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until March 27
Location:
Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$5
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Lauren Jurgemeyer
Creation in Motion Touring Ensemble for Young Audiences or CIM TEYA (pronounced "SIM-TAY-YUH) is a performance ensemble made up of TXST dance majors and directed by Associate Professor Kaysie Seitz Brown. Our mission is to instill an appreciation and excitement for the art of dance in young viewers, while also exposing them to important academic and social & emotional concepts. We are committed to creating engaging, rigorously crafted dance works to create an interactive touring performance that visits elementary schools throughout central Texas and beyond. Since our formation in 2011, we have toured to approximately 15 schools, impacting over 5,000 children in the Central Texas vicinity in addition to Trinidad & Tobago, and have been asked to return to perform at several of these schools. Click here for more information
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$15-Public $10-TXST Student, Faculty, & Staff
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Lauren Jurgemeyer
Artistic Director: Amanda McCorkle Click here for more information
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Location:
Evans Auditorium
Cost:
$15-Public $10-TXST Student, Faculty, & Staff
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Lauren Jurgemeyer
Artistic Director: Amanda McCorkle Click here for more information
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until April 29
Location:
Jowers Center; Dance Studio #178
Cost:
$15-Public $10-TXST Student, Faculty, & Staff
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Lauren Jurgemeyer
Our eclectic collection of choreographers will intertwine a variety of styles from classic to modern. Featuring many up and coming artists, these arrangements have been created to take you on an amazing visual adventure. Click here for more information
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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 mn14@txstate.edu


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 ks34@txstate.edu


Major and Minor Advising

For questions about advising, please call 512.245.1932 or email CFACadvising@txstate.edu.  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.

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