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 Student Burning Rubber Producing Discovery Channel Racing Reality Shows

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Heather Leslie of Bartlett, Tennessee, is taking the fall semester off to continue traveling across the nation, working on the Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws: Memphis” and “Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings.” Leslie, a double major in mass communication, TV and film option, and theatre, works as a production assistant with […]
  • Southeast Theatre Alumna Takes Skills Home to Japan

    Experience in theatre can lead to unique and extraordinary careers in the entertainment industry. For Southeast Missouri State University alumna Yukiko Tachibana, her love of the arts led to a career with Live Nation Entertainment Company in Tokyo, Japan. Tachibana is the finance director for Live Nation Japan, a company promoting concerts in Japan by […]
  • Southeast Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Hosting A1 Pre-Screening Auditions Nov. 7

    The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will host All-in-One Auditions (A1) Nov. 7 at Southeast’s Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center. The auditions are scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and will serve as pre-screening auditions for the 2019 A1 Conference. The annual conference will be […]
  • Ninth Annual Fault Line Film Festival Showcases Regional Student Talent

    Filmmaking students from Southeast Missouri State University, area high schools and other institutions from across the Midwest will present their films and showcase their creative talent at Southeast’s annual Fault Line Film Festival in November. The main gala event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, in  Forrest H. Rose Theatre at Southeast. […]
  • ‘Fall for Dance’ Returns to River Campus Nov. 15-18

    “Fall for Dance” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17 and 2 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The performance, an annual favorite, features original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing the variety of dance audiences enjoy. Associate professor and coordinator […]
  • ‘Our Town’ comes to Southeast’s River Campus Oct. 31-Nov. 4

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Our Town” as a part of the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play is […]

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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