Welcome to the Dance Program
The Dance Program at Duke offers undergraduate students a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, a Minor in dance, and dance courses open to all students. You don't have to give up dance in order to pursue a rigorous academic education! As one of the top research universities in the nation, Duke is also a college of choice for the dedicated dance student. We provide high-quality dance training with a first class science or liberal arts education, emphasizing student research and study away opportunities.
Our Dance program provides a wide choice of classes for everyone from the highly trained dance technician to the absolute beginner. Beyond the three main areas of emphasis in ballet, modern, and African dance, other courses including jazz, swing dance, floor-barre, tap, Flamenco and classical Indian dance are offered on a rotating schedule. Extensive full credit courses include areas of study in history, choreography, kinesiology, world dance cultures and dance writing. You will have many performing opportunities working with faculty, guest artists and student choreographers. Our campus is deeply enriched by an abundance of professional touring productions and in house concerts.
Highlights of our Program
- 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 - our Student Advisory Council, and student performances
- Exposure to professional networks - American College Dance Association
- Signature Study Away options such as Duke in New York Arts Program and even participating in the American Dance Festival
Check out our YouTube Channel to see videos of concert works, student projects, and more.
Below: Videos by students in the 2018 course, Dance for the Camera/Dance 306S., Prof. Andrea E Woods Valdés, Instructor.