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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.


  • 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 Theatre Alum Earns His Ears at Disney

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Maxwell Schnur loves seeing happy faces at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” “Seeing the faces of our guests, both adults and children alike, light up when they enjoy the show and the magical experience we provide them — that’s my favorite part,” he says of his role. A native [...]

    Rescheduled Dates Announced for ‘101 Dalmatians KIDS’ Youth Theatre Workshop

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces rescheduled dates for youth to participate in a summer youth theatre workshop producing “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS” as part of its 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop is now scheduled for July 20-Aug. 9. Students will participate in all-day acting workshops [...]

    2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival Virtual Auditions for ‘Bring It On The Musical’ Announced

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media will hold virtual auditions for the 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival production of “Bring It On The Musical.” Auditions are open to University students and the general public. Video submissions are due by 5 p.m. April 17 at Submissions must include [...]

    Southeast’s Fault Line Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years with New Virtual Format

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Fault Line Film Festival will celebrate 10 years of showcasing the creative talents of filmmaking students from the University, area high schools and other institutions across the Midwest during an entirely online version of the Fault Line Film Festival April 10-18. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have shifted the normal [...]

    River Campus Summer Arts Festival Announces ‘101 Dalmatians KIDS’ Youth Theatre Workshop

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is offering a summer youth theatre experience to produce Disney’s “101 Dalmatians KIDS” as part of its 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Based on the classic animated film, Disney’s “101 Dalmatians KIDS” is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney’s most outrageous villain, and 101 of the [...]

    River Campus Teams Up with Minglewood Brewery for Fundraiser March 2 to Support Cultural Experience in Puerto Rico

    The Southeast Missouri State University Holland College of Arts and Media will host a fundraiser on Monday, March 2, at Minglewood Brewery to benefit student performances in Puerto Rico in May. Minglewood Brewery is located at 121 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. The event will be held from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., and at 5 p.m., [...]


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