Nov 17, 2019
A placement audition is required of all incoming majors, as well as of all second-year 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:
- Performance in at least two (2) concerts.
- Choreography of at least two (2) works:
- solo performed in open composition.
- group work developed during fall and spring semesters and performed in formal concert.
- Production crew work in two (2) concerts: two (2) formal concerts or one (1) formal and one (1) informal concert.
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 insure 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.
The following 34-credit curriculum is required of all majors.
The undergraduate adviser suggests the appropriate sequence of electives for the career specialization the student chooses.
Prerequisites for all dance majors:
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:
Additional required courses
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 audition, 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.