Department: Dance


From a campus in the heart of New York City, the Hunter dance student has the unique opportunity of interfacing with many professional dance companies, choreographers and critics who live and work in New York. The department is proud to announce the launch, in fall 2018, of the MFA in Dance. The MFA is considered the terminal degree in the field; it is the baseline qualifying credential for the college/university teaching job market, a crucial laboratory for furthering deep personal artistic accomplishment, and an important venue for the development of contextual and aesthetic understanding.

The modern contemporary-based curriculum in dance education provides the student with opportunities to pursue careers in teaching, with a focus on performance, choreography and production. The curriculum is enriched by community outreach performances, repertory classes with New York-based choreographers, speciality workshops, dance clubs and organizations, international performances, internships and New York State teaching certification. In addition, the Hunter Dance Department hosts an annual spring performance in Hunter’s Kaye Playhouse, as well as informal Salon Series, dance and dance education conferences, forums, and site-specific performances devoted to expanding the students’ knowledge of and experience with diverse forms of dance in a variety of contexts.

What can I do with my degree in Dance?

The Hunter College Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program (AGDEP) blends the academic and professional strengths of the School of Education and the Dance Department to train highly effective dance educators for New York City public schools and beyond.  The goal of the Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program is to take highly trained dancers and develop them as effective dance educators, adept in the unique context of dance education in primary and secondary schools. 

The MFA program prepares dance artists/educators for many kinds of professional roles in the field of dance through a studio-based program of dance technique and choreography, complemented by appropriate coursework in theory, perspectives and contexts, history, and dance pedagogy.

Programs and Courses in Dance

• Dance - MFA

Dance Education Programs and Courses 

Dance Pre-K - 12 - BA/MA

Dance Education - MA

Administration and Faculty


Paul Dennis
614 Thomas Hunter

Program Coordinator (Dance Education)

Ana Nery Fragoso, Acting Director

Arnhold Graduate Dance Education Program
Hunter College Dance Department, Room TH518 
Tel: 212-396-6635

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