Bachelor of Arts/Science

Dance Education

Central to Creative Movement.

CCSU’s BS/BA in Dance Education develops students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for pursuing either business-based dance careers or PK to grade 12 teaching careers. 

Graduates prepare to teach dance at the highest level. Students show evidence of possessing a strong, well-rounded background in dance pedagogy, history, research, learning theory, and practicum to become highly qualified teaching artists. 

Program Features

  • State’s only dance program specializing in dance education
  • Powerful amalgam of dance, education, business, and marketing
  • Courses taught by faculty knowledgeable in various dance education fields, ranging from ballet to ballroom and from absolute beginner to professional
  • Learn from regionally and internationally acclaimed guest artists
  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Learn and apply the latest teaching and dance techniques
  • Chances to perform on- and off-campus
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Program Options

Dance Entrepreneurship

Combines dance education praxis with business skills. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to handle the marketing and managerial side of running a successful business.

PK-12 Dance Education

Provides students with certification to teach dance full-time in the public school system.

 

 

- Karilyn Villarini, Alum

This program will help you expand your knowledge and versatility, but it will also find you a consistent job.

- Karilyn Villarini, Alum

Learning Outcomes

  • Dance Entrepreneuship
    1. Advanced level of skill and dance technique
    2. Students will identify and apply choreographic principles, processes, and structures
    3. The ability to plan developmentally appropriate dance education lessons
    4. The ability to plan developmentally appropriate units of instruction in dance education
    5. The ability to implement developmentally appropriate units of instruction in dance education
    6. The ability to effectively market and manage a successful business
  • PK-12 Dance Education
    1. Advanced level of skill and dance technique
    2. The ability to plan developmentally appropriate dance education lessons
    3. The ability to plan developmentally appropriate units of instruction in dance education
    4. The ability to implement developmentally appropriate units of instruction in dance education
    5. The ability to demonstrate effective teaching strategies in the public-school setting at the elementary and secondary levels

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