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 F 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussion Vinesett, Richard James M 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussion Vinesett, Richard James W 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussion Vinesett, Richard James F 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussion Vinesett, Richard James M 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussion Vinesett, Richard James W 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Johnson, Medina TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Johnson, Medina TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 121 Ballet I Walters, Tyler MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 121 Ballet I Walters, Tyler MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 122 Ballet II Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 122 Ballet II Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 220 Ballet III Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 220 Ballet III Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 320 Ballet IV Walters, Tyler MWF 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 320 Ballet IV Walters, Tyler MWF 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 420 Ballet V Janus Walters, Julie MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 420 Ballet V Janus Walters, Julie MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 378S Beyond Technique: Art Of Perf Dickinson, Barbara MWF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 378S Beyond Technique: Art Of Perf Dickinson, Barbara MWF 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 336 Black Dance DeFrantz, Thomas F. W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 336 Black Dance DeFrantz, Thomas F. W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 645S Black Performance Theory DeFrantz, Thomas F. Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 645S Black Performance Theory DeFrantz, Thomas F. Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Dickinson, Barbara F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Walters, Tyler F 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Khalsa, Keval F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Dickinson, Barbara F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Walters, Tyler F 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Khalsa, Keval F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 489T Capstone: Senior Project Dickinson, Barbara F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 489T Capstone: Senior Project Dickinson, Barbara F 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 367 Dance/religion In Asia/africa Shah, Purnima TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 367 Dance/religion In Asia/africa Shah, Purnima TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 89S First-Year Seminar (Top) Saliot, Anne-Gaelle TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 89S First-Year Seminar (Top) Saliot, Anne-Gaelle TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 376 Functional Anat-Dancers Ginsburg, Amy M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 376 Functional Anat-Dancers Ginsburg, Amy M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 142 Hip Hop I Marrone, Natalie MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 142 Hip Hop I Marrone, Natalie MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance Shah, Purnima TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance Shah, Purnima TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina MW 03:05 PM-04:35 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 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 110 Modern Dance I Khalsa, Keval TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 110 Modern Dance I Khalsa, Keval TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 111 Modern Dance II Dickinson, Barbara MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 111 Modern Dance II Dickinson, Barbara MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 210 Modern Dance III Woods Valdés, Andrea MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 210 Modern Dance III Woods Valdés, Andrea MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 310 Modern Dance IV Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 310 Modern Dance IV Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 410 Modern Dance V Woods Valdés, Andrea MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 410 Modern Dance V Woods Valdés, Andrea MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 308 Performance And Technology DeFrantz, Thomas F. TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 308 Performance And Technology DeFrantz, Thomas F. TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 03:05 PM-05:05 PM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 03:05 PM-05:05 PM
DANCE 472 Repertory: Dance Theater DeFrantz, Thomas F. TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 472 Repertory: Dance Theater DeFrantz, Thomas F. TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Dickinson, Barbara TuTh 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Dickinson, Barbara TuTh 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 206S Solo Performance Hemphill, Ellen MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 206S Solo Performance Hemphill, Ellen MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar Supko, John Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar Supko, John Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM
Course Number Title Instructor Time
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Vinesett, Ava LaVonne TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 120 Ballet Fundamentals Staff, Departmental MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 122 Ballet II Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 220 Ballet III Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 320 Ballet IV Walters, Tyler MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 327 Ballet Masterworks 20Th Cent Walters, Tyler MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 420 Ballet V Walters, Tyler MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 487S Cap Sem: Res Methods In Dance Shah, Purnima TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 131 Capoeira: Dance/martial Art Wesolowski, Katya MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 235SL Capoeira: Practice And Culture Wesolowski, Katya F 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 235SL Capoeira: Practice And Culture Wesolowski, Katya MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 235SL Capoeira: Practice And Culture Wesolowski, Katya MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 377S Dance Science Williams, Blythe W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
DANCE 142 Hip Hop I Marrone, Natalie MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 315S Hist Of Mod Dance, 1880-1950 Dickinson, Barbara TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 160 Intelligence In Motion Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance Dickinson, Barbara TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 151 Kundalini Yoga Khalsa, Keval MW 11:45 AM-01:15 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 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 276S Lighting Design Catotti, Charles TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 110 Modern Dance I Walker, Jessica MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 111 Modern Dance II Khalsa, Keval TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 210 Modern Dance III Khalsa, Keval MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 310 Modern Dance IV Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 410 Modern Dance V Woods Valdés, Andrea MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 375 Music For Dancers Hanks, John WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 07:45 PM-09:15 PM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Tyler MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 442 Repertory: Jazz Dance Wheeler, Nina MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 07:45 PM-09:15 PM
DANCE 390S Special Topics Lambert, Madeleine Sullivan W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
DANCE101 Introduction to Dance ALP, CCI ICS102
DANCE105S Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE110 Modern Dance I
DANCE111 Modern Dance II
DANCE120 Ballet Fundamentals
DANCE121 Ballet I
DANCE121 Ballet II
DANCE130 African Dance Technique I
DANCE131 Capoeira: Brazilian Dance/Martial Art
DANCE132L African Dance Percussions MUSIC101L-6
DANCE140 Jazz Dance I
DANCE141 Swing Dance
DANCE142 Hip Hop I
DANCE143 Hip Hop II
DANCE150 Kathak: Classical Dance of North India
DANCE160 Somatic Methods
DANCE165 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST104, MUSIC165
DANCE195FS The Art of Transformation: A Workshop in Movement and Theater ALP THEATRST195FS
DANCE205T Advanced Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE206S Solo Performance ALP, W THEATRST240S
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
DANCE255 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought CCI, CZ RELIGION247
DANCE276S Lighting Design ARTSVIS 235S 01, THEATRST 263S 01
DANCE277S Movement for the Theater ALP THEATRST244S
DANCE280 Individual Dance Program: Special Topics
DANCE290 Special Topics Lecture ALP
DANCE290S Special Topics Seminar ALP
DANCE305T Choreography ALP, R
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 1950-2000 ALP, W
DANCE320 Ballet IV
DANCE321 Pointe and Variations: Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet
DANCE325 Ballet, Science and Technology: The First 400 Years ALP, CZ, STS
DANCE326S The Diaghilev Ballet:1909-1929 ALP, CCI, CZ, R, W MUSIC341S, RUSSIAN218S
DANCE327 Ballet Masterworks of the Twentieth Century ALP
DANCE335L West African Rootholds in Dance ALP, CCI, CZ AAAS220, RELIGION240
DANCE355 History and Practice of the Dance and Dance-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 in Dance and 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 Studies and Choreographic Performance 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
DANCE499S AfroFuturism ALP AAAS620S, THEATRST535S, ARTSVIS524S
DANCE545S Selected Topics in Dance Theory
DANCE89S First-Year Seminar
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
DANCE101 Introduction to Dance ALP, CCI ICS102
DANCE105S Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE165 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST104, MUSIC165
DANCE195FS The Art of Transformation: A Workshop in Movement and Theater ALP THEATRST195FS
DANCE205T Advanced Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE206S Solo Performance ALP, W THEATRST240S
DANCE207S Performance and Social Change ALP, EI THEATRST204S
DANCE208 Contemporary Performance ALP, R AAAS229, THEATRST208, ARTHIST 229
DANCE255 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought CCI, CZ RELIGION247
DANCE277S Movement for the Theater ALP THEATRST244S
DANCE290 Special Topics Lecture ALP
DANCE290S Special Topics Seminar ALP
DANCE305T Choreography ALP, R
DANCE306S Dance for the Camera ALP, R, STS DOCST242S, AMI343S
DANCE308 Performance and Technology: Composition Workshop ALP, STS THEATRST364, ISIS376
DANCE315S History of Modern Dance, 1880-1950 ALP, CCI
DANCE316S Postmodernism in Dance 1950-2000 ALP, W
DANCE325 Ballet, Science and Technology: The First 400 Years ALP, CZ, STS
DANCE326S The Diaghilev Ballet:1909-1929 ALP, CCI, CZ, R, W MUSIC341S, RUSSIAN218S
DANCE327 Ballet Masterworks of the Twentieth Century ALP
DANCE335L West African Rootholds in Dance ALP, CCI, CZ AAAS220, RELIGION240
DANCE355 History and Practice of the Dance and Dance-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 in Dance and 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
DANCE390S Special Topics ALP
DANCE391 Independent Study
DANCE393 Research Independent Study R
DANCE394 Research Independent Study R
DANCE487S Capstone Seminar: Research Methods in Dance Studies and Choreographic Performance 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
DANCE499S AfroFuturism ALP AAAS620S, THEATRST535S, ARTSVIS524S
DANCE545S Selected Topics in Dance Theory
DANCE89S First-Year Seminar