Dance Season

The Dance program presents three annual concerts: Student dancers perform in costume during 2017 Spring Dance Festival

Fall Dance Festival

The Fall Dance Festival showcases dance students in new choreographic works by faculty, guest artists,\ and selected student choreographers. Traditionally, the Fall Dance Festival also includes guest performances by national professional dance artists. Past guest choreographic artists include Mihn Tran (2006), Lula Washington (2007), Kristin Heavey/Elment Dance Theatre (2008 & 2009), Katie Elliot and James Lavita/3rd Law Dance/Theatre (2009). Auditions for the Fall Dance Festival are typically held during the first week of classes in the Fall semester. For more information on auditions, contact Cari Cunningham at

Spring Dance Concert

The Spring Dance Concert features performances by dance students in choreographic works by dance faculty and guest artists. Historically, this concert has featured one guest dance company in the second half of the program. Past guest companies include: Alonzo King Lines Ballet, Fua Dia Congo, Robert Moses' Kin Dance Company, Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Martha Graham Dance Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2, Ballet Hispanico, Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, Giordano Dance Chicago, casebolt and smith, and Gallim Dance. Auditions for the Spring Dance Concert are typically held during the first or second week of classes for the Spring semester. For more information on auditions, contact Cari Cunningham at

Student Choreography Showcase

This concert takes place during the spring semester in the Redfield Proscenium Theatre. All performers and choreographers are current dance students. Completion of the Choreography II course is required for all interested student choreographers and all works in this concert are adjudicated by a panel of dance faculty. Select student works are invited for performance on the Fall Dance Festival program the following semester.

Students perform at the Spring Dance Festival