Dance


Dance at the College of Arts and Media

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 River Campus Announces 2019 Summer Arts Festival Event Lineup

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for its sixth annual Summer Arts Festival offering a full day of visual and performing arts exhibitions and activities June 15. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance and theatrical performances, magic, visual arts displays, [...]


    Southeast Mass Media Student Named Finalist for SVG, NACDA 2019 College Sports Media Award

    Rebecca Gangemella, a dance and multimedia journalism double major at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named a finalist for the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) 2019 College Sports Media Award. Gangemella of Warrensburg, Missouri, is among seven finalists for the Outstanding Special Feature, Collegiate Student category [...]


    OnStage Blog Ranks Southeast’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance ‘Best’ in Missouri

    Popular theatre website OnStage Blog has recognized Southeast Missouri State University in its 2019 edition for having the best undergraduate theatre program in Missouri. 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 [...]


    Southeast Students Performing Original Choreography in ‘Moving Perspectives’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Moving Perspectives: Dance Concert” as a part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the Rust Flexible Theatre. The show returns to The Conservatory’s productions and will offer another look into the talents of the [...]


    River Campus Summer Arts Festival Announces ‘The Aristocats KIDS’ Youth Theatre Workshop

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is offering a summer youth theatre experience to produce Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS” as part of its 2019 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s “The Aristocats KIDS” is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable [...]


    Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ comes to Southeast’s River Campus April 24-28

    “Othello” will close out the 2018-2019 Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus April 24-28 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 24-27 and 2 p.m. April 27 and 28. “This show hasn’t [...]


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 2019 information

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