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 two part-time faculty bring the expertise of their professional performing careers and choreographic portfolios to guide the next generation of dance artists.


  • 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 to the Department through an audition. Click below to see audition dates and register for an upcoming audition. 

    Photo by Lynn Lane, Pas de Six by Jennifer Pontius (based on the restaging by Anton Dolin in 1945), Dancer: Hannah Woolridge


  • Masters of Dance


    Fall 2019 Masters of Dance Concert

    The Sam Houston State University MFA Candidates in Dance are excited to present an eclectic evening of dance focused on human connection and community. Six graduate students from the Department of Dance will present their choreographic work on November 7-8, 2019 at 8 PM nightly. This concert series is organized through the Masters of Dance Graduate Student Organization whose mission is to create platforms for choreographers to explore, discuss, and present their artistic visions.

    November 7-8, 2019, at 8 PM  
    Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater

  • N3XUS


    Fall 2019 Senior Studio Dance Concert

    Sam Houston State University is proud to present N3XUS, an eclectic collection of choreographic works by thirteen BFA Dance majors. Senior Studio features the choreographic capstone works of the senior class. This presentation is one of the requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Purchase online at or call 936-294-2339.


    November 14-16, 2019 at 8 PM  
    Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater
    Programming Varies Nightly


Department News

Student Spotlight

Undergrad Adam Rech returns from Study Abroad in Isreal

Welcome home to Adam Rech after his five month study abroad adventure with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Program. Learn more here about how SHSU's study abroad program supported Adam in his studies. Today@Sam article

New to SHSU Dance?

Info for Incoming Dance Majors

If you are new to SHSU Dance please download this Info Blast created just for you so that you know what to expect. Still have questions? Contact the Dance Office anytime during the summer to get answers regarding registration, auditions, and more!

Info Blast for New Dance Majors

2019 Editorial Winner Badge 500
Faculty Spotlight

Andy and Dionne Noble's dance company NobleMotion Dance was just name Houston's Best Dance Company of 2019! Read the Houston Press spotlight on the company and its ten years of accomplishments here!

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



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