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A dance fitness class based on world beats with a hip hop dance flavor.U-JAM
A dance fitness class based on
world beats with a hip hop dance flavor.


Liza Elmstrom and David Lee
(We are dance fitness instructors with over 10 years of experience)

6-week workshop

Wednesdays: January 7 - February 11, 2015


Cost: $12.00/class or 6 classes for $60.00!

Studio #5

We will get you sweating in no time by using easy to follow hip hop moves and great hip hop music!

Class description: U-Jam is a dance fitness program that unites world beats with urban flavor. The music will take you around the world from old-school hip-hop to Bollywood with an intense cardio workout that will make you sweat, tone your body, and leave you craving for more! Come Jam with us.



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8-Week Session

Saturdays: January 10th – February 28th


Studio 4

Cost: $13/class*

ESSENTRICS™ Workshop on Saturdays at The Dance Complex!

*Please use PayPal to save time: Memo: Essentrics. Refunds for pre-paid no-shows available with advance email notification. Cash accepted at door.

ESSENTRICS™ is a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. Based on the science of eccentric movement, the muscles are challenged in a lengthened position. Created by former professional ballerina Miranda Esmonde-White, ESSENTRICS™ is an original full-body technique that draws on the flowing movements of Tai Chi, the strengthening theories behind ballet, and the healing principles of physiotherapy. After just a few sessions, attendees experience reduced pain in their bodies, greater joint mobility, a healthy cardiovascular system, increased range of motion, and improved posture. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful, and healthy.

ESSENTRICS™ is used by hundreds of athletes, including the Montreal Canadiens NHL team, Olympic medalists, and professional athletes and dancers. It is low-impact and gentle enough to be used by people of all ages and abilities, and is the foundation of the #1 fitness show on American Public Television, Classical Stretch.

Instructor Bio: Severina Gates first discovered ESSENTRICS™ in 2009 and began training as an instructor is 2013. She has trained under creator Miranda Esmonde-White and is currently the only certified ESSENTRICS™ instructor in Massachusetts. Severina has 14 years of experience in ballet and has worked with athletes (including runners and climbers), seniors, and former dancers.

Questions? Email

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Beginner flamenco with Ramon de los Reyes at the Dance Complex!

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Master classes with Ian McKenzie at the Dance Complex. Fusion Workshops!MASTER CLASSES with Ian McKenzie

Fusion Workshops

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:00-5:30pm

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 12:30-2:00pm

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 6:00-7:30pm

Cost: $17.00 - $20.00


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Josie BrayThe School of Classical Ballet


Musical Theatre Master Class
with Josie Bray

Ages 12 and up!

Saturday, January 31, 2015


$20.00 pre-registration

Josie Bray is a director/choreographer, producer, and teacher. Josie is a two-time winner of the IRNE award for Best Choreography of a Musical. She was the Co-Artistic Director of the Animus Ensemble, a Boston-based theatre company, for five years and also served as the Executive Director of Green Street Studios, Center for Movement and Dance. InMusical Theatre Master Class with Josie Bray at the Dance Complex! New York City, Josie choreographed several off-Broadway plays. Josie has worked on several national tours and on the 2009 Broadway Revival of Ragtime. Josie has also directed at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston and teaches Movement for Actors at Emerson College. She is currently a senior Partner at U Rock Theatricals in New York City, where she is producing two musicals intended for Broadway.

To register, please call 617-721-6643 or email

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R & B Soul Line Dancing

4-Week Workshop

Saturdays, February 7, 14, 21, & 28,2015

10:00am - 12:00pm

$15.00/class ~ Buy 3, get the 4th free!

Line Dancing 4-week workshop in February at the Dance Complex!Contact: Sonya Joyner/617.513.8374 or Leigha Earl/617.828.8500

Description: Learn all of the popular line dances being done at weddings, cookouts and clubs! Be the one who knows the elevated versions of The Wobble & Cupid Shuffle. Line dancing is becoming increasingly more popular around the country!! It is a great cardio workout, can be done anywhere and doesn’t require a partner! This workshop will begin with basic terminology and steps covered in most line dances, giving students a strong foundation to build on. Each week we will teach new line dances, breaking each down step-by-step. Dances will get increasingly more difficult as we move from beginner line dances, through intermediate, to advanced. At the end of the 4-session workshops, students will be able to follow a “call out” or pick up a dance “on the floor”. Men strongly encouraged!! Ages 18 to 100! Clothing: Wear comfortable clothing and dance sneakers, or sneakers that you don't wear outdoors. STREET SHOES ARE NOT ALLOWED IN ANY STUDIO AT ANY TIME.

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House Dance Workshop. February 12th. At the Dance Complex! HOUSE DANCE WORKSHOP

with Sean Bjerke

Thursday, February 12, 2015



Description: This class focuses on familiarizing students with elements of House Dance, particularly the music that fuels it, the vocabulary that helps give it structure, and the transitions and movements that help students dance to house music.

The class will focus on developing House dance vocabulary, and applying this knowledge base to different exercises including, but not limited to, learning choreography, partner work, and freestyle dance. Though former dance training is a positive, beginner students are encouraged to attend this class (workshop) to learn basic concepts about music and movement.

Students will warmup during class, and are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing. Light-weight shoes or sneakers with acceptable ankle support are recommended, but not necessary.

For more information, or to pre-register, please email Sean:

Bio: Sean Bjerke began training in martial arts in 1991, and officially began dancing in 2001 at Tufts University. Since then, he has gravitated toward street and funk styles of dance, particularly Hip Hop, Locking and House. He was introduced to House Dance in 2008, and has since sought instruction from teachers in Boston, NYC, and as far as San Francisco.

He served as a choroegrapher, artistic director and producer of Unyted Stylz in Boston from 2006-2012. He currently serves as an artistic director of Concept Artists, an award-winning Boston- based performance company. Sean currently teaches Tae Kwon Do at the JH Kim TKD Institute. He also teaches Hip Hop at the Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, and has served as a guest dance instructor at several northeast colleges and universities, including Northeastern, BU, Dean College and Salem State.

Sean's style of House has been influenced by local House dancers, Steven "Rhythmz" Garcia, Sammy Savuth, and Ricardo Foster Jr. He has also sought training from Caleaf Sellers, Tony McGregor, Sekou, and most recently, Jardy Santiago, his current instructor.

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