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January 25, 2020 2:00–4:00 pm
Duke Arts Annex
Special Topics

Musical Theater Dance Class

Taught by Courtney Liu

About the Workshop

In this DukeCreate workshop we will learn choreography from Chicago, West Side Story, and A Chorus Line in a sweaty and totally judgment-free zone. One lead instructor and two assistants will demonstrate beginning, intermediate, and advanced versions of each dance so everyone can join us on the dance floor. Put on your dancing shoes and Mambo! Let’s go!

About the Instructor

Courtney Liu is a Duke alum (Trinity 2013, Psychology), former Broadway performer, dance instructor, and member of the inaugural cohort of Duke’s new MFA in Dance.

Select performance credits include: the Broadway cast of the Phantom of the Opera (Assistant Dance Captain, Meg u/s, Swing, Ballet Chorus), the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Queen of the Night (sister show to Sleep No More), Swing! (Lynne Taylor-Corbett), the Broadway Dance Lab (Camille A. Brown, Marcelo Gomes, Andy Blankenbuehler, Josh Prince), and performances with Peridance Contemporary Dance Ensemble and the Cincinnati Ballet.

Courtney has taught nationally and internationally for the past 12 years and currently serves as a faculty member and/or guest instructor at Chapel Hill School of Ballet, Durham School for Ballet and the Performing Arts, Nina’s School of Dance, and Walltown Children’s Theater.

Courtney’s undergraduate thesis evaluated the feasibility of a dance intervention for children exposed to intimate partner violence and her current research explores body image, weight, and ballet education.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the Duke Arts Annex: get directions.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).