Dance Department



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Dance Department

The Dance Department at San Diego Mesa College offers over 40 active courses, providing a lower division curriculum comparable to those in four-year institutions. We are training students to transfer to four year universities, as well as to take part in the growing field of entertainment. The Dance Department has demanding technical dance classes and rewarding exploration and information classes in theory, history, and choreography that provide students the opportunity to learn about and create movement as a rich part of the fabric and culture of our world. For more than 40 years, we have shaped dancers, dance lovers, and dance makers here at San Diego Mesa College. Be a part of the next generations of movers and shakers!


SAn Diego International Fringe Festival

Buy TicketsThursday 6/21 - 9:00 pm
Sunday, 6/24 - 2:30 pm
Tuesday, 6/26 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, 6/30 - 1:00 pm
Sunday, 7/1 - 7:30 pm

Lyceum Mainstage Theater
79 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

Join MESA MOVES for an evening of dance and entertainment, where over 30 talented dancers take to the stage with energy, passion, and technique. Choreography by Mesa’s noteworthy dance faculty will have you on the edge of your seat and toe tapping along.

Tickets: Show $10 | Fringe Festival Pass: $7

DANCE VISIONS*MESA MOVES 2017. Photo by Sue Brenner. Chroeography by Angela Moran.


SPRING 2018 dance concert

April 12, 13 & 14, 2018. 7:30 PM
Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Joan B. Kroc Theatre at The Salvation Army Kroc Center
6611 University Avenue
San Diego, CA 92115

Mesa College Dance Company presents DANCE VISIONS – an evening of Dance and Entertainment. 
Student choreographers present original dance works that range in style from Hip Hop to Ballet, Modern to Jazz, and Urban Choreo! Special guest choreography by Christopher Huggins and guest performance by Scripps Ranch High School Dance Company.

Dance Program survey

Survey ImagePlease use this link to participate in our Dance Department Program survey.

This survey will collect important information about YOUR experience in the dance classes.

Dance Department Program Survey LINK


About the Dance Program

The mission of the San Diego Mesa College Dance Program is to promote student and faculty development as professional dance artists, performers, choreographers, and critical thinkers, as well as active community members. Our philosophy embraces dance in its many forms, and we offer multiple levels of ballet, modern dance, jazz, tap, Latin dance, and a changing selection of world dance forms. The Program is committed to the growth and discipline of all dance forms through the dedicated study of dance technique and research in a nurturing and challenging environment. Through superior teaching and personalized mentoring, students prepare for a professional career in dance or for transfer to a four-year institution.


Dance Studio Opening Pose