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 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 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 Dance Improvisation
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 211 Musical Theater Workshop ALP THEATRST211, MUSIC218
DANCE 215S Performing Sexual Health ALP, CCI, R GLHLTH 216S, THEATRST 279S Fall only
DANCE 220 Advanced Intermediate Ballet
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 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 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 390 Special Topics ALP
DANCE 390L Special Topics
DANCE 390S Special Topics ALP
DANCE 390S Creative Collaboration as Social Action ALP, CCI, EI MUSIC 390S-1, THEATRST 290S-4, ARTSVIS 390S, EDUC 490S
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 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 490S Special Topics: Interdisciplinary Performance 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 645S Black Performance Theory ALP, CCI, R Fall and/or Spring
DANCE 665S Contemporary Dance History ALP, CCI, CZ, W Spring only
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 89S First-Year Seminar (Top) Klien, Michael
Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
Th 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
DANCE 105S Dance Composition Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance CLOTFELTER, Kristin
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 116 Alexander Technique Pritchard, Eric
Th 04:40 PM-06:00 PM
DANCE 121 Advanced Beginning Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet CLOTFELTER, Kristin
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 140 Jazz Dance I Wheeler, Nina
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 143 Hip Hop II Marrone, Natalie
TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
DANCE 151 Kundalini Yoga Khalsa, Keval
MW 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 201S Arts Entrepreneurship Green, Douglas
M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 208S Non-Profit Cultrl Institutions Ellison, Daniel
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 211 Musical Theater: Performance DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 03:05 PM-05:45 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 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 276S Lighting Design Catotti, Charles
M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 290 Special Topics Lecture Oberstein, Eric
W 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
DANCE 302S Writing About Performance Rego, Marcia
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 306S Dance For The Camera Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 308 Performance And Technology DeFrantz, Thomas
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 309S Dancing States Of Mind Klien, Michael
F 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Walters, Tyler
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 336 Black Dance DeFrantz, Thomas
Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 357L Kundalini Yoga And Sikh Dharma Khalsa, Keval
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 357L Kundalini Yoga And Sikh Dharma Khalsa, Keval
MW 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 375 Music For Dancers Hanks, John
WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 390S Special Topics Dickinson, Barbara
Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
DANCE 410 Intensive Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 422 Performance: Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 432 Performance: African Vinesett, Ava
MW 07:45 PM-09:45 PM
DANCE 472 Performance: Dance Theater DeFrantz, Thomas
Th 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 489T Capstone: Senior Project Wilbur, Sarah
F 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 490S Special Topics Wilbur, Sarah
F 03:05 PM-06:05 PM
DANCE 561S Art As Work Wilbur, Sarah
M 03:05 PM-05:45 PM
DANCE 575S Somatics Embodiment For 21St C Batson, Glenna
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
DANCE 645S Black Performance Theory DeFrantz, Thomas
M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
DANCE 665S Contemporary Dance History Shah, Purnima
MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 871S Critique I DeFrantz, Thomas
Th 03:05 PM-05:45 PM
Course Number Title Instructor Time
DANCE 89S First-Year Seminar (Top) McAuliffe, Jody
TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 101 Introduction To Dance Wilbur, Sarah
M 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
W 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 110 Elementary Modern Dance Khalsa, Keval
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
DANCE 116 Alexander Technique Pritchard, Eric
Th 04:40 PM-06:00 PM
DANCE 120 Beginning Ballet CLOTFELTER, Kristin
MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
DANCE 122 Intermediate Ballet CLOTFELTER, Kristin
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-04:35 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 151 Kundalini Yoga Khalsa, Keval
MW 11:45 AM-01:15 PM
DANCE 210 Intermediate Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
MW 01:25 PM-02:55 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 255 T'ai Chi And Chinese Thought Need, David
M 04:55 PM-07:25 PM
DANCE 310 Advanced Modern Dance Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 320 Advanced Ballet Walters, Tyler
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 356 Dance/dance Theater Of Asia Shah, Purnima
TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
DANCE 377S Dance Science Williams, Blythe
M 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
DANCE 379S Legal Issues - Performing Arts Ellison, Daniel
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 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 Valdés, Andrea
TuTh 06:15 PM-08:15 PM
DANCE 420 Intensive Ballet (Staff)
MW 10:05 AM-11:25 AM
TuTh 01:25 PM-02:55 PM
F 10:05 AM-11:35 AM
DANCE 422 Repertory: Ballet Walters, Tyler
F 06:30 PM-09:00 PM
DANCE 432 Repertory: African Dance Vinesett, Ava
MW 07:45 PM-09:15 PM
DANCE 442 Repertory: Jazz Dance Wheeler, Nina
MW 04:40 PM-06:10 PM
DANCE 499S Cap Sem: Distinction Project Wilbur, Sarah
F 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
DANCE 701S Choreographic Praxis Klien, Michael
M 10:20 AM-01:20 PM
DANCE 710L Movement Research I Klien, Michael
F 10:20 AM-01:20 PM
DANCE 771S Theories Of Corporeality Wilbur, Sarah
W 10:20 AM-01:20 PM