The Mark Morris Dance Center has six fully-equipped studios available for rent. The column free studios feature wood-sprung floors (with marley), portable and fixed ballet barres, pianos, and sound/video playback systems. Each studio also has heating, air-conditioning, and natural light. An additional multi-purpose studio is also available (see below). Other amenities include dressing rooms with showers and lockers, vending machines, two outdoor terraces and two lounges.
|Studio Name (click studio name for photo)||Size||Standard
|James and Martha Duffy Performance Space||60' x 60'||$40/hr||$30/hr||$15/hr||$50/hr||$60/hr|
|Robert W. Cole Studio||38' x 51'||$30/hr||$20/hr||$10/hr||$40/hr||$50/hr|
|Independence Community Foundation Studio||18' x 40'||$20/hr||$12/hr||$10/hr||$25/hr||$30/hr|
|Studio A||23' x 38'||$25/hr||$15/hr||$10/hr||$35/hr||$40/hr|
|Studio B||24' x 33'||$25/hr||$15/hr||$10/hr||$35/hr||$40/hr|
|Studio C||30' x 46'||$30/hr||$20/hr||$10/hr||$40/hr||$50/hr|
|Studio D (wood floor, not sprung)||17' x 20'||$20/hr||$12/hr||$10/hr||$25/hr||N/A|
“It is a wonderful thing to rehearse in a place that so clearly puts the comfort and state of mind of the dancer first.”Molissa Fenley, choreographer
“You can’t find a space this big and unobstructed.”Shen Wei, choreographer
First Time Renters
First time renters are asked to submit an application and request using our Studio Rental Application form.
For our most up to date availability, view our listings on NYC Performing Arts Spaces. You may also call the Dance Center at 718-624-8400 or with general questions about our rental program and availability.
Subsidized Studio Rental Program
MMDG's rental subsidy program provides rehearsal space to the dance community at deeply discounted rates. This program is supported by generous grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Balletmakers/Capezio. Dance companies and individual dance artists must meet the funders' guidelines to qualify for a subsidized rate. The Mark Morris Dance Center allows qualifying dance companies or artists 100 hours of rehearsal space at the subsidized rate per fiscal year. For further details, .
Shared Space at the Mark Morris Dance Center
The Mark Morris Dance Center's Shared Space program provides a large studio for individual dancers and choreographers to work alongside one another for the affordable rate of $5. This program is ideal for choreographers developing new movement, solo artists rehearsing material, or dance teachers preparing class or audition phrases.
The studio will be available Mondays through Fridays from 8:30am–10:00am. Use the space for just a portion of the time or the whole 90 minutes for just $5!
For the most productive use of the space, no music or groups (2+) are permitted, and admittance will be limited. No pre-registration needed. See Front Desk for details and rental, or call for more information, 718-624-8400.
Additional Rental Spaces
The Mark Morris Dance Center has additional spaces available for rent including lounges, terraces, a conference room and Studio D; a new, multi-purpose studio. These spaces are perfect for meetings and special events. For further details, or call her on 718.624.8400, ext. 202.
The Mark Morris Dance Center is available to rent for special events. We cater to Arts, Education and Community groups, along with commercial rentals, all subject to Dance Center availability and approval. Fees are based on rental rates, provided services, labor costs, cleaning costs, security fees, additional staff requirements, and overtime. We don't rent space for weddings, or bar/bat mitzvahs. For further details,
Birthday Parties - now available at the Mark Morris Dance Center
Birthday parties and celebratory events at the Mark Morris Dance Center are simple and fun affairs with an element of dance education as a guided activity for your participants. Whether you are looking for a traditional technique class, a more fitness oriented class, or something that can be done with friends and partners, the Dance Center offers a wide variety of class styles for your event. Our highly trained faculty and musicians will be sure to make your event fun and memorable. For more information, please fill out this form or .
- Mon-Fri: 8:30am–9:00pm
- Sat: 9:00am–6:00pm
- Sun: Closed
For more information or to book a studio, please contact Elise Gaugert at , Karyn Treadwell at or call the Dance Center at 718-624-8400.