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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

    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 [...]


    ‘Christmas Jukebox’ to Kick Off Holiday Season at Southeast

    Celebrate the sounds of the holiday season with the “Big Band Christmas Jukebox,” presented by the Department of Music and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance on Nov. 13 and 14 at Southeast Missouri State University. The performances will take place on the Academic Hall Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov 13 [...]


    ‘The New Normal’ Scheduled Content Streaming Brings Emotion, Empathy and Entertainment to River Campus Nov. 5-15

    Southeast Missouri State University’s students in The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will have the opportunity to perform in a new medium when “The New Normal: A Collection of Short Plays” streams in November. “The New Normal” will stream Nov. 5-15. “The New Normal” replaces “Metamorphoses” in the Top of the Marq [...]


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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