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 benefiting from a holistic Jesuit liberal arts education.
Loyola's Department of Fine and Performing Arts proudly presents the Senior Solo Showcase in celebration of the Dance program's Class of 2021. The showcase features solos by internationally acclaimed choreographers. The ensemble work is by featured choreographer Stephanie Martinez, assisted by Noelle Kayser, of PARA.MAR Dance Theater.
Tickets are priced on a pay-what-you-can scale if you wish to support the department. The "DHS" ticket option helps support the Dance Honor Society. All price levels include a ticket.
The 2021 Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival, founded by Loyola Dance faculty Deborah Goodman, was recently featured on NBC Chicago. This year's online gathering offered three days of workshops and film screenings celebrating everyday movement. WATCH VIDEO
Join the Loyola Dance Program on Saturday, December 5 at 2pm ET (1pm CT) for the virtual symposium "Celebrating 65 Years of Sokolow's Rooms".
Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble will present a symposium on Anna Sokolow’s Rooms. This FREE event will be moderated by Dance Enthusiast Founder and Editor in Chief, Christine Jowers, and feature speakers from the Library of Congress, Prof. Neil Baldwin, and dancers who have performed Rooms across a half-century. The symposium will be open to the public and hosted as a Zoom webinar.
Students at seven colleges are studying and presenting excerpts of Rooms this year, and no two schools produced the piece the same way. In attendance at the symposium will be members of each college, including Kansas State University, Loyola University Chicago, CSU Fullerton, Williams College, College of Southern Idaho, Kanopy Dance, and Ailey/Fordham.
"Even though we are still in the throes of the COVID-19 global pandemic and witnessing the majority of dance virtually, the Loyola University dance program has found a way to showcase the things that brings us all together—the common denominator of humanity. Spectral Heartbeats is an apt title for a program which takes personal stories literally to heart creating a ghostlike vision of what we are missing during this pandemic: human connection.READ MORE
Thank you for choosing the Dance Program at Loyola University Chicago. Follow the link below for important information regarding registration, dance placement, and the dance orientation as you prepare to join our vibrant community in Fall 2020. LEARN MORE
Rising junior Mia Potter was recently featured in the Loyola Phoenix on her love of flamenco and her plans to study the dance and it's historical and cultural context abroad. In Spain, Mia plans on following in the footsteps of her inspirations, such as Carmen Amaya, a trailblazer flamenco dancer who was the first female to master footwork commonly used for men, and Rocio Molina, a choreographer known for her reinventions of traditional flamenco, and immerse herself in the culture. Read the full feature and view the accompanying video!READ MORE
Students in Raul Casasola's Advanced Ballet class come together online - from dining rooms, living rooms, hallways, bedrooms, entryways, and back yards - to create this virtual performance. Video by Dance major Anna Goetz.VIEW
Loyola Dance Welcomes Raul Casasola
Loyola Dance Welcomes Raul Casasola of the Joffrey Ballet. READ