Loyola University Chicago


Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Incoming Students


Welcome incoming Dance students! We have compiled a number of resources which you may find helpful as you navigate the process of visiting, auditioning, and settling in to your new home at Loyola. Feel free to browse the items below.

Auditions and Performances

  • The Dance Major requires a two part application process: an application for admission to the University and an application to audition for the major. These auditions typically take place in the beginning of February. For more information about Dance Major Auditions, click here.

  • Auditions are not required for dance minors or for students wanting to take Level I dance classes. Please attend the Dance Placement Orientation to ensure that you are placed in the correct level.

  • Click here to browse past Dance projects and productions.

  • Click here to browse our upcoming Dance season.

  • Interested in attending performances throughout the season? The Department of Fine and Performing Arts offers a Student Pass for Theatre, Music, and Dance. This pass is a flat rate that then allows students to redeem it for tickets to certain performances. 

  • Auditions for performances are held periodically throughout the year. Functioning much like the class-specific Sakai spaces, the DANC PROGRAM Sakai is the best place to find any announcements or information regarding upcoming opportunities. Please email dfpamc@luc.edu to be added to the site.

Student Opportunities

  • In addition to performance opportunities, there are a variety of student organizations devoted to dance. For more information about student dance organizations, click here.

  • One such organization is the Loyola Dance Honor Society, a student-run organization of dance majors that intersects dance and social justice by engaging the greater Chicago community. 

  • The dedication, discipline, and passion needed to complete a degree in dance can open the doors to a myriad of opportunities, whether in the dance community or beyond. This page outlines a few career possibilities for dancers.

Follow us!


  • Make sure to set up a visit to the Dance department if you would like to learn more about our program and facilities. Note that this is a private tour, separate from the general campus tour.

  • Remember to register for Freshmen Orientation this summer! First Year Orientations run throughout the summer, with an additional date in late August.

  • Mark your calendar for the  to ensure that you are placed in the correct level.