Commercial Dance students, through a progressive curriculum, experience instruction from a faculty of dance industry professionals and college professors. They receive in-depth training in ballet and modern techniques, as well as hip hop, jazz, contemporary, college preparatory courses and creative expressions, dance history and dance science classes during their time in our program.
Commercial Dance students also have the unique opportunity to audition for the conservatory’s performance group, the OCSA Commercial Dance Company (OC/DC). This group provides students with real-world experience, as they are put through a professional audition and weekly rehearsals to learn choreography by staff and industry guests. Company dancers receive opportunities to choreograph, dance in film projects in Los Angeles, and represent the Commercial Dance Conservatory at national and international festivals. Commercial Dance students get the opportunity to work in collegiate-level environments, training with distinguished faculty and networking with industry professionals. As an outgrowth of these connections, students are given the opportunity to partake in a week-long intensive, learning company repertory, and original guest choreography in Winter Residency.