The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA. (617) 547-9363
536 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Workshops / Workshop Series



Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2016



Leslie Salmon JonesJeff JonesKatrina BrowneMorley

with Leslie Salmon Jones, Jeff Jones, Katrina Browne, and

Sunday, July 24, 2016

3:00pm - 6:00pm

$25.00-$50.00 Sliding Scale

The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave., Cambridge

Come tap into 'embodied racial knowing.' Rather than just coming from our heads, we'll open our hearts and discover the deep wisdom of our bodies and souls on matters of racial identity, racism, white privilege, listening to the ancestors, and healing racial wounds in ourselves and in society. We'll draw on accessible forms of movement, story-telling, yoga, singing, African dance, stillness, and being part of the "group body." All are welcome, no experience necessary. For more info and to register: WWW.AFROFLOWYOGA.COM/EVENTS

In connection with the workshop there will be a screening of Katrina Browne’s documentary: TRACES OF THE TRADE: A STORY FROM THE DEEP NORTH

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:00pm
First Church Cambridge, 11 Garden Street

In this award-winning documentary (PBS: 2008) Browne chronicles her family's journey of reckoning with their ancestors' and New England's complicity in the slave trade. Retracing the Triangle Trade from Rhode Island to Ghana to Cuba, the ten descendants gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide.


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Join us September 9-10, 2016 at the Dance Complex.

Why should YOU participate in 24-Hour ChoreoFest?

24-Hour ChoreoFest is a tool for local professional dance makers to learn about themselves and their creative process and also to learn from their peers. The focus is on the process in this highly focused night of making dance, a secondary feature being strengthening bonds within the dance community as we all undergo the simultaneous stress, adrenaline and euphoria found in making and performing new work.

See our fun promo video and more information here:!24-hour-choreofest

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Arabesque Immersion workshop!Arabesque Immersion

with Yasmina Ramzy

September 24-27, 2016

11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Two or four days of immersing yourself in the unique Arabesque approach to Middle Eastern dance that Yasmina Ramzy has created over 32 years. The course includes technique discovery and drilling, music awareness, cultural history & significance, and emotional expression. Half of the day is focused on Arabesque Style dance technique with thorough feedback; the other half of the day focuses on regional folklore, music genres, Arab nuance, and studying the legends of bellydance with historical and socio-political commentary.

The first two days emphasize the foundation of Arabesque style technique. The second two days feature a more advanced level of technique as well as addressing creativity, improvisation, transitions, dynamics, and choreography construction.

Arabesque Foundation Technique 2 days, Saturday, September 24 AND Sunday, September 25 (10 hours)
Each day includes: technique (2 hours), history, culture and lineage of art form with video shows and commentary (1 hour), folklore styles (1 hour), choreography and improvisation (1⁄2 hour), musicality and emotion (1⁄2 hour.) One hour lunch break each day.
$195.00 (early bird $175.00 by July 22, 2016)

Arabesque Advanced Technique
4 days, Saturday, September 24 through Tuesday, September 27 (20 hours)
Each day includes: technique (2 hours), history, culture and lineage of art form with video show and commentary (1 hour), performance dynamics, stage presence and musicality (1 hour), choreography and improvisation (1⁄2 hour), folklore styles (1⁄2 hour.) One hour lunch break each day.
$345.00 (early bird $325.00 by July 22, 2016)

Register today! Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment. Online: REGISTER HERE, or send PayPal payment to (use the “Send Money to Friends” option to avoid fees.) Prefer check or cash? Email

Parking: Easy access to the Dance Complex via public transportation (MBTA Red line to Central Square) or driving from Mass Pike. Parking available at the Green Street Garage, located in Central Square at the corner of Pearl Street and Green Street. Metered public parking lots nearby (2 hour limit.) For ride-sharing, email Hanan to be connected with other attendees.

Lodging: Out of town dancers are encouraged to consider The Days Hotel Cambridge, just two miles (10 minute drive) from The Dance Complex, very close to Harvard Square, restaurants, shops, etc. Space is limited, book soon!


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On-going Workshop Series
begins in July
Isaac de los Reyes. Intensive. July 2 - August 10.
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Beginnger Bellu Dance. July 6 - August 17th.ANANTA SHESHA -
The artistry and science behind a modern form of dance, Belly Dance Fusion!
Begin to examine your body and learn how to connect to the body and mind thus leading to creative liberation. Be ready to explore every detail of your body and experiment. Unfold your authentic body and creativity!

For class subscription and information please email:; via website:;

Class begins Wednesday, 6th of July. Click here for details!

About Classes and Lessons.

Here's a video that shows a little about my personal dance experiments and sessions, mistakes and perfections.

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Intermediate/A dvance Modern


Audra Carabetta

Wednesdays July 13th - August 17th



Come take class!! We will work our way from the floor to standing with a thorough warm up and big luscious movement phrases! Hope to see you this week!

About: Audra Carabetta holds an MFA in dance from Smith College and a BFA in dance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been dancing, teaching and choreographing in the Boston area since the late 90’s. Audra has been on faculty at Amherst College, Smith College, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bridgewater State College, Holy Cross College, Ballet Arts Center of Winchester and Annemarie’s Dance Center. She has had the pleasure of performing with choreographers and companies such as: Across The Ages Dance Project, Brian Crabtree and Dancers, Lorraine Chapman The Company, Daniel McCusker Dance Project, Marcus Schulkind, Weber Dance, the Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company and The Boston Early Music Festival.

Teaching Philosophy: My goal as an educator is to inspire students to explore their own personal expression through a combination of post modern and contemporary techniques. I approach both kinesthetic and academic learning with an awareness of diversity and individuality, honing in on important fundamentals that foster self-confidence and a sense of community in the classroom. My studio instruction is clear, constructive, energetic and athletic, rooted in anatomical references and imagery. I have a unique approach to shaping movement and share this approach with my students in a supportive and positive environment.


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