The Jerome Robbins Dance Division Visit Request Form
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division at The Library for the Performing Arts is currently accepting appointment requests for guided and self-guided visits. Using our resources, the largest collection of dance objects in the world as the basis for instruction, we promote observation and critical-thinking skills to enhance classroom learning in both core subject areas and the arts.
Guided-visit appointments can be made no less than three weeks in advance of the requested visit date, and self-guided-visit appointments can be made no less than two weeks in advance. A separate form must be submitted for each visit, and we will do our best to accommodate your request(s). We will confirm your visit through a written confirmation.
Before submitting your request, please consult your school or organization's administration and calendar regarding bus maintenance days, testing days, school holidays, and half days. When selecting date and time preferences for your visit, please consider approximate travel time from your school or organization, as well as any guidelines your school or organization may have regarding school bus departure and return times. The subway is also an convenient form of transportation, with the 66th Street stop on the 1 train at the front of the complex.
PLEASE NOTE: THE JEROME ROBBINS DANCE DIVISION DOES NOT ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR SCHOOL VISITS DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST.
Here are a few things to keep in mind during your visit:
Visits to The Library for the Performing Arts are free-of-charge.
Guided Tours are offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
All groups must enter at the 111 Amsterdam Avenue entrance (Not the Plaza entrance) regardless of form of transportation. Please speak directly to the Education Coordinator to coordinate off-loading and loading of your group.
We do not have a designated room for lunch in the building at this time. There is a cafe on the first floor, but seating is limited. On nice days, we encourage you to eat, teach and relax outside on the Plaza. Please speak directly to the Dance Education Coordinator for safe-keeping of lunches during your visit.
If you need to cancel, please call 212-870-1746 or email
as soon as possible. We reserve the right to cancel guided visits based on weather conditions or other extenuating circumstances beyond our control, though this is an infrequent occurrence. If we have to cancel a visit, we’ll notify you as far in advance as possible.
Teachers and Chaperones accompany their group at all times. There should be 1 chaperone per 10 students for elementary and middle school groups. The Library will defer to either the NYDOE field trip guidelines, or individual schools' chaperone guidelines. Parents who are not chaperones are not permitted to attend Library visits.
Exhibit tours are 60 minutes, Guided building tours with catalog instruction are 90 minutes, Special Collections viewing can be either 60 or 90 minutes.
Please arrive on time. Content will be condensed in the event of a late arrival. If running late please call 212-870-1746.
In the exhibits and the 3rd floor Special Collections area:
Use quiet voices
Only use pencil for taking notes and for activities
Do not touch the items in the exhibit, unless expressed to do so in the exhibit or by teaching artist or security
Photography without a flash is welcome
No food or drink
Hold backpacks by your side instead of wearing on your back
Contact phone number
Main Office Number
Teacher Visiting with Class (if different from registrant)
Phone Number of Teacher Visiting with Class
Email of Teacher Visiting with Class
Community group-Varying ages-kids
Community group- Varying ages-teens
Community group-Varying ages-adults
Number of Students( maximum 40 students)
Number of Chaperones(must remain with the group at all times)
Selected Visit Lesson
Guided tours of the building including catalog instruction
Class visits to complement classroom learning/team-teaching
Exhibit tour with activity and/or discussion
Self-guided researching with guidance from Library staff
Activity and discussion to sharpen research and critical thinking skills, focusing on the moving image and photography collections
Is your group planning to eat a meal at the Library before or after the visit?
Do you have any English Language Learners?
If yes, please explain
The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is committed to facilitating the access of materials to all learners. Please notify us of any needs that would make the experience better for your students or participants.
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