Contemplative Dance Program

Community Arts Contemplative Dance Program

The Community Arts Contemplative Dance Program is specifically designed for those interested in exploring dance as a contemplative performing art form. The program offers classes in dance movement, yoga, meditation, and tai chi as well as holistic mind-body workshops such as The Law of Attraction or Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life!

Students are also invited to join Coppin State University Dance Ensemble to hone their performance skills, and register for movement technique classes that focus on improving your skills as an artist-educator.

The program is open to both seasoned dancers with extensive experience, and novice dancers pursuing a dream come true. For more information contact Dance Program Coordinator, Professor Vanessa L. Jackson, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216 or 410-951-3355

Dance Company Auditions and Workshops

Fall Semester

CSU Dance Company Audition
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 6:00 p.m. JWJ
Open to campus and community dancers ages 16-Adults

Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life Workshop
Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 3:30 p.m.
PEC Dance Studio
General Admission $15, Students $10

Breathe Baltimore Project Audition
Saturday, October 15, 2016 4:00 p.m.
PEC Dance Studio
Middle and High School Students

Student Success: Living An Abundant Life
Saturday, November 5, 2016 3:30 p.m.
PEC Dance Studio
General Admission $15, Students $10.00

Coppin Community Dance Showcase
Friday, November 18, 2016 7:30 p.m.
Open to all campus dance groups
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Students

Pre-Professional Dance Concert & Master Class
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Master Class 2:30 p.m.-Advanced Registration
Concert 5:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 General Admission, $10 Students

Women's Theater Arts History Month Audition
Saturday, December 3, 2016 4:00 p.m.
PEC Dance Studio


Mail-In Registration Process:

Print out the registration form and mail the completed form to:

CSU Dance Program
2500 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21216

Make checks payable to Coppin State University

Please sign the back of the registration form prior to mailing.

For more information contact Vanessa Jackson at 410-951-3355 or


Coppin State University Dance Faculty

Vanessa L. Jackson
Director of Dance
(410) 951-3355

Adjunct Dance Faculty

Diedre Dawson - African & Modern

Florian Rouille - Ballet, Modern, Intro to Choreography

Deborah Vines - Dance History

Community Dance Instructors

Youth Dance Teaching Faculty:

Christina Brown (CSU Dance Major Graduate- Modern)

TuTu Jones (CSU Dance Major- Modern and Jazz)

Rolanda Williams (Tap, Musical Theater and Combo Class)

Former Dance Faculty:

Mya Ajanku - African & Modern

Everlea Bryant - Modern Dance & Dance Company

Marcia Evans - Ballet & Modern

Lorenzo "golo" Evans - Hip Hop

Tracey Ferenc - Ballet

Quynn Johnson - African & Tap

Cjay Philips - Musical Theater/Acting/Jazz

Socorro Jones - Vegas Jazz, Hip Hop

Support Staff:

Stephanie Bradley, Administrative Assistant/Registrar