Early Childhood Program (Ages 18 mos.-6 years)

Early Childhood Program (Ages 18 mos.-6 years)

Early childhood is a time for dancers to be introduced to dance and music concepts primarily through the medium of play-based activities. Classes are 45-minutes long and are held weekly on 8-week cycles, allowing families the flexibility to participate as schedules allow.

Classes included in the Early Childhood Programs are Parent and Toddler Movement and Creative Dance. Parent and Toddler Movement (Ages 18 mos.-4 years) classes cover different themes in each cycle but repeat many of the same concepts. Creative Dance (Ages 4-6) classes are taught in a more progressive style and students are encouraged to enroll in consecutive cycles of 8-week classes. As students progress through each of these programs, they will be gently scaffolded away from needing caregiver support to participating in drop-off classes, trying out basic technical skills that will prepare them for further study in a multitude of dance genres.

Early Childhood classes held at the Mark Morris Dance Center starting in September 2021 class will be held 100% in-person. Visitors and guardians will be permitted inside the Dance Center on a limited basis.

Registration for Early Childhood Winter Session opens on January 4. Join our email list to receive email alerts about registration.

All faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In accordance with the “Key To NYC Pass,” proof of vaccination will be required for all who are eligible (currently ages 12+) to enter the Dance Center. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Please refer to our Visit the Dance Center page for our latest COVID-19 safety policies.


If you have any questions about our fall classes, please email schooladmin@mmdg.org or call 718-624-8400 x3. We are available via phone and by email between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Monday – Friday, and between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Saturdays.


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