Chi Tau Epsilon

Chi Tau Epsilon

About Us

Chi Tau Epsilon (XTE) is a dance honors society available to undergraduate dance majors at Sam Houston State University. XTE focuses on recognizing superior ability in dance as well as combined and individual interests to promote the performing arts through community service and academic excellence. Each member or pledge is required to obtain a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average each semester.

Our Mission

It shall be the purpose of this honorary organization to recognize superior ability of performing artists of dance, and to promote the combined and individual interests in the achievements of the performing arts.

2017-2018 OfficersXTE Scare on the Square

President: Abigail Cass
Vice President: Eva Gonzalez
Secretary: Kelly Clipper
Treasurer: Brittany Johnson
Historians: Carlee Sachs-Krook
Junior Representative: Layzabeth Gonzales
Sophomore Representative: Vianni Contreras
Faculty Advisor: Elijah Gibson



Dances@8 is an undergraduate student choreographed performance presented by Chi Tau Epsilon every semester. This showcase gives students the opportunity to create choreography, work with peers, and perform and/or present their work in a professional environment. Each student is required to complete an application and participate in a preliminary showing to be admitted into Dances@8.

Rave2Save XTE Rave 2 Save - Dance Faculty

Rave2Save is an annual fundraising event held every Spring semester. The first annual Rave2Save, held in the Spring 2015 semester, was a lip sync battle in which various student organizations and other groups prepared a musical dance number to perform in the competition. The winning organization received a donation in their name to a philanthropy of their choice. The event benefitted the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) and the "Saving" Sierra Fund, established to help faculty member and SHSU dance alumna Brittany Thetford Deveau's sister Sierra Thetford in her battle against cervical cancer.

This year's event will be a Rave Party held in the LSC Ballroom with proceeds going to support medical expenses for cancer survivor and SHSU Dance Alum Ashley Clos. 

April 21, 2018
7 PM - 10 PM
LSC Ballroom
Tickets at Door, $5

For more information click here.

Winter Workshop

Every December, Chi Tau Epsilon (XTE) hosts a fabulous workshop on Sam Houston's main campus for high school students in the surrounding area. We offer a wide variety of dance styles from Contemporary to Jazz and Technique, taught by our current dance majors. Your students will be able to interact with current college students and graduates, and tour our beautiful facility at the James & Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center.

XTE also participates in both community and on-campus events such as Scare on the Square, a trick-or-treating event for children, and Homecoming in the Fall semesters.