BA in Dance

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 an advisor 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 department;

  • 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)

  • Must 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)

  • DAN 12400 Production Crew (.5 x 2)*

  • DAN 22100 Improvisation (1)

  • DAN 22400 Stagecraft (1)

  • DAN 32100 Composition I (2)

  • DAN 42100 Composition II (2)

  • DAN 42200 Dance Workshop (2)

  • DAN 42400 Production (2)

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

3. Dance Studies (8 credits)

  • DAN 21300 Basic Musicianship for Dancers (2)

  • DAN 23200 Global Dance History (3)

  • DAN 35000 Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers (3)

4. Electives (3 credits)*

Dance Technique Electives:
  • DAN 15100 Global Dance 1 

  • DAN 25100 Global Dance 2 

  • DAN 25200 Special Topics

  • DAN 35200 Special Topics

Other Electives:
  • DAN 34200 Teaching Dance 

  • DAN 25500 Dance Pedagogy 

  • DAN 46100 Seminar in Dance 

  • DAN 48000 Independent Study in Dance

  • DAN 49000 Honors in Dance 

  • DAN 49800 Internship 

*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.

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DAN 10100 - Fundamentals of Contemporary Dance Technique

DAN 10200 - Dance, Dancers and the Audience

DAN 10500 - Fundamentals of Ballet

DAN 12400- Production Crew

DAN 15100 - Global Dance 1

DAN 21000 - Contemporary Dance Technique 1

DAN 21300 - Basic Musicianship for Dancers

DAN 21500 - Ballet 1

DAN 22000 - Contemporary Dance Technique 2

DAN 22100 - Improvisation

DAN 22400 - Stagecraft

DAN 22500 - Ballet 2

DAN 23200 - 20th-Century Dance History

DAN 25100 - Global Dance 2

DAN 252XX - Special Topics in Dance I

DAN 25500 - Dance Pedagogy

DAN 31000 - Contemporary Dance Technique 3

DAN 31500 - Ballet 3

DAN 32100 - Composition 1

DAN 34200 - Teaching Dance

DAN 35000 - Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dancers

DAN 352XX - Special Topics in Dance II

DAN 41000 - Contemporary Dance Technique 4

DAN 42100 - Composition II

DAN 42200 - Dance Workshop

DAN 42400 - Production

DAN 43200 - Repertory 1

DAN 43300 - Repertory 2

DAN 44000 - Lecture/Demonstration Touring Group

DAN 46100 - Seminar in Dance

DAN 48000 - Independent Study

DAN 49000 - Honors in Dance

DAN 49800 - Internship

*Underlined courses are offered only in the Fall Semester and Courses in Italics are offered only in the Spring Semester*