Loyola University Chicago

Dance

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Auditions

Loyola University Chicago's ballet-based Bachelor of Arts in Dates requires a two part application process: an application for admission to the University and an application to audition for the major.

All students seeking admission to the Dance major must audition in person. 

Auditions for Fall 2018 incoming students have passed. 

  • Auditions for the 18-19 academic year were February 3, March 23, and April 6, 2018.
  • To be considered for the dance major at Loyola University Chicago, dancers must attend an audition on our Lake Shore Campus in Chicago.
  • To register for a Dance Major Audition, an application is required. A link to this application will become live for the 2019-2020 academic year once dates have been determined

As part of your application, we request that you please submit a solo on video. Please note:

  • Solo should be about two minutes long
  • May be of any technique or style you choose
  • May be composed by either the dancer or another choreographer

FAQ about the Dance Major Audition

There are two alternate audition days - March 23 and April 6. 2018. Please use the same registration form and select one of the alternate options. 

Yes, admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Dance is by audition only.

Auditions are not required for the Dance Minor. Incoming students wishing to declare a dance minor or continue upper level dance classes without degree should attend the Dance Placement Orientation offered at the top of each academic year. Information for the next Dance Placement Orientation, if currently available, will be listed on luc.edu/dance.

As part of your application, we request that you please submit a solo on video:

  • Solo should be two minutes long and choreographed
  • May be of any technique or style you choose
  • May be composed by the dance or another choreographer 

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 approrpiate 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:

  • Solo should be two minutes long and choreographed
    • Videos of your solo may be longer than 2 minutes, but we will only consider the first two minutes of the video as part of your application.
  • May be of any technique or style you choose
  • May be composed by the dance or another choreographer 

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 improvement in Ballet for their freshman year, re-audition in the spring term and join the Dance major their sophomore year.

Yes, if that is the case we encourage you to participate in our very popular Dance minor.