Dance at Sam Houston State University
The Department of Dance at Sam Houston State University delivers a dynamic, challenging education that integrates creativity, performance, and scholarly pursuits designed to prepare each student for a 21st century career in dance. We have exceptional facilities, including a dance theater, four spacious studios, a costume shop, Pilates studio, and dance technology lab. Our robust performance calendar includes twelve fully produced concerts each academic year. The department’s highly dedicated dance faculty bring the expertise of their professional performing careers and choreographic portfolios to the classroom. Exciting guest artists and choreographic residencies enhance the students’ education.
The Bachelor in Fine Arts in Dance provides intensive study in modern, partnering, ballet, and jazz techniques; abundant performance opportunities; innovative choreographic exploration, including the integration of media into the creative process; and a solid academic grounding in coursework.
The Master of Fine Arts program in Dance integrates creativity, performance, and scholarly pursuits. In addition to rigorous studio experience with substantive choreographic and performance opportunities, the program includes pedagogical, theoretical, and research orientations to dance as an art form. Courses in composition, dance theory, dance technology, and pedagogy broaden the scope of study. Assistantships are available. A returning professional track is available for qualified candidates.
Sam Houston State University's Department of Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.
The Department of Dance also offers a Minor in Dance. Ask about how you can add a dance minor to your degree plan today!
Summer Dance at SHSU
Check out our Summer Dance study options for pre-professional and professional level students. Click here for more info!
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!
Science Worth Dancing About
"What if I told you that dancing enhances the brain?" Professor Andy Noble advocates for the power of dance in the 2nd Annual TEDxSHSU event hosted by SHSU. Co-written by Andy and Dionne Noble, this talk highlights new research conducted by an arts-science team that is looking at the ways dance impacts brain health. Read more here!
Department of Dance
815 17th Street, Suite 150, Huntsville, TX 77340
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CAM CREATIVE COMMUNITY
Enjoy the many ways you can unleash your creativity and find inspiration while living among other student artist, communicators, and performers in CAM Creative Community. With modern amenities including access to stages, screens, and studios, Creative Community is open exclusively to College of Arts & Media majors!
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