Adult Learning

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Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher leads a Front & Center master class.

City Center Education is committed to expanding learning opportunities for adult communities to engage with our artistic works in a variety of meaningful ways. 

Front & Center: Learning from the Masters

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a musical theater professional in this exclusive master class series. Now in its third season, audiences have a chance to watch acclaimed theater veterans as they coach emerging artists on skills that are vital on and off the stage. Previous Front & Center master classes have been led by Victoria Clark, Gavin Creel, Kathleen Marshall, Kelli O’Hara, Bartlett Sher, and Jeanine Tesori. This season will feature classes led by Stephanie J. Block, Tom Kitt, and Lea Salonga. Participating artists are chosen through an online audition process. Please visit our Front & Center page to purchase tickets.

Professional Development Workshops

City Center offers a wide array of professional development workshops each year for classroom teachers, teaching artists, college and graduate school students. During these workshops, participants take a master class with a professional artist specializing in the discipline being studied. They also workshop techniques to utilize artistic tools in the classroom and collaborate to build exciting new lesson plans.

For individuals interested in attending, please contact Eric Szkarlat, Education Associate at ESzkarlat@NYCityCenter.org or via phone at 212.763.1221.

Fall for Dance Lab

This daylong professional development session for dance educators includes two master classes led by performers from City Center’s acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. During these classes, they learn about each company’s unique aesthetic by studying pieces of repertoire performed at Fall for Dance. Past Fall for Dance Labs have been led by members of Paul Taylor Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre, STREB, and Stephen Petronio Company. Following the master classes, participants take a workshop that investigates approaches to teaching dance, critical and creative responses to different dance styles and genres, and applications to classroom practice. The workshop is taught collaboratively by a dance instructor from New York City’s Department of Education and a City Center Teaching Artist. All participants receive a ticket to one Fall for Dance performance.

Cost: $20 per participant

The FFD Lab is open to both DOE Dance educators and teaching artists. For more information, please email ffdlab@nycitycenter.org.

To register for the Fall for Dance Lab, please click here.

Dance Master Classes

Master classes are offered as a part of City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival and at other times throughout the season. These events work to foster a deep connection between audiences and the artists performing at City Center. Recent Fall for Dance Master Class companies and artists include L-E-V, Companhia Urbana de Dança, and Wendy Whelan.