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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance - BA

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Foundational Courses

Foundational Courses include courses in dance and prerequisites to these courses. These courses must bec ompeted before embarking upon the major. Students with appropriate background may be exempted from some or all Foundational Courses. See the department for proper placement.

Note: Several courses leading to (foundational) or within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core [CCC], Hunter Focus, Concurrent Requirements). When selecting courses, it may be to a student’s advantage to choose courses that count toward the Hunter Core Requirement and also advance the student on the path to the major. Details on the Hunter Core Requirement can be found here:Hunter Core Requirement 

In the case of Dance, the courses that meet CCC are:

CUNY Common Core Foundational or Major
DAN 23200  Creative Expression Foundational


(34 credits)

A placement audition is required of all incoming majors. All dance majors are required to be registered in at least one technique class every semester they are in attendance at Hunter. Performance, choreography and technical production requirements are to be fulfilled prior to graduation. These requirements include:

  1. Performance in at least two (2) concerts.
  2. Choreography of at least two (2) works:

    1. solo performed in open composition.
    2. group work developed during fall and spring semesters and performed in formal concert.
  3. Production crew work in two (2) formal concerts.

Note: 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.

Policy on advancement through the technique curriculum

All dance students should be aware that completion of a dance technique course for a passing grade does not automatically guarantee acceptance into the next level of technique. For example, if you pass the Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance course, you may not necessarily be admitted to Contemporary Dance Technique I.

Your instructor will, at the end of the current course, advise you to either repeat the course for credit or to move on to the next level. (You can take technique courses twice for credit, and it is also possible to audit thereafter.) It is neither safe nor constructive to place yourself in a class that is not appropriate for your skill level. The quality of your dance education is of utmost importance to us — this policy is designed to maintain the highest standards of learning and achievement.

All dance majors are required to register for at least one technique course every semester they are enrolled at Hunter College.

Additional Information

The undergraduate adviser suggests the appropriate sequence of electives for the career specialization the student chooses.

Prerequisites for all dance majors:

 Meeting with Dance Advisor prior to declaration of major.

Dance Education

Students planning to teach Dance in Pre-K through 12th grade should look at Dance Education Pre-K - 12  of the School of Education  for requirements and program.

Minor in Dance

The Hunter College Dance Program Minor in Dance (a minimum of 16 required credits) is designed to allow students to pursue a variety of interests in the field, from performance and creative work to analysis, production and pedagogy.

Required courses (a minimum of 16 credits total)

The following 2 courses must be taken prior to declaration of the minor:

A minimum of 6 additional credits in dance

A minimum of 6 additional credits in Dance (choices must be approved by Dance Faculty Adviser):

   Any DAN course at the 200 level or above (At least one of these must be a 3-credit course)

Participation on one production crew

Participation on one production crew team for a fully produced dance program concert


Placement in technique courses above the Fundamentals level is by placement class, the first day of class review, recommendation of instructor, or department permission. Repeated courses may not be counted in these requirements.


All dance majors and minors must receive a letter grade for all dance classes. Grades of “NC” or “CR” are not permissible.

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