The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA. (617) 547-9363
536 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA
The Dance Complex will be closed December 24th through January 3rd.
BUT please join us during the break for Winter Wonder Dance Festival 2015!
Normal schedule will resume Monday, January 4th.

1-day Workshops / Workshop Series


Updated: Monday, November 30, 2015

1-Day Workshops

Andrew Kelley. Ballet workshops in November!Ballet Classes in Cambridge

Thursday, December 10, 2015 / 7:30-9:00pm / Studio #3


Hello Dancers,
I will be teaching two classes at Dance Complex at 536 Mass. Ave. in Cambridge. The first will be on Tuesday, November 3rd at 6:30 in Studio 6. The second will be on Thursday, December 10th at 7:30 in Studio 3. The level of the classes is Very Challenging Intermediate. Anyone is welcome, however, except snobs. There will not be a lot of talking. There will be a little bit of talking and a lot of dancing. Ladies may choose whether to wear their pointes. The classes will be accompanied by CD. The cost will be $12.00 for 90 minutes.

Please come, you will be very welcome!

-Andrew Kelley

Kelley originally trained with Jurgen Schneider and David Shields in Massachusetts. In 1984 he was invited by the choreographer Hans van Manen to move to Amsterdam where he joined Dutch National Ballet under the direction of Rudi van Dantzig. In 1989 he was promoted to Second Soloist after performing the world premiere of a ballet by Carolyn Carlson, who created the leading role for him. Director Wayne Eagling promoted him to First Soloist in 1991.

His repertoire included the leading roles in Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, The Nutcracker and The Mouse King as well as roles in Four Last Songs, Monument for a Dead Boy (van Dantzig), Five Tangos (van Manen), Seventh Symphony (van Schayk), Voluntaries (Tetley) Symphonic Variations and Cinderella (Ashton). He retired from performing in 2001.

From 2001-2003, he was a teacher at the Amsterdam Hoogschool Voor de Kunsten while studying pedagogy with Jeno Gal and Susza Kun, methodology with Eva Ehn, music with Gitta Riech and pas de deux with Adol Hamzin at the Hungarian Dance Academy. He graduated with an MFA summa cum laude in 2004.

Kelley was a ballet master with the Hungarian Dance Academy and Hungarian National Ballet from 2003-2009 and with the Bayerisches Stadtsballett in Munich from 2009-2011. Kelley has been a guest teacher for Dutch National Ballet, Ballet Dortmund and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. He joined the faculty of Boston Ballet in 2014.

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How to Dance Funny - On Purpose!How to Dance Funny — On Purpose!

Exploring the Art of Comedy in Dance

Saturday, December 19, 2015

12:00 - 2:00pm

$40.00 at the door / $30.00 in advance
$45.00 Package includes Workshop & Ticket to Friday's 7:30pm performance of the acclaimed solo show; Blood on the Veil, at the Cambridge YMCA. Buy online at

"Death is easy -- comedy is hard!" Or so they say...

Making audiences laugh is one of the greatest thrills of performing, yet many believe they aren’t "naturally funny." Comedy is a skill like any other, and in this 2- hour workshop we will learn to blend dance and comedy by:

  • exploring the mechanics behind humor;
  • reviewing the basics of physical comedy, including mime, slapstick, and clowning;
  • practicing how to interpret music comedically;
  • learning how to set up and heighten a humorous scenario;\
  • inding each participant's unique comedic style;
  • And much more!

Bellydancer Carol Tandava Henning began performing in stand-up, working alongside and learning from notable comics including Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, and Ray Romano. She has also worked with NYC theater companies as an actor, director, writer, and producer, and has studied theatrical improvisation with the PIT, Magent, Artistic New Directions, Second City's Michael Gellman, and the Groundlings' founder Gary Austin. She has also trained in stage combat, slapstick, mime, and clowning.

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On-going Workshop Series
begins in NOVEMBER
Flamenco workshop with Isaac de Los Reyes at the Dance Complex!
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begins in DECEMBER

Sevillanas Workshop (Part 1)Sevillanas Workshop (Part I)


Laura Sánchez

Sundays, December 6th and December 13th from 10:00 to 11:30am.

Sevillanas are a type of Flamenco and one of the most popular and well-known folk dances from Spain. These are danced in pairs of all ages and sexes during celebrations in Andalucía, Spain.

Sevillanas are divided into four parts. In this 3 hours workshop you will learn the “First Sevillana” and will be able to dance with a partner.We will cover various aspects of the dance, from the hand and arm movements, to the foot movements along with the music.

Wear comfortable clothes. No special shoes are required. You don't need preview Flamenco Experience.

Come alone or with your partner and be ready to have lot of fun!

Limited Spots Available. Reserve yours here:

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