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:
*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.