Dance Department Performances

The Belhaven dance department is thrilled to present numerous dance concerts involving varied styles including classical ballet to contemporary modern works. These unique and original dances choreographed by inspired and creative members of our dance faculty, seasoned guest artists and students studying dance choreography display an array of artistic expressions. For this series, I invite you to our spacious dance studio theatre located in the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center and the Concert Hall located at the Center for the Arts.

--Cynthia Newland, Chair of the Dance Department

September 19, 2015
Community Dance Concert
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Members of Belhaven University dance faculty, students, DOXA and alumni join together with other local dance artists to offer an inspiring and lively evening of dance.  General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.
 
November 6-7,13-14, 2015
Fall Dance Concert
Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2 pm and 7:30 pm
Friday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 14, 7:30 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble and members of DOXA. Styles include classical and contemporary ballet and contemporary modern.  General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

November 1819, 2015
DOXA Dance Concert
Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
This event highlights emerging young creative artists’ choreography and performance which is produced by members of DOXA. General Admission $5, Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.

January 22, 2016
“Dancin’ Styles” Evening of Social Dance
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Friday, 6:30 pm, Dance for Kids, and 7-10 pm, Instruction & Dance
An evening of participatory social dance styles and forms from the 1950”s to 1990’s. A fun evening for all ages! Special event sponsored by DOXA. General Admission $5 for children and $10 for Adults.
 
January 30, 2016
MFA Concert
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Saturday 11:00 am and 4:00 pm
Clara Grace Watson Thesis Concert 

This will be a traveling dance concert that will begin and end at the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts Building. Attendees should wear walking shoes and attire for outdoor weather.

February 12-13, 2016
Dance Ministry Ensemble
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Friday & Saturday 7:30 pm
The Dance Ministry Ensemble and DOXA presents a selection of original dances created by guest artists and dance faculty aimed to encourage and inspire the spirit of all who attend. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5.  Complimentary admission for Belhaven students as well as Belhaven Faculty/Staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

February 18-19, 2016
BA Oral Presentations
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Thursday-Friday, 6:30 pm
Graduating BA seniors present an evening of scholarly presentations emphasizing distinct concentrated dance studies and research.

BFA Dance Concerts
February 24-27, 2016
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 pm
Graduating BFA seniors and students of DOXA presents a selection of original and innovative choreography and performance highlighting individualized focus and concentration of embodied dance investigation and studies. Two separate concerts; Concert: Wednesday and Friday and Concert: Thursday and Saturday.
General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert. 

April 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2016
Spring Dance Concert
Belhaven University Dance Ensemble
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
Friday, April 8, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 9, 2:00 pm Matinee & 7:30 pm
Friday, April 15, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 16, 7:30 pm
A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble and DOXA. A range of styles include classical and contemporary ballet and traditional and contemporary modern.  General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven Faculty/Staff/Students and immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert. 

For more information about any of the performances, please call the dance office at 601-965-1400.