November 26, 2012 (Jackson) - Students from the Belhaven Dance Department will present original dance performances during the DOXA Fall Dance Concert on November 28 and 29. DOXA, which means “praise” in Greek, is a student led dance club, where members can use dance as a ministry and outreach. This year all proceeds go the benefit The Little Light House, a ministry for children with special needs.

This event will be held at the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center at 7:30 p.m. The concert will highlight the creative production from Belhaven’s young, up-and-coming talent in the Belhaven Dance Department.

Cynthia Newland, Dance Department Chair, said, “Our annual DOXA Fall Dance Concert is an exciting event containing student choreographic projects with all dances created and performed by students. Each year students take this opportunity to display unique dances showcasing their craftsmanship developed during their compositional and choreographic studies.”

General admission is $2 and free for children under 12. Complimentary admission for all Belhaven faculty, staff and students.

This is just one of the many exciting events from Belhaven’s School of the Arts. Check out Arts Ablaze for plays, dance and music concerts, poetry readings, gallery exhibits and more happening this year.


Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities and has been repeatedly named one of “America’s 100 Best College Buys." The University offers 30 academic majors across a full spectrum of disciplines as well as a variety of graduate programs. In addition, Belhaven has achieved the distinction of being among only 30 universities nationally accredited in each of the major arts – music, theatre, visual art and dance. All programs are taught from a Christian worldview perspective and are guided by the mission to prepare students academically and spiritually to serve Christ Jesus in their careers, in human relationships, and in the world of ideas.

Belhaven University serves over 3,700 students offering undergraduate and graduate degrees on its residential campus, an online degree program, and graduate and adult degree programs in Jackson, Memphis, Orlando, Houston, Chattanooga, and Atlanta.