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Alum Success

The LSSU Dance program has provided me with excellent opportunities I could not have received at any other university. My ultimate career goal is to obtain a Clinical Doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology and find alternative forms of communication with my patients. The dance program has allowed me to choreograph and produce works of art that incorporated sign language as well as work with children of all ages. Because of these opportunities I am well prepared for my future goals and am set apart from other students in a very competitive field.

Kitty Drockton

College of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities

Dance (Fine and Performing Arts Department)


Congratulations to our newest Dance Company Members!

Auditions were held last night for placement in the LSSU Dance Company,

We would like to welcome 4 new members to the company:

Caitlin Crum

Paige King

Kyle Lester

Albert Jones

and returning LSSU graduate and former LSSU Dance Company member Kitty Drockton.

Congratulations Dancers!

They are joining existing members Beth Antonello, Jenna Perry, Anna Lehman, Susan Drockton, Kelsi Moher, Michaela Cook, and Kayla Price. Brielle Smith is still working at Disney and will be rejoining the company in January.

The Dance Company is presently preparing for several dance events and fund raisers to support our local community and the dance program including this years Festival of Trees set for December 5.

Dance Program

All students are welcome to take dance classes to:

Satisfy course requirements
Learn a new skill
Meet great people
Minor in dance
Major in Fine Arts with dance concentration
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. Dance Minor
  2. Fine Arts Studies – Dance Concentration – 21 credits.  Fine Arts Studies BA
  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

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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