Department: Dance


The Hunter College Dance Department offers an opportunity to pursue a BA degree in dance with in the context of a strong liberal arts education.  From a campus in the heart of New York City, the dance major or minor student has the unique opportunity of interfacing with many professional dance companies, choreographers and researchers who live and work in New York.  The contemporary dance-based curriculum provides the student with the opportunities to pursue careers in performance, choreography, teaching, arts administration and production and is unique in its focus on individual creativity and reflection.  All dance majors are required to choreograph, perform, and participate actively in the close-knit artistic community.  The curriculum is enriched by community outreach performances, repertory classes with New York-based choreographers, guest artist workshops, and internship opportunities. Through our collaboration with Hunter’s School of Education, students can also pursue BA or BA/MA degrees in Dance Education, leading to initial certification as a teacher in New York State. 

What can I do with my degree in Dance?

Our curriculum provides students with a strong foundation that can lead to professional careers for performers, creators, scholars, educators, and arts advocates.


Paul Dennis
614 Thomas Hunter

Department Office:

614 Thomas Hunter
(212) 772-5012
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM