The Loyola Dance program is distinguished within the Chicago community and on a national level through its commitment to rigorous study of classical dance techniques. Training in ballet and modern dance, as well as the performance of demanding repertory, allows students to develop physical and artistic skills at a conservatory level while benefitting from a holistic Jesuit liberal arts education. Housed within the vibrant Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Loyola Dance program offers a Dance major, a Dance minor, classes that count towards Loyola's Artistic Knowledge core curriculum, and additional courses that satisfy Engaged Learning requirements.
Students of all levels regularly perform throughout the year, and we offer several levels of ballet, modern, and pointe. Precise and formalized jazz technique courses support a minor in musical theatre as well. Through courses in history, pedagogy, choreography, kinesiology, research and more, students develop a rich and comprehensive vocabulary for evaluating, teaching, creating and performing dance. Topics courses ranging from Tap Dance to Adaptive Dance practices are also offered.