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. Although we prefer in-person auditions, auditions for academic year 2021-2022 will be online.

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 for academic year 2021-2022 is now available. 

Dancers must submit two videos, an essay, and attend an interview session on Zoom on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Please see the application (linked above) for details and video requirements. 

If you are unable to attend the primary interview date you may choose an alternative date (March 26, 2021), but students are highly encouraged to attend the February 6, 2020 interview day if possible. Representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid will be in attendance, and tours and an opportunity to meet the dance faculty and current students will be more readily available.

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.