84 Euclid Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
NJ TTY 800-952-7897
Center For Modern Dance
Non-Profit since 1962!
Awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence
The Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE) is a non-profit community arts organization with the mission to promote modern dance and related art forms and make it available to everyone while serving as a resource for the professional dance community. The Center seeks, through quality dance programs, to nurture talent and instill confidence in every student, and to preserve the legacy of modern dance and nurture its future. The Center believes that dance if for everyone, including individuals with disabilities, youth at risk, older adults, and people of all income levels. CMDE is a member of Dance New Jersey and the National Guild of Community Arts Education. CMDE is a current recipient of a Citation of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
CMDE is a Peace Site!
We have been selected as an official Peace Site by the New Jersey Peace Action Coalition because of our use of dance to promote peaceful communication. To celebrate, we are having a Peace Site Ceremony with original multicultural dance pieces created by faculty and students inspired by the theme of Peace Ceremony: Saturday, November 22nd at 5:30pm at our Hackensack studio.
Peace Ceremony Auditions
Budding choreographers are invited to participate in our “Peace Ceremony" on Saturday, November 22nd at 5:30pm at our Hackensack studio.
Choreographers should have music, prepared choreography and a working title for dance piece that can be no longer than 2 minutes.
11/5: 6:40 - 7:30 pm
11/6: 5:15 - 6:00 pm or 7:00 - 7:30 pm
11/8: 12:10 - 1:00 pm or 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Email your preferred audition date and time or sign up at the studio. If you need any special arrangements, please call us.
Instructor Spotlight: Renee Redding-Jones
Renee Redding-Jones has taught and performed all over the country and abroad, including at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts in the Dance department and for NJPAC’s Arts Education division. Renee was a featured performer in the companies of Ronald K. Brown and David Rousseve, and in 1995 she received a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for performance with Brown’s company, Evidence. Renee currently holds the position of Executive Director of The Center for Life and Learning, and teaches movement for actors at The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. She also co-founded Special Parents of Teaneck (SPOT) support group for families and children with special needs. Renee holds a B.S. from Morgan State University, an MFA in dance from Sarah Lawrence College, and is a Certified Movement Analyst.