Movement Research

150 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009

150 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009
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Studio Rental Information

Movement Research offers $10/hr space for rehearsal to independent dance artists and dance companies in both of our two studios at 150 First Avenue.

Rehearsal space is made possible by Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and In partnership with Mertz Gilmore Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program.

There are two Movement Research studios available for rental this space:

Ninth Street Studio -- 2250 sq ft. (approximately 26' x 86')

Courtyard Studio -- 960 sq ft. (approximately 21.5' x 43')

Accessibility Information about
Movement Research 122 Community Center

  • Entrance and Studios: Movement Research Studios and Offices at 122 Community Center are accessible spaces. Our 2 studios (Courtyard Studio and Ninth st studio) are located on the first floor and are wheelchair and mobility device accessible. The second-floor office is accessible by elevator.

  • Restrooms: Restrooms are wheelchair/mobility devices accessible and are all-gender.

  • Service Animals: Movement Research and 122CC are welcoming to individuals with service animals. Under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.

  • Parking: Parking space is not available at this time. Please visit East Village Parking for parking lots near 122CC

  • Public Transportation: Closest Accessible Subway Stations (with elevators): 1 Av L train. All subway and bus connections are subject to planned and unplanned service work. Please visit MTA Accessible Stations and Elevator and Escalator Status page for daily updates.

For access questions about the studio space, please contact [email protected], subject line: ACCESS AT 122CC.

Read the COVID-19 Safety Protocols at Movement Research in preparation for your visit.

Studio Booking

122 Community Center is available for rehearsals, classes and workshops.

Rates & Policies

* Courtyard Studio: $10/hour
* Ninth Street Studio: $10/hour

Movement Research, 122 Community Center is an accessible space. Studios are wheelchair accessible. The second floor office is accessible by elevator. Restrooms are wheelchair accessible and are all gender. Please contact [email protected] or (212) 598-0551 (voice only) for further access requests or questions.

Cancellation Policy:

There is a 2 week Cancellation Policy:

$10 cancellation fee within 48 hour cancellation

Studio Availability

10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Interested in booking studio space?

What you need to know:

Covid-19 Protocols for the Subsidized Rehearsal Space Program

  • Individuals who submit studio space requests must provide proof of vaccination and Photo ID here: Covid Vaccine Verification Form
  • Masks are still required:
    • In the common areas of 122 Community Center.
    • During MR Workshops and Classes.
  • Masks are optional:
    • ONLY in the MR Studios during private studio booking times.

How to Request Space:

  • The MR Studios at 122CC will be available during regular hours (9:00am-10:00pm) every day of the week for studio time reservations. Eden's Expressway is not available for bookings at this time.
  • Please check our calendars for availability before sending in your request. We are currently maintaining a 30-minute buffer between all activities in our studios as part of our Covid Safety Protocols. The blocked times on the calendars do not include this buffer.
  • Email all requests to [email protected]. Space requests must be sent a minimum of one week in advance of the first requested studio time.
  • For accessibility inquiries, please reach out to [email protected]

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