Dance Workshop Performance

Student Dance Concert

Why major in dance at QCC?

The QCC Dance Program offers somatics training to build technical excellence, leading guest artists in the field, and full-time faculty who are working artists!

Somatics: All of our full-time faculty are experts in somatic techniques (Bartenieff Fundamentals and GYROKINESIS®), which form the foundation of their approach to dance training. This groundwork increases your range of motion, helps you achieve technical virtuosity and expressiveness, equips you to avoid injury and allows you to dance safely long into the future.

Guest Artists: Every year our students perform a piece by Robert Battle, Artistic Director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and a piece by at least one other guest artist. Our students have performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar (Urban Bush Women), Kyle Abraham, Jennifer Archibald, Step Afrika! Marjani Forté Saunders, Paul Taylor, Keith Thompson and others.

Full-time Faculty Who Are Also Currently Working Artists: All of the full-time faculty are working artists who have active performing and choreographic careers in New York and tour internationally. Students have extensive one on one time with the faculty in addition to their classes. It allows the faculty to prepare the students for what is currently happening in the field. It deepens their ability to mentor and guide students into careers that the students’ desire as well as connect students with other artists in the field who match their career goals.

QCC Dance Program Student Handbook QCC Dance - Associate in Science degree (AS)

Campus Cultural Centers

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The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.