Joyce Theater



We are very glad to see our young dance-lovers and their grown-ups slowly returning to The Joyce Theater! And with the new guidelines and vaccinations established for children under 12 years old, we are thrilled to welcome back children attending the theater using Joyce Jr. memberships or purchasing a Kid’s Ticket to a Family Matinee. Older teens are welcomed to attend any performance and everyone must adhere to The Joyce Health and Safety Protocols.

Spring/Summer '23 Family Matinees

Parsons DanceSat, Mar 25 at 2pm

Atamira Dance CompanySun, Apr 2 at 2pm

Martha Graham Dance Company: Sun, Apr 30 at 2pm

Trisha Brown Dance CompanySat, May 6 at 2pm

Flamenco Vivo Carlota SantanaSat, Jun 17 at 2pm*

SW!NG OUT: Sat, Jun 24 at 2pm

Pilobolus: Sat, Jul 22 at 2pm

*Children and adult ticket-holders for the June 17 Family Matinee are invited to join Flamenco Vivo's dancer and guitarist to learn about the basics of flamenco, its cultural influences, and the dance and music elements you'll see on stage. The class is FREE. Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm. Location: Bayard Rustin Educational Complex (351 West 18th Street).  Use this link to register:

In the meantime, see past editions of Miss Heather’s Kids’ Picks that are filled with musical choices by D.J. MizzMac, book and video recommendations, and links to cool websites just for the younger set and families.

NYC Dance Venues Coloring Pages

Can you name three places to see dance around New York City?  Now’s your chance to visit dance venues around town by downloading our NYC Dance Venues Coloring Pages.  Coloring is fun at any age. Learn facts about dance spaces found in each borough. Try to figure out how to get to the world famous Apollo Theater through Apollo’s Maze, and see how many dance words you can find in the dancing word search. The coloring pages are the result of a collaborative project created by Joyce student interns!

View Coloring Book

Lastly, are you ready to try our Dance Challenge with Brenna? Learn a little choreography to the BTS song “Moon”. Challenge your friends to do it with you. Once you’ve got it, share it with us and we might share it on our Instagram page! 

Health & Safety Protocols

This school year let us all safely Get Closer to Dance!  All Joyce Theater teaching artists visiting your school will and must comply with all protocol and precautions in accordance with your school, the New York City Commissioner of Health and Mental Hygiene, and The Joyce Theater. 

For more information contact: or call 212.727.0169

Funding Credits


The Joyce’s Dance Education & Family Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. 

Lead support for The Joyce's Dance Education Program Live-Streaming Pilot Project has been provided by GKV Charitable Foundation. Key support for The Joyce’s Dance Education Program for Schools has been provided by Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation and In Motion. 

Special program support has been provided by Con Edison and SLA Foundation.