Division of Dance

Texas State Dance

Success Starts Here

Texas State Division of Dance provides a holistic approach to dance education through rigorous training in technique, performance, choreography, and pedagogy, while cultivating individual creative potential.


Auditions are required for the BFA Performance and Choreography and BFA Dance Teacher Certification programs. There is no audition for the BA in Dance.
Application deadline:
March 2, 2024 at 11:45 PM
Live audition dates:
March 9, 2024, 9 am - 4 pm.
Group of dancers leaping across stage at Texas State

Current Season

Texas State Dance performs several shows each season with 2-3 shows in the fall and 4-5 in the spring.

Upcoming Events

until Feb. 24
Performing Arts Center; Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
Michelle Nance
Campus Sponsor:
$15 Public | $10 TXST Student, Faculty, & Staff
Merge Dance Company is a faculty directed student dance company. We are committed to presenting interdisciplinary performances with an aesthetic that weaves social, political and communal dialogues with innovative approaches to artmaking for the University, and the community at large. The company consists of dedicated and gifted students who are seeking a career in the performance and choreography arena. Click here for more information
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until March 8
Theatre Center; PSH Foundation Studio Theatre
Adults: $15 TXST Student: $10
Lauren Jurgemeyer
Campus Sponsor:
The Department of Theatre & Dance
A Shakespeare mash-up like never before! Click here for more information
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Dancers on stage at Texas State University

The Division of Dance

The Dance Division at Texas State was founded and fostered by Dr. Joan Hays (Dance Division Director from 1973-2003).  Dr. Hays decided to base the program in the aesthetic philosophies and technical principles of modern dance pioneer, Erick Hawkins. 

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