Founded in 2001, the Dance Center serves as the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group and a cultural hub for the Brooklyn community. Located in the heart of the thriving Brooklyn Cultural District, it contains nine column-free studios, including the James and Martha Duffy Performance Space, a studio/black box theatre with theatrical lighting and removable raked seating, plus two terraces, lounge, and lobby. Two studios, a courtyard, and lounge are located in the bi-level Judith R. and Alan H. Fishman Space opened September 2019. All studios feature sprung floors, audio systems, and pianos and are rented to dance artists and nonprofit organizations at affordable rates.
The Dance Center features a diverse range of dance and fitness classes for adults, beginner to professional; a School that serves students ages 18 months to 18 years; and the Wellness Center, an exercise and therapy suite. The third floor houses the administrative offices along with Mark Morris’ office and Howard Gilman company dressing room.
We value all members of our community and are committed to providing an accessible and inclusive culture and environment for learning, creating, and sharing that celebrates our differences. We aim to reduce barriers for participation by providing the necessary resources, accommodations, and support to ensure a positive experience.
The building includes ramps, elevator, and bathrooms on all floors. If you require accommodation, please call the Dance Center at 718-624-8400 or email the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Groups can choose a 60, 90, or 120-minute class with one of our world-renowned faculty members. The Dance Center offers a wide range of dance styles to choose from: Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Hip-Hop, Tap Dance, African and more. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our Group Visits page.
Arrange a private tour of our bustling Dance Center. As you explore the home of the Mark Morris Dance Group, you will get a glimpse into the inner workings and activities of the organization, learn about our programs and history of the building, view archival, one-of-a-kind photos and artwork of the Dance Group, and much more. To schedule a guided tour, please contact us at 718.624.8400.
Lockers and locker rooms are located on the first and fourth floors at the Dance Center. Please note: The first-floor men’s locker room is a gender-neutral family locker room on Monday – Friday, 3-6pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. The fourth-floor locker rooms will remain single-gendered spaces.
Pets & Service Animals
For the safety of our guests, pets are not permitted at the Dance Center. Certified Service Animals are welcome.
The Dance Center does not have public Wi-Fi. If Wi-Fi is required for your rehearsal or class, please speak with Front Desk staff.
The Mark Morris Dance Center is located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn in the heart of the Brooklyn Cultural District.
The Center can easily be reached by public transportation and private vehicles. The facility is an accessible venue that includes ramps, an elevator, and bathrooms on all floors. If you require a specific accommodation, please call the Dance Center at 718-624-8400 or email the Education Department at email@example.com for assistance.
2, 3, 4, 5, trains to Nevins St.
B, Q trains to Atlantic Avenue
C train to Lafayette Avenue
A train to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
G train to Fulton St.
D, N, R, 2, 3, 4, 5 trains to Pacific/Atlantic Terminal
B41, B45, or B67 bus to Atlantic Terminal
B38 to Long Island University
B52 to Fulton Street and Flatbush Ave.
LIRR to Atlantic Terminal
from Long Island/Queens
From Long Island, take I495 WEST (L.I.E.) to I-278 West/Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (B.QE.). From there (and from Queens) take the I278/BQE to Exit 29, Tillary Street. Take Tillary Street to Flatbush Avenue, Left onto Flatbush Avenue. Left onto Lafayette. The Mark Morris Dance Center is immediately on your left.
from New Jersey/Staten Island
From the Verrazano Bridge merge into I-278 East/Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. On I-278/BQE take Exit 27, Atlantic Avenue. Proceed east on Atlantic and turn left at Boerum Place. Turn right at Livingston Street. Livingston Street ends at Flatbush Avenue Extension. Turn right onto Flatbush Avenue Ext. Make the next left onto Lafayette Avenue. The Dance Center is immediately on your left.
via Manhattan Bridge
Continue straight off the Bridge onto Flatbush Avenue Extension. Make a left onto Lafayette Avenue. The Dance Center is immediately on your left.
via Brooklyn Bridge
Make left at end of bridge onto Tillary Street. From Tillary Street turn right onto Flatbush Avenue, from Flatbush make a left onto Lafayette Avenue. The Dance Center is immediately on your left.
The following garages are available for parking:
66 Rockwell Place, 174 Fort Greene Place, 625 Atlantic Avenue
556 State Street
180 Ashland Place
669 Atlantic Avenue
276 Livingston Street
The Dance Center will be closed for the following holidays:
|January 1||Closed – New Year’s Day|
|May 25||Closed – Saturday before Memorial Day|
|May 27||Open 8am-2pm – Memorial Day|
|July 4||Closed – Independence Day|
|August 31||Closed – Saturday before Labor Day|
|September 2||Closed – Labor Day|
|November 27||Open 8am-6pm – Wednesday before Thanksgiving|
|November 28-30||Closed – Thanksgiving Weekend|
|December 24||Open 8am-2pm – Christmas Eve|
|December 25-31||Closed – Winter Break|
We welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions. For General Inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.624.8400
Request a donation
The Mark Morris Dance Group supports local schools and nonprofits with in-kind donations of classes or other items for auctions or fundraising benefits. Please complete our short questionnaire so we can best support your request.
Lost and Found
Personal items left unclaimed will be discarded or placed in Lost & Found at the end of each day. Visit the Front Desk to inquire about lost items. Items left for more than 30 days will be donated.