Children and Teen Program (Ages 6-18)

Children and Teen Program (Ages 6-18)

The School is an inclusive, non-recital, recreational environment; we believe “Dance is for Anybody!” and do not hold auditions. Student learning is shared during periodic invited Family and Friends Days at the end of each semester and, when applicable, of each camp. 

The Children and Teens Program is designed for:

  • Students 6 to 18 years old with a variety of movement backgrounds, with and without disabilities
  • Our classes run on an academic year progressive curriculum (32-weeks) from September through June. Students should ideally stay in the same class and level for the full year.
  • Students can choose a specific technique to study and have the option of participating in: Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Tap, Music and Singing, and/or Intergenerational West African Dance classes.

To learn more about:

    • Leveling in The School: See What Level Should I Sign Up In? page for more information about proper placement. 
    • Important Dates to note: Visit our calendars page to see all upcoming important dates
  • Adaptive Dance + Sensory Friendly Programming: While all classes at The School are inclusive, our Adaptive and Sensory Friendly classes provide a more focused learning environment for students who prefer a smaller class size. Learn more here.
  • Tiered Tuition, Scholarships and Payment Plans: We are committed to upholding our core values of Community, Access, Artistic Excellence, and Creativity. Tiered pricing options, in collaboration with our scholarship program, allow us to take collective action to reduce financial barriers that have traditionally prevented some students and families from participating. Learn more here
  • Registration Policies, Class Information, Navigating the Dance Center and More: Review our FAQs!

Please see a list of of all registration dates for the 2024-2025 Academic Year below: 

  • Fall Semester General Registration Opens: August 6
  • Final Day to Drop a Fall Class: September 28
  • Final Day to Switch into a new Fall class: October 19
  • Spring Semester General Registration: January 14
  • Final Day to Drop a Spring Class: February 22
  • Final Day to Switch into a new Spring class: March 8

Mark Morris Dance Center

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Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
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Phone: 718.624.8400
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