Division of Dance
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
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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
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