Training & Education

Gibney Dance Center is New York’s premier training center for contemporary dance. We host a curated selection of classes with some of the best teachers in the city in ballet, yoga, contemporary dance, and more. Take class with Movement Research, The Playground, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Simonson Technique/New Dance Collective, and more.

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Studio Rentals

Gibney Dance Center has some of the most beautiful studios in NYC. At our 890 Broadway location, we offer one of the largest studios in the city among 8 pillar-free spaces. At our 280 Broadway location, we offer 8 sprung-floor studios including 3 performance spaces.

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  • Center Line

    Center Line is a series of action-oriented town hall-style gatherings on issues concerning the dance community. Each year Gibney Dance selects fresh topics and curates moderators based on ideas and concerns of the field.

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  • Dance in Process

    Dance in Process (DiP) is the signature program of Gibney Dance’s Choreographic Centers. DiP provides nuanced creative residency support for mid-career New York City-based artists by offering continuous, concentrated access to studio rehearsal space, a significant stipend, and technical and administrative resources.

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  • DEEP: Dancers' Economic Empowerment Program

    Dancers’ Economic Empowerment Program addresses the economic challenges facing dancers today. DEEP investigates the points in an artistic career where dancers most need support and provides opportunities for learning and skill-building through a series of low-cost sessions.

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  • Digital Technology Initiative

    Gibney Dance’s new Digital Technology Initiative seeks to empower every artist within its facilities to create and disseminate digital content of high quality by providing ready access to services, hardware, and software as well as free weekly and monthly workshops in the Digital Technology Work Room.

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  • Our white-walled exhibition space creates a rare opportunity to reframe the dialogue between the fields of visual arts and dance.

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    with Miguel Gutierrez

    Over the course of six months, a selected group of dance artists will meet with each other, Gutierrez, and a variety of extraordinary guest performing artists and administrators in the context of workshops, artist talks, studio visits, studio time, performances, and public presentation.

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  • POP: Performance Opportunity Project

    POP: Performance Opportunity Project enables dance artists to self-produce performances and showings at Gibney Dance through a curated rental process.

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  • Professional Training Programs

    Gibney Dance’s Professional Training Programs offer a wide selection of regular drop-in classes and intensive workshops with some of New York City’s most notable choreographers and companies. From classical technique and Somatics to composition, improvisation, and beyond, Gibney Dance offers classes for all types of dancers and performers.

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  • ShowDown

    ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting.

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  • Sorry I Missed Your Show

    Sorry I Missed Your Show is a dance (on) film screening and discussion series that provides opportunities to view dance works that were controversial or sold-out as well as historical works, dance documentaries or other movement-related films.

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  • Work Up

    Work Up puts ideas on stage. Gibney Dance’s brand new presenting series, launching this spring, supports emerging dance and performance artists as they take creative risks and develop their artistic voice.

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  • boo-koo

    boo-koo is Gibney Dance’s space grant and community giveback initiative for choreographers in the early stages of their career.

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  • Guess Who's in the Green Room

    Guess Who’s in the Green Room offers members of the dance community free one-on-one sessions with artistic and administrative innovators and leading artist service organizations on research and development and process-based topics.

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  • Show/Share

    Show/Share is a monthly informal showing and feedback forum for artists consistently working at Gibney Dance: Choreographic Center at 890 Broadway. Discussions are facilitated by guest moderators from the dance field and are meant to aid in the exploration and refinement of participating artists’ work, and to encourage a sense of community among artists across the field.

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