Student Company

Student Company

The Student Company of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center exemplifies the progressive, comprehensive, and musically-driven approach of Mark Morris’ work. Student Company focuses on modern dance training, prioritizing the experience of performing works of influential choreographers in the field while utilizing understandings of other dance techniques to support diverse approaches to performance quality. The year culminates in public performances at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

Student Company I & II dancers are selected by audition each Fall – please note that in the 2020-2021 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Student Company will not be holding auditions.

Student Company I & II dancers are advanced students (ages 10-18) and selected by audition each Fall. Dancers are required to participate in two weekly classes (modern and one other dance technique offered by The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center) September to June. Weekly Student Company modern classes will include rehearsals. Performance opportunities will take place throughout the year.


STUDENT COMPANY I :
Must be a minimum 13 years of age and have 5 years of formal dance training.

Required Classes:
1. Student Company I Modern: Saturdays 12:45-2:30pm with MMDG company members
2. Other Technique class of appropriate level


STUDENT COMPANY II :
Must be a minimum 10 years of age and have 3 years of formal dance training.

Required Classes
1. Student Company II Modern: Wednesdays, 4:15-5:45pm
2. Other Technique class of appropriate level


Student Company Tuition:

1. Tuition for weekly Modern technique class ($160 per Quarter)
2. Tuition for weekly other technique class ($160 per Quarter)

Need based scholarships are available to qualifying students. The application period will open on January 11.

Scholarship Application


2020 – 2021 Dates
Quarter 1: September 29 – November 30, 2020; Registration closed

Quarter 2: December 1, 2020 – February 8, 2021; Registration closed

Quarter 3*: February 20 – April 24, 2021; Registration opens January 11, 2021

Quarter 4: April 26 – June 26, 2021; Registration opens March 22, 2021


* In Quarter 3, our dance classes will be delivered in a hybrid format, blending in-person classes with reduced capacity and online classes. Students who register for the hybrid format will attend class in-person every other week of the quarter. On the weeks they are not in-person, they will participate at home via Zoom. All classes will continue to have options for 100% online registration.

Due to lower-than-anticipated enrollment numbers in the fall, the schedule for Quarter 3 has been consolidated to combine technique levels while maintaining manageable student capacity numbers in each class. Check out our new schedules below.

Student Company I Modern (ages 13+)

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Student Company I Modern (ages 13+)

February 21 - April 24, 2021 | Saturdays 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Student Company II Modern (ages 10+)

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Student Company II Modern (ages 10+)

February 24 - April 21, 2021 | Wednesdays 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm