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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dance - BA

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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 adviser in the Dance Department as soon as they qualify for level 1 technique or higher and every semester thereafter. 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:

  1. Dance Technique and Performance (20-24 credits minimum)
  2. Creative work: Improvisation, choreography, performance (11 credits)
  3. Dance Studies (8 credits)
  4. Electives (3 credits)

1. Dance Technique and Performance (20-24 credits)

  • Must complete four credits minimum of any style at level I (or the appropriate level for the ability of the student as determined in the placement class) (4)
  • Must complete four credits of dance technique any style in level 3.
  • Must complete eight credits of dance technique any style at level I or higher (8)
  • Muat complete two credits of Repertory DAN 43200  (1) and DAN 43300  (1) 
  • Students who do not place into a dance technique level 1 class must take DAN 10100 Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance Technique  and/or DAN 10500 Fundamentals of Ballet  (0-3)

2. Creative Work (11 credits)

*Please note that DAN 12400 Production Crew  must be taken twice to complete the major.

4. Electives (3 credits)*

Other Electives

*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

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.

Degree Map for Dance BA

Degree Map for Dance   

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