Villanova Dance Company & Ensemble

The Villanova Dance Company and Ensemble is a group of extremely dedicated dancers who perform at various events in and around the Villanova community. Company and Ensemble members attend classes on Monday and Wednesday nights and rehearsals on Sundays in St. Mary’s Hall.

Our organization is divided into two groups that work together: The Dance Ensemble and the Dance Company.

The Ensemble is a group of individuals who have a passion for dance, but do not have as much time to commit to the Company. They do not need to audition and are only required to attend one of our two weekly classes and to be in our end-of-semester Showcase.

The Company is a select group of dancers who perform at events, both on and off campus. They are required to audition at the beginning of the year, to attend class twice a week, to be present for Company rehearsals which follow classes, and other events. In addition, Company members are allowed to choreograph pieces for the Showcases after being on Company for one semester.

Each semester, our groups perform their own creative choreography, numbers choreographed by advisor Melissa Salcedo, and pieces choreographed by outside professional companies in a Showcase for friends and family. In addition, the Company performs at university events such as Special Olympics, St. Thomas of Villanova Day of Service, and Parents’ Weekend.  As a team, the Dance Company supports the Villanova men and women's basketball programs by guest-performing for the 'Nova fans at designated games throughout the season.

The Villanova Dance Company also offers an intensive dance camp for incoming freshmen every summer.  This helps potential new members get to know our group leaders, members, and even dance style.   If you would like information about attending Villanova's Performing Arts Camp held for incoming freshmen interested in dancing at Villanova or interested in joining the Dance Company or Ensemble, feel free to email us with questions at

For more information, visit us at VUGroups, at our website, or on Facebook.

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Contact Us

Office of Music Activities
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-5050
Fax: (610) 519-7596
E-mail:  Visit our staff page.

Featured Events

image of the Ablaze team

Ablaze Dance Team Showcase
Saturday, 3/28 @ 7
Sunday, 3/29 @ 2
St. Mary's Theater/Auditoriium

The Villanova Jazz Festival
March 27-29
The Connelly Center



Join one of our performing groups! Stop by a rehearsal!


  • Band - Mon & Tu 6-8pm.  St. Mary's Band Room.
  • Jazz Band - Wed 6-8pm, St. Mary's Jazz Room.
  • Orchestra - Mon 8-10pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  Strings only Thurs 6-8pm, St. Mary's Chapel.  


  • Gospel Choir - Tu & Th 5:30-7:30, St. Mary's Chapel (Tu) & Jazz Band Room (Th)
  • Villanova Voices - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Chapel.  
  • Villanova Singers - MW 5-6:30; St. Mary's Auditorium. 


  • Villanova Student Musical Theatre - To get involved, join us at a General Meeting, 2:30-3:30pm - St. Mary's Auditorium, 8/29, 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5.   Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.
  • Villanova Student Theatre - Rehearsals for auditioned parts are held prior to productions.

Dance - Dance Rehearsals all take place in St. Mary's Dance Studio

  • Dance Company/Ensemble - Sun, 1-5; Mon 6-8; Wed 6-8:30
  • 'Nova Nassa - Sun, 7-9; Mon 9:30-11; Wed 8:30-11
  • Ablaze - Sun, 5-7; Tues 5:30-7:30
  • Irish Dance Team - Mon, 8-9:30; Tues 7:30-9:30; Thurs 6-9
  • Wazobia - Tues 9:30-11; Thurs 9-11; Fri 7-9
  • Superlative - Sunday 9-11:30
  • Breakdance - Friday 3-5
  • Baila Latino - Friday 5-7; Sat 2-5
  • Tae Kwan Do - Sat 10-2
  • Marital Arts - Sat 5-6:30

A Capella - A Capella schedules to be determined after fall auditions

  • Haveners
  • Nothing but Treble
  • Sirens
  • Supernovas
  • Minor Problem
  • Vocal Minority

Villanova Music Downloads

* vualmamater.pdf
VU Alma Mater Sheet Music
* alma_mater_band.mp3
VU Alma Mater Played by VU Band
* alma_mater_singers.mp3
VU Alma Mater Sung by VU Singers
* vufightsong.pdf
VU Fight Song Sheet Music
* fight_song.mp3
VU Fight Song Performed by VU Band