Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Division of DanceCollege of Liberal Arts

Plan your visit

Whether you're a prospective student or planning to see one of our Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Concerts, the Dance Division welcomes you to the Purdue University campus. We hope the information below will help you plan your visit.

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Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts

The Division of Dance is located in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, In 47907-2002. The building opened in 2006. Pao Hall is located on the south side of campus between the Agricultural Mall / Marsteller Street and Hawkins Residence Hall / Sheetz Street.

Outside shot of Pao Hall. Older photo.


Prospective Students

Students and their families are always welcome to visit the Dance Division, tour the facilities and attend our performances. Please contact the division Monday through Friday at 765.494.5993 - August through May, to arrange a visit.

Visitor Parking

Parking is free on weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends. Spaces are available in the front lot of Pao Hall and on the street by Pao Hall building. For weekday parking 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Grant Street parking garage is within walking distance of Pao Hall; an hourly fee is charged. Visitors may also purchase a guest parking permit online .


From I-65 Southbound:
Take Exit 178 (State Road 43). Turn right and follow to State Road 26 West (State Street). Follow State
Street past Grant Street intersection and then left onto Sheetz Street. Proceed past Pao Hall and turn right into the Pao Hall front parking lot.

From I-65 Northbound:
Take Exit 172. Turn left onto State Road 26 West (State Street in West Lafayette) and follow through
Lafayette to West Lafayette. After Grant Street intersection, turn left onto Sheetz Street. Proceed past Pao Hall and turn right into the Pao Hall front parking lot.

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