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NYC celebrates Dance Week 2014

6/19/2014, 9:32 a.m.
Dance Week 2014

NYC Dance Week, a 10-day festival of free and discounted dance, fitness and wellness classes, will take place at dance studios across New York’s five boroughs from Thursday, June 19 to Saturday, June 28. In addition to offering classes at Dance Week’s 2014 studio partner, Mark Morris Dance Center, this year, the festival will also offer classes in collaboration with the Ailey Extension, Power Pilates, Ballet Academy East, Dancewave, Z Club NY and more. A complete schedule of free classes is now available at http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/free-classes and a schedule of discounted classes is available at http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/discounts. Required registration for NYC Dance Week Passes is now open online at http://nycdanceweek2014.eventbrite.com.

NYC Dance Week invites New York studios, dance students, businesses, volunteers and other organizations to participate in the largest and most inspiring Dance Week to date. During the festival, participants may join in an exciting array of dance and fitness classes, from classical ballet to West African dance to Pilates to Zumba. NYC Dance Week continues to push beyond traditional dance styles to demonstrate how all movement benefits the mind, body and spirit.

In the days leading up to the festival, dancers can get warmed up at a series of unique Fitness Labs organized by festival affiliate FitEngine. FitEngine is a trusted source for inside information on fitness and wellness. A complete schedule of free Fitness Labs is available at http://nycdanceweek.org/the-festival/fitness-labs.

Finally, as NYC Dance Week winds down, participants are invited to watch performances of new dance works at a special showcase by its sister project, NYC10, at Dixon Place on Wednesday, June 25.

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Dance Week 2014

To stay updated with the latest news from Dance Week, please visit the festival’s website (www.nycdanceweek.org), like the Facebook page and follow the party on Twitter @nycdanceweek.

NYC Dance Week collaborates with both new and established studios in New York City to celebrate the joy and diversity of dance with an annual 10-day event of free dance, fitness and wellness classes. The celebration encourages New York City to experience dance, inspiring all to maintain active, healthy and energized lifestyles. The festival is held every June at dozens of venues throughout New York City and benefits thousands of participants. Throughout the year, Dance Week continues to promote dance studios and companies through its newsletter, projects, dance/fitness events and partnerships. Nearly 40 local studios partner with the organization each year to increase public awareness and unite the dance community.

NYC10 is a sister project of NYC Dance Week. It’s a dance initiative where 10 emerging dance companies, groups and/or troupes are given up to 10 minutes to showcase their work. NYC10 is a unique opportunity for those groups to showcase their new work. It’s a platform for them to expand their scope and explore new repertoires or simply try something new.

NYC Dance Week and NYC10 are both produced by Tendu Inc., organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to promote diversity of dance in the city of New York. NYC Dance Week and NYC10 are fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas and partly sponsored by FitEngine, a website that provides empirical views, technical fitness insight and expertise on wellness programs and fitness classes.

The Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., is home to the Mark Morris Dance Group and houses seven fully equipped, column-free studios with sprung floors and natural light, ranging in size from 430 square feet to 3,600 square feet. The Dance Center offers over 40 dance and fitness classes per week for adult students of all levels and abilities, plus master classes, workshops and the free Dance for PD program. The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center provides a diverse range of classes for children and teens ages 4-17, of all dance abilities. There is also a student company, professional and pre-professional summer and winter intensives, as well as parent-toddler movement classes. Live music is a feature of all dance classes. For more information, please visit nycdanceweek.org.