LiftOff applications due June 1st

Less than a month left to apply for NDA’s LiftOff Creation and Business Residency program!

This summer residency program runs August 1-31, 2015. The residency provides three physical-based performance artists with 22 hours of rehearsal space each, two creative feedback group sessions and one two-hour career consultation facilitated by director Karen Bernard. There is no fee for the residency.

Apply online now

Notification of acceptance will be July 30, 2015.

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Special Events: Performance Mix Festival


Thursday, June 4

Opening Reception

Celebrate opening night with us! All artists and audience members are invited to a reception following the Thursday evening performance at HERE.

Friday, June 5: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

Breakfast Mix

Creating work inspired from outside an artistic discipline: Join us for breakfast, performance, and lively discussion.

Performance by Emilie Roberts, roller derby athlete in collaboration with Canadian choreographer George Stamos. Discussion moderated by Moirah Evans will follow the performance and will include visual artist Michele Beck, whose new documentary examines pole dancing as a woman-only activity. Breakfast Mix is hosted by the Cultural Services of Quebec, New York. This event is free, and breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to

Tuesday, June 9

Closing Reception

Artists and audience are invited to enjoy food and drink following the final performance at HERE. Much more information to follow! Read more

Announcing Performance Mix Festival: 29

pm29logo New Dance Alliance presents  2015 Performance Mix Festival: 29th Edition @ HERE  Thursday-Tuesday, June 4-9, 8:30PM  Opening / Closing Receptions  Breakfast Mix @ HERE Friday, June 5, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM 

“Rules are made to be broken in the Performance Mix Festival, where the artists explore the rarefied air where the wacky and the engaging never meet.”

The New York Times

Thirty-three eclectic artists present work that sets out in new directions, challenges the definition of dance, and takes us out of our comfort zones. Performance Mix, more than just a festival, is a community of dance, performance, and video artists from contrasting backgrounds and genres. And you are invited to visit.

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Rehearsal space: First-time user special!

Mirrors in studio

New Dance Alliance provides subsidized rehearsal space at 182 Duane Street. NDA’s private loft space holds 40 years of inspiration and is conveniently located in the heart of Tribeca.

The space is 23 feet x 30 feet with 10.5 ft. ceilings, linseed oil finished sprung-wood floor, mirrors, curtain covers for mirrors, low-flying trapeze point, natural light, wifi, audio and two big windows. The space is available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Regular rental rates are $8 per hour.

View more photos of the NDA Studio here!

First time users:

$5 per hour for the first 8 hours!

You can view available slots on our Studio Calendar.


  • Maximum of five people
  • For rehearsal only
  • Priority experimental dance and performance
  • No live music
  • No shoes or approved shoes
  • Approved usage of set and props

Doors to studio

The NDA Studio is located at 182 Duane Street between Hudson and Greenwich, two blocks north of Chambers. Easily accessible from several subway lines: A, E, C, J, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Sprung-wood floor made possible through a grant from the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.

The rehearsal space receives support from New York State Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mertz-Gilmore Foundation.

To book space or request more information, email us

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