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Our Division

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The Division of Dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance was ranked number 18 in the nation for Best DanceBachelor’s Degree Schools by College Factual in 2022. In 2021, the Division of Dance was ranked number one in the Southwest region, number one for Best Value, number one for non-traditional students, and number two in quality.


Divsion Information & Tours

For information about the dance division and tours, please contact Michelle Nance

Audition Information

Live Audition Dates:

  • March 4, 2023 9 am - 4 pm - Admittance Fall 2023

  • Applications open January 9, 2023 and close on February 26, 2023.

For questions about auditions, please contact Kaysie Brown

Major and Minor Advising

For questions about advising, please call 512.245.1932 or email  Want more information? Visit the College of Fine Arts and Communication Advising page.

Dr. Joan Hays Memorial

With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of the Dance Division's founder, Dr. Joan Hays. During her 39 years at Texas State, Dr. Hays developed the Dance Program, achieved Texas Education Agency certification, and prepared 18 courses, many of which are still taught today. She was the chair or member of 69 committees, including serving as Chair of the Faculty Senate from 1999-2001.  In 1998 Dr. Hays obtained approval for a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Dance Major.  Mentoring more than 2,000 undergraduate students she earned the affection and respect of students, and colleagues, many of whom she mentored in pedagogy and research.

Dance Division Alumni

See what our dance alumni are doing today!

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Support and attend events and projects from our alumni!

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Why Texas State?
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Explore Our History
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Discover Your Potential