Loyola University Chicago

Dance

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

Minor in Dance

The Dance Minor at Loyola University Chicago features considerable study of Applied studio technique enhanced by Foundations coursework which supports integration of dance technique with theory and context. All coursework and experiential learning lead to the completion of the Dance minor is by “milestone” rather than “capstone.”

In accordance with Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, the Dance minor demonstrates knowledge in the Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor domains.

Cognitive Outcomes-

  • Dance minors will demonstrate knowledge of discipline-specific vocabulary in discussion and written work.
  • Dance minors will describe universals and abstractions in dance including principles, generalizations, theories and structures.
  • Upon completion of the dance minor students will have experience in analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating dance performance producing unique communication on a regular basis in both written and oral formats.

Affective Outcomes- Skills in the affective domain describe the way people react emotionally and their ability to feel other living things' pain or joy. Affective objectives typically target the awareness and growth in attitudes, emotion, and feelings.

 

  • Dance minors will actively participate in the learning process, moving beyond passive attention. Many courses in the Dance minor apply towards the university’s engaged learning core curriculum and are supported by the Center for Experiential Learning.
  • Dance minors will attach value to their experience of movement, exploration of the self and the engagement with others in classroom and performance communities in the spirit of cura personalis (care for the whole person)

 

Psychomotor Outcomes-Psychomotor objectives focus on change and or development in behavior and/or skills

 

  • Dance minors will use sensory cues to guide motor activity moving from sensory stimulation, through cue selection to translation.
  • Dance minors will apply and synthesize dance skills and sequences by preparing for and participating in performance.
  • Dance minors will enhance their neuro muscular coordination, strength, flexibility and balance.

 

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
Modern 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
DANC 280
Adaptive Dance Practices
3
MUSC
Any Class
variable credits up to 3