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OCC Dance

All Dance classes will be 

IN-Person for Spring 2022.

Vaccine Mandate: The Coast Community College Board unanimously adopted a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for students, faculty, staff, managers, and trustees on August 24, 2021. All those with medical or religious/strongly held belief exemptions will be required to participate in weekly testing. Students are asked to upload their proof of vaccination or exemption status through the health and safety platform Cleared4 by January 24, 2022.  Booster shots are encouraged for all those eligible.

Mask Mandate: In keeping with the California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Guidelines, the Coast Community College District has mandated the use of face coverings (over both the nose and mouth) at all times while on campus.

For more COVID-19 information and details on testing/ uploading CDC card please click here.

Click here for more OCC 2022 Spring Covid Info

For any questions, please contact Dance Chair, Rachel Berman at

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).


OCC Dance

Rachel Berman

Dance Department Chair
Dance Department
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




 Content Editor

​Office Hours

By Appointment Only for Spring 2022

Contact Info

(714) 432-5691


Art Center Room 307