Each year, in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), MMDG provides vital access to the arts through dance classes for young people and seniors living in public housing.
Classes for kids and teens focus on genres of dance that are specifically of interest to the participants (jazz/hip-hop, salsa, modern, and more). Youth gain access to high quality dance instruction and life-building skills such as self-confidence, accountability, motivation, spatial reasoning, and collaboration.
Classes for seniors promote healthy aging, enhancing the quality of life for residents, and encourage physical activity and community interaction. Seniors are led through professional dance techniques.
All classes are taught by members of the Mark Morris Dance Group and Mark Morris Dance Center faculty.
Sheila Anozier Farragut Community Center
Natsumi Bellali Lafayette Gardens Community Center
Danielle Criss Lafayette Gardens Community Center
Wayne Daniels Seth Low Community Center
Melissa Dincher Farragut Community Center
Kenna Morris Garcia Atlantic Terminal Community Center
Sharyn Korey Atlantic Terminal Community Center
Melana Llyod Seth Low Community Center
Mike Marcinowski Farragut Community Center
Carson Moody Lafayette Gardens Community Center
Shane “Del” Robles Atlantic Terminal Community Center
Keomi Tarver Unity Plaza Community Center
Candace Thompson Seth Low Community Center