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 DANCE 280 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 110 Elementary Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 121 Advanced Beginning Ballet Walters, Tyler
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet Walters, Julie
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Vinesett, Ava
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 131 Capoeira: Dance/martial Art Wesolowski, Katya
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 143 Hip Hop II Marrone, Natalie
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 151 Kundalini Yoga Khalsa, Keval
MW 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 152 Dance Improvisation Wilbur, Sarah
TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 201S Arts Entrepreneurship Green, Douglas
M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 205S Adv Dance Composition Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 206S Solo Performance Hemphill, Ellen
MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 220 Advanced Intermediate Ballet Walters, Julie
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 276S Lighting Design Clotfelter, James D
Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 290 Special Topics Lecture Oberstein, Eric
W 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 317 Body In Art Early Mod Europe Caviglia, Susanna
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 318S Movement In Question Wilbur, Sarah
TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 321 Pointe And Variations Walters, Julie
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
M 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 335SL W Afr Rootholds In Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 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 368 Gender In Dance And Theatre Shah, Purnima
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 370S The Choreographic Mind Klien, Michael
M 10:20 AM-01:20 PM
DANCE 390S Special Topics Dickinson, Barbara
Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet Walters, Julie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 442 Repertory: Jazz Dance Wheeler, Nina
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 489T Capstone: Senior Project Valdés, Andrea
F 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
Course Number Title Instructor Time
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance Wilbur, Sarah
MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 105S Dance Composition Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 03:20 PM-04:35 PM
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet Walters, Tyler
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 130 African Dance Tech I Vinesett, Ava
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 135 Experimental Sculpture Seaman, William
Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM
DANCE 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 160 Intelligence In Motion Walters, Julie
WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 211 Musical Theater: Performance Rogers, Bradley
TuTh 04:40 PM-07:00 PM
DANCE 215S Performing Sexual Health Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 220 Advanced Intermediate Ballet Walters, Tyler
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 230 African Dance Tech II Vinesett, Ava
MW 06:15 PM-07:45 PM
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 255 T'ai Chi And Chinese Thought Need, David
M 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
DANCE 302S Writing About Performance Rego, Marcia
TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 309S Dancing States Of Mind Klien, Michael
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Walters, Julie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 370S The Choreographic Mind Klien, Michael
WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 410 Intensive Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 412 Repertory: Modern Klien, Michael
F 01:25 PM-04:25 PM
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet Walters, Julie
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Julie
TuTh 07:45 PM-09:15 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 07:45 PM-09:15 PM
DANCE 435 Experimental Sculpture Seaman, William
Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM
DANCE 487S Cap Sem: Res Methods In Dance Shah, Purnima
M 01:25 PM-04:20 PM
Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
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 120 Ballet Fundamentals
DANCE 121 Ballet I
DANCE 122 Ballet II
DANCE 130 African Dance Technique I
DANCE 131 Capoeira: Brazilian Dance/Martial Art
DANCE 132L African Dance Percussions MUSIC101L-6
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 Wake Up. Make the World. Improvisation.
DANCE 160 Intelligence In Motion
DANCE 165 Let's Dance! Live Art and Performance ALP, CCI, CZ THEATRST104, MUSIC165
DANCE 205T 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 215S Performing Sexual Health ALP, CCI, R GLHLTH 216S, THEATRST 279S
DANCE 220 Ballet III
DANCE 230 African Dance Technique II
DANCE 240 Jazz Dance II
DANCE 241 Intermediate/Advanced Tap Dance
DANCE 276S Lighting Design ARTSVIS 235S 01, THEATRST 263S 01
DANCE 280 Individual Dance Program: Special Topics
DANCE 290S Special Topics Seminar ALP
DANCE 306S Dance for the Camera ALP, R, STS DOCST242S, AMI343S
DANCE 308 Performance and Technology: Composition Workshop ALP, STS THEATRST364, ISIS376
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 Ballet IV
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 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 375 Music and Movement ALP MUSIC342
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 390 Special Topics ALP
DANCE 390L Special Topics
DANCE 390S Creative Collaboration as Social Action ALP, CCI, EI MUSIC 390S-1, THEATRST 290S-4, ARTSVIS 390S, EDUC 490S
DANCE 390S 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 Repertory: Modern
DANCE 420 Ballet V
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance
DANCE 442 Repertory: Jazz Dance
DANCE 443 Repertory: Tap Dance
DANCE 452 Repertory: Indian Classical Dance
DANCE 472 Repertory: 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 490S Special Topics in Dance ALP
DANCE 499S Capstone Seminar: Distinction Project ALP, R
DANCE 535S AfroFuturism ALP AAAS620S, THEATRST535S, ARTSVIS524S
DANCE 545S Selected Topics in Dance Theory