Physical Education & Human Performance

Dance Program


Dance Education Program

Mark your calendar!  "Legends"  April 18 at 3 PM

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April 18 at 3pm 
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Students learn from our extraordinary and diverse faculty and from internationally acclaimed artists-in-residence, such as Jennifer Muller/The WORKS. From ballet to hip-hop and jazz to West Indian, students will learn technique, dance history, and how to create their own dances. Students will experience the canon of American modern dance, learning to understand and respect the lineage while embracing the future of contemporary forms. 

The Dance Education Program offers two majors and a minor.

Cross-Endorsement in Dance Teacher Certification (30 credits)

The Cross-Endorsement in Dance is designed for teachers holding an active Connecticut Educator Certificate or students currently enrolled in an initial certification program in any discipline to obtain a second certification in dance (PreK–12 #483) by completing a total of 30 semester hours of credit in dance education course work.  

Formal Pathway to Dance Teacher Certification

This specialized program created with the Connecticut State Department of Education is designed for 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 Pascal Rekoert, CCSU Interim Dance Education Coordinator at, or Jennifer DelSanto, secretary (860) 832-2155.   

Interim Dance Education Program Coordinator/Director: 

Pascal Rekoert, Assistant Professor, CCSU  

Emeritus Dance Education Program Coordinator: 
Catherine Fellows, Professor, CCSU  

Dance Faculty: 
Brandon Couloute  
Cassandra Forsythe York 
Stephen D. Hankey  
Erica Nelson 
Ilker Ozbelli
Arden Warinsky 

Guest Teaching Artists:  
E. Clayton Cornelius, Cajai F. Johnson, Christine Kershaw-Hobson, Aubrey Lynch, Jennifer Muller, Felipe Puletini