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Loyola University Chicago

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

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.  Dancer 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.

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 III: 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 IV: 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 II (Continuing Level) technique in the dance program.
 

Dance Pedagogy
Prerequisites: Dance major or dance minor.

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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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