From a campus in the heart of New York City, the Hunter dance student has the unique opportunity of interfacing with many professional dance companies, choreographers and critics who live and work in New York. The modern contemporary-based curriculum provides the student with opportunities to pursue careers in teaching, with a focus on performance, choreography and production. The curriculum is enriched by community outreach performances, repertory classes with New York-based choreographers, speciality workshops, dance clubs and organizations, international performances, internships and New York State teaching certification. In addition, the Hunter Dance Department hosts an annual spring performance in Hunter’s Kaye Playhouse, as well as informal Salon Series, dance and dance education conferences, forums, and site-specific performances devoted to expanding the students’ knowledge of and experience with diverse forms of dance in a variety of contexts.
The Graduate Dance Program at Hunter College has two programs in conjunction with the School of Education:
- MA/Dance Education focusing on preparation for Pre-K-12 teaching and NYS certification, in the School of Education
- BA/MA/Dance Education focusing on preparation for Pre-K-12 teaching and NYS certification, in the School of Education
The Hunter College Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program (AGDEP) blends the academic and professional strengths of the School of Education and the Dance Department to train highly effective dance educators for New York City public schools and beyond. The goal of the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program is to take highly trained dancers and develop them as effective dance educators, adept in the unique context of dance education in primary and secondary schools.
Programs and Courses in Dance
Courses in Dance Education
Dance Department Faculty
David Capps, Associate Professor; MFA, NYU; Dance performance, Choreography, Somatics, Choreographic Analysis
Maura Nguyen Donohue, Associate Professor; MFA Smith; Choreographer, Advocate, and Writer in the NYC and global community
Kathleen Isaac, Arnhold Distinguished Lecturer in Dance Education; Director of the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education program, BA, BA/MA and MA Dance Adviser; BA SUNY Brockport, MA NYU; Dance Pedagogy, Mentorship, Integration of Dance and Technology, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Design
Carol K. Walker, Professor and Acting Chair; BFA, Barat; Dance Education, Dance Program Evaluation, Choreography, Dance History