The Contemporary Dance Concentration at Southeastern Louisiana University is dedicated to the promotion of dance as a performing art by fostering the creation and performance of quality work within a non-competitive environment and at all levels of dance experience. The Contemporary Dance Concentration emphasizes the importance of dance education within the art form and provides experiences and information leading to the development of a well-educated dancer, choreographer, and performing artist.
Southeastern's Contemporary Dance Concentration is the first Louisiana college or university to offer Contemporary Dance courses within its Dance Curriculum as well as the only Dance Program in the state of Louisiana to focus specifically on Contemporary Dance within both its General Studies-Dance Concentration Major and Minor in Dance and Contemporary Choreography. Students can choose from three tracks: Choreography and Performance, InterARTS, or Dance Educaton and Studio Management.
Southeastern's Contemporary Dance Concentration encourages and facilitates originality in the creation and presentation of the artist's work and provides experiences to enhance the technical skill level of the performer. The Contemporary Dance Concentration believes in providing the tools necessary to strengthen the student's ability to communicate to the public through the art of dance, thereby enhancing the artistic quality of dance within the community.
Southeastern's contemporary dance faculty are committed to the idea of InterARTS™ approaches in Dance/Movement Studies by combining the elements of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for an honest approach to performance.