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The School Open House 2019

The School Open House 2019

9:00am - 3:00pm

Mark Morris Dance Center

3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, New York — United States

Join us for the launch of the 2019-20 school year at the Mark Morris Dance Center, where families 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, teens, and families.

Families can:

  • Learn Broadway Jazz in our Family Fun Class
  • Learn choreography from The Hard Nut and Orfeo ed Euridice with Mark Morris Dance Group company members
  • See performances by Mark Morris Dance Group company members, teens from Student Company II and Arts Immersion, and Dance Center faculty The Lovelies
  • Shop at the Pop-Up Store by Capezio featuring specials on dancewear and shoes

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.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles and use the Dance Center’s water fountains. To promote environmental sustainability, disposable plastic bottles of water will not be provided but will be available for purchase.


Note: Adult classes will be held as scheduled on this day and are not part of the Open House.


8:30AM: Doors open.

9-9:45AM: Parent & Toddler Movement (18 months-4 years); Tap Dance (ages 6-10)

10-10:45AM: Family Fun – Broadway Jazz* (all ages); Parent & Toddler Movement (18 months-4 years); Ballet (8-12); Hip-Hop (6-10)

11-11:45AM: Dance with MMDG – “Flowers” from The Hard Nut *(all ages); Beginner Ballet (teens); Ballet Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Creative Dance (ages 4-6)

12-12:45PM: Modern Fundamentals (ages 6-8); Music & Singing (ages 4-18)
Performance: Arts Immersion; Student Company II; The Lovelies; Mark Morris Dance Group

1-1:45PM: Dance with MMDG – Orfeo ed Euridice (all ages); Hip-Hop* (teens); Modern Dance (ages 9-14); Parent & Toddler Movement (20 months-3 years)

2-2:45PM: Creative Dance (ages 4-6); Jazz (ages 9-14); West African (ages 6-10)

  • Meet & Greet with Faculty (15 mins after each class)

*These classes will take place outside on The Plaza at 300 Ashland right across from the Dance Center, in collaboration with Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.