Skip to main content

Deborah French

Adjunct Instructor of Dance Studies
scodese@geneseo.edu

Deborah Scodese French, an alumna of the Dance Department at SUNY Geneseo has returned to the College to teach Jazz Dance. She completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Geneseo (BA; Psychology and Dance) and went on to enroll in graduate studies at SUNY Brockport (MA; Dance Education). In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the College, Ms. French teaches modern dance, creative movement, core essentials, Zumba, and Zumba Toning classes at Valley School of Dance in Geneseo, as well as working with students in Livonia, Avon, and Geneseo Central Schools, the Livingston County Department of Health, and the Noyes Hospital Wellness Program. Ms. French has choreographed for the Global Water Dance Project, Livonia Community Players, and the Annual Geneseo Festival. She has studied Flamenco and other Latin dances in Spain and Central America, is a certified Zumba dance instructor and outdoor fitness educator and is currently studying yoga and nutrition. "Teaching Jazz allows me to share my knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy with the students here at Geneseo."

Photo of Deborah French

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • BA; Psychology and Dance, SUNY Geneseo

  • MA; Dance Education, SUNY Brockport

Classes

  • DANC 103: Jazz Dance I-Lec

    Basic principles and movement techniques of leading styles of jazz dance. Participation at dance concerts, reading and writing assignments, and video evaluation will be required. (May be taken two times.) Offered fall, odd years

  • DANC 103: Jazz Dance I-Stu

    Basic principles and movement techniques of leading styles of jazz dance. Participation at dance concerts, reading and writing assignments, and video evaluation will be required. (May be taken two times.) Offered fall, odd years

  • DANC 265: Dance Ensemble

    Development of proficiency in dance performance through rehearsal and presentation of various forms of dance. A concert is presented on-campus each semester. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition. (May be repeated for credit. A maximum of eight semester hours in DANC 265 may be applied to a degree.) Prerequisites/Corequisites: DANC 101-104, DANC 201-204, or DANC 301-303.