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January 31, 2022 6:00–7:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Dance & Movement

Cardio Dance for All Levels: Take 2

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & DuWell

Taught by Courtney Liu

About the Workshop

Join us tonight if you didn’t get a chance to attend the Cardio Dance workshop on November 4th, or if you want to try out your new moves one more time!

Where there is dance there is joy! Studies have shown that dance improves memory and boosts our mood in addition to the physical and mental benefits of exercise. In this workshop, you will learn basic jazz and musical theater dance moves that are simple, uplifting, and a total blast to perform. These moves will be strung together in a cardio dance format to guarantee a great workout for your heart. Join us to ignite your creativity, lift your spirits, and boost your physical/mental health!

DISCLAIMER: This program involves physical exertion and movement through and across space, so before beginning ensure you have adequate clear, safe space free of obstacles to move and are wearing appropriate footwear for the floor surface. If more than one person will be participating, ensure adequate space to avoid contact with other participants. It is your responsibility to use personal judgment concerning the degree of your participation in the activities, and to determine that you are in proper physical condition to participate in such activities.

About the Instructor

Courtney Liu is a Duke alum (Trinity 2013, Psychology), professional dancer (Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake), and recent graduate of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s new M.F.A. in Dance. Courtney has taught dance nationally and internationally for the past 15 years and earned her RYT-200 yoga certification at Mind-Body Centering in Durham.

Currently, Courtney lives between New York and Durham and stays busy performing, teaching, and choreographing for a variety of schools, universities, and dance companies. Courtney and her fiancé, Troy, also teach and choreograph through Save the First Dance LLC, a company dedicated to making special events even more magical through dance.

About the Location

This workshop will meet in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

Address: 404 Gattis St, Durham, NC 27701

About Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students, including graduate and professional students (including Duke Health), as well as Duke faculty and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s workshops go live on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).