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Welcome to Contemporary Dance at Indiana University!


The IU Contemporary Dance Program
 offers a collection of dance experiences that are accessible to students who seek serious study in the art of dance. The program's core offerings consist of curricula which, through the highest quality of training and instruction, strengthen and refine contemporary dance technique as well as provide scholarly inquiry into the history, science, and aesthetics of dance. The faculty of the IU Contemporary Dance Program strives to not only teach, but mentor, and provide a strong theoretical base from which each dancer can grow and work as an individual artist. Students are encouraged to seek their own venue for expression, such as performance, choreography, teaching, production, or scholarship, and prepare for a successful career in the professional and academic field of dance.

This year, auditions for the B.F.A. in Dance at Indiana University will be held in-person, subject to Covid restrictions. All participants and parents/guardians who accompany them are required to wear masks on campus, regardless of vaccination status.

We will begin accepting pre-screen materials on September 1, 2021.

Audition dates for the 2021/22 season:

  • Friday, November 5, 2021
    • Pre-screen materials deadline October 29, 2021
  • Friday, January 21, 2022
    • Pre-screen materials deadline January 14, 2022
  • Monday, March 7, 2022 (by special permission only)
    • Pre-screen materials deadline February 28, 2022

You may direct questions to Ashley Chilla, BFA Liaison bfaaud@indiana.edu.

For technical questions please c
heck out our Help Desk for frequently asked questions.