Founding home of the Dance Education Laboratory

Since 1935, 92Y’s Harkness Dance Center has been a historic home of modern dance, nurturing the talents of such pioneers as Martha Graham, Alvin Ailey and Merce Cunningham. In the tradition of these trailblazers, we pride ourselves on carrying forward the art of dance instruction as envisioned 20 years ago by innovative educator Jody Arnhold’s Dance Education Laboratory (DEL). As the founding home of DEL, we are eager and delighted to help each and every student discover their inner dance artist, regardless of age, level or genre.

Join us—and let us show you the dancer in you.


Watch our DEL instructors learn from David Dorfman, Guggenheim and NEA fellowship recipient and Artistic Director of David Dorfman Dance Company.


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For more information about the Harkness Dance Center, call 212.415.5552 / email

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