Department of Dance

Dance at Illinois

Redefining who dances

Dancers run thru each other with arms outstretched
Dancer holds both arms up as she gazes upward
Dancers on stage, with pleading movements toward the audience
A lone dancer in a white dress and tap shoes on, reaches their left arm forward

and how we dance together

A dancer with left arm outstretched and hair flying dances in front of a group
A dancer jumps through the air outside with musicians playing the drums behind her

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.


A dancer stands on one leg and leans over
October 13, 2022 - October 15, 2022

October Dance 2022 


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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