Courses

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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 performance class, see the DANCE 280 overview or Performance Contract option.

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

Courses

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Additional Information
DANCE 089S First-Year Seminar
DANCE 101 Introduction to Dance ALP, CCI ICS102
DANCE 105S Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance
DANCE 111 Modern Dance II
Dance 116 Alexander Technique for Musicians, Dancers, and Actors ALP
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet typically Fall semester
DANCE 121 Advanced Beginning Ballet typically Spring semester
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet
DANCE 130 African Dance Technique I
DANCE 131 Capoeira: Brazilian Dance/Martial Art
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussions MUSIC132L
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I
DANCE 142 Hip Hop I
DANCE 143 Hip Hop II
DANCE 150 Kathak: Classical Dance of North India
DANCE 152 Dance Improvisation
DANCE 165 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST104, MUSIC165
DANCE 201S Arts Entrepreneurship Music 295S, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 295S, Arts of the Moving Image 296S, Theater Studies 312S, Documentary Studies 295S, Visual Arts 295S
DANCE 205S Advanced Dance Composition ALP, R
DANCE 207S Performance and Social Change ALP, EI THEATRST204S
DANCE 208 Contemporary Performance ALP, R AAAS229, THEATRST208, ARTHIST 229
DANCE 210 Modern Dance III
DANCE 211 Musical Theater Workshop ALP THEATRST211, MUSIC218
DANCE 220 Advanced Intermediate Ballet
DANCE 230 African Dance Technique II
DANCE 235L Capoeira: Practice and Culture ALP, CCI, SS, W Cultural Anthropology 221SL, African & African American Studies 221SL, Romance Studies 235SL
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II
DANCE 241 Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance
DANCE 255 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought CCI, CZ Religion 247, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies 247
DANCE 276S Lighting Design ARTSVIS 235S 01, THEATRST 263S 01
DANCE 280 Individual Dance Program: Special Topics
DANCE 284 Ritual, Performance, and Religion ALP, CCI, CZ Religion 284, Cultural Anthropology 284, Visual and Media Studies 285, International Comparative Studies 266
DANCE 290 Special Topics ALP
DANCE 302S Writing about Performance ALP, CCI, R, W Writing 305S, Theater Studies 283S, Music 305S
DANCE 306S Dance for the Camera ALP, R, STS DOCST242S, AMI343S
DANCE 308 Performance and Technology: Composition Workshop ALP, STS THEATRST364, ISIS376 Usually offered every other Spring, even years
DANCE 309S Dancing States of Mind: The Self, Social and Political Practice of Dance ALP, CCI, CZ, R
DANCE 310 Modern Dance IV
DANCE 315S History of Modern Dance, 1880-1950 ALP, CCI
DANCE 316S Postmodernism in Dance ALP, W
DANCE 318S Movement in Question: Introduction to Critical Dance Studies THST 320S | ARTSVIS 317S
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet
DANCE 321 Pointe and Variations: Advanced Study of Pointe Work for Ballet
DANCE 326S The Diaghilev Ballet: 1909-1929 ALP, CCI, CZ, R, W MUSIC341S, RUSSIAN218S
DANCE 335L West African Rootholds in Dance ALP, CCI, CZ AAAS220, RELIGION240
Dance 336 Black Dance ALP, CCI, R, W AAAS320
DANCE 355 History and Practice of the Dance and Theatre of India ALP, CCI, CZ RELIGION243, THEATRST234, AMES154
DANCE 356 Dance and Dance Theater of Asia ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST233, RELIGION241, ICS378
DANCE 357L Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma ALP, CCI, CZ RELIGION242
DANCE 365L The Art and Cultural History of Flamenco ALP, CCI, CZ SPANISH364
DANCE 367 Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa ALP, CCI, CZ RELIGION244, AAAS222, ICS214
DANCE 368 Gender Performance in Dance and Dance Theatre ALP, CCI, CZ WOMENSTU212, THEATRST236,ICS215
DANCE 370S The Choreographic Mind ALP, CCI, CZ, R
DANCE 371 Artists in Healthcare: Collaborations and Complexities ALP, CCI, CZ, EI, R VMS374, MUSIC371, THEATRST371 Service-Learning Course
DANCE 375 Music for Dancers ALP MUSIC342 Offered every other Spring, even years
DANCE 376 Functional Anatomy for Dancers ALP
DANCE 377S Dance Science: An Evolutionary Approach to Functional Anatomy ALP, NS, R EVANTH336S
DANCE 378S Beyond Technique: The Art of Performance ALP, R
DANCE 379S Legal Issues for the Performing Arts EI, SS Theater Studies 311S,Public Policy 363S, Economics 223S, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 311S
DANCE 390 Special Topics ALP
DANCE 391 Independent Study
DANCE 393 Research Independent Study R
DANCE 394 Research Independent Study R
DANCE 410 Modern Dance V
DANCE 412 Performance: Modern
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet
DANCE 422 Performance: Ballet
DANCE 432 Performance: African Dance
DANCE 442 Performance: Jazz Dance
DANCE 443 Performance: Tap Dance Offered occasionally
DANCE 452 Performance: Indian Classical Dance Offered occasionally
DANCE 462 Performance: Interdisciplinary
DANCE 472 Performance: Dance Theater
DANCE 487S Capstone Seminar: Research Methods in Dance ALP, CCI, CZ, R, W
DANCE 488T Capstone Tutorial: Senior Written Project ALP, R, W
DANCE 489T Capstone: Senior Project ALP, R
DANCE 490 Special Topics ALP
DANCE 499S Capstone Seminar: Distinction Project ALP, R
DANCE 535S AfroFuturism ALP AAAS620S, THEATRST535S, ARTSVIS524S
DANCE 545S Selected Topics in Dance Theory
DANCE 561S Art as Work: Valuing Labor in the Arts ALP, CCI, CZ, EI, R Spring only
DANCE 575S Somatics: Embodiment for the Twenty-First Century ALP, EI, NS, R Occasionally
DANCE 590S Special Topics in Dance/Embodiment
DANCE 645S Black Performance Theory ALP, CCI, R Fall and/or Spring
DANCE 665S Contemporary Dance History ALP, CCI, CZ, W Spring only
DANCE 690S Special Topics in Dance
DANCE 701S Choreographic Praxis: Choreography as an Aesthetics of Change Fall only
DANCE 710L Movement Research I Fall only
DANCE 771S Graduate Seminar: Theories of Corporeality Fall only
DANCE 772S Graduate Seminar in Critical Dance Studies Spring only ** available as of 01/01/2020
DANCE 810L Movement Research II Fall only ** available as of 08/15/2020
DANCE 871S Critique I Spring only** available as of 01/01/2020
DANCE 971S Critique II Spring only ** available as of 01/01/2021
Course Number Title Instructor Time
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance Shah, Purnima
MW 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet Klien, Michael
MW 07:00 PM-08:15 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet Shah, Purnima
TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Vinesett, Ava
TuTh 05:15 PM-06:30 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina
MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina
MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Dickinson, Barbara
MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Dickinson, Barbara
MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
DANCE 225S Ballet Forces DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
DANCE 225S Ballet Forces DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava
MW 05:15 PM-06:30 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 255 T'ai Chi And Chinese Thought Need, David
M 05:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar Valdés, Andrea
Tu 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar Valdés, Andrea
Tu 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Valdés, Andrea
Th 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
Tu 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Dickinson, Barbara
TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 332 Black Theater Workshop DeFrantz, Thomas
M 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
W 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
TuTh 05:15 PM-06:30 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 05:15 PM-06:30 PM
DANCE 336 Black Dance DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
DANCE 336 Black Dance DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 07:00 PM-09:30 PM
DANCE 368 Gender In Dance And Theatre Shah, Purnima
MW 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
DANCE 371 Artists In Healthcare Wilbur, Sarah
TuTh 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 377S Dance Science Williams, Blythe
Tu 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
DANCE 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel
WF 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel
WF 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 390S Special Topics Dickinson, Barbara
M 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
DANCE 390S Special Topics Dickinson, Barbara
M 03:30 PM-06:00 PM
DANCE 393 Research Independent Study Klien, Michael
M 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
DANCE 487S Cap Sem: Res Methods In Dance Wilbur, Sarah
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DANCE 535S Afrofuturism DeFrantz, Thomas
M 01:45 PM-04:15 PM
DANCE 535S Afrofuturism DeFrantz, Thomas
-
DANCE 690S Special Topics Supko, John
F 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
DANCE 701S Choreographic Praxis Klien, Michael
M 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
DANCE 710L Movement Research I Klien, Michael
F 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
DANCE 787S Research Methods In Dance Wilbur, Sarah
TuTh 03:30 PM-04:45 PM
DANCE 810L Movement Research II Klien, Michael
F 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
DANCE 891 Independent Study Staff, Departmental
F 01:45 PM-03:00 PM
DANCE 891 Independent Study Shah, Purnima
MW 07:00 PM-08:15 PM
DANCE 891 Independent Study Klien, Michael
M 01:45 PM-03:00 PM