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2023-2024 DFPA Scholarships
Starting March 1 the Loyola Scholarship Connection will begin accepting applications for academic year 2023-2024. Loyola Scholarship Connection is an online portal that uses a general application to match students with opportunities they may be eligible for.
The DFPA will continue to administer endowed scholarships for continuing students through Loyola Scholarship Connection.
We invite all eligible majors in Dance, Fine Arts, and Music, and Theatre majors and minors, interested in being considered for scholarship opportunities to login to Loyola Scholarship Connection (using your Loyola ID and password) and complete a general application by the DFPA deadline of April 1. DFPA faculty will review student applications and award our scholarships from this pool of applicants. CLICK for details.DETAILS
Loyola Dance Senior Molly Kaiser Presents “The Dreamer’s Ball” in 2022 Mainstage Dance ConcertThe mainstage dance concert student choreography piece is a unique opportunity for Loyola dancers to create a fully realized work together. “I loved working with my peers who also happen to be my best friends,” reflects Molly. “I wanted to give them a piece where they would shine and feel a sense of pride to perform. They did the same for me, putting in so much hard work and supported my vision being brought to life.”
Loyola Dance Students Perform with Mandala Dance Company in Rome, ItalyFollowing a year of online instruction, the John Felice Rome Center reopened its doors to study abroad programs for Fall 2021. Students in Loyola’s Dance Program were among those who jumped at the opportunity to extend their classroom and learning experience overseas. Dance faculty Dr. Amy Wilkinson has lead students in summer study abroad programs for several years, creating a long-standing relationship with the Mandala Dance Company in Ladispoli, Italy. This summer, Dr. Wilkinson and a group of Loyola dance students traveled to the John Felice Rome Center for an immersive learning experience.
Engaged Learning in the Arts
Loyola Dance Students Attend the American College Dance Association Conference (ACDA)This spring, the Loyola Dance Program attended the American College Dance Association North-Central Conference at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Led by faculty members Dr. Amy Wilkinson and Sarah Cullen Fuller, dance students in DANC 398: Research in Dance performed in concerts and danced in workshop classes during a five-day weekend event. These conferences were held in person for the first time since 2019, and Loyola dancers were excited for the opportunity to dance with fellow college dance students from the Midwest.
Senior Solo Showcase 2022Palm Court sits on floor four of the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts, overlooking the red brick campus and restless Lake Michigan. Each spring, family and friends gather under the glass ceiling to celebrate the graduating seniors of Loyola University Chicago’s Dance Program. After a year of virtual programming and unknowns, the Senior Solo Showcase returned to Palm Court with a stunning and emotional performance by the Class of 2022. Graduating seniors include Naomi Alvarado, Emily Carroccio, Hannah Hinerman, Arielle McKeever, Merritt Stults, Alysha Grancorvitz, Sophia Seger-Pera, and Nia Montgomery.
In the Media
How College Dancers Can Marry Their Passion to Activism
The Loyola Dance Program and it's student-led Dance Honor Society are featured in a Dance Magazine article that surveys undergraduate programs that merge the arts and social justice.
“Why should I be dancing now? Shouldn’t I be doing something more ‘serious?’ ”
In the midst of a turbulent political climate, racial injustices and a global pandemic, a lot of dancers might find themselves asking the same questions. But rather than abandoning the arts, college dancers are discovering ways to marry their schoolwork with activism, using movement to respond to the world around them.READ
Blakeley White-McGuire Appointed Fall 2021 Artist-In-Residence in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
“A dancer of powerful technique, dramatic instinct and an appealing modern spunk”. – The New York Times
During her residence at Loyola University Chicago, critically acclaimed Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company (2001-2016, 2017), Blakeley White-McGuire, will teach Graham technique and theory, stage two excerpts from Graham’s 1937 tour de force, “Sketches From Chronicle” titled Steps in the Street and Prelude to Action for the Fall Mainstage Dance Concert, Nevertheless, She Persisted, and complete the next series of revisions on her forthcoming book Martha Graham Dance Company: House of Pelvic Truth through Bloomsbury Publishing.
Dance Senior Showcase 2021
Friday, April 30 at 7:00pm CT
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.PURCHASE TICKETS
2021 Chicago Inclusive Dance Festival featured on NBC ChicagoThe 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
Loyola Dance Celebrates 65 Years of Sokolow's Rooms
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.REGISTER
Spectral Heartbeats featured on See Chicago Dance"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
Dance Major's Passion for FlamencoRising 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
Virtual Classroom PerformanceStudents 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
Art with Impact: Activism Through DanceSandra Kaufmann, Director of Dance, speaks about using dance as an aesthetic instrument of change at Loyola.READ