Mark Morris Dance Center
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Dance summer camp recommendationsMark Morris has a great summer dance camp. It covers various styles and there is an in-house performance at the end. Pre-covid, my then 7 year old attended and really enjoyed it.
dance summer day camp programs?My 6 year olds just did spring break dance camp at Mark Morris and really enjoyed it even though they had never taken dance before. They provided a mix of different dance genres. And they also had art every day which is what my kids liked the best. :-)
Dance cardio classes near Park Slope?Dance Church at Mark Morris is wonderful and I think recently back in person. They also have an online streaming platform for live and on demand classes https://go.dancechurch.com/
Dance cardio classes near Park Slope?Mark Morris has some great classes - right in downtown Brooklyn and they are still doing some remote classes!
Dance/Ballet Classes for Toddlers in BoCoCaGo?FYI- Mark Morris put dance classes online in the early days of lockdown so you can search for "Mark Morris Creative Dance" classes on youtube to get a sense of what kids classes (up to age 6 I think) are like at Mark Morris - some are taught by Jillian so you can also get a sense of what she is like. You can also search "Mark Morris Parent Toddler" classes on youtube to see what toddler classes (up to age 3 I think) are like - they are taught by Janelle Barry and Jillian. I think Janelle still teaches at Mark Morris but am not sure.
Dance/Ballet Classes for Toddlers in BoCoCaGo?Mark Morris has classes! I’ve never done a toddler class (which they definitely do have), but their adult tap classes are great and they are a world renown dance school.
dance class for 10 year old?My daughter took dance classes at Mark Morris starting in 4th and 5th grade. They are great because the Mark Morris Company is excellent and the teachers are highly professional, providing great instruction. However, there is not a level of seriousness that is intense. They are not pushing kids to prepare to be professional dancers, they are providing a community for dance with professional expectations, as in skill development and correct teaching of each dance discipline. She loved only modern and hip hop classes and didn't ever want to take their ballet classes (only because she has never liked ballet, their ballet classes are excellent too) and that was fine with them. They also have a chance when they are 13 to audition for the teen company where they then have performances and there is more of a time commitment. We loved it there. They have a clean and modern space for parents to wait for kids or for kids to wait to get picked up by parents that is safe and lightly supervised (they are tight on security not letting anyone in who doesn't have a dance pass) and there are always parents and nannies in the waiting area with siblings or kids waiting to take their next class. I also noticed 6th and 7th graders coming and going on their own. The prices are reasonable as it is subsidized, compared to other places that seem to charge a lot more. And you can also apply for scholarships and reduced fee classes. They are committed to making dance accessible to everyone who wants to dance. It's a great philosophy and comes across in their teaching as well.
dance class for 10 year old?My kids are younger, but liked Mark Morris and Dancewave.
Ballet or dance class for 3 year oldMark Morris has a fantastic dance program but I think that it may still be virtual classes at this point? When things are back to normal the classes there all take place to live piano music, the facilities and teachers are wonderful and they really focus on the fun of dance. For example, they don’t do a performance, just a showcase class.
Virtual dance class recommendationsI can highly recommend Mark Morris
Virtual dance class recommendationsMy daughter and I take a virtual Parent/Toddler movement class at Mark Morris Dance Group: https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/dance-center/the-school/parents-and-toddlers/. They offer classes for different age groups and have a live pianist. My daughter and I really enjoy their classes and it’s been a fun activity for us to do together.
Toddler dance classesWe love the parent-toddler classes at Mark Morris Dance Center. The only tricky thing is that the classes fill up quickly, but if you can get into a class, they are very fun. (November 2019)
Mark Morris parent-toddler dance classesWe did it with my then toddler daughter and she absolutely loved it. She's 8 now and has insisted on continuing to take classes at Mark Morris since.
Mark Morris parent-toddler dance classesMy daughter had been attending parent-toddler dance classes since 18 months old and continues to love it (currently 2.5 years old). She looks forward each week to going to dance class.
Dance classes that don’t teach to the showHave you looked at the dance classes at Mark Morris? Very nice studio spaces and range of classes, many accompanied by live pianist. Instead of shows, they have a parent observation class at the end of each semester: www.mmdg.org
Recommendation for great beginner dance classesAfter being entirely focused on 2 small kids for years, I really wanted to integrate a much needed regular workout into my life again. I got a couple of recommendations for the Mark Morris Dance Center from this forum and gave it a shot. They have many, many classes of different styles and skill levels to pick from. I was specifically looking for a class that doesn't teach a specific choreography, because due to my husband's work schedule we sometimes have to handle childcare flexibly. Every now and then I have to stay home with the kids on short notice and therefore have to miss a class. Also, when you don't feel like your best version but rather worn-out, "competing" with skilled and great looking dancers isn't exactly what we're looking for, right? ;) I found two really great classes I'd like to recommend. 1. GAGA.people Doesn't have anything to do with Lady Gaga. Borrowed from Wikipedia: "It's a movement language and pedagogy developed by Batsheva Dance Company director and teacher Ohad Naharin. Dancers find new ways to connect to their inner beast without being self-conscious about how the movement looks while at the same time discovering how to listen to their bodies/self. Mirrors are avoided in Gaga training to facilitate movement guided by sensing and imagining rather than sight. Gaga.people is designed for the general public and requires no dance training." This video might give you an idea: https://youtu.be/cEQ712Gb7F4 At Mark Morris the Gaga class is a nicely mixed group of individuals from the 20-year-old professional ballet dancer to the 80-year-old Chinese man, so some people are very skilled and some obviously have very little dance experience. It's not about skills though and even though it might feel a little awkward in the beginning (I wouldn't call it beautiful to watch), it feels really great to be so focused on yourself and in touch with your body and emotions. Also you work through all your body parts within that hour, so everything gets a good stretch without being being to exhausting. https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/classes/people/ 2. Dance Church "It’s a dance class that feels more like a party. Dance Church™ is a guided improvisation dance fitness class. The teacher leads class in a series of movement cues, accompanied by a curated playlist of multi-genre pop music. Feel the music and move as your body desires. The mirrors are covered, the lighting is dim, and the music is loud. In this class, be prepared to move continuously for 90 minutes without having to memorize set choreography." Again, a very mixed crowd from trained dancers to people who just enjoy dancing. It's fun, but also one of the hardest workouts I've ever experienced (the first 3 times I thought I'll pass out after 10 minutes of dancing). There are no rules though, people can take breaks and follow at their own pace. Everyone is just focused on themselves, so there's no pressure to perform. Also it's fairly dark, so it feels almost anonymous. I've never been a fan of the classical gym treadmill, so to me this is the most fun way to enjoy a proper workout and get negative/pent-up energy and feelings of frustration out. https://markmorrisdancegroup.org/classes/dance-church/ Also, classes at Mark Morris are fairly reasonably priced (between $14 and $17), which is another upside in a city where a 45-minute infant class easily costs $30. I'm not affiliated with Mark Morris or either of the programs. Just a happy and grateful customer.
Dance Class for 2 yoMark Morris has great "toddler movement" classes for kids and caregivers. I did it with my older kid last winter when I was home on maternity leave and it was a lot of fun for both of us.
Dance classWe really enjoyed classes at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Fort Greene. My daughter is older (4) but they have classes for littler ones too
Dance classMark Morris is great
Dance/Movement classesthem every 8 weeks. Just so you know, sign up is very, very competitive for Saturday classes and they fill up within a couple of minutes (meaning 5 mins) when the registration is posted. They do run the classes every day of weekday mornings, as well, and those full up less quickly. The classes are EXCELLENT and involve engaged teachers, props, singing, movement, and a live pianist. They are also a little less expensive than many classes available. We are in our second session and plan on continuing as long as our daughter keeps loving them.
ISO dance or gymnastics class for pre-K boyMy 4yo really enjoyed the creative movement classes at the Mark Morris Center in Fort Greene. The instructors were very fun, upbeat, and patient.
ISO dance or gymnastics class for pre-K boyMark Morris School of Dance right across from BAM in Fort Greene has many children's classes by age. I think their spring semester sign up opens tomorrow. I have been sending my 2.5yr old to the toddler movement classes and he loves them.
2018 Summer Camp ReviewsAge of child: 9 Summer 2018 Review: Really fun and affordable 2 week camp. Kids get to try so many styles of dance and perform for their parents on the last day.
[Fall2015Babies] Gym/Dance/Movement classes?Seconding Mark Morris and My Gym. Very different things though and Mark Morris is way cheaper. Registration opens this Monday, so I would suggest scouting out the class you want and pouncing!
[Fall2015Babies] Gym/Dance/Movement classes?Check out Mark Morris. They have a nice mommy and me class.
Review submitted via the 2016-2017 Afterschool and Extracurricular SurveySpecific program name: Ballet Intermediate Held: After school Review: It wasn't as challenging as she would have liked it but the space is beautiful and fellow classmates were very nice. Skills developed: grace, poise, balance What would you change about the program, if anything, and why? More creativity in the class Age of child: 15 Based on an experience from the 2016-2017 school year
Re: Ballet Lessons for 5 year old?Mark Morris. They are wonderful and close to you. They do not do recitals (or at least they didn't when I had a kid there) but they do invite parents in each semester to see what the students have been working on. They teach proper technique and terminology but keep everything age appropriate. We really liked them.
SUMMARY: Thoughts on Mark Morris Parent and Toddler Movement Class?I signed my daughter and I up for the movement class this last session and have been enjoying it. My daughter is 2. This is more of a structured movement class more than dance. We start with the hello song (everyone goes around the room and sings hello to each child) and then there are various mini activities: playing with scarves (moving them up and down, swaying like a tree), using a parachute to lift up and run to various colors, circle time where we stretch and maybe do a plié or two, running around on tippy toes, standing on a dot and then pretending to be driving a car etc. if you are looking for a dance class I wouldn't recommend this series honestly. I enjoy it as I wanted to do a mommy and me type class but it's not dance based.....Mark Morris classes have live accompaniments so that's always a plus. Not sure if they do other dance offerings for toddlers but the movement class is likely not what you're looking for based on your post.....
SUMMARY: Thoughts on Mark Morris Parent and Toddler Movement Class?I really enjoyed it when I went with my first when he was around that age. IMHO, pretty much any dance class for the 3 & under set is going to be creative movement. Some teachers will throw in some terminology like plié or relevé, but there will also be a lot of imagination stuff (dancing like animals) and props (scarves, bubbles, etc.). Mark Morris is definitely one of the best priced mommy & me classes nearby.
SUMMARY: Thoughts on Mark Morris Parent and Toddler Movement Class?I found it to be too structured for that age group. My son always became fussy at multiple points during the class because there were so many transitions that required putting materials away or changing the activity, which is not ideal for 1-year-olds. As an example, the teacher would hand out balls, do a five minute movement activity with them, and then require that the balls be put away. Then scarves would come out and the same thing would happen. It's no fun for 18-month-olds to get super interested in some toy and then have it arbitrarily taken away 5 or 10 minutes later. I wished I hadn't signed up after taking the class and swore to myself that with my next kid I wouldn't make the mistake of signing up for classes of any sort before it really seems developmentally appropriate (in my experience somewhere around 2.5 or 3 obviously depending on the kid-and obviously that's just my personal take on that). One other thing that I'll add is that I found it super annoying that all of the grown ups were essentially asked to participate by acting like giant toddlers. The toddlers seemed to struggle and be periodically frustrated, and the parents were all modeling the kind of participation that would have been ideal from the toddlers. Just remembering it makes me glad I don't have that weekly commitment anymore!
SUMMARY: Thoughts on Mark Morris Parent and Toddler Movement Class?I used to take a little girl I watched to the Mark Morris parent and toddler class. She loved it and I loved it. I'm planning on signing my daughter up for class there when/if she shows an interest in dancing. Honestly, I love Mark Morris in general. I also had a teen who lived with me for a time who took class there and we were just as pleased with those classes.
Re: Boys Dance classGiving a shout out to Mark Morris Dance Center. They have boys classes in several types of dancing. (Reviewed Jan 2015)
Re: ISO Toddler dance classesMy daughter absolutely loves the toddler dance classes at Mark Morris! (July 2014)
Local adult belly dancing or Bollywood dance classesThere are also classes at Mark Morris, I believe on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Happy shimmying,
Re: high level dance classMy daughter has been taking ballet classes at the Mark Morris Dance Studio. She loves it and is very local.
(no subject)My daughter loves Mark Morris, I love it too. Mark Morris, is affordable (by comparison), unpretentious and offers a lots choices for 6 year olds. August 2012
(no subject)ISO: Looking for a great dance class for toddlers Review: Try Mark Morris. They have wonderful class in a great space with live music. (April 2012)
(no subject)Blossom at Mark Morris Dance Center was recommended to me by a private pilates instructor and I loved her class. I also dug being at the dance center. It has quite a nice vibe and the studio is beautiful. (March 2012)
(no subject)I would wholeheartedly recommend Mark Morris Dance Center for children's classes, especially tap. I am an (adult) professional dancer and I sometimes take classes there. A few years ago, I took some adult tap classes there that were fantastic. (July 2011)
(no subject)Mark Morris Dance Center How old is your child? (or the age when he/she attended this program)? Age: - 6 What did you/your child like about this program or class? Enjoyed the dance classes. Liked the teachers. Will you send your child back to this program or class again? (Or would you if you could?) Yes Would you recommend this program to other parents for their child in the future? Highly recommend
(no subject)My eight-year-old daughter loves her modern dance class at Mark Morris.
(no subject)My 5 1/2 y.o. son LOVES Mark Morris. Lovely facilities, quality classes, great prices. Nice to support non-profit too. (Jan 2011)
(no subject)Ditto the Mark Morris recommendation. Other pluses: it's affordable, there are many class choices, the facilties are nice, classes have real pianists, and you're supporting non-profit.
(no subject)My younger daughter is presently taking ballet there, and my older daughter will be doing modern dance in January. The instructors are fabulously fabulous. The schedule is broad enough to accommodate travel from other parts of Brooklyn if you don't live in Fort Greene/Boerum Hill/North Slope (we live in Cobble Hill and take the G train). And the prices are competitive with other options.
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