Communication, Theatre Arts and Innovative Media


Dancers perform on stage at Arkansas Hall

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.

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 Association Conference, which is held in 13 different regions of the country. Student works are selected to be performed and adjudicated at the regional American College Dance Festival.


Jennifer Maddox
Artist in Residence