High School Dance Students Invited to Attend Dance Day

River CampusCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 19, 2012 – Prospective Southeast Missouri State University students interested in majoring in dance are invited to attend Dance Day 2012, hosted by the Department of Theatre and Dance, on Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast’s River Campus.

The event allows high school students to experience dance in a college environment. They will be exposed to a day devoted to dance during which they will experience new movement and ideas, meet new people, witness creativity, and learn why dance is a vital part of any education.

The event is free and open to all dance students in grades 9-12. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the River Campus Cultural Arts Center lobby. Participants will have the opportunity to attend two free master classes, ballet and jazz from 9-10:30 a.m. and modern from 10:45-11:30 a.m., taught by Southeast’s professional dance faculty. After the master classes, high school seniors are invited to attend the departmental dance scholarship auditions.

In addition, all Dance Day participants will receive free tickets to the afternoon performance of “Fall for Dance 2012,” scheduled for 2-3:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the University’s River Campus.

The River Campus is a state-of-the-art facility and the only one of its kind dedicated solely to the visual and performing arts in Missouri. The Department of Theatre and Dance boasts one of the most progressive professional training programs in the Midwest and offers both a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Both degrees give students a comprehensive dance education that combines solid and vigorous studio technique, challenging and vital classroom experiences, and numerous performance opportunities.

For registration and more information, contact Hilary Peterson, instructor of theatre and dance, at hpeterson@semo.edu or (573) 986-7492.