On Campus Opportunities
Chelonia Dance Company, Beloit College's resident dance group, performs their annual dance concert each spring in the Laura Aldrich Neese Theatre. The all-student company is directed by associate professor, Chris Johnson. Dances are presented from faculty, guest artists and student choreography. More information...
Two of the pieces—one faculty/guest work and one student work—are chosen to be presented at the American College Dance Festival Association (ACDFA) regional festivals in the spring. Since 2001, Beloit's pieces have been regularly selected for the prestigious gala concerts at ACDFA. More information...
Beloit College provides additional opportunities for students to perform whenever possible such as with guest artists, in student produced concerts and the annual December Workshop showing of all student choreographed works.
Dancers have been featured in theatre productions such as Brigadoon, Love of the Nightingale, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Guys and Dolls.
Students with creative ideas for special performances, collaborations, and unique venues are encouraged to pursue their visions. Students regularly produce their own concerts, put together outdoor performances, collaborate with art and music students, and perform in areas throughout the campus. These performances vary from elaborately choreographed projects to collaborations with music students and late night shows in the C-Haus.
Dance students have contact with working professionals both on and off campus. The department regularly engages guest artists to work with students to create pieces, conduct workshops and produce performances. Some of our recent guests include: Joel Hall, Kirby Reed, Natasha Shirokova of Moscow's Modern Dance Theater, B. J. Sullivan, Linda Lehovec, Erica Wilson-Perkins, BlackEarth Collaborative Arts, Jin Wen Yu, Paula Frasz, Catherine Cabeen of Bill T. Jones Dance Company, and Aiko Kinoshita, director of Seattle's AcornDance.