Department of Dance

Dance at Sam Houston State University

The Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University delivers a dynamic, challenging experience that integrates creativity, performance, and scholarly pursuits designed to prepare each student for a 21st century career in dance. Seven full-time faculty and three part-time faculty bring the expertise of their professional performing careers and choreographic portfolios to guide the next generation of dance artists.

 

  • Upcoming Event

    Summer Dance Intensive

    The SHSU Summer Dance Intensive takes place from June 12 - June 24, 2016 and is open to dance students in grades 8-12.

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  • Upcoming Event

    Department of Dance Auditions

    Students who wish to be accepted into the Department of Dance must be admitted to the University as well as through the Department Auditions. Spring audition dates are: BFA February 12, 2016 and April 29, 2016 and MFA April 8, 2016.

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  • Upcoming Event

    ARC - Alumni Reunion Concert

    Dance Alumni Association's Alumni Reunion Concert, January 29-31, 2016. Tickets sold at the door.

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Department Spotlight

Dana Nicolay
Faculty Spotlight

DANA E. NICOLAY

Dana Nicolay has been with the Department of Dance since 1987. His company Nicolay Dance Works produced The Nutcraker at The Wynne Home in Huntsville, TX over the holidays. Read more here!

Choreographer Grace Wilson
Student Spotlight

SAM DANCE AT THE J

Student Choreographers Grace Wilson and Lindzay Duplesis to be presented in "Four in the Mix" Dance Month at The Kaplan Theater, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. Read more here!

Photo of Phatasmagoria by Grace Wilson

Choreographer Gerard Theoret
Alumni Spotlight

TEACHING IN HIGHER ED

Recent MFA graduates Crystal Lewis and Travis Prokop land tenure track jobs. Read more here!

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Photo of The Ultra Loungers by guest artist Gerard Theoret; Photo by Lynn Lane




Department of Dance
815 17th Street, Suite 150, Huntsville, TX 77340
Phone: (936) 294-3342 or (936) 294-1875 | E-mail: shsudance@shsu.edu