The Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program (AGDEP) is designed for ambitious artists and educators looking for challenge, personal growth, and professional advancement. Study in the heart of New York City, one of the world’s greatest cultural laboratories!  Our curriculum combines courses in the School of Education and the School of Arts and Sciences Dance Program as well as dance education courses that focus on applying teaching methods to dance classroom environments. In addition to engaging in stimulating and challenging coursework, students are part of a supportive community where academic work is enhanced through workshops, intensives and master classes, performances, and tech seminars.

Launched in Fall 2012, this rapidly expanding program provides all students with an iPad as well as technology training and support through the iDanceEd initiative and the Frankfort Digital Video Library. The AGDEP Salon Series allows students to showcase their creative work in professional performance studios throughout NYC, and a partnership with Hunter’s Muse and Macauley Scholars Programs offers the opportunity to teach specialized dance workshops to undergraduates. Once employed as a dance educator with the NYCDOE, each graduate receives dance-specific resources and is paired with a NYS licensed dance educator/mentor, who provides personalized academic and professional support through the Arnhold Dance Teacher Support Program.

The program offers the following paths to graduate degrees in Dance Education and New York State Pre-K-12 dance teacher certification:


For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Hunter College is an institutional member of NDEO and NYSDEA.

The Arnhold Dance Education Laboratory Collection is located at Hunter College and available as a resource to all of our students.