Bravo Dance

Hours and Location
Thu-Fri6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Phys Ed Complex
Rm 212

Summer 2015 Community Arts

BRAVO! Hip Hop Yoga Dance Camp for 2nd-4th graders

Session 1: June 22 - July 3, 2015
Session 2: July 6 - July 17, 2015

Encore! An Urban Arts Musical Theatre Camp for Middle School Students

June 22 - July 10, 2015

Summer Intensive Contemporary Dance Training for Middle & High School Students

July 20 - July 30, 2015

Information & Registration

For more information or register your child, contact Professor Coles at or 410-951-3355.





Ballet, Modern Dance, Musical Theater Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Leaps, Jumps and Turns


Submit the 2014-15 registration form with a $50.00 deposit to hold a place for you child in the program. You will receive an email notification once your application and deposit is received. Do not send cash. Make checks and money orders payable to Coppin State University Dance Foundation.


Coppin State University Dance Program
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216


Thursday 6-8:00 p.m. Physical Education Complex, Dance Office
Friday 6--8:00. p.m. Physical Education Complex, Dance Office
Saturday 10-a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Physical Education Complex, Dance Office


Cash, checks or money order ($35.00 return check or non-payment fee applies).


Classes are held in the Physical Education Complex. Enter the (white brick building) off of Warwick Avenue, and take the elevator to the 2nd floor

Program Description:

The Coppin State University (CSU) Dance Program is pleased to offer both a community dance program for ages 5 1/2 through adults and the Bravo! Dance Training Program for students interested exploring professional dance as a career.

Program Mission:

The mission of the Bravo! Dance Training Program is to provide multi-faceted dance training that will prepare students to pursue dance majors at the university level, to perform in professional or community dance companies, or simply to enjoy dance as an essential and healthful aspect of their daily lives. The program strives to offer the best in dance training at a competitive tuition rate. All courses will follow the university model, including a syllabus that emphasizes objectives and course expectations.


  • Dance: Students are able to perform movement skills efficiently taught through effective training and professional development opportunities;
  • Health: Students are able to discuss the impact of anatomical awareness as a learning tool for advancement;
  • Education: Students are able to demonstrate accurate movement memorization through good study habits and problem solving skills;
  • Motivation: Students are able to utilize movement language as a form of self-expression and self-motivation for learning and achieving excellence;
  • Social: Students are able to perform improvisation and structured choreographic group activities;
  • Collaboration: Students are able to incorporate a keen sense of musical accompaniment and theater presentation as it relates to artistic performance, both inside and outside of the classroom;
  • Cognitive: Students are able to evaluate their progress in the areas of good physical habits, social relationships and intellectual attainment;
  • Language Arts: Students are able to discuss criteria for making aesthetic judgments about dance;
  • Global Relations: Students are able to discuss dance /movement as a vehicle for cultural, historical, political and social phenomena
  • Technology: Students are able to utilize technology as a resource for research projects and other written assignments.
  • For more information, contact Professor Coles at or 410-951-3355 at any time.

BRAVO! Dance Company Information (TBD)

Student may audition for the Senior and Junior CSU Dance Company. See the dance director for more information.


Attendance Policy: Students are asked to attend all classes and rehearsals- without an exception!  Parents are urged to take into consideration classes and rehearsals when scheduling their children for appointments and when planning family vacations. Excessive absences (2 or more non-academic absences) will result in a student conference and student may be asked to leave the program and/or not be able to participate in any showcase or recital if student doesn’t know the choreography. Consistent attendance is vital in maintaining mastery of dance technique. Dance is a physical activity that requires consistent weekly training to establish muscle strength and muscle memory.

Rehearsals Policy: Students must attend all scheduled rehearsals. It is imperative that all dancers are attending every rehearsal to achieve the level necessary for a public performance. It is very difficult for fellow dancers to work on a piece without everyone present. It is not about how well your child knows their particular part, but how much your child's placement can affects the other children. It is also very difficult for your child’s choreographer to create a good piece when students miss classes and rehearsals. Participation in any of the Student Ensembles requires consistent attendance to all rehearsals as scheduled. Two excused absences during the 2nd semester are allowed. (otherwise students are dismissed for additional non-academic absences)

Bulletin Board: Check the Dance Bulletin Board outside of the Dance Studio each week for announcements or website for updates.

Facebook: Parents should join Facebook as a way of remaining current with what is happening in the program.

Classroom Etiquette and Expectations: Excessive talking during class and rehearsals is discouraged with the occasional question welcomed and indicated by the students' raising of their hand. Students who are disruptive to the teaching and learning process will be asked to observe class so that others may continue their work. The instructor has the right to dismiss disruptive students from their class, and/or request a student-parent conference prior to readmitting the student. No refunds will be given if student is dismissed from program.

  • Arrive on time for the start of class and remain until the class is over.
  • Students 10 minutes or more late will watch the class
  • Cell phones s are not allowed in the dance studio.
  • Refrain from talking during class.
  • No food or drinks (except water) are not allowed in the dance studios.
  • Proper dance attire is required for all dance classes and  rehearsals.
  • Inform the teacher of any injury IMMEDIATELY.
  • No chewing gum is allowed during class.
  • No dirty street shoes are allowed on studio floor. Hip Hop shoes must be for class ONLY.
  • Students are expected to be polite and courteous at all times to teachers, classmates and parents.
  • Students are expected to encourage their classmates.

Parent Conference: Parents are welcome to schedule a conference with their child's teacher or the director of the school at any time. Please email the school administrator at to schedule an appointment. We ask that you do not confront the instructors before or after classes with questions, but instead email the dance office. Our capable staff may be able to answer your questions or you can schedule an appointment to meet with your child's instructor.

Dress Code: Students must wear their dance attire to participate in classes. Please do not wear your dance shoes outdoors.

Ballet: Royal blue leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers.

Modern: Royal blue leotard, nude footless tights, and bare feet.

Jazz and Musical Theater: Royal blue leotard, black jazz pants, black jazz.

Tap Dance: Royal blue leotard, black jazz pants, black tap shoes.

Hip Hop: T-shirt, sweatpants and jazz sneakers or jazz shoes. NO JEANS! NO STREET SHOES!

Note: All hair must be pulled back securely away from the face for ALL classes. No jewelry except stud earrings.

Email Notifications: The School frequently sends information by email about upcoming events at the school. Be sure to list your email address clearly on your registration form so that we can keep you informed and updated during the year. Contact the dance office if you have not received "welcome to the program" email confirming your address.

Make-up Classes: There are neither make-up classes offered nor refunds for missed classes or dismissal from the program, etc.

Parent Observation: To minimize distraction for our students and to allow our faculty to do the best job possible in the training of your child, please refrain from observing class through doorways or windows during non-observation weeks. Our goal is to keep your child focused so that they can maximize their class experience and continue to progress effectively through the required syllabus. Visiting weeks are intended for parents, relatives and older siblings who are able to understand classroom etiquette. Turn off cell phones, and refrain from talking during the class. Please do not bring visitors to the program during your regular class periods.  Parents may request to view the class with permission of the instructor and director of the program.

School Closings Due to Inclement Weather: Contact the dance office at 410-951-3355 for information regarding closings due to inclement weather. Generally, classes are cancelled when the university is closed and/or Baltimore County Schools are closed.

School Holiday Closings: Generally speaking, the program follows the university calendar for holidays and semester breaks except fall classes begin two weeks after the beginning of the academic schedule while winter classes normally begin two weeks prior to the beginning of the academic schedule in January. Classes are offered September through May.

Tardiness: Students are expected to arrive on time for the start of classes and rehearsals. In the interest of injury prevention, students who arrive ten or more minutes late for class will be asked to observe class that day.

Tuition: Students will not be allowed to participate in classes or performances unless tuition is paid.  Parents have two payment options.

Mandatory: You are committed to a 30-week program, which requires payment both in the fall and spring sessions. In case of an emergency, other arrangements can be discussed, and all withdrawals from the program must be in written form hand-delivered to the dance office with a 30 day notice. If you withdraw in the middle of the month you will be responsible for the following months tuition. After withdrawing from class you will receive a receipt and payment stop release date. If not you will be responsible for the full year tuition.

Spring Concert: The spring dance concert is scheduled for May 9, 2015 at 2:00pm (Time subject to change) in the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium on the campus of Coppin State University (North Avenue Entrance). Parking is $5.00 per car.

For more information, contact Professor Coles at or 410-951-3355 at any time.