DAI on the Move

Dance at Illinois Is Staying Connected


Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to see a series called #distancedances, highlighting DAI students who are dancing and creating during this time of social distancing. @danceatillinois


Creative Dance for Kids Online

Three DAI seniors—Lindsey Jennings, Taylor Adams, and Nina Crouchelli—are offering online children's classes to keep our kids moving!


Moving Together with Zoom

DAI is planning a community class every Friday at 11am CDT, led by a different faculty member each week. We hope these classes will be a way to connect and share!

Breaking News! ACDA Updates

Second-year MFA candidate Danzel Thompson Stout’s Manifesting Our Movement, Manifesting Our Dance has been chosen to represent DAI at the National College Dance Festival at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California, May 29-31, 2020. Although this event has been canceled due to COVID-19, the work may be traveling to Jacob's Pillow in August. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Upcoming Performances in 2020

CabaretCabaret—with choreography by MFA candidate Elliot Emadian
February 27-29
March 5-8


Studiodance ICanceled: Studiodance I—MFA Thesis Concert
April 2–4
Choreographers: Evvie Allison and William Ervin

Canceled: Studiodance I Extended—MFA Thesis Concert
March 27 and 29—Elliot Emadian
April 10 and 11—Kaitlin Fox

BA Spring Senior Thesis Symposium

May 1 at 1pm central daylight time on Zoom

Meeting link

Meeting ID: 443 516 131

Password: 370774


Spring Senior Thesis Concert

May 1 at 7pm central daylight time on Zoom

Zoom meeting ID: 992-3472-9133

Password: DAI

DAI Alum Leslie Cuyjet (BFA '03) Wins 2019 Bessie for Outstanding Performance

Leslie Cuyjet Wins BessieSustained Achievement with Jane Comfort, Niall Jones, Juliana F. May, Cynthia Oliver, and Will Rawls

For her ability to combine technical precision, astonishing energy, humor, and raw theatrical power to consistently illuminate the choreographer's vision.

DAI Assistant Professor Endalyn Taylor Wins Emmy Award

Endalyn Taylor Wins an EmmyThe 2019 Emmy Awards Mid-America took place on Saturday, October 5, and honored the Big Ten Network show Illinois Artists: Endalyn Taylor with the Excellence in Art/Entertainment–Program Feature Segment award.

Musical Theatre Minor

Kiss Me Kate, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, Photo by Darrell HoemannNew for 2018-19 is a minor in musical theatre.

Applicants must:

  • Complete at least 30 credit hours prior to the January application period
  • Be in good academic standing (2.00 cumulative GPA or higher)
  • Complete prerequisite courses in music, theatre, and dance (2.50 cumulative GPA or higher)

For more information please contact musicadmissions@illinois.edu.

Yoga Teacher Certification Program

YogaWe are happy to announce that Dance at Illinois will be offering a 200-hour yoga teacher certification program beginning in the fall of 2018. After completing five yoga-specific courses, as well as the required courses DANC 345: Dance Kinesiology and DANC 450: Teaching Workshop, you will be able to register with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher at the 200-hour level (RYT 200).

Visit the Dance at Illinois Kiosk for more information.

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