Summer Dance Intensive

Mission Statement

The Summer Dance Intensive at Sam Houston State University is dedicated to furthering the artistic and technical range of emerging dancers. By linking stellar faculty with the next generation of dancers, the program aims to develop the artist and stress the importance of individual growth.

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 state-of-the-art facilities for the Department of Dance, including a specialized dance theater, four spacious dance studios with floor-to-ceiling windows, a Pilates and conditioning studio, an outdoor performance space, a costume shop, and a Mac Lab for innovative dance technology classes.

Sam Houston State University's Summer Dance program will be suspended in 2022 due to renovations in the James and Nancy Gaertner Performing Arts Center. Look for our programming to resume in 2023. 


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