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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!

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Fall 2020 

We are so proud of the work that our dancers and our faculty choreographers did in the Fall 2020 semester to create our Digital Dance Concert. Together we created an online concert that you can now watch and share.


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spring 2021

Let's Dance! Perform with Mesa College Dance.
Last fall, Mesa Dance took on digital dance and rose to the challenge, this spring we are working toward bigger, better art. Dance Film is an inspiring platform for performance, where technology blends with movement invention to endless possibility.
Our faculty choreographers are seeking dancers to perform in the San Diego Mesa College Spring Digital Dance Concert. Show off your best moves and big performance energy! Being online, means being versatile, being creative, and being aware. Let's expand the limits of the theater together.
Rehearsal dates are TBD. Most rehearsals will take place with pre-recorded material, zoom meetings, and improvisation. Recorded choreography content will be compiled by each choreographer to create a unique dance.
Dance Styles: Fusion, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theater, Dance Theatre, Urban Choreo, Character Dance...
AUDITION - All Levels Welcome!
Deadline to submit Audition Form and Video: February 8, 2021
Even our audition will be digital. Fill out this online google form and then send us a short videos with your best moves.

Audition Form:
Please send your audition video link to
For the audition video, include the following:
* 1-3 minutes of dance
* Any dance style
* Show us your favorite moves
* Highlight the range of your ability - If you have ballet technique- show it! If you have hip hop technique - show it!
*If you have any questions about how to record and send your video link, please email Blythe Barton: 
We can't wait to see your dancing!

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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.

Check our RESOURCES page for Careers in Dance and Dance Skills Developed at MESA DANCE.

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*Photos by Sue Brenner Photography.