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Dance Department

  • ​Welcome

    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.

    two dancers in black clothes 

  • Career Options

    Professional performer: Stage, Screen, Music Video, Cruise Lines, Amusement Parks, Public Schools

    Professional Choreographer

    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

    Dance Notation

    Production & Business Management



Programs of Study

Degrees & Certificates


Contact Info

GYM 202

Phone Number
(310) 434-3467

Judith Douglas
Department Chair
Sharon Thomas
Administrative Assistant

Office Hours

Mondays - Thursdays:
7:30 am to 12:00 pm