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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. We also offer Dance Camps in mid-winter, spring break and summer.

Visit our Calendars section to see all upcoming important dates.

We are dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone feels welcome and can thrive creatively. We commit to ensuring all classes and workshops are inclusive for individuals with and without disabilities, including virtual options. You can find information about Accessibility in The School in our School Handbook. For those who require additional accommodations or have specific needs, we encourage you to reach out to us. Please feel free to email us at, and our team will be happy to assist you. To learn more about the physical accessibility of our Dance Center, visit our Visit the Dance Center page.
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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