This September 2018, we celebrate 17 years of the Mark Morris Dance Center
Join us for the launch of the 2018-19 school year at the Mark Morris Dance Center, where children and families will have the opportunity to explore, connect, dance, and learn. The School Open House provides a free sampling of a wide array of programming, including dance and music classes for children and teens of all levels, and abilities.
Families can learn Swing in our Family Fun Class and dance with Mark Morris Dance Group company members. Our Dance with MMDG class features repertory from Mark Morris’ The Hard Nut and a chance to win a family package of tickets to the December performance at BAM. See special performances by the Mark Morris Dance Group, Student Company II, Arts Immersion, and Dance Center faculty.
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, tour the Dance Center and enjoy refreshments.
FREE ALL DAY
Note: The Dance Center’s regular Saturday adult classes will be held as scheduled. The Open House is for children, teen, and family classes only.
9:30AM: Doors open.
10-10:45AM: Parent & Toddler Movement (18mths-4yrs); Tap Dance (ages 6-10); Modern Dance (ages 9-14)
11-11:45AM: Dance with MMDG – "Flowers" (all ages); Beg Ballet (teens); Ballet Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Creative Dance (ages 4-6)
12-12:45PM: Family Fun Swing (all ages); Modern Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Music & Singing (ages 4-18)
Performance: Arts Immersion; Student Company II; Flamenco; Mark Morris Dance Group
1-1:45PM: Dance with MMDG – "The Robot & Barbie Dance" (all ages); Hip-Hop (teens); Flamenco (ages 6-10); Parent & Toddler Movement (18mths-4yrs)
2-2:45PM: Creative Dance (ages 4-6); Jazz (ages 9-14); Afro-Haitian (ages 6-10)
- Meet & Greet with Faculty (15 mins after each class)
Programs at the Mark Morris Dance Center are supported in part through funding from 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.