Our low-cost classes and workshops are led by established, progressive dance artists.

We are currently offering [Virtual] classes via Zoom on a Sliding Scale payment format or for FREE. [In-person] classes are available at a low cost.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines at Movement Research

Please review our Covid Safety Protocols for in-person classes, workshops, and events.

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  • Movement Research offers [Virtual] and [In-person] classes.
  • [In-person] classes are open-level. New to a movement class? Welcome! Please Review the class description and the faculty bio before class starts.
  • Pre-registration is needed for [In-person] classes. All participants must comply with the latest Covid/19 safety protocols noted in class description.
  • [Virtual] classes are held through Zoom. Review the MR Zoom Etiquette Guidelines posted on the class description before class begins.
  • Automated closed captioning will be available for all [Virtual] classes and workshops held through Zoom.

Our Classes

Morning Classes

Morning Classes were once held everyday at 10am, but now happen throughout the week at various times of day. Classes offer the opportunity to experience an artist Faculty's movement practices, investigations, histories. Classes may include somatic, improvisation, and movement phrase exercises. If dance experience is recommended, it will be denoted on the class webpage.

[In-Person] Morning Class: Love Letters 2 Your Body

Malcolm-x Betts
Tue, Feb 7 – Mar 14 10:00am–12:00pm
1 additional events

Physical Inquiry and Somatic Practices

A series of ongoing, weekly drop-in classes based in a variety of body practices, designed to expand one’s understanding and efficient use of the body. Classes are suitable for professional dancers and non-dancers alike.

[In-person] Pilates Mat Class for Dancers

Johanna S. Meyer
Tue, Jan 3 – Jun 27 2:00pm–3:15pm

[In-Person] Klein Technique™ / Movement Class

Barbara Mahler
Fri, Jan 6 – Aug 25 10:00am–12:00pm

[Virtual] Topf Technique /Dynamic Anatomy

Jaime Ortega
Tue, Jan 10 – Jun 27 1:00pm–2:30pm

[Virtual] BodyMind Dancing™

Martha Eddy, Sherry Greenspan, Stephanie Tack
Mon, Jan 30 – Jun 26 6:00pm–7:00pm

[Virtual] Starship Somatics

Petra Kuppers
Tue, Jan 31 – Jun 27 11:00am–12:00pm

[In-person] Feldenkrais

Antonio Ramos
Wed, Feb 1 – Feb 22 12:30pm–2:00pm

[In-Person] Alexander Technique

Emily Faulkner
Wed, Feb 1 – Feb 22 2:00pm–3:45pm

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch & Placement

Barbara Mahler
Thu, Feb 2 – Jun 29 1:00pm–2:30pm

[Virtual] Releasing

Julie Mayo
Mon, Feb 6 – Feb 27 10:00am–11:00am
9 additional events

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Movement Research partners with the Trisha Brown Dance Company to host a $16 in-person weekly Company Class taught by a rotating cast of current and former company members.

[In-person] Trisha Brown Dance Company

Shelley Senter, Patrick McGrath, Lisa Kraus, Jamie Scott
Wed, Feb 1 – Jun 28 10:30am–12:00pm

Dark Room Ballet

Hosted by Movement Research, Dark Room Ballet is taught by Krishna Washburn and designed specifically for the educational needs of blind and visually impaired people.

Click to learn about upcoming classes:

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class
[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Introductory Level Class

[Virtual] Dark Room Ballet: Open Level Class

Krishna Washburn, Alejandra Ospina
Mon, Jan 2 – Aug 21 8:00pm–9:30pm

Improvisational Forms

Movement Research hosts a variety of classes in improvisational forms. Weekly Contact Improvisation classes take place in the evenings at Eden's Expressway and Gibney Dance 280 Broadway. The Underscore, developed by Nancy Stark Smith, is held monthly at Eden's Expressway on every second Sunday and led by a rotating roster of Underscore Facilitators. On Saturday mornings, K.J. Holmes leads Athletics of Intimacy, which explores dancing through the improvisational lenses of somatics, contact improvisation, and perceptual composition.

[In-Person] Athletics of Intimacy

K.J. Holmes
Sat, Jan 7 – May 20 11:00am–1:00pm
1 additional events

Our Workshops


Workshops assist the pursuit of deeper levels of exploration into new dance processes, techniques, and ways of thinking and working, for faculty and students alike. Workshops are scheduled during MELT (Summer and Winter Intensives), in conjunction with the Movement Research Festival and at various times throughout the year.

[In-person] The Sounding Body Series: Revelatory Vibration

Tatyana Tenenbaum

[Virtual] Introduction to Disability Justice 101

Kayla Hamilton
Sat Feb 25 4:00pm–5:30pm



Movement Research’s Winter and Summer intensives featuring the most innovative teachers and creators in dance today. Workshops include technique, composition, somatic practices, and improvisation as well as non-studio topics like lighting design, reading groups, and “movie” nights.

For details visit >>MELT Winter 2023 webpage<<

Learn more about MELT

Our classes and workshops are located in a variety of studio spaces across New York.