The CUNY Dance Initiative provides local artists with rehearsal and performance space on 13 CUNY campuses across the five boroughs.

*Approximate public transportation travel times from Times Square are provided as a guideline.

Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College

*20 minutes from Times Square

Address: Lexington Avenue at E. 25th Street
Studio: 23’x33’, wood floor, piano, mirrors
Nagelberg Theatre: 48’x27’, wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 220
Mason Hall: proscenium stage, 44’x21’, wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 600
Specs: www.baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/rentalinfo

Mason Hall and the rehearsal studio are very flexible schedule-wise during the entire year; the Nagelberg Theatre is in high demand and is usually heavily booked.

Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC

*20 minutes from Times Square

Address: 199 Chambers Street
Theater II: 34’x24’, masonite floor with marley available for performances; audience capacity 267

BMCC is closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for six weeks each summer from the last week of June through the second week of August. No residences can be scheduled during that time.

City College Center for the Arts at Aaron Davis Hall

*35 minutes from Times Square

Address: 133rd Street at Convent Avenue
Studio/Theater B: 48’x32’, Masonite sprung floor, flexible black box for performance or rehearsal (max audience capacity 267)
Marian Anderson Theater: 40’x50; Marley over masonite floor, audience capacity 630
Specs: www.adhatccny.org/rent-aaron-davis-hall/

Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College

*20 minutes from Times Square

Address: 59th Street at 10th Avenue
Black box theater: 32’x22’; concrete floor; audience capacity 99
Gerald W. Lynch Theater: 36’x19’ proscenium stage; sprung wood floor with marley available; audience capacity 595
Specs: http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/technical-specifications

School for Visual Media and Performing Arts at Brooklyn College

*60 minutes from Times Square

Address: 2900 Bedford Avenue
Studio: 60’x49’, sprung wood floor, mirrors

On Stage at Kingsborough at Kingsborough Community College

*80 minutes from Times Square

Address: 2001 Oriental Blvd
Studio: 35’x25’; sprung linoleum floor
Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center: stage is 50’x30’; sprung floor, battleship linoleum covering, marley available; audience capacity 699
Specs: http://www.kbcc.cuny.edu/center/Documents/tech_specs.pdf

The stage is available for the duration of residencies and the studio can be used as well. Residencies can be held during January, July, and August and must take place during normal business hours.

Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture

*35 minutes from Times Square

Address: 450 Grand Concourse
Main Theater: 42’x38’; sprung wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 894
Rep Theater: 32’x24’; sprung wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 367
Specs: www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/rentus.shtml

Lehman College, Theatre and Dance Program

(STUDIO ONLY) *35 minutes from Times Square

Address: 250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Studio: 40’x60’, sprung marley floor, mirrors

The studio is available on weekends year round and on weekdays during the summer.

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

*20 minutes from Times Square

Address: 31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City
Studio: 15’x30’; sprung wood floor, mirrors
Mainstage: 44’x36’ proscenium, marley floor, audience capacity 742
Little Theater: 46’x26’ center thrust stage, marley floor available, audience capacity 199
Specs: www.lpac.nyc (click on rentals)

York College, Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center

*60 minutes from Times Square

Address:94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd, Jamaica
Main Theatre: 84’x46’ proscenium, sprung wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 1350
Little Theatre: 23’x27’ thrust stage, wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 150
Rehearsal room: 29×26, wood floor, mirrors, can be used for low-tech showings

The theaters and rehearsal room have the most availability during January, February, July, August and December. During weekdays when classes are in session, availability varies by theater: the Main Stage Theater is more flexible during the day, while the Little Theater is more flexible in the evening.

Queens College, Kupferberg Center for the Arts

*75 minutes from Times Square

Address: 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
Studio 101A: 30’x56′; sprung wood floor with marley, mirrors
Studio 101B: 22’x52′; sprung wood floor (ideal for tap, hip-hop), mirrors
Colden Auditorium: 76’x37.5’; sprung wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 2100
Goldstein Auditorium: 40’x35′, wood floor with marley available, audience capacity 450

The studios are available on weekends year round , and on weekdays in January and during the summer. Colden Auditorium stage may be used for rehearsal but marley isn’t available other than for performances. Goldstein Theater has limited availability during the summer.

Queensborough Community College, Dance Program

*90 minutes from Times Square

Address: 222-50 56th Ave, Bayside
Studio: 40’x40’ sprung wood floor, mirrors

The studio is available on weekends year round and on weekdays during the summer. The Dance Program typically presents a performance by a guest artist in the spring of each year.

College of Staten Island, Department of Creative & Performing Arts

*90 minutes from Times Square

Address: 2800 Victory Blvd
Studio: 20×30’; wood floor
Williamson Theater: 38×29; wood floor with marley available; audience capacity 442
Specs: www.cfashows.com/rentalsch.htm

Beginning in 2018-19, we are partnering with Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden on PASS (Performing Arts Salon Saturdays), a curated performance and residency program.

The Staten Island residency package includes:
> 25+ studio hours at College of Staten Island
> Teaching a master class at College of Staten Island
> Up to 100 studio hours at Snug Harbor
> Access to a live-in cottage at Snug Harbor for month leading up to performance
> Presented performance as part of Snug Harbor’s PASS series
> Residency and performance stipend