Dance Program

Vanessa Coles
Alice Howes
Hours and Location
Mon-Fri8:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Physical Education Complex
Room 212

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Coppin State University makes available several dance education and performance concentrations that focus on dance as culture.

Mission Statement

The Dance Program is committed to preparing students for a career in dance education and performance by providing them with an intense program that includes: (1) scholarly inquiries; (2) performance opportunities; (3) choreographic projects; (4) master class workshops; and (5) teaching internships.

Dance Faculty

DancerThe dance faculty consists of artists, educators and scholars who are committed to providing the student with a comprehensive and diverse core training curriculum in dance technique and research.

Focus on Performance

The Dance Program has several performance venues throughout the year for students interested in mastering their performance and production proficiency.

  • Spring Dance ConcertDancer
  • Studio Night Open House
  • Student-Faculty Dance Concert
  • Black Colleges Dance Exchange
  • American College Dance Festival
  • College and Community Organizations

Focus on Teaching

The Dance Program has teaching opportunities for students interested in exploring dance education as a career.

  • CSU School of Dance
  • Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City & County Public Schools
  • Private Studios

BRAVO! Youth Dance
BRAVO! Community Youth Dance Program Information
Early Registration: (Receive a 5% Tuition Discount)

Saturday, September 6 from 10:00-12:30 p.m. in the PEC Dance Studio.

Open Registration & Community Dance Office Hours:
September-December, 2014
Thursday 6-8:00 p.m.
Friday 6-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 10-3:00 p.m.

Registration is held on the 2nd floor of the Physical Education Complex off of the Warwick Avenue rear entrance. Dance classes are held in the Physical Education Complex Dance Studio.

For more information contact the Dance Office at or 410-951-3355.

Summer Dance Camp

Coppin State University Summer Youth Dance Program Africa, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Pilates, Yoga and more!

AGES: 7-14 years with some dance experience

SESSION I: June 23-July 4, 2014
SESSION II: July 7-18, 2014

TUITION: $165.00 PER SESSION (2 weeks)

Weekly before care=$20 (7:30-8:45 A.M.)
Weekly after care=$20 (4:15-5:45 P.M.)
Weekly before and after care=$35 (per week)

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