Mission Statement

In keeping with the San Diego City College’s mission statement and general education philosophy, the dance department is committed to providing a diverse experience in dance techniques, forms, history, performance and choreographic opportunities. Focusing on both full-time students and adults seeking personal enrichment, our dance department strives to deliver a diverse, stimulating and supportive environment. We encourage creativity, collaboration and dance technique, while maintaining the highest academic standards. Emphasis is placed on technique, choreography and performance, and we strive to encourage both critical and abstract thinking skills, adaptation and personal expression. The program also provides a background in the historical, cultural and political aspects of dance and classes that focus on ethnic dance forms and the integration of anatomy and body modalities. Students in the City College dance program can complete an AA degree and transfer to a four year institution or they may choose to become a part of a local, national or international dance community.