Major in Dance
The B.A. in Dance requires 39 hours for completion. This major offers conservatory level dance training in dance within the context of Loyola’s Ignatian liberal arts curriculum and features the most significant element of conservatory training — a daily ballet class. Our Modern curriculum features classical and contemporary forms. We preserve and contextualize classical techniques and masterworks, using work from the past to enrich current and emerging approaches to dance creation and performance.
Dance Majors consistently rehearse and perform in theatres on campus. Additionally our dancers have performed site-specific works at Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), The Institute for Environmental Sustainability, and The Madonna della Strada Chapel.
Chicago serves as extended classroom for our program, and our dancers engage extensively with the professional dance community through Loyola’s premier professional faculty, guest artists, internship opportunities, world-class performances, master classes and workshops. Loyola University Chicago Dance Majors participate in a host of co-curricular activities that strengthen artistic practices and serve our commitment to social justice. These include The American College Dance Association Festival, IN/Motion: Chicago’s Dance Film Festival. interdisciplinary collaborations, research presentations, and international immersion activities among others.