The Dance Department offers high quality instruction in a variety of movement styles and techniques both for students ages 3.5 to adult who want to explore dance for personal enjoyment, and those who want to prepare for a career in dance. Enrollment in group dance classes averages 15 - 18 students in order to promote more individual attention and sustained progress. Private classes are also available, where possible, by request. Classes are 60 minutes in duration, or 90 minutes for “combo” classes, in the following disciplines:
- African Dance
- Creative Movement/Young Dancers
- Dance Camp (Summer Only)
- Dance to Bond- FREE parent and child class (Summer Only)
- Hip Hop
- Mind Your Beat Freestyle Dance Club FREE
- Dance Ensemble
- Tap FREE
- Adult Classes
- Audition Prep- FREE
Mind-Builders also offers FREE Fit4Life adult classes (for ages 16+) to promote health and fitness, including:
Registration for dance classes
Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Dance Registration is Open!
Classes are available for ages 3.5 to adult. Classes are offered in-studio. Please note that our dance intensive classes require two years of dance experience.
Fall dance classes begin October 3rd and ends in May. Students are grouped according to age for students 9 and under, and according to ability for ages students 10 and up. Check the class schedule for complete information.
Mind-Builders Dance Ensemble/Pre-Professional Workshop
By Audition or Invitation Only -- For the student pursuing professional experience and training focused on learning dance repertory and technically advanced performing techniques. Students have the opportunity of working with several choreographers and learning several dances over the season. The students in the Dance Ensemble participate in community performances and are featured in Mind-Builders Kwanzaa, Heroes Day and Annual Dance Recital.
Auditions take place annually in June and September.
Dance Studio Rental
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center is honored to be a Dance/NYC Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program grantee! Subsidized dance rehearsal space is available now for dance artists and small budget dance making organizations/groups. We offer affordable, accessible rehearsal spaces at a rate of $5 per hour for minimum 1hr bookings.
Link for more information is here.