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Alum Success

Nicole Anderson

Exposure to different experiences at Lake Superior State University helped me to learn and decide what I wanted to do with my life. There were many opportunities to help my learning experience, including day and weekend trips to various geological sites. It wasn’t all travel though; there was lots of hands-on experience that helped demonstrate what we learned in lectures.

Nicole Anderson
Geologist
NAEVA Geophysics, Inc.

College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Dance (Fine and Performing Arts Department)

Alumni Success

Jenny Perry

I am from Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Majoring in Psychology, double Minoring in dance and counseling. I have been dancing since the age of two and it has blessed me with so many great opportunities such as dancing at Disney World, Broadway Dance Center, many conventions and competitions throughout various states and country's, as well as working with some of my role models such as tap dancer, Cartier Williams. Dancing at Lake State is definitely a life changer for me, it's the perfect place because everybody is so close and focused and we are all doing what we love! I wouldn't want to spend my college years dancing anywhere else but here.

Anna Lehman

Anna Lehman from Millersburg, MI. Major: Nursing. Minor: dance. I love to help people, which is why I am going to be a Nurse! I also love to dance and I have been dancing since I was three. Dance is the one thing that has truly shaped who I am. It has given me confidence and poise and a way to release the stress that builds up during life. It is something my sister and I can share, and I have life long friends because of dance.

Dance Program

All students are welcome to take dance classes to:

  • Satisfy course requirements
  • Leanr a new skill
  • Meet great people
  • Perform
  • Minor in dance

All ability levels welcome!

Our dance program is comprehensive, challenging and ever-changing to meet the needs of our students.

Our mission is to enthusiastically and passionately bring the art of dance to students of all abilities and interest levels. This process will include providing students with encouraging opportunities to create and develop artistically, intellectually and physically. Success is measured and evident as students find their potential in the classroom, in performance, and in our community through dance education outreach and performance.

In order to support the general population of students at LSSU, the dance program is designed to meet student’s educational and recreational goals, which include practical application and support of their major career goals.

Dance Program Options

  1. Dance Minor - 21 credits.  The Dance Minor is obtainable for all students.
  2. Fine Arts Studies – Dance Concentration – 21 credits. 
  3. Dance credits are open to all students and may be taken for credit toward the dance minor, or as electives.

List of Courses in Dance Program

  • Ballet I, II and III
  • Advanced Dance Technique Ballet and Contemporary
  • Contemporary I and II
  • Scottish Highland
  • Social Dance
  • Creative Movement for Elementary Educators
  • Dance History
  • Choreography
  • Musical Theatre: Tap/Jazz
  • Movement for Actors
  • Dance Company - entrance by audition for men and
    women with previous dance training

Pedagogic Performance

"My objective is to create positive dance experiences. Students will retain what is important to them, but it is my privilege and duty to provide options; opportunities for creativity and to shape student’s understanding of how they fit into the history that dance has made."

Deborah Choszczyk, Assistant Professor
MAEd, Hamline University
BA Theatre and Dance, Alma College
Dance Director
Distinguished Teaching Award, 2013

 

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"Professor Kelso had no qualms in throwing me into stuff thatís usually done for senior research," White says. "It was an opportunity that was instrumental to my success as a student and a pivotal moment in my life." [ more ]

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