Center for Modern
Dance Education

Uncover the Modern Dance: Experience CMDE Up Close

Try CMDE class for free

This is your chance to experience the sheer joy of dancing, explore various dance styles, and meet our talented instructors.

Free Class

Afro-Modern Company

This high-energy performance group is open to dancers ages 8-19 with some dance or drumming experience and a strong desire to learn African dance and perform.

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Our Classes

Dance classes and programs are offered in person and zoom.  All ages and abilities including people with disabilities welcome.

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Featured Program: Hip Hop

From old school to new school, students will be introduced to the iconic moves, footwork, and techniques that make hip hop dance so exciting and popular.

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CMDE summer schedule starts July 8!

Featured Program

Tai Chi

Thursdays, 3:30PM - 4:20PM

Instructor: Barry
Suitable for all abilities

Tai Chi is a mind-body practice that combines non contact martial arts and meditation to improve physical and mental health. Done slowly with attention to breath and posture can help improve balance, focus, core strength and overall health.

Tai Chi class

Everybody is welcome at Center for Modern Dance Education!

Founded as a nonprofit dance center in 1962 CMDE is an inclusive, diverse oasis for non competitive artistic engagement. Recipient of a 2017 Arts Award for Excellence from the Bergen County Division of Cultural & Historic Affairs and a 2016 NJ Cultural Access Network Project Innovator Award. Designated in 2014 as a Peace Site by the NJ Peace Coalition for promoting unity in the community through dance.

CMDE Tuition

Single class

  • $20 adults
  • $17 people up to 21yrs, seniors
  • $5 all youth classes

September-December: $180
Full Year registration: $540
CMDE is qualified for DDD funding for adults with disabilities
Zoom classes are by donation

CMDE in photos

Plese visit BrowsersOnline.com gallery to see numerous CMDE performances through the years photograped by Stacey & Clement Lespinasse

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