or other technology. Students should use a computer/laptop with administrator rights. PC (Windows 7 or 10) or Mac (OSX Mojave or higher). Caution - Mobile phones may not be sufficient. For dance courses you must have a working webcam and sufficient space to move safely inside – or outside- your home “studio” (so we can see your entire body). For any questions, please contact our Chair, Rachel Berman at email@example.com
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A Destination for Dance!
Since its origin in 1962, Orange Coast College's Dance Department has enjoyed a national reputation for quality, creativity and a comprehensive curriculum with courses in a variety of dance styles. Students seeking to be either professional or recreational dancers receive training from instructors who excel in their dance/ somatic disciplines- Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, Yoga, Pilates, Latin styles, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, African, and Polynesian. We promote high artistic and technical standards for both the beginner and advanced dancer, and offer a diverse array of career advancement and enrichment opportunities.
OCC dance students have several opportunities to perform each semester in our 916-seat Robert B. Moore Theatre in works choreographed by faculty, students, and guest artist. They also perform in festivals and invitationals throughout Southern California and participate in the American College Dance Association’s annual conference (Baja region).
Dance Department Chair
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Chair Office: 714-432-5691
Dance Office: 714-432-5123
Admissions Office: 714-432-5772