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


Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Winter Works 2022

Premieres in-person at Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Yue-Kong Pao Hall:

  • Friday, December 9 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 10 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm



The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, housed in the Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, presents six new works by dance faculty, student choreographers and a PCDC Alumni Artist. The Sound Scores, Light Design and Costume Design were created collaboratively between PCDC Choreographers, Sound Design, Light Design and Costume Design students specifically for the dance works.


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Tickets available beginning October 17, 2022 - reserved seating


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XSERIES 2022-23

Xseries is the student - run organization that produces opportunities for dancers to create and perform, regardless of their background in dance. It is a program that relies on student leadership and community participation to support and nurture students' growth in their skills and confidence as creators, performers and presenters of dance.

A program of the Division of Dance, School of Design, Art, and Performance, College of Liberal Arts, Purdue University.

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XWorks 2023

Concert Dates:

  • Friday, March 3, 2023 – 7:00pm & 9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 – 5:00pm & 7:00pm

4 performances (seating is limited, tickets on sale ~ 30 min before show, $5 admission)

This is a once-a-year formal, student-directed concert that straddles the fall and spring semesters. Dances are welcome from all styles of dance, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap etc, and are expected to be well-developed and polished. To be involved, students attend the fall callout for dancers and choreographers held at the Dance Xchange – Sunday, November 13, 2022 at 5:30pm. The performance is in the spring semester in the Dance Studio Theatre - Pao 1179. Works should be performance-ready by mid-February 2023 or risk being cut from the lineup.

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Dance Xchange 2022-23

This totally relaxed and informal venue is for presenting dance that is in progress. Choreographers can try our their dance ideas by showing movement material to receive feedback. Positive and gentle feedback is offered by student peers, and sometimes faculty who are in the room, and everyone is encouraged to offer their responses to the dance. Dances (solo or group) can be in rudimentary stages, perhaps simply a nugget of an idea that is barely one minute long. Choreographers involved in other XSeries performances show their works-in-progress at Dance Xchange. We suggest coming to watch and support others, as well as participating as a choreographer or dancer. Contact Holly Jaycox at for additional information concerning important dates and deadlines. Fridays at 5:30pm in Pao 1179. Fall 2022: Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Nov. 13. Spring 2023: Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17.


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Dance Xpansion

The XSeries second Dance Xpansion is in planning for the weekend of November 12-13, 2022. This event is a day or two full of dance classes, an opportunity for experienced dancers to teach classes and share their expertise in a dance style with Purdue students. This event is also a chance for the dance community at Purdue to take classes and try out styles they have not done before. Hosted in the lovely Pao Hall dance studios, this event is free, and classes are taught by volunteers. The 2021 Dance Xpansion had classes in techniques including tap, musical theater dance, Classical Indian dance, and dance improvisation. If you are interested in teaching a dance class at this event, please contact Details about class times and dance styles for Fall 2022 will not be available until late October.


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