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MARGARET JENKINS DANCE LAB
The Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab is now available for dance artists and nonprofit entities to support their rehearsal, workshop or event needs. The Lab, a sunny and spacious 3,200 square foot studio featuring sprung hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, is home to the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and a research and development site for dance emphasizing artistic process.
The Lab dimensions are 80ft x 40ft with 12ft ceilings, with one pillar in the middle of the space (see photos below). It features a sprung hardwood floor, heating, ceiling fans, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, WiFi, sound system with MP3/auxiliary input, rehearsal piano and a lounge area with microwave and refrigerator. The Lab is ADA compliant and accessible via elevator. Marley floor is available for an additional fee.
The Lab is ideal for rehearsals, residencies, auditions, and workshops, and is also available for classes, performances, special events, film/video/photo shoots, meetings, and beyond.
First-time renters must book a minimum of 8 hours total to be entered into our system.
Afterwards, additional short-term rentals of any length can be requested based on our calendar of availability (below).
The Lab is available for ongoing classes, rehearsals or other long-term needs during the following times:
Mondays: 6am-10:30am, 4:30pm-midnight
Submit a Request
To book studio space, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
Name, phone number, desired rental date(s), start & end time(s), and a description of your planned activities.
Payment is due prior to your first usage unless other payment plans have been made in advance.
Cash, check or GooglePay are accepted.
All cancellations must be submitted to email@example.com at least 2 weeks prior to the rental. Reservations cancelled in this timely manner will be fully refunded, and will be issued once the renter has received confirmation of cancellation. Renters using less time than originally reserved, without cancelling in advance, will be charged the full rental fee.
In rare scenarios, the MJDC reserves the right to cancel a reservation by providing the renter three weeks notice. In such an event, MJDC will offer a full refund and/or credit for the cancelled studio time. The MJDC reserves the right to remove any renter from the building if the renter is in violation of any of the Studio Rental Policies.
All first-time renters must go through a brief 15-minute orientation at the Lab with Kegan Marling prior to your first use. Renters will be given an access code for the studio, and will be responsible for overseeing access for their group.
Tap shoes are strictly prohibited. Street shoes are not allowed in the dance space. All dancers must be bare-foot or wear soft jazz style shoes only.
Food and beverages are only permitted in the lounge area of the Lab and are not permitted in the dance space, except water in closed containers.
Renter may bring personal equipment and supplies for rehearsal, but may not store or leave any items after the rental period. The MJDC is not responsible for any personal property that may be stored or left on the premises.
A rehearsal piano is available for use, but may not be moved.
Candles, incense, open flames, smoke machines, hazers, dry ice, or any other kind of fire or atmospheric effects are not permitted in the Lab. The use of any of these will result in a $250 fine.
To maintain safety, the studio must never be left unattended with the doors open.
At the end of each rehearsal, the renter must ensure all doors have been locked and windows shut. A $250 fee will be charged for failure to adhere to this policy.
Please respect our other renters by vacating the studio at the end of your reserved time.
The Lab must be restored to the condition it was in before your rental. Any equipment moved during your rental must be moved back, and any trash disposed of in the receptacles provided. This includes tape or other substances left on the floor/mirrors. If the MJDC staff need to clean/restore the Lab after your use, there will be a $50 fee for cleaning.
For questions regarding Lab rentals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaded times indicate the Lab is reserved. All unshaded times are currently available.