Department of Dance

Dance at Illinois

Redefining who dances

Dancers leans on another dancer
Dancer holds both arms up as she gazes upward
Dancers on stage with one dancer in a jump with a jumprope
A lone dancer reaches their right arm forward in front of a green scrim

and how we dance together

A dancer with left arm outstretched and hair flying dances in front of a group
Dancers in martha Graham's Steps in the street

Discover your path here.

Illinois is one of the oldest—and most progressive—dance programs in the country. Follow our new curriculum as we prepare our students to Activate, Delve, Articulate and Launch their careers.


Creative research drives Dance at Illinois. We embrace diverse viewpoints, investigate new approaches, find connections, and immerse in the process of discovery to explore and stretch the field.
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