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
- Dance to Bond- FREE parent and child class
- Hip Hop
- Dance Ensemble
- Adult Classes
- Audition Prep- FREE
Mind-Builders also offers FREE/donation Fit4Life adult classes (for ages 16+) to promote health and fitness, including:
- Gentle Yoga & Meditation currently virtual only
Registration for dance classes
Summer 2023 Dance Registration is Open!
Classes are available for ages 3.5 to adult. Classes are offered in-studio or virtual. Please note that our dance intensive classes require two years of dance experience.
Summer dance classes begin July 5 and end in August. 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.
Dance Studio Rental
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center is honored to be a Dance/NYC Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program grantee! The program is made possible by the generous support of the Mellon Foundation! Mind-Builders will receive grant funds to provide subsidized dance rehearsal space throughout the course of the 3-year grant period providing dance artists and small budget dance making organizations/groups with access to affordable, accessible rehearsal spaces at a rate of $5 per hour for minimum 1hr bookings.
Link for more information is here.
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