• Our renowned faculty have performed on Broadway, in leading ballet and contemporary dance companies, music videos, and concert tours.
  • American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum Certified Teachers.
  • New, state-of-the-art dance studios, classrooms, and performance venues minutes from the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier.
  • Study in-broad with our Dance in New York City program.


  • Two performing ensembles captivate audiences at the Broad Stage.
  • Annual performances at the American College Dance Association.
  • International performances include Beijing China, Bracciano Italy, and Santiago, Chile.


  • SMC dance majors transfer to world-class institutions including NYU Tisch School of the Arts, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, CSU Long Beach, SUNY Brockport, Cal Arts and many others.
  • SMC dance majors are accepted into high-level professional training programs including the Ailey school, Lines Ballet and the American Dance Festival.


  • Internship programs enable our students to work hand-in-hand with leading choreographers, companies, and educators.
  • Teach dance in the Pre-K-5 setting through the Dance Department Teacher Training Program.