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Center for Modern Dance Education

The Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE)

The Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE) is a 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 for Modern Dance Education 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 is for every body, including individuals with disabilities, youth at risk, older adults, and people of all income levels. CMDE is an inclusive, diverse oasis for non competitive artistic engagement.

CMDE is a Non-Profit since 1962! Awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence!

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MULTICULTURAL FAMILY FUN FEST

September 24, 12-4PM (rain date October 1)
Van Saun County Park
216 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652

This is a free event for families with young children to enjoy a fun-filled day of music, dance, crafts and many other activities. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Multicultural Family Fun Fest

On Stage Schedule of Events:

12:00-12:15 Family Yoga with CMDE 
Elissa Machlin-Lockwood 201-421-9820 Amanda Trott 551-206-6695

12:20-12:35 Soundarya Natya Kalalaya Indian Dance
Gomathi Manoj Ramaswamy 513-448-8820

12:40-12:50 Moving Company with Dancers from Ukraine
Linda Mensch 914-443-1643

12:55 -1:10 Dance for Every Body with CMDE
Amanda Trott 551-206-6695 Allison Brown 201-973-9593

1:15-1:30 Shopright Wellness and Nutrition

1:30-1:45 Story Time!

1:50-2:05 Latin Fusion Dance with CMDE
Allison Brown 201-973-9593

2:10-2:25 Early-McLoughlin School of Irish Dancing
Karen Conway 201-637- 6109

2:30-2:50 Jung Korean Dance Dance and Drum
Genne Kim 201-401-9009

2:55-3:10 Hip Hop Dance with CMDE
Jayren Madera 862-310-8836

3:15-3:25 Stretch and Breath with CMDE
Amanda Trott 551-206-6695 Allison Brown 201-973-9593

3:30 – 4:00 CMDE African Dance Company
Yahya Kamate’ 646-228-7990

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AFRICAN DANCE AND DRUM COMPANY

AGES 8 – ADULT
Thursdays, 4:30PM-6PM
Dance to the rhythms of West Africa with live music and drum.

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MODERN MONDAY

ADULTS (zoom)
Mondays, 6:30PM
This class fosters creative expression while building strength, balance, and flexibility.

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MOVING EXPERIENCE DANCE FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES

Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:20PM
A creative experience for individuals with disabilities who love to dance and perform.

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HIP-HOP

ALL AGES
Thursdays 6:30PM
An upbeat class that will consist of learning the fundamentals of Hip Hop technique and street style movements.

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  • The Dance is for Everybody program entertains at the end of the Summer program

    A group of dance students, 8-14 years of age, perform at the end of “Summer Stars for Everybody”, a one week dance program at the Center for Modern Dance Education Hackensack, NJ on August 12, 2022. CHRIS PEDOTA, NORTHJERSEY.COM-USA TODAY NETWORK Please have a look at the photos taken from the last dancing performance by the Summer Stars For Everybody campers. SEE MORE PHOTOS Courtesy of
  • The Freedom Scholarship Fund established the Park Jimin Scholarship For Modern Dance

    The Freedom Scholarship Fund is pleased to announce on July 15, 2022, a $1,000 donation was made to Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE) to establish the Park Jimin Scholarship For Modern Dance. The scholarship will afford one male student the opportunity to receive dance instruction at the school free of charge. We believe that Jimin would be so pleased with our decision to establish this scholarship. The Freedom Scholarship Fund was established in September of 2018 in memory of the late...

Donate to Center of Modern Dance Education

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E-mail us at info@cmde.org if you would like to send it an alternate method.

Companies and Scholarships at CMDE

The audition process for companies and talent scholarships consists of simply filling out a short form or giving us a short description of any dance training, related performing arts background, any dance goals or ambitions, any financial need description or documentation, and taking a dance class candidates do not need to prepare anything in advance. Individuals interested in auditioning should call the CMDE office (201-342-2989) or email us at info@cmde.org.
Scholarships cover the cost of one or more CMDE dance classes per week for the 2021-2022 school year.

Where to find CMDE

84 Euclid Ave,
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Contact us

201-342-2989