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We believe that the information contained on this site to be up-to-date and accurate. If you find something that requires attention, please contact Dance Complex Contracts with any corrections. Thank-you for your understanding!

Congratulations to Debra Cash, the new Executive Director of the Boston Dance Alliance. Cheers to many years of dynamic collaborations and fruitful partnerships. Kudos to you! Kudos to Boston Dance! Tremendous thanks to Ruth Birnberg for shepherding the BDA for a decade of dedication and service!

~ Warmly, The Dance Complex Staff & Board
(posted 1/9/15)



The Dance Complex is accepting proposals for a curated series of performances in its Julie Ince Thompson Theatre for the 2014/2015 season.

Artistic quality, unique programming, solid and successful self-production history individually among applicants, and a balance of variety of genres overall for the series will be priorities in accepting either individual artists or companies.

The Dance Complex will support the series with augmented press/media, professional advice in both production and artistic matters. Details of costs for theatre rental, production will be available in March, 2014.

Request for Proposal/Interest will be accepted from this posting date through March 15 for interest in September-December 2014 dates. (Updated deadline for January- June 2015 will be announced. It is recommended to submit interest as soon as possible.)

Please send:

  • Company/Artist Name
  • Professional Resume with lists of previous productions (highlights if over 4 years of producing; full roster of productions if under 4 years - location, dates, contact person, if self-produced or presented). (No more than 3 pages)
  • Professional reviews (no more than three);
  • Contact information;
  • Program specifics: repertory, full evening; live/recorded music, video, props. (no more than 1 page)
  • Presentation date preferences for 2014-2015 season(specific dates will be considered; a range of dates appreciated so as to plan the best series);
  • Vimeo or other online addresses of previously produced work (preferred); please indicate if any of the work is work proposed for the series or how it relates to work proposed.

Please send to Peter DiMuro at, with a cc: to Jennifer Burpee at with "2014-2015 Season RFP" in the subject line.

As more details become available we will post on our website and send to those who have inquired.


For 20+ years, The Dance Complex has thrived from the 2nd floor on up to the sky
in its six Studios and Theatre! That will continue... just lower to the ground!

Read complete announcement

NEW!! August 2013




Announcing new Programs (and APPLICATIONS for them), including "I-ARE" for The Dance Complex

Letter from our New Director, Peter DiMuro

To: The Boston Dance Community
From: The Board of Directors, The Dance Complex

The Board of The Dance Complex Announces the Appointment of Peter DiMuro as Executive Director

CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Dance Complex Board of Directors is delighted to welcome and introduce career long arts administrator and artist Peter DiMuro as The Dance Complex’s new Executive Director. From a pool of dynamic and qualified candidates, Peter distinguished himself with his unique combination of experience leading an international touring dance company, leading service organizations, collaborating with artists, mentoring dancers, developing relationships with producers and funders alike, all in addition to an extensive career performing on stages all across the world. “We are excited about Peter’s arrival and look forward to the wealth of innovative initiatives he has proposed and the terrific ideas for engaging the community and building further partnerships across the city and state, “David Dance, President of the Board of Directors of The Dance Complex states and adds, “Peter’s bio reads like a veritable ‘Who’s Who?’ in contemporary dance, and we feel so fortunate to be the future beneficiary of Peter’s vast network and extensive experience.”

The Dance Complex Located in the historic Odd Fellows Hall, in Cambridge, MA; The Dance Complex is a volunteer‐based, artist run organization dedicated to promoting, advancing, and sponsoring artistic endeavors, creative work and education in dance and the movement arts. The organization, formed from the hard work and collaboration of members of the dance community, lead by pioneering founder Rozann Kraus, has been a model of a successful volunteer‐based community engaged in dance study and making since 1991. Culturally, The Dance Complex is a process; we are members of the arts community establishing a resource, referral and support center that is responsive to a wide diversity of needs for both professional dancers and those who enjoy moving.

“This community has made an incredible living, breathing monument to dance in Central Square”, Peter offers. “I look forward to guiding us to a next phase of development.” Through his appreciation of diverse ideas, approaches and people, as Executive Director, Peter will sustain and build positive relationships with other arts organizations, dancers, instructors, the City of Cambridge, and all who are committed to dance. In addition to leading the staff in the identification of best practices and future frontiers for The Dance Complex, the Executive Director will oversee all administrative and programmatic elements of activity.

See Peter's biography here. We look forward to introducing Peter, along with upcoming plans at the start of the fall season early in September. Stay tuned for details.

David Dance
Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors: Anne Brown Allen, David Dance, Richard Getz, Mary McCarthy, Jayne Murphy, William Parsons

Hello Dance Complex Community!

Due to our bills rising, electricity and heat, we will be raising our rates for rehearsals starting April 1st, 2012. We will also be looking at our prices for classes, workshops, workshop series, showings, photo-shoots, video-shoots, events, festivals and performances in the near future.

Thank you for continuing to support our dance community.

Starting April 1st New Rates:

Rehearsals before 6pm on Weekdays: $10/ per hour

Rehearsals after 6pm on Weeknights: $18/ per hour

Rehearsals on Weekends: $15/per hour


Give the Gift of Dance

A Dance Complex gift certificate is good for a class, rehearsal space or access to a Dance Complex sponsored event.

Up to $50.00 in value, plus a $5.00 fee, never expires!

Can be purchased during regular business hours, M-F or send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the name of the recipient, the amount, plus the $5.00 fee in a check or money order to The Dance Complex.

The Dance Complex is a Top Non-Profit

As part of the nation-wide 2010 Art Appreciation Campaign, Cambridge-based The Dance Complex was voted one of the best non-profits. Though there is no monetary reward with this recognition, the increased visibility and credibility it affords is substantial.

Hosted by GreatNonprofits, Guidestar and Intersection for the Arts, this selection will provide the volunteer based center with a closer link to philanthropic groups and individuals.

In its 19th year, The Dance Complex is the proud steward of The Odd Fellows Dance Hall in Central Square, Cambridge. With a diverse offering of classes, rehearsal and performance facilities it is the only non-membership organization that offers ongoing, drop in classes for all ages, skills and interest levels in the area.

A recipient of Cultural Facilities Funding, the Julie Ince Thompson Theatre, lobby and offices are now fully accessible. This renovation was recently completed by the S & H Construction Company.

Other recognized non-profits include Lenox's Shakespeare & Co, VSA of Boston, Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center (VA) and NYC's Playwrights' Horizon.

Rozann Kraus


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