The CCSU Dance Program has four tracks:
- New! Bachelor of Science in Dance Education
The dance program at CCSU is designed to nurture artists who teach. With the new BS Dance Education, students will prepare for certification to teach dance in the public school system. Under the supervision and mentorship of our extraordinary and diverse faculty, students will experience the canon of American modern dance, learning to understand and respect the lineage while embracing the future of contemporary forms.120 Credits
Curriculum for Dance Education for Teacher Certification
- Cross-Endorsement in Dance Teacher Certification
For students working towards teacher certification in Elementary Education, Physical Education, or Music Education, the cross-endorsement in dance allows for a second teaching certification by taking additional courses from the dance curriculum.30 Credits.
- Dance Minor
The Dance Minor allows students new to dance or those who have danced all their lives to continue pursuing their love for dance while working towards majors in other fields. From ballet to hip hop and from jazz to West Indian, students will practice tachnique, study dance history, and learn how to create their own choreography.18 Credits.
- Formal Pathway to Dance Teacher Certification
This is a specialized program created with the Connecticut State Department of Education to certify those public school dance teachers who have not yet been certified. The program is only open to currently employed public school dance teachers. For further information please contact Catherine J. Fellows, CCSU Dance Education Coordinator. Fellowsc@ccsu.edu 860 832 2167
Adjunct Dance Faculty:Jennifer Harrison Newman Ballet, Modern, Choreography; Stephen D. Hankey, Contemporary Dance; Susan Matheke, Dance History, Dance Methods.
Guest Artists: E. Clayton Cornelius, Jennifer Muller, Aubrey Lynch, Alley Jenkins.
Central Connecticut State University
CCSU Dance Education Program
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Dance Program Office (860) 832 2167