Welcome to the world of dance. Discover ballet, modern, jazz, and hip-hop techniques in a safe and positive environment, while meeting other teens that share your interest in movement, music, and performance. The workshop concludes with an informal showing for family and friends.
Technique. Choreography. College Conversations.
These workshops, taught by master teachers, performers and choreographers, provide students with an opportunity to explore movement drawn from a variety of contemporary and modern dance styles in a fun environment that helps students develop musicality, technical proficiency and a sense of confidence.
Explore. Collaborate. Create. Perform
Students in this free program delve deeply into all aspects of dance, production, and arts administration, gaining valuable experience and exposure in New York City’s performing arts arena. Fifteen participants, selected through application, meet weekly to study with faculty and staff at the Mark Morris Dance Center, choreographer Mark Morris, and Dance Group company members. The program culminates in a 4-week summer performance lab that is student-driven, created, and produced. Students will also have the option to continue their study through myriad opportunities with MMDG and beyond.
The Student Company of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center exemplifies the progressive, comprehensive, and musically-driven approach of Mark Morris’ work. Student Company focuses on ballet and modern training while prioritizing the experience of performing works of influential choreographers in the field.
Semi-private coaching sessions are available for students preparing to audition for performing arts high schools, college and university dance departments, and intensive training programs. Students will focus on movement retention and performance technique and quality, while learning best practices and audition tips.