Summer Dance Intensive


The SHSU Summer Dance Intensive takes place from June 11 - June 23, 2017 and is open to dance students in grades 8-12.

Gaertner Performing Arts Center

The Sam Houston State University Summer Dance intensive is designed for students who are committed, disciplined, and seek to become well-versed artists in dance. The two-week program specializes in ballet, modern, and jazz, with additional classes in pilates, yoga, composition, hip-hop, and repertory. We welcome and encourage students who are in grades 8-12 (ages 13-19) during the time of their audition. The program will give young dancers an opportunity to experience the daily routine of a Sam Houston State University dance major.

Dance Studio

All classes are held in SHSU’s acclaimed Gaertner Performing Arts Center located at 815 17th St. Huntsville, TX 77340. The 91,000 square foot building houses entirely new facilities for the Department of Dance Program including a state of the art dance theater, four spacious dance studios, a pilates and conditioning studio, an outdoors performance space, and a Mac Lab.

The culmination of the two-week intensive is an informal showing of repertory choreographed by summer faculty members and guest artists, on Friday, June 23, 2017. Parents and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. Focusing on technique, movement exploration of different genres, and performance skills, the Department of Dance at SHSU 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..

Dance Theatre


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