Heather Kravas, Duet Duet at The Arts Center, 2022, photo by Julieta Cervantes
Heather Kravas, Duet Duet at The Arts Center, 2022, photo by Julieta Cervantes

About the RehearsalWeek Program

LMCC’s rehearsal program is a core part of our commitment to ensuring artists have free space for creative development and production in New York City. RehearsalWeek offers studio space to dance makers and movement artists currently in need of space to support a week-long intensive rehearsal period. Studios are made available for FREE to dance and movement artists in NYC. The dance studios are clear-span with sprung marley floors and gorgeous views of the NY Harbor & Lower Manhattan from LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island. Accessible via the ferry to Governors Island from the Manhattan Battery Maritime Building.

Please note: Due to high level of interest in RehearsalWeek, March-May bookings are now full. The next batch of bookingsn for weeks in July-August will open on Monday, June 3rd. Please check back on June 3rd to reserve your RehearsalWeek.

RehearsalWeek is supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.

The 2024 RehearsalWeek program will provide one-week dance studio lockouts during the below periods in the dance studios at LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island:

  • March 4 - May 5, 2024
  • July 1 - December 22, 2024  

All requests must be received through our Registration Form available HERE

The studio space is distributed on a first-come first-served basis. The form will remain open until all available weeks are full. All requests are processed on an ongoing basis and confirmed via email at least two weeks ahead of the scheduled booking whenever possible. Available rehearsal weeks will be released in batches. 

  • For bookings during March 4 - May 5, registration opens on February 5.
  • For bookings during July 1 - September 1, registration opens on June 3.
  • For bookings during September 2 - November 3, registration opens on August 5.
  • For bookings during November 4 - December 22, registration opens on October 7. 

More details included below.