84 Euclid Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
NJ TTY 800-952-7897
Center For Modern Dance
Non-Profit since 1962!
Awarded New Jersey State Council on the Arts Citation of Excellence
The Center for Modern Dance Education (CMDE) is a non-profit 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 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 if for everyone, including individuals with disabilities, youth at risk, older adults, and people of all income levels. CMDE is a member of Dance New Jersey and the National Guild of Community Arts Education. CMDE is a current recipient of a Citation of Excellence from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
Fall 2014 Classes
Our Fall dance classes start on September 13th but there is still plenty of time to sign up. First class is always free and you can try as many as you like before deciding. We have classes for all ages and abilities. Check out our class schedule and feel free to give us a call or stop by anytime!
Auditions for our scholarship and dance companies are starting this month. Individuals interested in auditioning should call to notify of plans to audition before audition date.
Learn more about our scholarships/companies.
Download auditions schedule.
Instructor Spotlight: Jason Warley
Jason Warley's training began under the late jazz dance legend, Frank Hatchett, and subsequently at Lehman College, Broadway Dance Center, and The Ailey School (formerly known as, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center). Early in his career, he did world tours with recording artists, Shannon, Le Click and the BackStreet Boys. He has choreographed productions of Ragtime, Dreamgirls, Smokey Joe's Cafe, and Singin' in the Rain. At CMDE, Jason co-directs our boys summer dance program which has successfully run for many years. He is also the owner of Man In Motion, a network of male dance professionals offering services related to master classes, workshops, choreography, teacher subs, and more.