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Attention: If this is your first time renting from Harkness Dance Center, you must compete a Space Grant Application (see link at bottom of page.) You only need complete this application once, however you are not confirmed for space until you receive an email from 92Y Harkness Dance Center confirming your days and times.

92nd Street Y has been a historic home of modern dance, nurturing the talents of such dance pioneers as Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Anna Sokolow, Hanya Holm, Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Robert Joffrey, Pearl Primus and Lester Horton. These artists created, performed and taught at 92Y, building the foundation for contemporary dance as we know it.

Today, with generous support from the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center continues to be a home for dance teaching, creation and performance, serving the professional world and the community at large.

Buttenwieser Hall is the Harkness Dance Center's primary dance performance space. This is our most spacious and elegant room with an inspiring history.

Subsidized dance rehearsal space for the creation of new work is also available at $10/hour.

First time applicants are required to complete both the Space Grant Application Form and the booking request to be considered.

(Online - Space Grant Application Form Here)

Space Usage EditEdit Space Usage

Permitted Uses Rehearsal, Performance, Special Event, Audition, Photo Shoot, Video/Film Shoot, Meeting
Disciplines Dance
Restrictions On Use Purpose of use must be dance related. No Food or Drink in studios without prior arrangements, no rosin, and no open flames. Due to 92Y Liquor License regulations, renters are prohibited from serving alcohol at our location unless prior arrangements through 92Y Food & Beverage Department have been made.


COLORED BLOCKS = NOT AVAILABLE Click on open time blocks to create a space request.
Space requests must be at least 1 day in advance.
Rental must be for at least 1 hour

Booking Policies EditEdit Booking Policies

How To Book

Take a look at our calendar and fill out the Request Booking Form- we'll get back to you asap!

If you are a first time applicant you are required to complete our application form.

(Space Grant Application Form Here)

Hours Of Operation Studio is available for rental between the hours of 8 AM - 10 PM
Rental Policy For Space Grant rates you must be a dance artist and using the space for rehearsal. Application available here
Cancellation Policy Cancellations must be received in writing 2 weeks prior to date of usage so that we may make the space available to someone else. No refunds will be given. In the event of cancellation, we will do our best to accommodate by rescheduling.
Open to last minute space requests. true
Booking Requirements Full payment
Rental Personnel On site manager, Maintenance, Security, Building engineer, Rates include some or all equipment
Performance Personnel Technical director
Payment Types Cash, Check
Options -
Other Allowed Activities Percussive footwear, Live percussion

Features EditEdit Features

Space Dimensions 2350.0 sqft
Space Features Column-free, Air-conditioned, Heated, Grid, Barres, Mirrors, Embellished Ceiling Mural
Technology Cell service, WiFi
Flooring Sprung wood, Marley available
Stage Configuration -
Stage Dimensions -
Seating capacity 110
Seating Multi level, Seating risers, Flexible seating

Equipment EditEdit Equipment

Lighting Fluorescent, Incandescent, Natural lighting/windows
Furniture Chairs, Floor mats
Amenities Dressing rooms, Shower
Instruments and Accessories Rehearsal piano
Audio Equipment MP3/auxiliary input, CD player
Video/Film Equipment -
Studio Arts/Maker Equipment -

Accessibility EditEdit Accessibility

Parking Street parking, Paid garage/lot parking
Accessibility ADA or AODA compliant, Accessible without stairs, Elevator, Patron restrooms
Audience Services Restrooms
Miscellaneous -

Rates EditEdit Rates

Use Hourly Daily Weekly Monthly
Rehearsal $10 - - -
Performance - - - -
Special Event - - - -
Audition - - - -
Photo Shoot - - - -
Video/Film Shoot - - - -
Meeting - - - -

This space was last updated on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:48AM