Loyola University Chicago

Dance

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Courses

It’s important to note that while many courses are offered every semester, more advanced classes are offered less frequently- often once a year, or even every two years. Rotations are subject to change. See your advisor or the director for more information. Many courses offered by the DFPA count towards core curriculum credit in Artistic Knowledge and Experience as well as the area of Engaged Learning.

  • DANC 111 - Ballet Dance I: Theory and Technique
  • DANC 121 - Modern Dance I: Theories and Techniques
  • DANC 131 - Jazz Dance I: Theories and Techniques
  • DANC 212 - Ballet Dance II: Theory and Technique
  • DANC 213- Ballet III Advanced Continuing Ballet Dance Theory and Techniques
  • DANC 222 - Modern Dance II: Theory and Technique
  • DANC 232 - Jazz Dance II: Theories and Techniques
  • DANC 240 - Dance Practicum
  • DANC 250 - Dance History: Renaissance to Present
  • DANC 260 - Topics in Dance
  • DANC 261 - Topics in World Dance
  • DANC 270 - Dance Kinesiology
  • DANC 311 - Ballet IV
  • DANC 312 - Pointe : Introduction to Ballet Pointework
  • DANC 313 - Ballet V
  • DANC 314 - Pointe II
  • DANC 321 - Modern Dance III: Intermediate Modern Dance Theories and Techniques
  • DANC 323 - Rehearsal and Performance
  • DANC 324 - Intermediate Majors Modern Dance
  • DANC 331 - Jazz Dance III: Intermediate Jazz Dance Theories and Techniques
  • DANC 341 - Intermediate Majors Ballet
  • DANC 343 - Advanced Majors Ballet
  • DANC 360 - Dance Pedagogy
  • DANC 370 - Dance Composition: DANC Capstone
  • DANC 394 - Internship in Dance
  • DANC 395 - Independent Study
  • DANC 397 - Fieldwork in Chicago - Dance

 

STANDARDS FOR PLACEMENT AND COURSE PREREQUISITES
 
Make sure to check for prerequisites while enrolling. If you have not taken appropriate prerequisites, then do not enroll in the course. The department will remove you from the class which can make scheduling a challenge and in the meantime you’ll prevent others from enrolling. See your advisor if your schedule makes it necessary to take courses out of sequence.

LEVEL I CLASSES

Ballet I: Introduction to Ballet Theories and Techniques
Prerequisite Skills: none 
 
Jazz I: Introduction to Jazz Theories and Techniques
Prerequisite Skills: none
 
Modern I: Introduction to Modern Dance Theories and Techniques
Prerequisite Skills: none

LEVEL II CLASSES

Ballet II: Continuing Ballet Theories and Techniques
Prerequisite Skills: Students should be familiar with the five feet and arm positions and be able to work in 5th position of the feet. Dancers should demonstrate correct alignment of the pelvis and spine in plie’ and releve’ and while working at the barre. Dancers must be able to execute correct articulation of the feet and leg in tendu. They should be familiar with basic petite allegro and action of the feet, hips and legs while jumping.
 
Ballet III: Advanced Continuing Ballet Theory and Techniques
Prerequisite skills: At the Advanced Continuing level a ballet student must  demonstrate correct alignment and articulation at the barre and in the center when standing in first or fifth position.  Student should have introductory proficiency in pirouettes en dehors and en dedans, should have basic skills and vocabulary of petite allegro. Students should be able to demonstrate correct technique for pique’ both turning, in center, and traveling as well as balance’ both en face and en tournant.
 
Jazz II: Continuing Jazz Theories and Techniques
Prerequisite Skills: Dancers should demonstrate correct placement of the legs, back and pelvis standing and in plie’. They should be able to demonstrate basic jazz turns, jazz runs and pas de bouree’. Dancers need to use correct position and opposition of the arms in combinations.
 
Modern II: Continuing Modern Dance Theories and Techniques
Prerequisite Skills: Dancers should be able to maintain correct alignment of the legs, back and pelvis standing and shifting their weight. Must be familiar with 1st and 2nd position of the legs and demonstrate basic articulation of the legs in tendu and jumping.

LEVEL III CLASSES 

Ballet IV: Intermediate Ballet Theories and Technique
Prerequisite Skills: Dancers should be able to execute correct alignment of the back, pelvis and arms in all barre exercises and center work. Dancers need correct articulation of the leg from passé to developpe’ and attitude positions. They need to be able to execute basic petite allegro with correct articulation of the legs in all jumps and proper alignment of the body and legs landing in plie’. Dances need to be very familiar with pirouettes en dehors and en dedans.  
Prerequisite: DANC 212 or permission of the Department 
 
Ballet V: Advanced Ballet Theories and Technique 
Prerequisite Skills: Dancers should have a deep understanding of ballet technique and training. Dancers should be able to execute correct alignment of the back, pelvis and arms in all barre exercises and center work. Dancers need to be able to execute intermediate to advanced petite allegro, turns, and grande allegro combinations with correct articulation of the legs and arms.
Prerequisite: DANC 311 or permission of the Department
 
Pointework I 
Prerequisite: DANC 212 or permission of the Department.
Co-requisite: DANC 311
 
Pointework II
Prerequisite: DANC 311 or permission of the Department. 
Co-requisite: DANC 313
 
Jazz III: Intermediate Jazz Theories and Technique
Prerequisite Skills: Dances should be able to maintain correct alignment of the pelvis back and legs while standing, shifting their weight, turning and jumping. They should demonstrate correct articulation of the leg and foot in tendu. leg extensions and in jumps. Dancers should use correct coordination of the arms turning, jumping and shifting weight.
 
Modern III: Intermediate Modern Dance Theories and Technique
Prerequisite Skills: Dancers must have developed strength, coordination and flexibility and work to apply these skills in a very demanding way. Graham technique requires correct placement sitting on the floor and standing as well as a strong sense of weight and opposition.  
 
Dance Composition
Prerequisites: Declared dance major or dance minor. 
Concurrent enrollment in Level III (Continuing Level) technique in the dance program. 
 
Dance Pedagogy
Prerequisites: Dance major or dance minor. Level III (Intermediate Level)