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On the eve of January 23, 2020 a 3-alarm fire, which escalated to 5-alarm, tore through 70 Mulberry Street, home to Chen Dance Center. The historic building, formerly PS 23, is home to numerous cultural and social service organizations. We are grateful all our teaching staff, artists, and students are safe.

For over 40 years, Chen Dance Center has been dedicated to serving the Asian-American and dance communities through arts education. We will continue to provide on-going classes in the community until 70 Mulberry Street is restored.

At a time like this, we ask for your help to get back on our feet. For those able to help us at this difficult time, your support is greatly appreciated at charity.gofundme.com/chendancecenter

JULY 2, 2020: Mayor de Blasio has announced that there will be funds for rebuilding 70 Mulberry Street

UPDATE 5/25/20: Help us rebuild CHEN DANCE CENTER ARCHIVES! Click here to read more

UPDATE 3/12/20: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic ALL dance & music classes will be suspended.

UPDATE 2/17/20:

Upcoming fundraisers to help Chen Dance Center fire recovery!

Tuesday February 25th at The McKittrick Hotel’s Manderley Bar from 10pm-11:45pm

Monday March 2nd at Existing Conditions (35 W 8 St) RSVP online

Saturday March 7th at 301 Henry Street from 6-10pm RSVP online

UPDATE 2/14/20:

Spring semester classes will begin on February 22nd at two locations. Please bring your Spring semester receipt with you on the first day of classes: 2/22, 2/23, 2/25

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