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 101 Introduction To Dance Dickinson, Barbara TuTh 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance Staff, Departmental TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 120 Ballet Fundamentals Walters, Tyler MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Ballet II Janus Walters, Julie TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Vinesett, Ava LaVonne TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 142 Hip Hop I Marrone, Natalie TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 165 Let's Dance! Live Art & Perf DeFrantz, Thomas F. W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Staff, Departmental MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 211 Musical Theater: Performance DeFrantz, Thomas F. W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 220 Ballet III Walters, Tyler TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 241 Intermed/advanced Tap Dance DeFrantz, Thomas F. TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 276S Lighting Design Catotti, Charles WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 284 Ritual And Performance Need, David MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 290 Special Topics Lecture Lambert, Madeleine Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar: Creation and Recreation Dunn, Susan F 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar: Performing Sexual Health Khalsa, Keval TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Woods Valdés, Andrea MW 03:05 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 320 Ballet IV Walters, Tyler MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 321 Pointe And Variations Janus Walters, Julie MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 377S Dance Science Williams, Blythe W 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
DANCE 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 410 Intensive Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Woods Valdés, Andrea TuTh 07:45 PM-09:00 PM
DANCE 420 Ballet V Walters, Tyler MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Tyler MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava LaVonne MW 07:45 PM-09:00 PM
DANCE 443 Repertory: Tap Dance DeFrantz, Thomas F. TuTh 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 462 Repertory: Various: Flamenco Santana, Carlota TuTh 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 487S Cap Sem: Res Methods In Dance Shah, Purnima WF 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
DANCE089S First-Year Seminar
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
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 ALP
DANCE290S Special Topics Seminar ALP
DANCE290S.03 Performing Sexual Health
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
DANCE499S AfroFuturism ALP AAAS620S, THEATRST535S, ARTSVIS524S
DANCE545S Selected Topics in Dance Theory