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Open House 2016

Open House 2016

9:00am - 9:00am

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York — United States

This September 2016, we celebrate 15 years of the Mark Morris Dance Center.

A continuation of our year-round community engagement activities, Open House provides a free sampling of a wide array of programming, including dance and fitness classes for all ages and levels and performances of Mark Morris’ repertory by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the student companies of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center.   

In addition to free classes and performances, Open House gives community members a chance to meet and mingle with faculty and staff, register for children and teen classes at The School, purchase discounted dancewear, and enjoy free food and refreshments provided by local vendors.  Open House is an opportunity for everyone in the community to connect, dance, and learn.

“I can’t believe its been 15 years that we’ve been in our wonderful Brooklyn home. We couldn’t be happier to have made the decision to move here.  Our dancers, our school, everyone has been so welcomed and supported by the community.  Our Open House is our way of saying thanks. Join us and have fun.” – Mark Morris, MMDG Artistic Director/Choreographer.


9:00AM Doors open. Coffee and pastries.

10-10:45AM Parent and Toddler Movement (18mths-3yrs); Creative Dance (ages 4-6); Ballet Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Stretch/Core Strengthening (adults); Gaga (adults)

11-11:45AM Creative Dance (ages 4-6), Breakdance Fundamentals (ages 6-10); Modern Dance (ages 9-14); Open Level Ballet (teens & adults); Duncan Technique (teens & adults); Choral Singing (all ages)

12-12:45PM Modern Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Hip-Hop Groove (teens & adults); Kukuwa (adults); Basic Pilates (adults); Dance with MMDG – The Hard Nut (all ages)

1-1:45PM Special Kids Dance (for students with special needs, ages 6-18); Jazz/Hip-Hop (all ages), Broadway Songbook (all ages); Soca Dance Workout (teens & adults); Capoeira (adults)

PERFORMANCE #1 (MMDG- Pacific; Student Company II; Students from MMDG’s Urban Rhythms and Arts Immersion programs.)

2-2:45PM Creative Dance (ages 4-6); Tap Dance (ages 6-10); ZUMBA™ (teens and adults); Simonson Technique (adults); Dance with MMDG – The Hard Nut (all ages)

3-3:45PM Ballet Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Afro-Haitian Dance (ages 6-12); Flamenco (teens & adults); Afro-Caribbean (adults); 18th Century Dance (adults); Contemporary Dance (adults)

PERFORMANCE #2 (MMDG- Pacific; Student Companies I and II; Students from MMDG’s Urban Rhythms and Arts Immersion programs.)

4-4:45PM Modern Dance (teens & adults); Tap Dance (teens & adults); Salsa (adults); Afro-Caribbean Dance (adults)

4:30-6PM  Beer Garden—on the 4th Floor Terrace (weather permitting).  Live music by Richard Bennet 3000.

Programs at the Mark Morris Dance Center are supported in part through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York City Department for the Aging, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.