Loyola University Chicago

Dance

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Dance

The dance minor at Loyola provides a holistic approach to dance and give students a framework for the development of aesthetic literacy. Our Foundations courses provide skills and vocabulary for theatrical practice as well as anatomical and alignment practices for dance.  Applied courses instruct student in thorough and rigorous practice of classical dance vocabulary and skills. Synthesis courses require students to integrate all aspects of dance study. Dance minors also have numerous performance opportunities.

How to Enroll in the Dance Minor

1. Please attend the dance minor orientation on the first Friday of classes during fall semester at 4:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Annex Studio 2nd floor.
2. Please enroll in the dance minor on LOCUS.

Dance Minor Curriculum (18 hours)

Studio Courses (12 hours; 4 hours at 300 level or above)

Course Number

Title

Credits

DANC 111

Ballet Dance I: Theory and Technique

2

DANC 212

Ballet Dance II: Theory and TechniqueI

2

DANC 213

Ballet III: Advanced Continuing Ballet Dance Theory and Techniques

2

DANC 313

Pointwork I

1

DANC 311

Ballet IV

2

DANC 314

Pointwork II

1

DANC 121

Moden Dance I

2

DANC 222

Modern Dance II

2

DANC 321

Modern Dance III

2

DANC 131

Jazz Dance I

2

DANC 232

Jazz Dance II

2

DANC 331

Jazz Dance III

2

Foundation Courses (6 hours)

Course Number

Title

Credits

DANC 250

Classical Dance History: Ren. to Present

3

DANC 270

Dance Kinesiology

3

DANC 360

Dance Pedagogy

3

DANC 370

Dance Composition

3

DANC 395

Independent Study

variable
credits

DANC 397

Internship in Dance

variable
credits

MUSC

Any Class

3