About the Department

The Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University delivers a dynamic, holistic, challenging experience that integrates creativity, performance and scholarly pursuits designed to prepare each student for a 21st century career in dance.

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"Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body."

- M a r t h a   G r a h a m

Facilities & Programs

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Our Programs






"The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs."

- C h a r l e s   B a u d e l a i r e

"The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing."

- J a m e s   B r o w n

Our Faculty & Staff

Department Chair

    • Jennifer Pontius
    • Department Chair, Associate Professor
    • GPAC 150 K

Dance Faculty


Graduate Teaching Assistants

    • Alicia Marie Carlin
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Robert Clark
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Timithy Holecek
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Tawnya Kannarr
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Mirannda Lindberg
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Jennifer Mabus
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Travis Prokop
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Takiesha Scimio
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Taryn Wilson
    • Graduate Teaching Assistant

"The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing."

- D o r i s   H u m p h r e y

Contact Us

Physical Address:

    • Department of Dance
    • College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication
    • 815 17th Street, Suite 150
    • Huntsville, TX 77340

Mailing Address:

    • Department of Dance
    • Sam Houston State University
    • PO Box 2269
    • Huntsville, TX 77341-2269

    • Phone: (936) 294-1875
    • Fax: (936) 294-3954
    • Box Office: (936) 294-2339

    • Email: