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55 Avenue C (between 4th and 5th street) New York, NY 10009

212-982-5751 - voicemail only

eastvillagedanceproject@gmail.com   

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photo- Hugh Burckhardt

EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT (EVDP), based in New York City, was founded in 1997 as a dance development program for youth age 4-18, under the artistic direction of Martha Tornay. EVDP offers classes in modern, ballet, pointe, improvisation and beginning choreography. EVDP performs annually in New York and has been at La MaMa Moves! for three seasons. The program has been recognized for its innovative approach to dance and education, and for offering pre-professional classes to all, regardless of social or economic situation. EVDP Students have also performed at Pace University, NYU Skirball Center, Abrons Arts Center, Vanaver Caravan Dance Festival, with Keigwin + Company, and at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. Past guest choreographers have included Nicole Wolcott, Ellen Cornfield and Molly Lieber. In January 2011, EVDP and GOH Productions opened Avenue C Studio as a permanent home.

At EVDP our mission is to provide dance classes to all, regardless of financial situation. We are thrilled to be able to offer two options to help maintain affordable dance education to all. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.

The Work-Study Program is a flexible program is suited for individuals who have time in their schedule to trade work for dance classes.

The Charlotte Ruby Cantor Scholarship Program is suited for individuals and families who are unable to pay full price for dance classes and who do not have time in their schedule for the work-study program. Find out more about these programs through our registration process.


7 Loaves/GOH Productions is an nonprofit arts service organization.

We maintain our standard that no student is turned away due to lack of funds.

Help us continue to support young dancers in the East Village 

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East Village Dance Project

Martha Tornay  Artistic Director

Chris Tornay Co-Founder

Victoria Roberts-Wierzbowski  Assistant Artistic Director

Bonnie Stein  Executive Director 7 Loaves/GOH Productions


We are proud members of Fourth Arts Block, FAB.

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