About the Program
CCSU offers five tracks within the dance program:
Bachelor of Science in Dance Education
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.
This program leads to initial dance certification.
Cross-Endorsement in Dance Teacher Certification
For students working towards teacher certification in Elementary Education, Physical Education, or Music Education, or Art Education. This cross-endorsement in dance allows for a second teaching certification by taking additional courses from the dance curriculum.
Specialization in Entrepreneurship in Dance Education
Two specializations are offered:
- Specialization A - For students looking to focus on teacher education in public and/or private schools, however, this degree does not lead to teacher certification
- Specialization B - For students looking to pursue a business-based dance career
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 technique, study dance history, and learn how to create their own choreography.
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, (860) 832-2167 or Jennifer DelSanto, secretary (860) 832-2155.
Dance Education Program Coordinator/Director:
Catherine J. Fellows, Professor, CCSU
Stephen D. Hankey
Guest Teaching Artists:
E. Clayton Cornelius, Christine Kershaw-Hobson, Aubrey Lynch, Jennifer Muller, Felipe Puletini