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The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center is a community-based dance and music program that takes place in a fully inclusive and nurturing environment located in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District. The School’s diverse and professional faculty provide progressive, non-competitive, and inclusive instruction with classes accompanied by live music.

We welcome, and are proud to instruct, disabled and non-disabled students who represent diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds, identify across the gender spectrum, and come from every borough in New York City, as well as New Jersey and Long Island. We are intentionally a non-recital school with a student-centered, culturally responsive instructional approach based on our core values of Artistic Excellence, Creativity, Community, and Access.

The School is split into two divisions: Children and Teens Programs (ages 6-18 years) and Early Childhood Programs (ages 18 mos.-6 years). Join our email list to receive updates about registration. 

Registration for the 2023-2024 Academic Year opens on the following dates:

  • August 22 | Priority Registration Children and Teens Programs (available to Children and Teens students from Spring 2023)
  • August 29 | General Registration Children and Teens Programs at 12:00 PM.
  • August 29 | Early Childhood Programs Registration Fall Session I at 12:00 PM.
  • Visit our Calendars section to see all upcoming important dates
You can find information about Accessibility in The School in our School Handbook. If you have any questions about our classes, please email or call 718-624-8400 x3. We are available via phone and by email between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm Monday – Friday, and between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Saturdays. Inquiries will not be answered outside of these hours.

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
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Phone: 718.624.8400
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