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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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CMDE Giving Tuesday

Help us keep up the good work!

The Center for Modern Dance Education is very appreciative of all your support this year – and 2022 has truly been a remarkable year!

We not only celebrated our 60th anniversary and the legacy of our founder Shirley Ubell, but also renovated out main studio with a new floor, door, and windows, and a fresh coat of paint.

And of course, we also continued to serve dance students of every age and ability, both in person and on line, and to work with our many partner organizations and artists.

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AFRO-MODERN DANCE COMPANY AND JR COMPANY

AGES 8 – ADULT
Thursdays, 5:30PM-7:30PM
Dance to the rhythms of West Africa with live music and drum. Paid positions for 16-19 yr old

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MODERN DANCE

TEENS - ADULTS
Tuesdays, 7:30PM-8:20PM
Discover or rediscover the expressive dancer in you! 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 7:30PM
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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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