The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA.
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Updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Single &/or weekend Workshops
October - 2017

Rio Style Samba Workshop

During Weekly Samba Class


Luiz Claudio from Brazil!

October 14, 2017

1:30 to 3:00pm

Studio 2

$25.00/door; $20.00/online by 10/13/17- REGISTER HERE

Type of dance: Samba from Rio, Samba no pé
Hosts: SambaViva
Level: Open to all

Luiz Claudio is here! We met Luiz Claudio in Rio at the Carlinhos de Jesus studio and really enjoyed his classes and samba styling. We told him that if he ever wanted to come north that we would invite him to come do a samba class for us and that day has come! Don't miss out on learning from one of he best samba dancers in Rio! Come learn some new moves, make your samba smooth, cool and sensual with improved technique or learn samba for the first time! Class is open to all levels!

We will have this samba no pé workshop with Luiz Claudio during our regular Saturday samba class from 1:30 to 3PM at the Dance Complex. Price for workshop is $25.00 and it will be worth it! Early bird entry by October 13th online is $20.00-

We will also be have a partner dance samba de gafieira class with Luiz Claudio on Sunday October 15th- come try it out! A great bargain at $15.00. No advance price. Location TBD in Cambridge.

Check out the links of Luiz Claudio dancing and join the fun!
Partner samba- Samba de gafieira demo by Luiz Claudio Martins & Denise Serpa - Paris

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Racines Black Dance Festival

A one of a kind dance festival that explores the evolution of African dance in the Americas. Racines Black Dance Festival brings together specialists from a wide range of styles to teach workshops in traditional and contemporary African-rooted dance.

Classes include West African, Haitian, Brazilian, Early African-American, Tap, Charleston & Lindy, Funk, Breaking, Hip Hop, House, Afro Beat, and more! Stay tuned for a full list of classes and teaching artists.

Experience workshops, presentations, history music, and culture this fall in Cambridge!

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Cambridge, The Boss Chick Dance Workout is coming your way!

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Early Bird: $20.00 until 10/15/2017; Regular Tickets: $25.00
Advance tickets only. No refunds. Re-sale only.

Calling all ladies! Get on the dance floor and twerk with The Boss Chick Dance Workout-the ladies only hip-hop, dancehall, and afrobeats twerkout rocking the dance fitness scene worldwide. Let your hair loose, put on your fiercest fitness gear, and get ready to sweat, dance, and twerk like a Boss Chick in this non-stop 90 minute class with Master Trainer Portia Singh.
No experience necessary. Ladies Only. Twerk Drills, Twerk Cardio Routines, Floor Werk, Abs, and Choreography.


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On-going Workshops
begins in September 2017

Flamenco Classes for Kids & Adults

September 17 - December 17, 2017 - NO CLASSES OCTOBER 8, 22 and NOVEMBER 26

9:30-10:30am - Flamenco Kids - NO KIDS CLASS OCTOBER 8

10:30-11:30am - Beginner Flamenco

11:30-12:30pm - Flamenco Choreography

Single Class $20.00/hour; 5-class card/$90.00 (buy online/$80.00!); 10-class card/$160.00 (buy online $150.00!); Buy your 10 Class Card online and SAVE 25%!

A taste of Flamenco!

New beginner flamenco classes for kids and Adults with Laura Sánchez start September 17th! Don´t miss this opportunity to enjoy the passion of this art in your body and heart.

9:30AM: Flamenco Kids. Perfect Class for kids to get a taste of Flamenco, workout and have fun with friends. They will also learn and practice a little bit of Spanish!

10:30AM: Flamenco Beginner Class. This class is for anyone who want to enjoy the passion of flamenco in a funny and friendly environment. An artistic workout that will bring the best of you!

11:30 AM. Flamenco Choreography. This class is a preparation for the Flamenco End of Year Recital. We will work in different pieces of choreography that may be performed on stage during the year.

Tickets available at:; More info at

Note: The class card will be valid only from Sep 17th to Dec17th.

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Isaac de los Reyes Fall Flamenco Classes

September 23 - October 28, 2017

Saturdays, 1:30-3:00: All Levels Technique – no experience needed!

Saturdays, 3.00-4:30: Intermediate/Advanced technique and Choreo por Farruca

$25.00/class - Drop-ins welcome!

Fall for flamenco!!! Internationally renowned Madrid-based flamenco dancer Isaac de los Reyes returns to Cambridge for a 6-week session of classes from beginner to advanced. Do not miss your chance to start or continue your flamenco journey with this extraordinary dancer and teacher who is one of the leading artists of his generation.

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Sweat The Floor!

Hip Hop Conditioning

Fridays, September 22 - November 10, 2017


December 1 - January 26, 2018


Cost: $10.00

Is a class that infuses Hip Hop Dance and Cardio Conditioning. If you are a true beginner to hip hop, or a more seasoned dancer that wants to increase their stamina, this is the class for you. Have Fun, work hard, and leave it all on the floor.

Facebook: /sweatthefloor
Instagram: @sweatthefloor
Twitter: @sweatthefloor

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begins in October 2017

Class Description: The step workshop will teach a full routine during each class. Each routine will teach basic step movements of step while integrating hip-hop elements and focus on rhythm and precision through performance.

Bio: Jason Keeler stepped for 4 years at the high school and collegiate level, where he was on coed teams, and a co-captain. His passion for stepping lead him to choreograph routines and volunteer as a step teacher in elementary after school programs.

For more information, please contact:

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Fusion Bellydance Fundamentals

Tuesdays: 10/3/17, 10/10/17, 10/17/17 & 10/24/17


$15.00/class; $48.00/series

Fusion Bellydance is a modern offshoot of traditional dances from the Middle East, that teaches the integration of vocabulary and emotion of other dance forms into a foundation of Bellydance. In this class Laura will be teaching the foundational movements of bellydance, conditioning and combinations. She will also be working with students to develop their tools of spatial awareness and group dynamics through shadowing improvisation.

Links to Videos:

Bio: Laura Blake is a Portland, Oregon based Fusion Bellydancer with 24 years of experience in a variety of performance arts, including european classical flute, voice and fusion bellydance. She has won two competition titles, co-founded multiple dance companies, trained under and worked with many of the top dancers in her field, and is currently dancing in the Portland based company ‘The Allegro Project”, directed by internationally recognized artist Ashley Lopez. She is an 8 Elements Certified Datura Style Teacher through Rachel Brice, and has completed her 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher Training through the Sola School of Contemplative Arts. Laura values strong technique, authentic emotional expression, and social justice within art.

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begins in November 2017

Dances by Isadora Boston Company

Isadora Duncan Dance!

Classes are the first Sunday of every month, from 10:00am - 11:30am. The dates are:

  • Sunday, November 5th, 2017
  • Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
  • Sunday, January 7th, 2018
  • Sunday, February 4th, 2018
  • Sunday, March 4th, 2018
  • Sunday, April 1st, 2018
  • Sunday, May 6th, 2018
  • Sunday June 3rd, 2018

The cost is $20.00 per class.

Experience the full body flow of the technique and explore different facets of Isadora's choreography.... all dancers welcome... no prior Duncan training necessary. Classes will be taught by Dances by Isadora Boston Company members.

Description: An unconventional genius in her time, Isadora Duncan created works which have retained their vitality and relevance for today's dancers. Each day we will first experience the full body flow of the technique and then explore different facets of Isadora's choreography. .......all dancers prior Duncan training necessary. Classes will be taught by Dances by Isadora Boston company members.

For more info visit our website

For more information contact Sandy Zarotney-Keldsen at

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