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Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

We enhance the health and wellbeing of dancers and dance companies by providing affordable medical and preventive care.

The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries (HCDI) at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases is dedicated to providing dancers with high quality and affordable injury care and preventive resources. As the world’s leading authority on dance medicine, HCDI enhances the health, wellbeing, and quality of life of dancers and dance companies by providing breakthrough approaches to injury prevention, advanced medical treatment, education and training, and research.

Contact Us and Stay in Touch

To learn more about our services and to make an appointment, please call 212-598-6054 or email harkness@nyumc.org. You can also sign up to receive our quarterly e-newsletter, In Contact, and follow us on Facebook.

Our Services and Programs

HCDI is the go-to location for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation for dancers. Each year, the center’s faculty and staff provide thousands of evaluations, treatments, and screenings for performers at its clinical locations and at dance company facilities, schools, performance spaces, and even backstage. 

The services we offer include:

  • orthopaedic, medical, and emergency care
  • physical therapy and athletic training
  • therapeutic Pilates, yoga, and acupuncture
  • on-site company care, including backstage coverage and ongoing injury surveillance
  • continuing medical education
  • referrals to psychological services, nutritional counseling, gynecology, and primary care

We also offer continuing education courses for healthcare and dance professionals to learn more about evidence-based research findings.

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Plan Your Visit

Our Locations

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

614 Second Avenue
Suite G, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10016


Phone: 212-598-6054
Fax: 212-598-7613

Getting Here
Harkness Center for Dance Injuries—Dance Clinic

240 East 18th Street
New York, NY 10003

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries—Biomechanics Research Laboratory

380 Second Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10010