Dance Minor

The program

The HSU Dance Program's minor enables students to explore a balanced dance education-technically, creatively, and intellectually- to become strong versatile dancers. HSU's dance program is integrated with our communication and theatre arts programs, giving our dance students unique opportunities to grow and explore multiple disciplines.  Students perform in a Fall Dance Showcase and in the annual Spring Dance Concert, as well as participate in the American College Dance Festival.

Dance Minor Courses

Requires 8 hrs from:

  • Dance History
  • Choreography
  • Dance Performance Practicum
  • Ballet I
  • AND 6 hrs Electives from: Ballet II, Jazz I, Jazz II, Theatre Dance I, Theatre Dance II, Modern Dance & Dance Company.

The faculty

Jennifer Maddox is currently an artist in residence at Henderson State University; where she has been the dance program director, instructor, and the HSU dance company director & choreographer since 1987.

The results

Dance guest artists are brought to campus for intensive projects that include a series of master classes, repertory rehearsals to set a new work, and Informances. With an audition, any dancer may become part of the HSU Dance Company. The company performs original works to be performed at concerts, throughout the year both on campus and off. Dancers also have the opportunity to participate in and perform at American College Dance Festival which is held in eight different regions of the country. Student works are selected to be performed and (ACDFA) adjudicated at the regional American College Dance Festival.


Jennifer Maddox, Dance Department Director
Henderson State University, Arkansas Hall
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7654
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 
Phone: 870-230-5168