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The SMC Dance Department’s mission is to prepare the serious dance student for university transfer and to provide dance training and enrichment for both the beginner to the advanced dancer. The department offers a comprehensive curriculum with a broad range of dance courses to nurture versatile dance artists. The dance department encourages students to think independently, to value creative thought and diversity, and to be responsible global citizens.
The Dance Department's goal is to prepare students for future careers in performance, choreography, teaching and related careers in dance. The department offers a wide array of dance classes designed to cultivate technique, creativity and performance skills. Self confidence, creative thought and expression and critical thinking are also learned in classes.
Professional performer: Stage, Screen, Music Video, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Public Schools
Dance Teacher: Public Schools, College, Private Studios
Choreographer for Video, Stage & Screen, Music video, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Public Schools
Private Dance Studio Owner & Management
Dance Critic for Newspapers & Magazines
Dance Movement Therapy
Production & Business Management
Phone Number(310) 434-3467
Judith DouglasDepartment ChairSharon ThomasAdministrative Assistant
Mondays - Thursdays:7:30 am to 12:00 pm