Dance

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 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 Expanding Credit for Workplace Experience in Admissions Process

    Southeast Missouri State University is making the pathway to higher education more accessible this fall through enhanced consideration of prior learning and workplace experiences in the admissions process. Assessing and awarding credit is key for non-traditional students, many of whom have been in the workforce and have acquired skills and experiences in their careers and [...]


    Southeast Students to Showcase Original Choreography in ‘Southeast Dance Project’ Dec. 6-7

    The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance presents the “Southeast Dance Project” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast’s River Campus. The “Southeast Dance Project” is part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Second Series, and offers a unique [...]


    OnStage Blog Names Southeast Among Nation’s Top 30 Musical Theatre Programs

    Theatre website OnStage Blog has recognized Southeast Missouri State University in its Top 30 College Musical Theatre Programs for 2019-2020. 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 a liberal arts [...]


    ‘Extravaganza’ Kicks Off Holiday Season at Southeast River Campus Nov. 23

    Kick-off the holiday season with Southeast Missouri State University students at The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s Extravaganza on Nov. 23. The Extravaganza will be held in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus with a 5:30 p.m. social, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at 6 [...]


    Jumpstart the Holiday Season with ‘Christmas Jukebox’ at Southeast’s River Campus

    Celebrate the season of merry-making with the “Big Band Christmas Jukebox,” presented by the Department of Music and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald. C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The “Christmas Jukebox” is a great opportunity for [...]


    Prospective Dance Students Invited to Attend Dance Day at Southeast’s River Campus

    Prospective Southeast Missouri State University students interested in majoring in dance are invited to attend Dance Day 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Southeast’s River Campus. High school students in grades 9-12 are invited to explore dance in a college environment at this free dance event hosted by The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre [...]


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 brochure link

postcard image advertising the summer 2020 dance intensive, links to pdf with more information