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 and download our Dance Orientation Flyer.


The Dance Major requires a two part application process: an application for admission to the University and an application to audition for the major. Typically, in-person auditions take place in the beginning of February, with an opportunity to submit video auditions in the Fall. 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 Orientation and Placement Session to ensure that you are placed in the correct level.

Summer 2021 Registration

For Non-Majors

Here is a LIST of DANC courses offered at Loyola with descriptions and prerequisite skills. You may enroll yourself over the summer in a DANC course, however, you should plan to come to the placement session before school starts to ensure you are correctly placed in our program.

For BA Dance Students

We work with Advising to ensure that you are enrolled in your Dance major courses. These require departmental permission. You should enroll in:

  • DANC 341 Intermediate Major’s Ballet. This course is mandatory and meets five days a week.
    MWF 2:50PM - 4:20PM
    T/TH 5:00pm - 6:30PM
  • DANC 312 Pointe I - may be changed to Pointe II if better placement; faculty will determine. 
    MW 4:50PM - 6:05PM |RAA 210
  • DANC 224 Majors Modern II
    T/TH 11:30AM - 12:45PM
  • THTR 321C Costumes OR THTR 321E Electrics - This is recommended, however if the course is full, taking it another semester is not a problem.

If you have any questions about summer enrollment, please contact Director of Dance, Sandra Kaufmann at skaufm3@luc.edu

Fall 2021 Orientation and Academic Advising

All incoming Dance students level II or above should plan to attend the Dance Orientation and Academic Advising Session. This will be held on Friday, August 27th at 10am.

Location: MUND 409

Students will have the opportunity to meet the faculty, learn about the Dance program at Loyola, receive advising on technique course level placement and learn about extracurricular dance clubs and performance opportunities.

We will also hold orientations for incoming Dance majors and provide information and advising about the Dance minor.

Orientation Schedule


10:00am: Welcome Orientation/Course Advising

11:00am: Dance Minor and Dance Club Welcome and Advising


11:00 am: Orientation for all incoming BA Dance Students



  • Click here to browse past Dance projects and productions.

  • Click here to browse our upcoming Dance season.

  • 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.

Student Diversity & Multicultural Afairs

The Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) at Loyola University Chicago advances the recognition and appreciation of our diverse community, promotes multicultural education across campus, strives to ensure the retention and success of underrepresented students, and fosters a supportive, inclusive environment for all students, faculty and staff.

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  • 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! Loyola University Chicago Orientation (LUCO) for first-year students is a summer-long online experience comprised of a variety of opportunities to introduce you to academic and student life at Loyola.