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.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICES

BFA Audition for April 3, 2020 is cancelled

Due to COVID-19, all remaining Department of Dance auditions have been cancelled for the Spring semester. However, interested students may still audition via video for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester. Please follow this link to learn more about submitting an audition video for the BFA in Dance program: BFA AUDITIONS

SHSU SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVE Audition for March 28, 2020 is cancelled 

The onsite audition is cancelled, but interested students may still audition via video for the Summer Dance Intensive. Please contact Joshua Manculich at jxm185@shsu.edu if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity. 

  • Upcoming Event

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    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. For the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, please audition via video. Follow this link to learn more. 

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

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  • Senior Studio

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    Senior BFA in Dance students present Chapters

    This show is cancelled but please read about the wonderful work the Seniors created here.
    Nine choreographers created Senior Studio, a choreographic capstone requirement for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance. Chapters is a result of the dancers', choreographers', and producers' hard work and dedication in the creation of this dynamic evening of dance.

    Learn more about Chapters 
  • Spring Thesis Concert

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    Hannah Scott's VERDICT!

    Thesis candidate Hannah Scott shares her choreographic research on the anti-hero and morality through the eyes of a jury on Thursday & Friday, February 20 & 21, 2020. 

    Details:
    February 20 & 21, 2020
    James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center Dance Theater
    8:00 PM, Free Admission
    First come, first serve seating

Department News

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DANCE WRITER IN RESIDENCE

SHSU Dance welcomes Elizabeth Zimmer to campus

Dance critic, writer, editor, and former Village Voice Contributor, Elizabeth Zimmer, was scheduled to come to campus April 1-3 to host two events focused on writing for the arts. Hopefully this event will be rescheduled for a later date. For Zimmer's bio, click below

Learn More! 

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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

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Faculty Spotlight

Andy and Dionne Noble collaborate with A.I. Architect Jeremy Stewart on research combining Dance and Artificial Intelligence technologies. Learn More! 




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




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