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About the Department
The Hunter College Dance Department 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, guest artist workshops, and internship opportunities. Through our collaboration with Hunter’s School of Education, students can also pursue BA or BA/MA degrees in Dance Education, leading to initial certification as a teacher in New York State.
The Dance major emphasizes three areas of study:
Movement Practice: modern/contemporary dance, ballet, urban dance forms, traditional global dance forms, yoga.
Creativity & Performance: improvisation, dance composition, repertory, production, lecture-demonstration touring company, and participation in annual dance department concerts.
- Dance Studies: musicianship for dancers, dance history, teaching methods, anatomy and kinesiology, special topics in dance.
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 is 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/
Interim Department Chair:
614 Thomas Hunter
HEGIS Code: 1008