Who Are We?
Chi Tau Epsilon Honor Society – the society honoring performing artists in dance – was chartered at Texas Christian University in April 1967 by Miss Carol Bloom, a ballet major, and faculty members Barbara Macklem (later Copeland) and Fernando Schaffenburg. The preamble of the XTE Constitution states that the society is established “…in order to develop dance talent and the art of dancing, to honor outstanding students in the field of dance, and to provide them with the opportunity for service in their field..” Since that time, members of XTE across the country have risen as leaders, modeling excellence in performance in all dance disciplines, choreography, improvisation and dance studies.
Current Chapters Include:
Texas Christian University School for Classical & Contemporary Dance – Alpha Chapter
Texas Tech University Department of Dance – Beta Chapter
DeSales University Department of Performing Arts/Dance – Delta Chapter
Sam Houston State University Department of Dance – Epsilon Chapter
University of North Texas Department of Dance – Eta Chapter
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Performing Arts/Dance – Theta Chapter
University of Louisiana – Monroe Dance Department – Lambda Chapter
Georgia College & State University Department of Theatre and Dance – Mu Chapter
Grambling State University – Nu Chapter
Southeastern Louisiana University – Xi Chapter
Stephen F Austin State University – Omicron Chapter
Prairie View A&M University – Pi Chapter