November 2022

Pre-K Availability - Registration - Alumni Spotlight - Upcoming Events -

October Highlights - Updated Mask Policy - Rehearsal Space

Important Dates

Dance NYC Roundtable Series 

Wednesday, November 9th


Freestyle Fridays

Friday, November 11th


Parent Workshop

Saturday, November 12th

Mind Your Beat Dance Battle

Saturday, December 5th


Pre-K Availability

We currently have a spot open for a Pre-K student.

If your little one was born in 2018 and you are interested in enrolling them Pre-K at Mind-Builders, please call us at 718-652-6256 and ask to speak to Gilanyi Batista.

Actualmente tenemos un espacio disponible para un estudiante para el Prescolar de Mind-Builders. Si su niño nació en 2018 y usted está interesado en inscribirlo, llámenos al 718-652-6256 y pida hablar con Gilanyi Batista.

Become Family This Fall: There's Still Time to Register

Fall/Spring Season

Whether you are looking for opportunities for your little ones or yourself, we offer programs for all ages! We also offer free classes and financial aid options so hurry and register before classes fill up!

Click on our Fall/Spring Brochure to learn more.

Fall 2022- Spring 2023 Brochure

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Alumni Spotlight

This month's spotlight is on Mind-Builders alumni Ayodele Casel!

Ayodele Casel is not only an award-winning tap dancer and choreographer, but also a Mind-Builders Positive Youth Troupe (PYT) Alumna! She is known more recently for choreographing the hit Broadway show, Funny Girl and teaching actress Lea Michele how to tap dance. Our staff member Karen Seymour recently saw Funny Girl and was absolutely blown away by the choreography. 

If you are interested in watching Ayodele in action, don't miss her new show "Chasing Magic" at The Joyce Theater! She'll be performing from November 2- November 13

Best of Luck Ayodele!

Don't miss these upcoming events!

Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion Series

Wednesday, November 9 | 6:30PM-8:30PM

Mind-Builders will be hosting Dance NYC's, Dance Industry Census Roundtable Discussion Series on November 9th. Dance workers, organizations, and businesses are invited to join the conversation and share your experience of what it's like working in our industry. This series is free to attend. (Registration Required)

Click here for additional Information

Freestyle Fridays 

Friday, November 11 | 6:30PM-8:30PM

Come and connect with other youth through

games, food, and entertainment for this monthly program! There will be a live DJ and opportunities to win special prizes! This is a safe space for creative expression.

Limited spots are available so be sure to RSVP ASAP. Click here to RSVP 

November Parent Workshop

Saturday, November 12 | 11AM-12PM

Join us at Mind-Builders for our free monthly Parent Workshop hosted by our new Youth and Family Counselor, Brittany Murray! This month's theme is "Helping Hands." (Refreshments served.)

Click here for additional Information

Creative Music Songwriting Program

Award winning songwriter and professional musician Charles Duke, will begin auditions in December for his Creative Music Songwriting (CMS) Program. The innovative, interdisciplinary CMS program is for ages 14-21 and classes will begin January 2023. 

Click here for additional Information

October Highlights

We harvested more than happiness this October! Check out some highlights:

Classes Began

Classes began Thursday, October 4th and it felt great to see so many excited (and many new) faces back in class! 

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Book Giveaway

October was National Book Month and we celebrated with a Book Giveaway! We gave away 1000's of books donated by the International Book Project!

Did you miss our giveaway? We still have books left. Stop in Mind-Builders between Tuesday & Friday for books while supplies last. Book are for grades K-12 and adults!

Harvest Fest

Our young Mind-Builders had the thrill of their lives during Harvest Fest last Friday. They went through our haunted house, painted pumpkins, ate snacks and of course, left with candy.

Many thanks to our staff, our volunteers and everyone who donated. Harvest Fest 2022 was a success!

Virtual Faculty Meet & Greet

Families had another chance to meet their child(ren)'s instructors on Zoom during our Mind-Builders Parent Orientation and Faculty Meet & Greet.

Updated Mask Policy

As our Fall/Spring Season begins next week, we have re-evaluated our mask wearing policy. Masks are now optional for students, staff, and visitors according to your preference. We will continue to monitor local, state, and CDC guidelines and update our COVID-19 safety protocols as necessary to ensure everyone’s safety at Mind-Builders.

$5/hr Dance Rehearsal Space at Mind-Builders!

Spread The Word!

Did you know that Mind-Builders received funding from Dance/NYC to provide subsidized dance rehearsal space? The funding allows us to provide $5/hr (2 hr minimum) private studio space! We believe this is an amazing opportunity for dancers in our community to have a safe, comfortable and most importantly, affordable space to practice their forms of movement. So if you know anyone that can benefit from this, please share this information with them. We really want our community to take advantage of this opportunity.

Click the link below to rent dance space!

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