Dance

Dance at the School of Visual and Performing arts

The mission of the Dance Program at Southeast Missouri State University is to train students in the B.F.A. and B.A. degrees into becoming resourceful contemporary dance artists by offering solid and vigorous studio technique, challenging and vital classroom experiences and numerous performance opportunities. Committed to Artistic and Academic excellence, the faculty advocates and supports the cultivation of professional dancers through guided analysis, exploration and practice in the development of expertise within the many components of the dance discipline.


Purpose

  • To nurture students toward becoming dance professionals who are responsible, collegial, resilient, mature and compassionate people
  • To train forward-thinking, versatile and creative dance artists who can be competitive in the professional dance world and who will qualitatively contribute to the field of dance
  • To offer students technically strong and aesthetically sound training in progressively more rigorous levels of ballet, modern, jazz and tap dance
  • To expose students to a variety of exceptional dance professionals in the discipline
  • To be intelligent and compelling dance advocates on-campus and within the Cape Girardeau and regional community
  • To offer an intensive conservatory approach within a supportive liberal arts education

Dance News

  • Southeast Musical Theatre Student Shares River Campus Experiences with Board of Regents

    Southeast Missouri State University sophomore Adam Schween told the University’s Board of Regents today that the River Campus provides some of the best facilities in the country and has afforded him a fantastic educational experience. Schween, a musical theatre major from Memphis, Tennessee, became interested in Southeast when his friend, Southeast student Malachi Marrareo, told […]
  • Sixth River Campus Summer Arts Festival Slated for June 15

    The Holland College of Arts and Media at Southeast Missouri State University announces the Sixth River Campus Summer Arts Festival scheduled for Saturday, June 15, 2019. The summer celebration of the arts will continue the tradition of offering a free day of programming with live performances, hands-on activities and art exhibitions. Last year’s festival brought […]
  • Rock Opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Opens Southeast’s Theatre and Dance Series

    “Jesus Christ Superstar” opens the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-29 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. “This is the greatest […]
  • ‘After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture’ Lecture Sept. 13 Postponed

    The first presentation in a series titled “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture,” scheduled to begin Sept. 13 and hosted by Catapult Creative House at Southeast Missouri State University, has been postponed. For further information, contact Dr. Joni Hand at jhand@semo.edu.  
  • Catapult Launching ‘After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture’

    Catapult Creative House at Southeast Missouri State University is pleased to host After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture, a new series of lectures and presentations. These events will occur on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The theme for this semester is “Flesh and Bone: The Body in the Arts.” The […]
  • Southeast Professor’s Book Ranked as Top Acting Textbook

    The 12th edition of “Acting is Believing,” authored by Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson, chair of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance  at Southeast Missouri State University, has been ranked number one on Ezvid Wiki’s “Top 10 Acting Textbooks of 2018” wiki. Compiled with 26 hours of research, this newly published Wiki in […]

Contact

(573) 986-7492
hpeterson@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary, Room 463

Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701



Dance day 2018 information

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