Fall Registration is OPEN!

Ballet 1 teacher  Juliana Marsh  invites students to share their favorite movements during opening circle! Click  here  for a full list of classes for ages 3 through adult!

Ballet 1 teacher Juliana Marsh invites students to share their favorite movements during opening circle! Click here for a full list of classes for ages 3 through adult!

Registration for NEW FAMILIES opens Tuesday, September 3. Classes will begin SEPTEMBER 23. A complete schedule of classes is posted here. To register, contact Programs Administrator, Katherine Sing at ksing@coradance.org, call the office at 718-858-2520, or stop by Cora Dance at 358 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. Tuition for all classes is pay-what-you-can. A $20 annual registration fee per family is required at the time of registration to secure a child’s spot. Thanks for being a part of our Studio Training Program!


In 2019-2020, Cora Dance announces its 3C/Cora Community Connections Residency to providing 3 dance and performance-based artists and organizations with a home base to develop this work, evolve a process, create a project while connecting directly with the youth, fellow Cora artists and community members living in Red Hook, Brooklyn. This year’s 3C Artists-in-Residence are Falconworks Theater Company, Maxine Lyle/SoulSteps and Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance. 3C Resident Artists will take part in engagement opportunities that include offering episodic workshops, lectures or master classes; engaging as a guest artist in the Cora Youth Company programs; presenting informal performances and open rehearsals; and participating in forums, conversations and platforms that inform the larger cultural and curricular focus of the organization. Stay tuned for announcements about their work with Cora and throughout the city season. Click here to learn more about the artists.

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The 2020 UpRise Festival

About the festival…

In FY20, Cora Dance launches its UpRISE Performance Festival, the first of what aims to be an annual event celebrating distinct artistic voices who inspire community connection. After 10 years of intensive work to establish equitable and thoughtfully scaffolded dance education programs, 2020 UpRISE Fest marks the restoration of equal focus within the organization to the professional work of Cora Dance, both by Artistic Director Shannon Hummel and her company and select professional guests and resident artists. The season is anchored by the presentation of three works from Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance - both in-progress and from Hummel’s emotionally nuanced canon - selected and mounted specifically to elicit discussion important social issues of our time facilitated by those working in social justice and the arts. Artists this season include Falconworks Theater Company, Maxine Lyle/SoulSteps, Jose Joaquin Garcia/The Rubi Band, Cameron McKinney/Kizuna Dance alongside Shannon Hummel/Cora Dance and others. In times where we are pressed to bend toward division, UpRISE uses art as a means to stand tall for a future of communion, unity and hope. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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Cora values EXCELLENCE of programming, EQUITY for all involved, and deep INVESTMENT in the artists and families we serve. Cora serves 500 students annually, nearly 90% of whom receive tuition-assistance. No one is ever turned away based on what or if they can pay. None of this is possible without you. Please donate and keep excellent art equitable for every child!

In 2019-2020, Cora Dance is supported in part by funds from the Department of Youth and Community Development; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council; and additional funds provided by the Office of Councilman Carlos Menchaca, O'Connell Organization Family Foundation, Michael Tuch Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, Earlynn J. Miller Donor-Advised Fund of the Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, White Cedar Fund, Fred J. Brotherton Charitable Foundation, Meringoff Family Foundation and Cora's generous individual donors. Printed materials were made possible, in part, with funds from the Destination>Brooklyn Program, funded by the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams and NYC & Company Foundation, administered by by Brooklyn Arts Council; and with additional from SaveMor Digital Printing as of 7/19/19.

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