Community Dance

Community Arts Dance Program

Program Mission

The mission of the program is to provide excellence in dance training and performance.

Program Description

The community outreach program is designed for new and experienced dancers interested in exploring and honing their technique and performance skills. The program is open to children and adults. The program is housed in the Coppin State University School of Arts and Science, and Education, Dance Program.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the program is to provide quality dance education classes and workshops taught by professional artists and dance major interns.

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.

Open Registration and Office Hours

Wednesday 6-8:00 pm
Friday 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday 10-3:00 pm

Note: Continuous registration is accepted until classes are full. Feel free to email 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

Effective September 7, 2016

Office Hours:
Wednesdays 6-8:00 pm
Friday 6-8:00 pm
Saturday 10-3:00 pm


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 Warwick Avenue closet to the campus dorms.

Class Offerings

Classes are open for children ages 3+ with some classes appropriate for adults depending on the level of the class.

  • Ballet-Tap Combo (Ages 3 1/2 - 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)

Teacher-Student Ratio

The teacher-student ratio is normally 10-1.

Dance Scholarships

Students are selected throughout the year based on the student's commitment, level of advancement and available funds.

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.

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 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.

Mailing Address

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

Parent Conference

  1. Parents are welcome to schedule a conference with their child's teacher or the director of the school at any time.
  2. Please email the school administrator at to schedule an appointment.
  3. We ask that you do not confront the instructors before or after classes with questions, but instead email the dance office.