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    Why Study Dance

    Do you want to experience the art of dance and movement practices while engaged in another major? MMC’s Dance minor will provide you a foundation in the history and practice of dance and its trajectory as a social and cultural phenomenon.

    Why Study Dance at MMC

    Located in Manhattan in the heart of New York City, MMC’s Dance program draws upon the highest standards of the profession, is versatile, and prepares you for various careers. Your personal growth, on stage and off, is at the heart of our mission. 

    Our faculty consists of some of the finest professors and dance professionals in New York City. Under their guidance, you’ll develop the discipline, self-confidence, and self-motivation valuable in any field, but essential to dance.

    Minoring in dance at MMC gives you the foundation to combine discipline with artistry and creativity — just what you’ll need for a rewarding career after graduation. 

    What You Will Learn

    • You’ll experience both theoretical and practical classes to increase kinesthetic awareness and understanding of the language of dance.
    • You’ll explore the art form as a reflection of social and cultural perspectives and integrate relationships to other artistic disciplines.
    • You’ll examine important developments in dance in a global context, as you critically reflect on assumptions on what knowledge in dance is and how it is structured.
    • You’ll understand how dance practices are bodily enactments of specific historical, cultural, and political developments.
    • You’ll critically investigate different approaches to dance and the writing of its history.

     

    Careers and Outcomes

    Careers

    • Performing Artist
      • Broadway, Ballet Companies, Contemporary Concert Dance, Cruise Ships, Rockettes, and more
    • Dance Education
      • K-12 Dance, Private Studios, Studio Owners, Higher Education, and Special EducationDance Therapist
    • Production Stage Manager:
      • Sound Designer, Costume Designer, Company Manager
    • Arts Administrator
    • Dance Photographer
    • Physical Therapist

    Employers and Graduate Studies

    • Dance Companies
      • Ballet Hispanico, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Dance Company, The Metropolitan Opera, Parsons Dance Company, and many more
    • Broadway, Tours, and Productions
      • 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Aladdin, Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Hairspray, Hamilton, Radio City Rockettes, West Side Story, Wicked, and more

    • Live Musical Performances
      • Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, and Katy Perry
    • Graduate Studies
      • New York University, Pratt Institute, University of the Arts London, University of Hawaii, University of London, and more!

    Dancing at a Distance

    With the reopening of MMC’s Main Campus during the Fall 2020 semester, the Department of Dance was challenged with continuing instruction in a discipline characterized by live performance. Following the Virtual/Open Campus model of education, dance instruction persevered via the addition of new equipment, implementation of health and safety protocols, and the determination of MMC students and faculty.

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    Start your journey today.

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