This September 2017, we celebrate 16 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, music, and fitness classes for all ages, levels, and abilities. See a special performance of Mark Morris’ Words by Mark Morris Dance Group company members as well as pop-up showings throughout the day by our many community partners. Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will kick off our afternoon performance.
In addition to free classes and performances, Open House gives our community a chance to meet and mingle with faculty and staff, register for children and teen classes at The School, purchase discounted dancewear, tour the Dance Center 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.
"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.
9:30AM: Doors open.
10-10:45AM: Stretch/Core (adults); Parent/Toddler (20mths-3yrs); Creative Dance (4-6yrs); Ballet Fundamentals (ages 6-8)
11-11:45AM: Dance with MMDG (all ages); Ballet (teens & adults); Special Kids Dance (for students with special needs, ages 6-18); Creative Dance (ages 4-6); Breakdance Fundamentals (ages 6-10); Modern Dance (ages 9-14)
Pop-Up Performance: Broadway Songbook
12-12:45PM: Broadway Songbook (all ages); Kukuwa (adults); Modern Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Hip-Hop (teens & adults)
Performance: MMDG- Words; Urban Rhythms; Student Company II; Dance for PD
1-1:45PM: Dance with MMDG (all ages); Soca Dance Workout (teens & adults); Pilates (adults); Jazz/Hip-Hop (all ages); Zumba (teens & adults); Parent/Toddler (20mths-3yrs)
Pop-Up Performance: Urban Rhythms
2-2:45PM: Gaga (adults); Simonson Technique (adults); Tap Dance (ages 6-10); Yoga (adults); Creative Dance (ages 4-6)
Pop-Up Performance: Arts Immersion
3-3:45PM: Modern Dance (teens & adults); Salsa (adults); 18th Century (Adults); Ballet Fundamentals (ages 6-8)
Pop-Up Performance: Dance for PD
4-4:45PM: Afro-Caribbean (adults); Flamenco (teens & adults); Contemporary Floor Work (adults); Capoeira (adults); Tap Dance (teens & adults)
Pop-Up Performance: Salsa
4:00-6PM: Beer Garden – on the 4th Floor Terrace (weather permitting).
From 11am-3pm, there will be Arts & Crafts on the 4th floor
Programs at the Mark Morris Dance Center are supported in part through funding from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Friends of MMDG, and 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.