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The mission of the New York City Center Education Department is to ignite an appreciation of the performing arts, create a culture of inquiry and exploration and activate the individual creative voice. Committed to drawing inspiration from works on the mainstage, City Center Education strives to provide innovative, accessible arts education to schools and communities across New York City.
Each year City Center reaches over 9,000 students from NYC public and private schools, kindergarten to grade 12, through dance and musical theater performances and in-school performance workshops. In-depth residencies engage young people in building technical and expressive skills, personal voice, and collaborative spirit. Residencies culminate with student showcases of works-in-progress in the schools and at City Center’s studios. Master classes and open rehearsals are offered to mature dance students. Innovative workshops are crafted for families, seniors, and other special groups that express an interest in collaborating with City Center.
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Through the Introduction to Performing Arts program, students have the opportunity to view live performing arts at City Center. At the Workshops level, students receive two in-school workshops in addition to attending a live performance. Mini-Residencies and Residencies provide in-depth multi-week study around one of the productions presented during the season. During the 2015-2016 Season, City Center Education offers students the opportunity to study Dance and Musical Theater productions from City Center’s mainstage.
Click here to see the 2015-16 NYCC Education Season.
Download City Center Opens the Door to Dance (PDF)
Download Encores! In Schools: A Musical Theater Education (PDF)
The Pasculano Foundation
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
Capezio/Ballet Makers Dance Foundation
The Devlin Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
The William and Dewey Edelman Charitable Trust
Bobbie and Lew Frankfort
Gilder Foundation, Inc.
Sherry and Stephen Jacobs
The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation
The Liman Foundation
Jeanette W. Loeb
The Peter Loeb Arts Education Endowment
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Abraham Perlman Foundation
Paula and Ira Resnick
The Ida and William Rosenthal Foundation
Lisa and Richard Witten
The Zegar Family Foundation
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal
New York State Assembly Member Richard N. Gottfried
New York State Assembly Member Helene Weinstein