Studio Locations

The Duke Dance Program Office is located on East Campus, and the Ark and Hull Avenue studios are the main instructional and rehearsal spaces for faculty and students. These spaces are heavily used during the academic year, and you must schedule use of these spaces through the Duke University 25Live Online Reservation system . While we wish to accommodate and support other dancers and dance groups when possible, the needs of the Dance Program take priority.

Directions to:

Scheduling

  • All space requests must be made through 25-LIVE scheduling site - No Exceptions.
  • Do not contact the Dance Office with requests, as they will not and cannot submit them for you.
  • To reserve ANY of our classroom or studio spaces within the Dance Program, please go online to the Duke University 25Live Online Reservation system and enter your request there.
  • Again, we do not accept verbal telephone reservation requests for any of our studio’s. 

Here are two helpful info links: 

​Also:

  • The Dance Program cannot make available space for non-Duke affiliated individuals or groups.
  • All space requests are subject to approval by the Dance Program. 
  • Allow at least one full week for 25-Live request processing. No exceptions. In accordance with new space request/approval procedures, requests made less than a week (7 days) ahead will be denied.
  • Note: Building 7207-101 is the Ark, Building 7121-104 is the Hull Studio.
  • The Dance Program will not provide sound reinforcement, boomboxes, or any other audio playback devices. Plan to bring you own playback equipment.
  • Booking the Ark basement studio at the same time as a regular class upstairs is not advised.  The sound from the class upstairs can bleed into the basement, or vice versa.
  • The Dance Program has priority over its studio usage. In rare circumstances, the Dance Program may be obliged to cancel your request under emergency situations. Every effort will be made to give advance warning is this becomes necessary.

Please visit this page for information concerning use of the Ark's risers.


Dance Program Office

Address: 2 Brodie Gym Drive, Suite 205 Bivins Building, Durham, NC 27708

Duke Map: Click here to view location on maps.duke.edu

Telephone: (919) 660.3354

Directions

The Bivins Building is located on Duke's East Campus, where all first year students live, and also houses the campus radio station, WXDU, and the International Comparative Studies (ICS) Program.  It is across the street from Asbury Methodist Church adjacent to Markham Avenue (806 Clarendon St, Durham, NC 27705).  Parking is available in the church lot (no parking pass required), or in the lot adjacent to Bivins (Duke parking pass required)


Ark Dance Studio

Address: 14 Epworth Ln., Durham, NC 27708

Duke Map: Click here to view location on maps.duke.edu.

Driving Directions

From East:
Via I-40 West: Merge onto 147 N via Exit 279B toward Durham/Downtown. From 147 N take Exit 14 and turn RIGHT onto Swift Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street. Turn LEFT onto Buchanan Boulevard. Turn LEFT onto Epworth Lane (stoplight intersection with Trinity Ave). The Ark is at the end of the road behind Wilson.
From North:
Via I-85 South: Exit onto Durham Freeway NC 147 South. From 147 S take Exit 14 and turn LEFT onto Swift Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street. Turn LEFT onto Buchanan Boulevard. Turn LEFT onto Epworth Lane (stoplight intersection with Trinity Ave). The Ark is at the end of the road behind Wilson.
From South:
Via US. 15-501 North. From the US-15/501 Bypass N take the exit for Durham Freeway NC 147 South. From 147 S take Exit 14 and turn LEFT onto Swift Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street. Turn LEFT onto Buchanan Boulevard. Turn LEFT onto Epworth Lane (stoplight intersection with Trinity Ave). The Ark is at the end of the road behind Wilson.
From West:
Via 1-85 North: Exit onto Durham Freeway NC 147 South. From 147 S take Exit 14 and turn LEFT onto Swift Avenue. Turn RIGHT onto Main Street. Turn LEFT onto Buchanan Boulevard. Turn LEFT onto Epworth Lane (stoplight intersection with Trinity Ave). The Ark is at the end of the road behind Wilson.


Hull Avenue Studio &
SLIPPAGE Studio

Address: 1515 Hull Ave, Durham, NC 27705

Duke map: Click here to view location on maps.duke.edu

Directions

1. Take Campus C-1 bus to Swift Ave, walk up the hill and turn left on Hull St. One short block down Hull Avenue, studio is on the left. The C-2 bus, which circulates from West Campus, through Central Campus, and then to East Campus includes Swift Avenue in its route to East. You can exit the bus at the corner of Hull.
Or
2. Walk from East Campus. From the SW corner of East Campus (near Southgate Gym, corner of Main & Broad Sts.), walk south on Broad St., crossing the railroad tracks and over the overpass. The first street on the right is Hull Avenue. One short block down Hull Avenue, the studio is on the left.
Or
3. Drive to the studio. There is parking available.