The BA in Dance at Hunter is open to all students who have been admitted to Hunter College. To be declared a BA Dance Major, students must be admitted into DAN 21500 Ballet 1 or DAN 21000 Contemporary Dance Technique I or higher as determined by placement audition open to all students. The student will meet with the advisor in the Dance Department as soon as they qualify for level 1 technique or higher and every semester therafter.
All Dance majors are required to earn 42 credits minimum in DAN courses and complete all requirements including:
Be registered in at least one dance technique course every semester in order to remain a Dance major in good standing, unless granted exemption by the deparment;
Perform in a minimum of 2 student choreographed pieces during their studies at Hunter College;
Earn a C grade or better in all courses required for the major (grades below C will not count toward the major.)
Courses Required for the Major (42- 46 credits)
The BA Dance Degree Curriculum is divided into 4 areas of study:
Dance Technique and Performance (20-24 credits minimum)
*Dance Technique and Creative Work courses are repeatable for elective credit.
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.
Teacher Education Pathway for Creative Arts
Students planning to teach this subject in grades PreK-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List for information about their programs that lead to the recomendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.
Minor in Dance
The Hunter College Minor in Dance (a minimum of 16 required credits) is designed to allow students to pursue a variety of interests in the field.
Required courses (a minimum of 16 credits total)
The following 2 courses must be taken prior to declaration of the minor: