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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Dance Major

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Degree Title: Bachelor of Arts in Dance

The B.A. in Dance requires 37 hours for completion. This major offers conservatory level dance training in ballet within the context of Loyola’s Ignatian liberal arts curriculum.  This major incorporates the most significant element of conservatory training, a daily ballet class.  The Dance major incorporates significant criteria set forward by the National Association for Schools of Dance (NASD) with the intention of achieving accreditation.

In the spirit of our core mission the Loyola University Chicago program of dance wields the potential for transformation in multiple domains. Dance is a holistic practice that encompasses physical, mental, spiritual and social skills. Through the systematic shaping of the muscular, nervous and skeletal system a dancer’s body becomes capable of maximum human kinesthetic potential. Our students learn to embrace intellectual rigor in the art form. They analyze movement from a scientific lens, engage in analysis of significant works and artists and learn to apply vocabulary and principles of stagecraft in performance and rehearsal. Their journey encompasses fine intellectual detail, human fellowship and creative inspiration. From foundation, to application, to synthesis a student develops from a dedicated student to a practicing dance artist.

HOW TO APPLY AND AUDITION FOR THE LOYOLA DANCE MAJOR

Acceptance into the dance major has two requirements: 1) Students must first be accepted to Loyola University Chicago and 2) Students must audition to be admitted to the dance major.

Spring 2015 Audition Date TBD

 

If students are unable to attend the audition date, there are two options:

1) Visit campus at an earlier date and attend an Intermediate (III) or Advanced Ballet (IV) class. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission to set-up the campus visit by contacting 773.508.3965 or emailing directly to visitloyola@luc.edu.

2) Submit a DVD to the following: Loyola University Chicago, Office of Undergraduate Admission/ATTN: DANCE, 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Sullivan Center 150, Chicago, IL 60660

Students who visit campus and take a class and/or submit a DVD will be notified within one week if they are candidates for the dance major. These students will immediately be placed on a wait list for the dance major. Please note, final decisions about acceptance as dance majors will be made the same day as the auditions, March 28th, 2014. 

DVD Submission should include the following:

1) An advanced ballet barre combination demonstrating placement that includes tendues and plies
2) An advanced center ballet combination
3) A short solo performance by the dancer in either ballet, modern, or contemporary technique
4) Total length of the of the DVD should not exceed 10 minutes
5) Students may post their digital audition on YouTube for review. Send link to admission@luc.edu with subject line: DANCE AUDITION.

Students will be notified about final acceptance into the dance major the following week after the auditions on March 28th, 2014. Questions may be directed to Sandra Kaufmann, Director of Dance, at 773.508.7513 or via email at Skaufm3@luc.edu.

CURRICULUM 

B.A. in Dance (37.0 hours)

Foundation Courses (10)   
 Course Number Title  Credits 
 THTR 253 Crafts for the Stage 3
 DANC 250 Dance History 3
 DANC 270 Dance Kinesiology 3
 DANC 240 Dance Practicum 1

 

Applied Courses (18)
Course Number Title Credits
DANC 341 or
DANC 343
Intermediate Majors Ballet
Advanced Majors Ballet
8
DANC 312 or
DANC 314
Pointe I
Pointe II
2
DANC 322 or
DANC 324
Modern Dance II
Modern Dance III
4
DANC ___ (ELECTIVES)  

 

Synthesis (9)
Course Number Title Credits
DANC 323 Rehearsal and Performance 2
DANC 360 Dance Pedagogy 3
DANC 370 Dance Composition 3
DANC 394 Internship in Dance 1

 

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR PLAN

 

Fall

Spring

Freshman (30 cr)

 

Major  (9 cr)
Core (15 cr)

General Elect. (6 cr)

DANC 341* Ballet III /343 Ballet IV(1 cr)

THTR 253 Crafts for the Stage (3 cr)

College Writing (3 cr)

Philosophical Knowledge (3 cr)

Societal and Cultural Understanding (3 cr)

General Elective (3 cr)

       

DANC 341* Ballet III/343 Ballet IV (1 cr)

DANC 250 Dance History (3 cr)

DANC 240* Dance Practicum (1 cr)

Quantitative Knowledge (3 cr)

Historical Knowledge (3 cr)

General Elective (3 cr)

      

Sophomore (30 cr)

 

Dance (9 cr)
Core (15 cr)

General Elect. (6 cr)

DANC 341* Ballet III/ 343 Ballet IV  (1 cr)

DANC Elective (2 cr)

Scientific Literacy (3 cr)

Historical Knowledge (3 cr)

Ethics  (3 cr)

General Elective (3 cr)

 

DANC 341* Ballet III/343 Ballet IV (1 cr)

DANC 270 Dance Physiology (3 cr)

DANC Elective (2 cr)

Literary Knowledge (3 cr)

Theological Knowledge (3 cr)

General Elective (3 cr)

 

Junior (30 cr)

 

Dance (8 cr)
Core (12 cr)

General Elect. (9 cr)

DANC 341* Ballet III/ 343 Ballet IV (1 cr)

DANC 324* Modern III (1 cr)

DANC 370 Dance Composition (3 cr)

Philosophical Knowledge (3 cr)

Societal and Cultural Understanding

 (3 cr)

General Elective (6 cr)

 

DANC 341* Ballet III/ 343 Ballet IV (1 cr)

DANC 324* Modern III (1 cr)

DANC 323 Rehearsal & Performance (1 cr)

Theological Knowledge (3 cr)

Scientific Literary (3 cr)

General Elective (3 cr)

       

 

Senior (30 cr)

 

Dance (11 cr)
Core (3 cr)

General Elect (15 cr)

DANC 341* Ballet III/ 343 Ballet IV (1 cr)

DANC 312 Pointe I or 314 Pointe II (1 cr)

DANC 324 Modern III (1 cr)

DANC 360* Dance Pedagogy (3 cr)

General Elective (9 cr)

    

*DANC 341 Ballet III/ 343 Ballet IV (1 cr)

DANC 312 Pointe I or 314 Pointe II (1 cr)

DANC 324 Modern III (1 cr)

DANC 323 Rehearsal & Performance (1 cr)

DANC 394 Internship in Dance (1 cr)

Literary Knowledge (3 cr)

General Elective (6 cr)


STUDENT PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

At the 300 course level and above, all dance majors are required to perform in the bi-annual Dance Informances. In addition, majors will have the opportunity to perform in mainstage productions as well as the dance composition showcase. All majors are required to engage in challenging rehearsal and performances of both classical and contemporary choreography. Our dance concert repertory will focus on masterpieces of both classical ballet and modern dance as well original work set by expert choreographers.

Loyola

Department of Fine and Performing Arts · 1032 W. Sheridan Road, Mundelein Center, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60660 · 773.508.7510 ·Fax: 773.508.7515 · dfpa@luc.edu

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