About the Program
The Hunter College Dance Program offers an opportunity to pursue a BA degree in dance with in the context of a strong liberal arts education. From a campus in the heart of New York City, the dance major or minor student has the unique opportunity of interfacing with many professional dance companies, choreographers and researchers who live and work in New York. The contemporary dance-based curriculum provides the student with the opportunities to pursue careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration and production and is unique in its focus on individual creativity and reflection. All dance majors are required to choreograph, perform, and participate actively in the close-knit artistic community. The curriculum is enriched by community outreach performances, repertory classes with New York-based choreographers, specialty workshops, dance clubs, international performances, internships and New York State teaching certification. In addition, Hunter Dance hosts “Sharing the Legacy,” an ongoing series of conferences, forums and concerts devoted to experiencing dance masterworks of the twentieth century.
The Dance Program offers a broad curriculum with an emphasis on contemporary dance, including three major areas of study:
- Technique (modern, ballet, West African, urban and vernacular forms)
- Creative theory and performance (improvisation, composition, production, repertory, touring company)
- Theoretical and scientific aspects of dance (musicianship for dancers, dance history, teaching, anatomy and kinesiology, movement re-education)
All required classes are not offered every semester. Annual meetings with dance advisers are essential for both majors and minors in order to assure that required coursework will be completed in time for graduation.
Programs and Courses
Programs and Courses in Dance
Dance Education Pre-K-12
Administration and Faculty
614 Thomas Hunter
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/~dance/
614 Thomas Hunter
HEGIS Code: 1008