The CCSU Dance Program has four tracks:
• Dance Education Major
The Dance Education teacher preparation program prepares future dance teachers for public and private schools in the State of Connecticut. Those students who successfully complete the program are eligible for certification in PK-12 Dance. This new program will be offered 2015.
- Curriculum for Dance Education for Teacher Certification
- Program Learning Outcomes for Dance Education: Teacher Certification
• Dance Education Cross Endorsement
The Dance Education Cross Endorsement may be pursued along with any other education major.
• Formal Pathway
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.
• Dance Minor
The Dance Minor is offered through the Dance Program with its home in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance. There is an 18 credit requirement. 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; Jennifer Harrison Newman
Modern, Choreography; Stephen D. Hankey, Contemporary Dance; Susan Matheke,
Dance History, Dance Methods.
Guest Artists: E. Clayton Cornelius, Jennifer Muller, Heather Seagraves.
Central Connecticut State University
Department of Physical Education and Human Performance
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Dance Program Office (860) 832 2167