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





Auditions for Purdue Contemporary Dance Company

Spring 2022:
Tuesday, January 18, appointments assigned between 6 and 8pm.

You must download, fill out, and email the audition form here to Renee Murray at Fillable PDF version here. Once we receive your audition form you will receive an email with further information about PCDC and our audition process. If you have not received an email response please email



Purdue Contemporary Dance Company Spring Works 2022

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

  • Friday, April 29 @ 7:30pm
  • Saturday, April 30 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm



The Purdue Contemporary Dance Company, housed in the Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance, presents five new works by dance faculty, a student choreographer and a guest artist. The sound scores and light design were created collaboratively between PCDC Choreographers and DAP Sound Design and Light Design students specifically for each new dance.


Ticket Information:

(765) 494.3933 or

Tickets available beginning February 28, 2022 - reserved seating


Dance Information:

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Xperimental Concert

Concert Date – TBD - fall semester 2022

2 performances TBD fall semester 2022 - (seating is limited, arrive early), FREE

This is a semi-formal annual concert created and produced during the fall semester. This show is designed for trying out new and unusual ideas for dances. Dances can be very experimental, or perhaps a first-time choreographic attempt. We encourage bold experiments!! The concert is open to any dance styles, but insists on new and creative approaches to dance, and is usually performed in the round. This academic year’s callout was held Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 8:00pm

Follow us on social media (FB and IG) to stay informed, or contact the Division of Dance for updated information.


Dance Information:

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XWorks 2022

Concert Dates:

  • Friday, March 4, 2022 – 7:00pm & 9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 5,  2022 – 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. Dances are welcome from all styles of dance,  modern, jazz, hip hop, etc, and are expected to be well-developed and polished. To be involved, students attended the fall callout for dancers and choreographers held at the Dance Xchange – Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 5:30pm. The performance is in the spring semester in the Dance Studio Theatre. In January 2022, students can volunteer for crew positions such as ticket sellers, which comes with free admission to the show. Works should be performance-ready by mid-February 2022 or risk being cut from the lineup.

Please watch our social media pages for continued updates.


Dance Information:

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Dance Xchange 2022

This totally relaxed and informal venue is for trying out dance ideas to receive feedback.  Dances (solo or group) can be in rudimentary stages, perhaps simply a nugget of an idea that is barely one minute  long. 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.


Dance Information:

(765) 494.5993 or


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