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The CCSU Dance Program offers a formal pathway to dance certification (B.S. Ed.) and the curricula to support a dance cross endorsement. A cross endorsement is an additional teacher certification. The Dance Education cross endorsement may be pursued along with any other education major.

The Department of Theatre offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in Dance Performance, as well as a dance minor.

As a result, the CCSU dance program has two homes; The Department of Physical Education & Human Performance in the School of Education and Professional Studies and Theatre in the Carol A. Ammon School of Arts and Sciences.

CCSU’s dance program is committed to teaching dance education as our primary focus.  Students have the opportunity to perform their own works, faculty choreography and pieces by visiting guest instructors in studio performances and main stage productions.

Dance education embraces pedagogy, personal development, wellness, technical dance training, growth in knowledge and skills, and exploration and application of creativity. 

Dance Program Director/Adviser:  Catherine J. Fellows, Professor, CCSU

Adjunct Dance Faculty:  Julia Frederick, Ballet;  Stephanie Simpson, Modern;  Stephen D. Hankey, Contemporary Dance;  Ingrid Rogelstad-Howe Elem. Dance Ed;  Susan Matheke, Dance History / Methods.

Guest Artists: E. Clayton Cornelius, Jennifer Muller, Jennifer Harrison Newman, Heather Seagraves.

Central Connecticut State University
Department of Physical Education and Human Performance
Department of Theatre
1615 Stanley Street  • New Britain, CT  06050
Dance Program Office (860) 832 2167