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 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 are taught in a more progressive style, and students are encouraged to enroll in consecutive cycles of six-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. Registration for Early Childhood Fall I is closed. Registration for Fall II opens on November 1. Join our email list to receive email alerts about registration.

MMDG is closely monitoring applicable health and safety directives and guidance regarding COVID-19. Please check our COVID-19 Updates page before your visit.

If you have any questions about our classes or about uploading proof of vaccination, 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 Monday – Friday, and between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on Saturdays.


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Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415
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