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.


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 Orientation and Placement Session to ensure that you are placed in the correct level.

Summer 2020 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:

    MWF 2:45-4:15 | TTH 4:15-5:45
  • POINTE I (DANC 312)
    MW 4:20-5:20
    MW 8:55-10:10

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

Fall 2020 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 21st at 10am.

Location: Zoom
Registration: All participants are required to register using thier Loyola email address. Link: Dance Orientation Registration

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.

  • 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.

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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! 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.