Coppin Community Dance Program
CSU Community Dance Program Mission:
The mission of the program is to provide excellence in dance training and performance.
CSU Community Program Description:
The community outreach program is designed for non-dance majors interested in exploring and honing their technical and performance skills. The program is open to children and adults. The program is housed through the Coppin State University Dance Major Program housed in the School of Arts and Science, and Education.
CSU Community Program Purpose:
The purpose of the program is to provide quality dance education taught by professional artists and dance major interns.
CSU Community Program Dates:
September 7, 2016 - May 6, 2017
Note: Students registered for the program are required to complete the entire 2016-17 dance program season except in the extreme emergencies are students excused from the program.
Community Dance Open Registration and Office Hours:
Wednesday 6-8:00 pm
Friday 5:30-8:30 pm
Saturday 10-2:30 pm
Note: Continuous registration is accepted until classes are full. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-951-3378 regarding open classes after the initial registration date.
Open House and Advance Registration - Free Classes:
Saturday, August 27 from 11-2:00 pm in the PEC Dance Studio
Fall Registration Dates and Times:
September - October 8, 2016
Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm
Friday 6-7:30 pm
Saturday 10-2:00 pm
Community Dance Location:
Physical Education Complex (PEC)
Classes and registration is held on the 2nd floor of the Physical Education Complex (PEC). Students should enter the PEC building off of Warlock Avenue closet to the campus dorms.
Community Dance Class Offerings:
Classes are open for children ages 4+ with some classes appropriate for adults depending on the level of the class.
- Ballet-Tap Combo (Ages 4-6)
- Ballet I-III (Ages 7-Adults)
- Modern Dance I-III (Ages 7-Adults)
- Musical Theater and Jazz I-III (Ages 8-16)
- Tap Dance I-III (Ages 6-16)
- Hip Hop I-III (Ages 7-Adult)
- Youth Dance Performance Team (Audition or invitation)
The teacher-student ratio is normally 10-1.
Students are designed throughout the year based on the student's commitment, level of advancement and available funds.
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.
General Policies and Procedures:
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. The course syllabi are available for review by parents on the dance website.
Visiting weeks are intended for parents, relatives and older siblings who are able to understand classroom etiquette. Arriving late, leaving prior to the end of the event or walking in and out of the performance space is inappropriate behavior. It is also inappropriate to "call out names" during the event or any producing any other noise that is distracting for the students and other audience members. Cell phone must be silenced and pictures/videos or recording devices are not allowed at any time.
Turn off cell phones, and refrain from talking during the classes, performances and rehearsals.
Please do not bring visitors to the program during regular class periods and rehearsals.
Parents may request to view the class with permission of the instructor and director of the program.
There is no reimbursement for classes canceled due to inclement weather, nor refunds except in the case of extreme documented emergencies.
CSU Dance holds the right to cancel classes not meeting minimum enrollment.
Late registrations are accepted depending on available space.
Refrain from disrupting the class by observing class through glass doorways or windows.
Feel free to contact the Dance Office at any time to discuss your child's advancement. Please leave a message and someone will contact you within 48 hours during the week. This does not apply to weekend days and times.
Parents are welcomed to join the youth dance community parent's association.
Coppin State University
Attn: Dance Program
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216
Students must be dressed in proper dance attire (required uniform) with hair pulled back securely away from the face, remove under garments except sports bra and jewelry to participate in any and all dance classes, and workshops.
Please review the dance dress code for more information about hair, dance attire and shoes.
Students must also adhere to the recital picture and recital concert dance code to participate. Parents will receive additional information about 5 weeks prior to the actual date and time for the recital pictures.
Coppin School of Dance reserves the right to refuse service to any student who is NOT properly dressed for any even sponsored through the program- no exceptions! I've read the above and agree.
Check the Dance Bulletin Board outside of the Dance Studio each week for announcements or website for updates and join the Facebook page.
Classroom Etiquette and Expectations:
Students are expected to arrive in time for their class with their dance attire.
Students should remain in the class for the duration of the class, early excuses should be discussed with the instructor.
Students arriving 10 minutes or more late for class are welcomed to "watch" the class.
Students should request permission to leave in and out of the dance studio or rehearsal stage.
The use of cell phones are prohibited during classes, rehearsal and performances.
Excessive talking during class and rehearsals is not allowed. Students should feel free to ask questions during class. No chewing gum, food or drink except water is allowed in the dance studio, auditorium, and backstage during the rehearsals and/or recitals.
Interaction between teacher and student is highly encouraged. Parents are welcome to schedule an appointment with the instructor.
Parent should refrain from peering into the dance studio window while class and rehearsals are in session.
Disruptive students will be dismissed from the class and/or program (i.e. excessive talking, lack of maturity, playing, fighting, etc.)
Food and/or drink except water are allowed in the studio.
Street shoes are not allowed in the dance studio.
Students are expected to be polite and courteous at all times to teachers, classmates and parents.
- 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 email@example.com 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.