Duke's Dance Program emphasizes a balance between creative performance and the historical/theoretical aspects of dance. Our curriculum encompasses three broad themes: Dance of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, Dance in its Cultural Context and Choreography & Performance. We believe that the integration of the creative, intellectual, physical and emotive spheres of dance prepare you to understand, analyze and acquire knowledge in a way that is unique among academic disciplines.
Goals of Our Program
Our goal is to develop scholar/artists who are flexible, creative thinkers able to perceive, examine and evaluate different points of view, particularly as this relates to different cultures. Duke dance artists become proficient in the analysis and appreciation of dance as a vital form of personal and cultural communication. The interdisciplinary nature of our curriculum will encourage you to view the whole of Duke as a resource for informing and deepening your artistic expression and technique.
- Theory and Technique & Performance courses that allow you to explore different cultures, pair your studies with other disciplines, and prepare for myriad of professional careers.
- Vibrant student dance community - check out our student dance clubs, our student advisory council, and student performances
- Exposure to professional networks - American College Dance Festival Association
- Signature Study Away options such as Duke in New York Arts Program and even participating in the American Dance Festival