DAN-AS - Dance
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DANCE PROGRAM MISSION
The mission of the Queensborough Community College dance program, which is housed in the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Dance, is to provide rigorous training in dance to prepare students for transfer into BA and BFA programs in both dance and dance education as well as professional training programs in dance. The program prepares dancers for lifelong careers in dance or dance related fields and fosters an appreciation of dance that stems from multiple cultural heritages. The program advocates and promotes dance as a performing art and as an avenue to achieve a physically active and healthy lifestyle.
The dance program students and faculty form a tight-knit, supportive community in which different backgrounds and different points of view are honored. Our full-time, studio faculty members are professional dance artists with active careers, dedicated to the growth and well-being of our students.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue their dance studies in prestigious 4-year BA and BFA programs, in professional training programs, to teach in many settings and to perform in professional dance companies. If you work hard, you will graduate with a more articulate, aligned, expressive, dynamic body. You will have expanded creative and performance skills, an outstanding sense of self-discipline, a deeper ability to stay present and responsive in the moment, greater collaboration skills, and a greater ability to express yourself in speaking, writing and movement.