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 Mundelein 409.
2. Please enroll in the dance minor on LOCUS.

Dance Minor Curriculum (18 hours)

Studio Courses (12 hours)
Course Number
Title
Credits
DANC 111
Ballet Dance I: Theory and Technique
2
DANC 212
Ballet Dance II: Theory and Technique
2
DANC 213
Ballet III: Advanced Continuing Ballet Dance Theory and Techniques
2
DANC 312
Pointe I
1
DANC 311
Ballet IV Intermediate Ballet Technique
2
DANC 313
Ballet IV Advanced Ballet Technique
2
DANC 314
Pointe 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 394
Internship in Dance
variable credits
DANC 395
Independent Study
variable credits
DANC 397
Fieldwork in Dance
variable credits
DANC 398
Research in Dance
variable credits
MUSC
Any Class
3