A Destination for Dance!

Since its origin in 1962, Orange Coast College's Dance Department has enjoyed a national reputation for quality, creativity and a comprehensive curriculum with courses in a variety of dance styles. Students seeking to be either professional or recreational dancers receive training from instructors who excel in their dance/ somatic disciplines- Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Conditioning, Yoga, Pilates, Latin styles, Flamenco, Middle Eastern, African, and Polynesian. We promote high artistic and technical standards for both the beginner and advanced dancer, and offer a diverse array of career advancement and enrichment opportunities.

OCC dance students have several opportunities to perform each semester in our 916-seat Robert B. Moore Theatre in works choreographed by faculty, students, and guest artist. They also perform in festivals and invitationals throughout Southern California and participate in the American College Dance Association’s annual conference (Baja region).

The Department’s programs prepare the serious student for university transfer and offers an A.A. in Dance as well as Certificates of Achievement as instructors in Pilates, Dance or World Dance.

OCC Offers a Dance Master Class series, Artist Talks and a Pilates Guest Speaker Series open to the public.

Mask Mandate:  The Coast District will move from requiring masking indoors to strongly recommending masking indoors beginning Friday, August 26. Please be respectful and considerate of individuals who continue masking, as this may be a personal health precaution and/or caretaker situation. 

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For any questions, please contact Dance Chair, Rachel Berman at rberman3@occ.cccd.edu

Contact Us

(714) 432-5691


Art Center Room 307

Office Hours

Rachel Berman, Chair of Dance
Mon, Wed, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Tue, 10 a.m. - noon on Zoom
Also by appointment.