The best free dance performances and series in NYC

Discover NYC’s free dance performances, ranging from traditional to experimental, all while keeping your purse firmly shut

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New York City is (arguably) the dance capital of the world. But you don't have to always pay your way to the stage. Check out our lineup of the best free dance shows taking place at venues like the David Rubenstein Atrium and WeisAcres happening this weekend, this week and this month.


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Movement Research at the Judson Church

  • Critics choice
  • Free

Judson Mondays are here again. Pop by for a free evening of movement experimentation, curated by Neal Beasley, Bradley Ellis, devynn emory, Malcolm Low and Molly Poerstel.

  1. Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Sq South, at Thompson St, 10012
  2. Mon Nov 24 - Mon Feb 9
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Sundays on Broadway

  • Critics choice
  • Free

As an extension of her Salon Series, Cathy Weis offers Sundays on Broadway, a Sunday evening platform for screenings, performances and parties.

  1. WeisAcres 537 Broadway, between Prince and Spring Sts, no. 3, 10012
  2. Sun Nov 30 - Sun Dec 14
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Studies Project: "For What"

  • Free

Movement Research's 2014 fall festival, "Mattering," curated by Rebecca Brooks and Daria Faïn, in conversation with Shelley Senter, kicks off with a studies project. Moderated by Ursula Eagly, with panelists including Morgan Bassichis, Justine

  1. Gibney Dance 890 Broadway, at 19th St, fifth floor
  2. Tue Dec 2
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Eye on Dance video screening: "Dance in Israel"

  • Free

Eye on Dance host Celia Ipiotis screens a 1991 episode of her show dedicated to Israeli dance. Featured is Jeanette Ordman, the director of Bat-Dor Dance Company. Following the screening, Ipiotis moderates a discussion with guests Ze'eva Cohen and

  1. Gibney Dance 890 Broadway, at 19th St, fifth floor
  2. Wed Dec 3
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Second Avenue Dance Company

  • Free

Tisch Dance's resident company performs works by guest choreographers Shannon Gillen and Cora-Bos Kroese, as well as students for its December concert.

  1. Fifth Floor Theater 111 Second Ave, between 6th and 7th Sts
  2. Thu Dec 4 - Sat Dec 6
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Dance fever: It’s time to boogie down at the eighth annual Dance Parade

  • Free

Put on your happy feet: The eighth annual Dance Parade kicks off May 17 at 1pm at Broadway and 21st Street, where dancers of all ages and cultures—trained and otherwise—tap, pirouette and glide their way to Tompkins Square Park. The parade, a

New York Memory Center

  • Free

This nonprofit, community-based agency provides services to adults with cognitive, physical and emotional limitations. As host to Memory Arts Café, a series of free arts events for people living with Alzheimer's disease, the center occasionally

  1. 199 14th St, between Fourth and Fifth Aves, 11215
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Anita's Way

  • Free

This public plaza connects the Condè Nast and Bank of America buildings, and occasionally hosts site-specific performances. It was named after Anita Durst, founder of Chashama, which transforms vacant properties into artists' spaces.

  1. W 42nd St to W 43rd St, between Sixth Ave and Broadway, 10036
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