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Dance

The mission of the Dance Program at Southeast Missouri State University is to train students 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 and jazz 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

    ‘Spring into Dance’ Featuring Work by Nationally Recognized Choreographer

    Experience the exciting performances of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s annual “Spring into Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. April 8-10 and April 11 at 2 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in [...]


    OnStage Blog Names Southeast to ‘Best College Theatre Programs in Every State’ List

    Theatre website OnStage Blog has recognized Southeast Missouri State University in its “Best College Theatre Programs in Every State” list for 2021. The ranking reflects the mission of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance as a professional training and liberal arts program providing diverse technique training, professional quality productions, career preparation and [...]


    Southeast River Campus to Perform World Premiere of ‘Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz’

    The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will soon be home to the world premiere of “Unlimited: The Music and Lyrics of Stephen Schwartz” when it takes the stage at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus on Feb. 17-21. From the creator of such musicals as “Wicked,” “Godspell,” “Pippin,” “Children of Eden,” “The [...]


    Southeast River Campus Showcasing Mozart’s Comic Masterpiece ‘The Marriage of Figaro’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Music will present Mozart’s comic masterpiece “Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)” Friday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. Face coverings will be required, and social distancing guidelines will be in [...]


    Southeast Students Present Original Choreography in ‘Southeast Dance Project’ Nov. 24

    The Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Second Stage Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Southeast Dance Project” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. For the fourth year, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s productions will offer a unique look [...]


    ‘Fall for Dance’ Returns to River Campus Nov. 19-22

    The annual “Fall for Dance” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The returning favorite features original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students in Southeast’s Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, providing [...]


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



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