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

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

Early childhood is a time for young 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 in eight-week cycles, allowing families the flexibility to participate as schedules allow.

Classes included in the Early Childhood programs are We Dance: Toddler and Grown-up Movement (formerly Parent and Toddler Movement) and Creative Dance. We Dance (ages 18 mos.-4 years) classes cover different themes in each cycle but repeat many of the same movement and dance concepts. Creative Dance (ages 4-6) classes classes are taught in a more progressive style, and students are encouraged to enroll in consecutive cycles of eight-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 and trying out basic technical skills that will prepare them for further study in a multitude of dance genres.

The majority of our Early Childhood classes are held at the Mark Morris Dance Center. We are happy to continue partnering with the Brooklyn Music School to deliver additional classes during the week. Join our email list to receive email alerts about registration.

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If you have any questions about our classes, please email schooladmin@mmdg.org or call 718-624-8400 x3. Please note that School staff are available to answer inquiries between the hours of 10:00 am-7:00 pm (Mon.-Fri.) and 9:00 am-5:00 pm (Sat.). The office is not open on Sundays. 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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