Courses

We offer technique and performance (half credit courses) and theory courses (full course credit) as part of our curriculum. You can take courses in technique and performance more than once for credit. A maximum total of four course credits (made up of partial credit courses) in technique and performance courses may count toward the thirty-four courses required for graduation from Duke. If you need special accommodations with your course schedule or course load in order to take a technique or a repertory class, see the DANCE280 overview or Repertory Contract option.

Professionals/community members and non-Duke university students may also register for Duke Dance Program courses.

Courses

Course Number Title Instructor Time
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussion Vinesett, Richard James
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
F 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
Tu 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Johnson, Medina
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Richard James
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 357L Kundalini Yoga And Sikh Dharma Khalsa, Keval
F 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 357L Kundalini Yoga And Sikh Dharma Khalsa, Keval
MW 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 89S First-Year Seminar (Top) Dickinson, Barbara
F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance DeFrantz, Thomas
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 105S Dance Composition Dickinson, Barbara
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 121 Advanced Beginning Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet Walters, Tyler
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Johnson, Medina
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 131 Capoeira: Dance/martial Art Wesolowski, Katya
TuTh 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 143 Hip Hop II Marrone, Natalie
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 151 Kundalini Yoga Khalsa, Keval
MW 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 152 Dance Improvisation Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 160 Intelligence In Motion Walters, Julie
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 201S Arts Entrepreneurship green, douglas
M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 205S Adv Dance Composition Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 206S Solo Performance Hemphill, Ellen
MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 211 Musical Theater: Performance Rogers, Bradley
TuTh 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
DANCE 220 Advanced Intermediate Ballet Walters, Tyler
TuTh 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 308 Performance And Technology DeFrantz, Thomas
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 309S Dancing States Of Mind Staff, Departmental
M 01:25 PM-04:25 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Walters, Julie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 410 Intensive Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Dickinson, Barbara
TuTh 06:15 PM-08:00 PM
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet Walters, Julie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
TuTh 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Julie
TuTh 08:00 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 443 Repertory: Tap Dance DeFrantz, Thomas
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:40 PM
DANCE 472 Repertory: Dance Theater DeFrantz, Thomas
TuTh 03:05 PM-05:05 PM
DANCE 490S Special Topics Shah, Purnima
W 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
F 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
DANCE 490S Special Topics: From the Court of Louis XIV to the Hip-Hop Garage: Dance in French Culture Richard, Gabriel
MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Shah, Purnima
F 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 645S Black Performance Theory DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
Course Number Title Instructor Time
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet Walters, Julie
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Vinesett, Ava
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 131 Capoeira: Dance/martial Art Wesolowski, Katya
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 142 Hip Hop I Marrone, Natalie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 220 Advanced Intermediate Ballet Walters, Tyler
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 290 Special Topics Lecture Lambert, Madeleine
Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar: Performing Sexual Health Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar Dunn, Susan
F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Valdés, Andrea
MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Walters, Julie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 321 Pointe And Variations Walters, Julie
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel
WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 410 Intensive Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 07:45 PM-09:15 PM
DANCE 487S Cap Sem: Res Methods In Dance Shah, Purnima
WF 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
DANCE 152 Dance Improvisation
DANCE 309S Dancing States of Mind: The Self, Social and Political Practice of Dance ALP, CCI, CZ, R
DANCE089S First-Year Seminar
DANCE101 Introduction to Dance ALP, CCI ICS102
DANCE105S Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE110 Elementary Modern Dance
DANCE111 Modern Dance II
DANCE120 Ballet Fundamentals
DANCE121 Ballet I
DANCE122 Ballet II
DANCE130 African Dance Technique I
DANCE131 Capoeira: Brazilian Dance/Martial Art
DANCE132L African Dance Percussions MUSIC101L-6
DANCE140 Jazz Dance I
DANCE142 Hip Hop I
DANCE143 Hip Hop II
DANCE150 Kathak: Classical Dance of North India
DANCE160 Intelligence In Motion
DANCE165 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST104, MUSIC165
DANCE205T Advanced Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE207S Performance and Social Change ALP, EI THEATRST204S
DANCE208 Contemporary Performance ALP, R AAAS229, THEATRST208, ARTHIST 229
DANCE210 Modern Dance III
DANCE220 Ballet III
DANCE230 African Dance Technique II
DANCE240 Jazz Dance II
DANCE241 Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance
DANCE276S Lighting Design ARTSVIS 235S 01, THEATRST 263S 01
DANCE280 Individual Dance Program: Special Topics
DANCE290 Special Topics Lecture: Performing Sexual Health ALP, CCI, R
DANCE290S Special Topics Seminar ALP
DANCE306S Dance for the Camera ALP, R, STS DOCST242S, AMI343S
DANCE308 Performance and Technology: Composition Workshop ALP, STS THEATRST364, ISIS376
DANCE310 Modern Dance IV
DANCE315S History of Modern Dance, 1880-1950 ALP, CCI
DANCE316S Postmodernism in Dance ALP, W
DANCE320 Ballet IV
DANCE321 Pointe and Variations: Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet
DANCE326S The Diaghilev Ballet: 1909-1929 ALP, CCI, CZ, R, W MUSIC341S, RUSSIAN218S
DANCE335L West African Rootholds in Dance ALP, CCI, CZ AAAS220, RELIGION240
DANCE355 History and Practice of the Dance and Theatre of India ALP, CCI, CZ RELIGION243, THEATRST234, AMES154
DANCE356 Dance and Dance Theater of Asia ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST233, RELIGION241, ICS378
DANCE357L Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma ALP, CCI, CZ RELIGION242
DANCE365L The Art and Cultural History of Flamenco ALP, CCI, CZ SPANISH364
DANCE367 Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa ALP, CCI, CZ RELIGION244, AAAS222, ICS214
DANCE368 Gender Performance in Dance and Dance Theatre ALP, CCI, CZ WOMENSTU212, THEATRST236,ICS215
DANCE375 Music for Dancers ALP MUSIC342
DANCE376 Functional Anatomy for Dancers ALP
DANCE377S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy ALP, NS, R EVANTH336S
DANCE378S Beyond Technique: The Art of Performance ALP, R
DANCE390 Special Topics ALP
DANCE390L Special Topics
DANCE390S Special Topics ALP
DANCE391 Independent Study
DANCE393 Research Independent Study R
DANCE394 Research Independent Study R
DANCE410 Modern Dance V
DANCE412 Repertory: Modern
DANCE420 Ballet V
DANCE422 Repertory: Ballet
DANCE432 Repertory: African Dance
DANCE442 Repertory: Jazz Dance
DANCE443 Repertory: Tap Dance
DANCE452 Repertory: Indian Classical Dance
DANCE472 Repertory: Dance Theater
DANCE487S Capstone Seminar: Research Methods in Dance ALP, CCI, CZ, R, W
DANCE488T Capstone Tutorial: Senior Written Project ALP, R, W
DANCE489T Capstone: Senior Project ALP, R
DANCE490S Special Topics in Dance ALP
DANCE499S Capstone Seminar: Distinction Project ALP, R
DANCE535S AfroFuturism ALP AAAS620S, THEATRST535S, ARTSVIS524S
DANCE545S Selected Topics in Dance Theory