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DANCE

Dance at Duke includes a broad variety of opportunities ranging from nationally competitive culture and genre-based dance teams to a full academic program with classes open to all students and audition-only repertory classes.

"Duke provides high-quality dance training with a first-class liberal arts education. We are one of the top five research universities in the nation, and also a college of choice for the dedicated dance student. Our courses are part of the regular curriculum and fulfill undergraduate degree requirements. Dance courses are also open to all students, and auditions are only required for repertory courses.

 

The Duke Dance Program curriculum is designed to encourage the exploration of dance from interdisciplinary perspectives: historical, cultural, aesthetic, literary, technological, musical, scientific and creative. Students are able to customize their undergraduate dance curriculum by choosing one of the three study concentrations." Read more here.

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opportunities & resources

DBDC is Duke University's premier ballroom dance club and is run by our close-knit family of student dancers. We specialize in the American style of Rhythm and Smooth ballroo...

Sabrosura is Duke’s Premier Latin Dance Group. We specialize in a variety of styles including salsa, bachata, merrengue, cha cha, tango, rumba, and others. Rueda de Casino, a...

The Duke Chinese Dance (DCD) is an organization of students with a passion for dance and dedication towards presenting Chinese culture to the Duke, Durham, and surrounding No...

Founded in 2003, Duke Dhamaka is Duke’s premier competitive bhangra team. Dhamaka is a co-ed team open to all Duke students (undergrads, graduate students, med schoolers, etc...

Nakisai, meaning beautiful in shona, is the premier African dance team at Duke University. From humble beginnings in 2012, Nakisai has grown tremendously in the past years. N...

Duke Dhoom is a Bollywood fusion team bridging the gap between East and West. Dhoom combines Indian dances (Bollywood, Bhangra, Raas, Classical) with styles from around the w...

Street Medicine (StreetMed) is Duke’s newest urban styles dance group. Founded by Tim Luu, Ray Liu, and Rebecca Holmes in the Spring of 2014, StreetMed seeks to develop great...

On Tap, Duke’s only rhythm tap dance ensemble, was founded by Duke students in 1999. On Tap is a dance group that brings together those who love tap and love to perform. At o...

Duke Rhydhun is Duke’s new competitive Hindi-film dance team! Hindi-film dance is purely Indian in style— inherently merging a variety of cultural dance elements such as clas...

Duke Lasya is the only Indian classical dance team on Duke’s campus. We strive to promote Indian culture through the practice of traditional and disciplined Indian dance form...

Dall Baath Shaak (DBS) Raas is Duke’s premier competitive Raas/Garba team. Raas/Garba is a folk dance from Gujarat, India which focuses on energy, expression, formations, and...

Duke University Ballet (DUB) trains and showcases dancers with a strong technical ballet background, develops the artistry of ballerinas so they may grow as performers, and p...

The Duke Swing Dancing Club aims to provide the Duke Community with the opportunity to learn and practice swing dancing in a relaxed social setting. We organize lessons and a...

Momentum is a close-knit, multi-style dance group centered around the unique interests and talents of its members. Our dancers come from a variety of dance backgrounds. Each...

Defining Movement aims to promote multiculturalism and serve the Duke and Durham communities through dance. Our founders created Defining Movement because they felt that Duke...

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