The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center - School Brochure 2021-22

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MARK MORRIS DANCE CENTER

Dance Classes

For Children and Teens Ages 18 Months to 18 Years

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2021 2022


Welcome! We are thrilled to welcome students and families back to the Dance Center. We remain committed to providing excellent, year-round, inclusive dance and music programming to students of all ages, with and without disabilities. While we look forward to expanded offerings, increased capacity, and a return to 100% in-person programming, we will continue to offer both online and in-person options this fall to ensure access and safety for our community. The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center adheres to the COVID-19 This year, the Mark Morris Danceset Group 20 years in Brooklyn and the CDC.> at vaccination and testing policies forth celebrates by NYC, NYS, the Mark Morris Dance Center. In that the programs built around Please check mmdg.org/theschool for time, the latest on our vaccination andMark Morris’srequirements. vision to create a resource for families and a place to access dance in testing the way he was afforded as a youth have grown exponentially. Join us for an anniversary kick-off event on the Plaza atcelebrates 300 Ashland September 18 at and This year, the Mark Morris Dance Group 20 on years in Brooklyn throughout the year as we reflect pastthe and look to the celebrating the Mark Morris Dance Center. In on thatour time, programs builtfuture around Mark with youvision — ourtocommunity. Morris’s create a resource for families and a place to access dance in the way he was afforded as a youth have grown exponentially. Join us for an

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throughout the year as we reflect on our past and look to the future celebrating with you — our community.

We could not have reached this milestone without you. Thank you for being here! Sarah Marcus, Director of Education and Community Engagement

Sarah Marcus, Director of Education and Community Engagement

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Mission and Core Values The School reflects the spirit of the Mark Morris Dance Group in its celebration of dance and music. We believe that the study of various dance forms and music is essential to a child’s education and development. We offer a diverse range of classes for all ages with and without disabilities and strive to be a center of creative activity for children, community residents, and professional dancers.

Access

We are committed to providing access to dance and music education for students of all ages with and without disabilities in Brooklyn, New York, and on tour throughout the world. We work creatively towards removing barriers that prevent historically excluded communities from having meaningful dance and music experiences.

Artistic Excellence

We are committed to providing meaningful artistic experiences that meet the high artistic standards of Mark Morris with a commitment to live music, a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where all students are encouraged to set goals and take risks, a cohesive and progressive pedagogy, and the continued professional growth of the Dance Center community and the field at large.

Creativity

We foster an environment that promotes the embodiment of individual creative expression, imagination, and collaboration. We believe the study and practice of various dance and music forms provides an essential tool for anyone.

Community

We welcome all to share our passion for dance and music. We serve as a hub for creative activity, build collaborative and sustainable partnerships with our diverse communities, and provide enriching dance and music programming.


Scholarships In the last academic year, with great thanks to the Allan and Rhea Bufferd Education Fund and MMDG Board Member Onay Payne, and as part of our commitment to the core value of advancing access, we formalized our scholarship program which began in 2001 when we opened the Dance Center. In 2021-2022, $25,000 in need-based scholarships will be provided to a limited number of qualifying students and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants will be notified of results on a rolling basis until all scholarships are distributed.

Early Childhood Due to limited space, each family who applies and is selected for a scholarship will receive it for one (1) child in one (1) of our Early Childhood programs. Scholarships are non-transferrable. A new application must be submitted for each 8-week session. Scholarship applications for these programs will be accepted during the following periods: Fall Session 1 August 10 to September 22, 2021 Fall Session 2

October 8 to November 18, 2021

Winter Session

December 21, 2021 to February 5, 2022

Spring Session

March 1 to April 9, 2022

Summer Session

May 10 to June 13, 2022


Children and Teens Due to limited space, each family who applies and is selected for a scholarship will receive it for one (1) class per child interested in our Children and Teen programs. Families may elect to enroll on scholarship for one semester or for the entire academic year. Scholarships are transferrable to the second semester in the Children and Teens program of the same academic year in which the scholarship was awarded. A separate application must be submitted for each new academic year and for any additional programs (e.g. summer or school-year camps). Scholarship applications for these programs will be accepted during the following periods: Semester 1 August 10 to October 9, 2021 Semester 2

January 4 to February 19, 2021

Mid-Winter, Spring, and Summer Camp Programs Camp scholarships will be awarded via a lottery system, and applications for scholarships will open the same day as camp registration. Awardees will be notified of results four weeks prior to the beginning of camp. Due to limited space, each family who applies and is selected for a scholarship will receive it for one (1) child in one (1) of our camp programs. Scholarships are nontransferrable to the regular academic year in The School. Scholarship application periods for these programs are as follows: All Camps

December 3, 2021-Rolling

More information about scholarships is available by visiting: mmdg.org/school-scholarships

Support Scholarships at The School

Contributions ensure access for our broader community. mmdg.org/school-scholarships


Early Childhood Programs (Ages 18 months-6 years) Early childhood is a time for dancers to be introduced to dance and music concepts primarily through play-based activities. Classes are 45-minutes long and are held weekly on 8-week cycles, allowing families the flexibility to participate as schedules allow. Classes included in the Early Childhood programs are Parent and Toddler Movement and Creative Dance. Parent and Toddler Movement (Ages 18 mos.-4 years) classes cover different themes in each cycle but repeat many of the same movements and dance concepts. Creative Dance (Ages 4-6) classes are taught in a more progressive style, and students are encouraged to enroll in consecutive cycles of 8-week classes As students progress through each of these programs, they will be gently scaffolded to participating in drop-off classes and trying out basic technical skills that will prepare them for further study in a multitude of dance genres. Early Childhood classes held at the Mark Morris Dance Center will have a limited number of virtual spots available, but will otherwise be held 100% in-person.

Calendar Fall Session 1

September 13 to Nov. 10, 2021

Fall Session 2

November 11, 2021 to Jan. 20, 2022

Winter Session

January 24 to March 29, 2022

Spring Session

April 1 to June 13, 2022

Registration Dates August 24

Registration Opens

September 22

Last Day for Registration Changes for Fall Session 1

October 22

Registration for Fall Session 2 Opens

November 18

Last Day for Registration Changes for Fall Session 2

January 4

Registration for Winter Session Opens

February 5

Last Day for Registration Changes for Winter Session

March 15

Registration for Spring Session Opens

April 9

Last Day for Registration Changes for Spring Session

May 24

Registration for Summer Session Opens


Parent & Toddler Movement These workshops for children and their parents/caregivers introduce movement by incorporating singing, musical instruments, and games, accompanied by live music. Full participation of the adult with the child supports bonding, modeling, language, and movement development through great fun and play. Parent and Toddler Age 18m.-2 Monday 9:00-9:45am Tuesday 9:00-9:45am Wednesday 9:00-9:45am Thursday 9:00-9:45am Friday 9:00-9:45am Saturday 9:00-9:45am Parent and Toddler Age 2-3 Monday 10:00-10:45am Tuesday 10:00-10:45am Wednesday 10:00-10:45am Thursday 10:00-10:45am Friday 10:00-10:45am Saturday 9:15-10:00am Parent and Toddler Age 3-4 Monday 11:00-11:45am Tuesday 11:00-11:45am Wednesday 11:00-11:45am Thursday 11:00-11:45am Friday 11:00-11:45am Saturday 10:15-11:00am

Classes at Brooklyn Music School Located 126 Saint Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY Parent and Toddler + Age 18m.-2 Monday Parent and Toddler + Age 2-3 Monday Parent and Toddler + Age 2-3 Parent and Toddler + Age 3-4

11:15am-12:00pm 12:15-1:00pm

Thursday

11:15am-12:00pm

Thursday

12:15-1:00pm


Creative Dance Creative Dance is the perfect introduction for the future study of all dance techniques. Taught with a method that is unique to The School, these classes blend movement, music, improvisation, and basic dance steps. Students learn dance fundamentals and concepts, infused with live musical accompaniment, while improving motor skills, self-expression, confidence, imagination, and social development. Creative Dance Age 4 Monday 4:00-4:45pm Tuesday 4:00-4:45pm Wednesday 3:45-4:30pm Thursday 4:00-4:45pm Friday 4:00-4:45pm Saturday 10:00-10:45am Creative Dance Age 5-6 Monday 5:00-5:45pm Tuesday 5:00-5:45pm Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm Thursday 5:00-5:45pm Friday 5:00-5:45pm Saturday 11:00-10:00am Creative Dance Age 5-6 Monday 5:00-5:45pm Tuesday 5:00-5:45pm Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm Thursday 5:00-5:45pm Friday 5:00-5:45pm Saturday 11:00-10:00am


Children and Teen Programs (Ages 6-18 years) School-age children are ready to dive more deeply into weekly recreational study of specific technical and conceptual notions regarding particular styles in dance. The School currently offers Jazz dance, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Modern dance, Tap dance, West African dance, and Music and Singing classes. Students may select to study one style or many. Classes in the lower levels are 45 minutes long and progress to 60 minutes long, and then 90 minutes long at the upper levels. Each class takes place weekly over the course of two 16-week semesters, allowing students consistency that supports growth and understanding over time. Students in the Children and Teen Program receive high-quality instruction using dance to embody skills like critical thinking, creative choice, collaboration, and communication while centering on the joy of moving. Classes included in the Children and Teen Programs are Fundamentals A through Level 5, including Beginner Teen options. The majority of Children and Teen classes offered at the Mark Morris Dance Center will have limited virtual spots available, but will otherwise be held 100% in-person.

Calendar Semester 1 Semester 2

September 9, 2021 to January 15, 2022 January 24, 2022 to June 11, 2022

Registration Dates August 17 August 24 October 9 December 3 January 11 January 18 February 12 February 19 April 9

Priority Registration for Semester 1 Opens General Registration for Semester 1 Opens Last Day for Registration Changes for Semester 1 Mid-Winter, Spring Break, and Summer Camp Registration Opens Priority Registration for Semester 2 Opens General Registration for Semester 2 Opens Last Day for Registration Changes for Mid-Winter Break Camp Last Day for Registration Changes for Semester 2 Last Day for Registration Changes for Spring Break Camp


Jazz Dance Born out of African dance, American tap dance, ballet, and theatre, Jazz dance is inherently related to popular music and has evolved alongside it. Our classes draw from a variety of jazz styles both historical and contemporary, ranging from Broadway, commercial, funk, and classical techniques. Students begin with a high energy warm-up, progress to across-the-floor exercises, and learn choreography to various music styles. All levels emphasize strength, isolations, syncopated rhythms, and precision. Jazz Fundamentals A

Ages 6–8

Monday

5:00-5:45pm

Jazz Fundamentals B Ages 7-9 Tuesday 4:00-4:45pm Jazz Level 1 Ages 8-10 Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm Jazz Level 2/3 Ages 9-13 Monday 5:45-6:45pm Beginner Teen Jazz

Ages 13-18

Jazz Level 4/5 | Int./Advanced Teen Jazz Ages 13-18

Saturday

2:00-3:00pm

Tuesday

6:15-7:45pm


Hip-Hop Established in the 1970s in New York City, Hip-Hop dance as an element of the Hip-Hop culture has become a popular and innovative movement style across the world. Our classes begin with a community building warm-up, followed by skill building in large and small groups. Students learn and build on choreography, and the class culminates in a cypher style improvisation. In all levels, students explore their personal voice through freestyle and a wide range of codified styles, including breaking, popping, and locking. Hip-Hop Fundamentals A

Ages 6-8

Monday

Saturday

4:00-4:45pm 11:00-11:45am

Hip-Hop Fundamentals B Ages 7-9 Wednesday 4:00-4:45pm Friday 4:00-4:45pm Hip-Hop Level 1 Ages 8-10 Friday 5:00-6:00pm Saturday

12:00-1:00pm

Hip-Hop Level 2 Ages 9-12 Monday 6:00-7:00pm Wednesday 5:00-6:00pm Hip-Hop Level 3 Ages 10-14 Tuesday 5:45-7:00pm Beginner Teen Hip-Hop Ages 13-18 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Hip-Hop Level 4 | Int. Teen Hip-Hop Hip-Hop Level 5 | Adv. Teen Hip-Hop

Ages 13-18

Saturday

3:15-4:45pm

Ages 13-18

Saturday

1:45-3:15pm


Ballet Ballet is a classical dance form that originated in the 1500s. Our classes are accompanied by a pianist and follow a traditional structure. Students begin at the barre, progress to the center, and culminate with travelling exercises across the floor. Terminology, alignment, balance, artistry, and sequencing are emphasized at each level. Ballet Fundamentals A Ages 6-8 Wednesday 4:15-5:00pm Ages 6-8 Saturday 9:00-9:45am Ballet Fundamentals B Ages 7-9 Tuesday 3:45-4:30pm Ages 7-9 Saturday 10:00-10:45am Ballet Level 1 Ages 8-10 Thursday 4:00-5:00pm Ages 8-10

Saturday

10:00-11:00am

Ballet Level 2 Ages 9-12 Wednesday 4:00-5:00pm Ages 9-12 Thursday 5:15-6:15pm Ballet Level 3 Ages 10-14 Saturday 11:15am-12:30pm Beginner Teen Ballet Ages 13-18 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm Ballet Level 4 | Int. Teen Ballet

Ages 13-18

Wednesday

5:15-6:45pm

Ballet Level 5 | Adv. Teen Ballet

Ages 13-18

Monday

5:30-7:00pm

Pointe Level 1*+ Ages 12-18 Wednesday 7:00-7:45pm Pointe Level 2*+ Ages 13-18 Monday 7:15-8:00pm * Students must be recommended for this class; students new to The School can register for a pointe assessment by contacting schooladmin@mmdg.org + These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.


Modern Dance Modern dance is a concert dance form that arose out of ballet in the early 20th century. Our classes are supported by live musical accompaniment and draw from a variety of classical and contemporary techniques. Students begin with a warm-up that combines floorwork and standing center exercises, focusing on skill building with proper technique, musicality, and spinal articulation. This is followed by sequencing steps in the center and across the floor, as well as the development of improvisation and composition skills. Modern Fundamentals A

Ages 6-8

Saturday

9:00-9:45am

Modern Fundamentals B

Ages 7-9

Tuesday

4:45-5:30pm

Modern Level 1

Ages 8-10

Monday

4:15-5:15pm

Modern Level 2

Ages 9-12

Thursday

6:30-7:30pm

Modern Level 3

Ages 10-14

Wednesday

5:15-6:30pm

Beginner Teen Modern

Ages 13-18

Tuesday

6:15-7:15pm

Modern Level 4 | Intermediate Teen Modern Ages 13-18 Tuesday 5:45-7:15pm Contemporary Modern Level 5 | Adv. Teen Modern

Ages 13-18

Friday

5:00-6:30pm

Student Company I Modern*+

Ages 13+

Saturday

12:00-1:00pm

Student Company I Rehearsal*+

Ages 13+

Saturday

1:00-3:30pm

Student Company II Modern*+

Ages 10+

Friday

4:15-5:15pm

Student Company II Rehearsal*+

Ages 10+

Friday

5:15-6:45pm

* Students must be accepted into Student Company I or II by audition; for more information about auditions and to register, please visit: mmdg.org/student-company + These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.


Tap Dance Tap Dance is a percussive style that originated in the United States in the 1700s. Using shoes with metal plates to create sound, students develop coordination, precision, rhythmic skills, and musicality. Our classes draw from both the Broadway and the contemporary Rhythm-Tap styles and begin with a foot-isolating warm-up, followed by rhythm and step-based skill building in both the center of the room and moving across the floor. Classes culminate in learning choreography as well as practicing improvisation. Tap Fundamentals A +

Ages 6-8

Tuesday

4:00-4:45pm

Tap Fundamentals B + Ages 7-9 Thursday 4:15-5:00pm Tap Level 1 + Ages 8-10 Tuesday 5:00-6:00pm Tap Level 2/3 + Ages 9-13 Thursday 5:15-6:15pm Beginner Teen Tap + Ages 13-18 Saturday 11:15am-12:15pm Tap Level 4/5 | Int./Adv. Teen Tap + Ages 13-18

Saturday

12:00-1:30pm

+ These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.


West African Dance West African Dance explores the fundamentals of West African culture and tradition through music and dance. The musicality, traditions, and various techniques introduced in these classes will connect with dance techniques of Africa and its diaspora including, but not limited to, the dances of Mali, Guinea, Senegal, afrobeat, afro house, and more. Students learn to execute polyrhythmic patterns and practice multiple types of call and response cues performed both verbally and physically. Our classes explore the use of weight, body isolations, and dancing with the drummer. West African Fundamentals A/B Ages 6-9 Thursday 4:00-4:45pm West African Level 1/2 Ages 9-12 Thursday 5:00-6:00pm Open Level Teen West African Ages 13+ Saturday 12:30-1:45pm

Music and Singing In Music and Singing classes, students explore the joy of singing while developing musicianship skills, such as ear training and sight reading. Our classes draw from folk, classical, Broadway, and contemporary songbooks with a focus on breathing and vocal technique, rhythm, melody, song interpretation, and creativity. All levels balance working together as an ensemble and individually as soloists. Music & Singing Fundamentals Level 1/2 + Ages 6-10 Saturday 1:00-2:00pm Music & Singing Level 3/4 +

Ages 10-14

Wednesday

5:45-7:15pm

+ These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.

Adaptive Dance The School is committed to bringing the joy and benefits of dance and music to students with disabilities. While all the classes in The School are fully inclusive, our Adaptive Dance classes are kept small to allow for a more intimate learning experience and optional parent/caregiver participation. All classes include live music. No experience necessary. Adaptive Creative Dance + Ages 6+ Saturday 10:30-11:30am Adaptive Modern Dance +

Ages 11+

Saturday

11:45am-12:45pm

+ These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.


Specialized Study Programs (Ages 10-18 years) As an addition to their participation in the Children and Teen Programs, some students are interested in engaging in further study of dance through performance and choreography. For those children, The School offers Specialized Study programs. These programs may require students to audition or apply for acceptance and are aimed at introducing experiences related to the professional field of dance. Students participating in these programs have additional responsibilities and expectations related to the specific touchpoint through which they are engaging. Options included in the Specialized Study programs are Student Company I, Student Company II, the Arts Immersion Fellowship, Audition Prep classes, and Assisting and Internship opportunities.

Student Company I & II The Student Company of The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center exemplifies the progressive, comprehensive, and musically-driven approach of Mark Morris’s work. Student Company focuses on modern dance training, prioritizing the experience of performing works of influential choreographers in the field while utilizing understandings of other dance techniques to support diverse approaches to performance quality. Student Company I & II dancers are selected by audition each fall. The year culminates in public performances at the Mark Morris Dance Center.

Requirements: Student Company I: Must be a minimum 13 years of age and have 5 years of formal dance training. Student Company I Modern And Rehearsal Technique class of appropriate level in another dance form Student Company II: Must be a minimum 10 years of age and have 3 years of formal dance training. Student Company II Modern and Rehearsal Technique class of appropriate level in another dance form Student Company I Modern +

Ages 13+

Saturday

12:00-1:00pm

Student Company I Rehearsal + Ages 13+

Saturday

1:00-3:30pm

Student Company II Modern + Ages 10+

Friday

4:15-5:15pm

Student Company II Rehearsal + Ages 10+

Friday

5:15-6:45pm

+ These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration. In addition to registering for two classes in The School (Student Company Modern and one additional dance class), Student Company students pay a $375 flat fee to help cover the costs of the annual culminating production. To register for the audition, visit: mmdg.org/student-company


Arts Immersion Fellowship Arts Immersion Fellows are selected via an application process. Four to five creative, self-motivated dance students, ages 15 and above, will meet once a week, while also participating in individual experiences to develop expertise in a track of their choosing. Fellows receive a full scholarship to their Arts Immersion class and one additional elective dance class in The School. The Arts Immersion Fellows will ultimately collaborate to produce a culminating event. Applications open August 2, 2021, and close September 24, 2021. Classes in this program begin October 4. To learn more about the program and apply, visit mmdg.org/arts-immersion

Arts Immersion + Ages 15+ Monday 5:15-6:15pm + These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.

Audition Preparation & Coaching 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. Coaching sessions are $50.00 per class. Audition Preparation +

Ages 10+

Wednesday

5:30-6:30pm

+ These classes are held 100% in-person. No online spots will be available for registration.

Ballet Technique Focus Modern Technique Focus Solo Preparation Mock Audition and Feedback

September 22, September 29 October 6, October 13 October 20, October 27 November 3, November 10

Limited to six students per class. Classes are available for drop-in and not by semester purchase. Dancers must come prepared with solo material on Solo Preparation days. For choreography for solos, please consider private lessons.


Private & Group Lessons Private lessons offer the opportunity to get personalized instruction and corrections in an intimate environment. Private lessons are booked directly by contacting the faculty listed at mmdg.org/private-lessons. Additionally, the Mark Morris Dance Center welcomes student groups year-round. Information regarding group lessons can also be found at mmdg.org/private-lessons

Family Fun Series This series of classes is designed for the whole family to learn fundamentals of dance, fitness, and music genres together in a fun and encouraging environment. All workshops are 60 minutes long. No experience necessary. Saturdays

11:00am-12:00pm

Monthly

Rotating Genre

More information regarding this year’s Family Fun offerings can be found by visiting mmdg.org/family-fun


Dance with MMDG Fun for the whole family, our free Dance with MMDG class is taught by members of the Mark Morris Dance Group and accompanied by live music. Each class focuses on a different dance in Mark Morris’s repertory. No experience is necessary. We encourage participants of all ages with and without disabilities to attend. More information regarding this year’s Dance with MMDG offerings can be found by visiting mmdg.org/dance-with-mmdg

Community Programs We offer a wide range of community programming for all grade levels, collaborating with each school’s administration and faculty to tailor residencies, workshops, and classes to meet the needs and aspirations of its students. Each program is hands-on, interactive, and celebrates the diversity of the dance world. Programs are available throughout the school year, during or after classes, and in the summer For more information about bringing MMDG to your school, contact Community Education Coordinator Calvin A. Rollins II at calvin.rollins@mmdg.org or visit mmdg.org/community


Tuition The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center is committed to upholding its core values of Community, Access, Artistic Excellence, and Creativity. To ensure access to excellent dance education for the entire community, tiered pricing options, in collaboration with our scholarship program, allow us to take collective action to reduce financial barriers that have traditionally prevented some students and families from participating. As a non-profit organization, the Mark Morris Dance Group subsidizes costs that are not met by Tier 1 and 2 tuition options. Families who can should select tuition option Tier 3 so that we can continue to offer our programs with additional support staff, live music, and in our state-of-the-art facilities. Please find all tuition options below:

Early Childhood Programs

Registration Fee Every 8 weeks

Tier 1

Tier 1

Tier 2 Pricing-8 weeks

Tier 2

Tier 3 Pricing-8 weeks

Tier 3

45 min./ week

$10/child

$160.00

n/a

$170.00

n/a

$180.00

n/a

Children and Teen Programs

Registration Fee-once per year

Tier 1 Pricing Full Year

Tier 1 Pricing Semester

Tier 2 Pricing Full Year

Tier 2 Pricing Semester

Tier 3 Pricing Full Year

Tier 3 Pricing Semester

45min./ week

$25/child

$535.00

$280.00

$560.00

$295.00

$590.00

$315.00

60min./ week

$25/child

$565.00

$295.00

$595.00

$310.00

$625.00

$330.00

75min./ week

$25/child

$600.00

$315.00

$630.00

$330.00

$660.00

$350.00

90min./ week

$25/child

$635.00

$330.00

$665.00

$345.00

$700.00

$365.00

Tiered tuition is run on an honor system; we do not examine financial records of any family. The information below is provided as a guide to help determine which pricing tier may fit your family best. We recognize there may be situations under which this guide is not applicable: PRICING TIER

FAMILY INCOME LEVEL*

HOUSEHOLD SIZE

Scholarship

Families who qualify for WIC assistance

Varies per WIC guidelines

Tier 1

$49,000-$81,000 per year

< or = 4

Tier 2

$81,000-$171,050 per year

< or = 4

Tier 3

$171,050+

< or = 4

*Income levels determined based on 2021 Federal Income Tax brackets


Multiple Class Discount Students in the Children and Teens Program registered for more than one class in a semester will receive a 10% discount. This discount does not apply to the Early Childhood Programs.

Sibling Discount Siblings receive a 10% discount. This discount does not apply to siblings enrolled in the Early Childhood Programs.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy Tuition is refundable within the indicated registration periods of each respective program, less a $15 processing fee, the pro-rated cost of classes taken (whether attended or not), and any applied discounts. Please note: Schedule and/or teachers are subject to change.

Parent Observation Days As we return to offering our programs in person, we will likely be maintaining observation days as virtual until further notice. More information regarding parent observation days will be communicated to registered families as scheduling is solidified.

School Contact Information Sarah Marcus, Director of Education and Community Engagement Alexandra Cook, Youth and Family Programs Director Lily Khan, School Administrator Janelle Barry Student Company Director Calvin A. Rollins II, Community Education Coordinator For information and details on dress code and recommendations on where to buy items, please visit: mmdg.org/dress-code


Important Calendar Dates September 9 First day of Children and Teens Programs classes – Semester 1 September 13 First day of Early Childhood Programs classes – Fall Session 1 September 15-16 Yom Kippur* September 18 MMDC – 20 Years in Brooklyn Anniversary Kick-off Event October 11 Indigenous People’s Day* November 2 Election Day* November 11 Last day of Early Childhood Programs – Fall Session 1 November 12 First day of Early Childhood Programs – Fall Session 2 November 25-28 Thanksgiving Day Break* Dec. 24-Jan. 2 Winter Break* January 3 Classes Resume January 10-13 Last day of Mon.-Thurs. Early Childhood Programs classes – Fall Session 2 January 17 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* January 15 Last day of Children and Teens Programs classes – Semester 1 Jan. 16-23 Children and Teens Programs Semester Break* Jan. 18-22 Reserved for Snow Day make-up ± Jan. 20-22 Last day of Early Childhood Programs classes – Fall Session 2 January 24 First day of Early Childhood Programs classes – Winter Session January 24 First day of Children and Teens Programs classes – Semester 2 February 1 Lunar New Year * February 20-27 Mid-Winter Break* February 21-25 Mid-Winter Break Camp February 28 Classes Resume March 21 and 23-26 Last day of Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Early Childhood Programs classes – Winter Session March 29 Last day of Tues. Early Childhood Programs classes – Winter Session April 1 First day of Early Childhood Programs classes – Spring Session April 15-24 Spring Break* April 18-22 Spring Break Camp April 25 Classes Resume May 2 Eid al Fitr* May 28-30 Memorial Day* May 25 Last day Wednesday Children and Teens Programs Classes – Semester 2 May 26 Last day Thursday Children and Teens Programs Classes – Semester 2 May 31 Last day Tuesday Children and Teens Programs Classes – Semester 2 May 31-June 3 Last day of Tues.-Fri. Early Childhood Programs classes – Spring Session June 3 Last day Friday Children and Teens Programs Classes – Semester 2 June 6 Last day Monday Children and Teens Programs Classes – Semester 2 June 11 Last day Saturday Children and Teens Programs Classes – Semester 2 June 11 and 13 Last day of Sat. and Mon. Early Childhood Programs classes – Spring Session June 7-10, 13, and 18 Reserved for Snow Day make-up ± * Bold indicates no Early Childhood Programs classes; Reserved for Snow Day Makeup ±


The Mark Morris Dance Center turns 20 this year! We’re planning a series of events throughout Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 to celebrate the occasion. Check out our website at mmdg.org for more information.

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