Loyola University Chicago

Dance

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Auditions

Thank you for your interest in Loyola University Chicago’s conservatory-style Bachelor of Arts in Dance.

Loyola University Chicago's Bachelor of Arts in Dance requires a two part application process: an application for admission to the University and an application to audition for the major.

The Dance Major Audition Application period for academic year 2022-2023 has passed. Audition information for academic year 2023-2024 will be available in November 2022.

For acceptance into the dance major at Loyola University Chicago, dancers must complete an application, submit audition videos, and attend a zoom interview event on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00am (CT). A registration link for the interview can be found in the introduction of the application.

Schedule of the Day:

  • 10:00am (CT): Welcome to the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
  • 10:30am (CT): Dance Program Orientation
  • 11:30am (CT): Interviews begin + student panel

Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

 

FAQ about the Dance Major Audition

There are typically two alternative dates. Using the same registration form, please select your alternate date. If you're unable to make any of the available auditions, see the instructions for submitting a video audition in the online application. If you have further questions, please email Director of Dance, Sandra Kaufmann.

Yes, admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance is by audition only.

As part of your application, we request that you please submit a solo on video. Your solo should be:

  • choreographed (can be choreographed by yourself or someone else)
  • any technique or style you choose
  • two minutes long
    • If your video is longer than two minutes, we will only consider the first two minutes of the video as part of your application

There will not be an in-person opportunity for solo presentation. Solos must be submitted online as part of your application. 

Please dress in form-fitting appropriate dance attire and appropriate dance shoes.

You may want to bring snacks or a boxed lunch and a refillable water bottle. You do not need to bring a headshot or resume.

As part of your application, we request that you please submit a solo on video. Your solo should be:

  • choreographed (can be choreographed by yourself or someone else)
  • any technique or style you choose
  • two minutes long
    • If your video is longer than two minutes, we will only consider the first two minutes of the video as part of your application

There will not be an in-person opportunity for solo presentation. Solos must be submitted online as part of your application. 

Yes, it is. We have had a number of students who were not initially accepted into the dance major focus very intently on their ballet technique during freshman year, re-audition in the spring term, and join the dance major their sophomore year.

If that is the case, we encourage you to participate in our very popular dance minor.