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Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 - Phase II

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.)

Hunter Core Requirement


Several courses within this major may fulfill parts of the Hunter Core Requirement (CUNY Common Core Requirement [CCCR], 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: General Education - Effective Fall 2019 . Please note that no more than two courses from any one department will count for the CUNY Common Core Requirement. In the case of the dance major, the courses that meet CCCR are:
 

DAN 10200 Dance in Culture  

DAN 23200 Global Dance History  

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)*


Dance Technique Electives

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 recommendation 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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