The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA.
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The Dance Complex will be on Winter Holiday Break from December 24 thru January 1.
Re-opening January 2, 2018!
Come join us for Winter Wonder Dance Festival 2017!
 

Single &/or weekend Workshops / On-going Workshops
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Updated: Monday, December 11, 2017

 
Single &/or weekend Workshops
December - 2017

Winter Wonder Workshops: December 27 - 30

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Somatic Practices and Spirals
Pam Pietro
December 27-30 | 10:00-11:00am
Pricing: General: $15.00; BDA: $12.00
Class Description: Pamela Pietro’s teaching exists to widen the physical range and mental awareness of dancers’ technical capabilities. Pamela’s thorough anatomical knowledge and principles of alignment lead to full physical charge underlaid in release and response, incorporating floor and upper body that leads to the expansive movement phrases explored across the floor.

Practice/Process/Intention
Pam Pietro
December 27-30 | 11:00-1:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: The class is pure physicality by designing the body in space through positive motivation, clear detail, initiation, follow-through, focus, and intent while exploring varied spatial directions within the environment. There is no forcing, only a space for individual learning through process and practice.

Contemporary Styles
Levi Marsmen
December 27-30 | 6:00-8:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: This contemporary class will fuse a modern jazz warm up with an emphasis on contemporary movement to explore an unconventional style of movement. Class begins with a warm up designed to focus on weight distribution, core stability, proper alignment and musicality. Be prepared to gain a better understanding of movement quality, versatility, and classical technique.

Ballet Technique
Boyko Dossev
December 27-30 | 11:00-1:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: Two hours of Ballet Technique Class with emphasis on alignment, strength, and preparing the body for a day full of intense dancing. The class is recommended for all dancers and all levels.

Cecchetti for Contemporary Dancers
David Parker & Bang Group
Wednesday December 27th | 6:00-8:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: The Bang Group trains in this venerable method which has proven so useful to contemporary dancers both here and abroad. Pina Bausch's company and Anna Teresa de Keersmaeker's dancers train in it with TBG's favored teacher, Janet Panetta. The Cecchetti method works harmoniously with the bones and muscles in producing classical lines and movement which, like contemporary dance, favors fluidity and precision in the upper body as much as in the legs and feet. It makes real classical dancing accessible to a wide variety of body types, ages and abilities.

One Minute Dances
David Parker & Bang Group
Thursday December 28th| 6:00-8:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: David Parker will offer several of his one-minute dance prompts which an produce deliciously short instant dances (though they may take longer than a minute to make) and which also pose--and occasionally answer--long and dearly-held questions about the form. The prompts are individually assigned and tailored to the interests of each class member. All levels of experience welcome.

House Dance
Sean Bjerke
December 27-28 | 6:30-8:30pm
December 29-30 | 5:00-7:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: This series of four 2-hour workshops is geared toward students who want to:

  • build a better house foundation
  • learn the names of basic house steps & concepts
  • gain drills for improving footwork
  • understand how to effectively transition between basic house steps
  • get better at improvising movement
  • improve their conditioning to more effectively dance house

The workshops will not focus on learning choreography, though exercises may be applied through drills & movement combinations.

Advanced/Professional Contemporary Modern Technique
Brian McGinnis
December 28 | 6:00-8:00pm
December 29 | 5:00-7:00pm
Pricing: General: $22.00; BDA: $20.00
Class Description: Brian offers a class that uses the joy and passion of moving to engage in the structure and foundation of dance. Be ready to practice a broad range of skills that will help diversify your physical well being and stimulate your adrenaline during this winter season!

Winter Wonder Repertory: December 27 - 30

New Moves (Repertory)
Levi Marsmen
December 27-30 | 2:00-5:00pm
Pricing: General: $120.00; BDA: $108.00
Class Description: Join Levi as he creates new movement for his upcoming residencies at the Ailey School and the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Recently named one Ballet Inc.’s Emerging Choreographer Awardees and Urbanity Dance’s NeXt Project Choreographers, Levi will use contemporary movement and modern technique to explore an unconventional style of movement.

Ballet and Modern Repertory
Boyko Dossev
December 27-30 | 2:00-5:00pm
Pricing: General: $120.00; BDA: $108.00
Class Description: Three hours of Ballet and Modern Repertory for all levels. Beginners are also welcomed since this class will expose the dancers to new, more advanced steps and concepts of the classical ballet and modern choreography. Point shoes for the women are optional.

Bang Repertory
David Parker & Bang Group
December 27-30 | 2:00-5:00pm
Pricing: General: $120.00; BDA: $108.00
Class Description: This is the next step of One Minute Dances in which we will develop and execute scores for performance and then present them in performance. The scores can be kinetic/rhythmic, dramatic/poetic, concrete/task-based or behavioral/psychological. All levels welcome.

Repertory with Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion
Peter DiMuro
December 27-30 | 2:00-5:00pm
Pricing: General: $120.00; BDA: $108.00
Class Description: Repertory class includes a combination of choreographic tools and strategies to build collaborative work. We will work to break movement habits; explore metaphor and narrative while we will make a work in the space of Winter Wonder Dance Concert to share as a group. Each participant will leave with seeds of solo material from which to build new work beyond the festival.

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On-going Workshops
began in September 2017

Flamenco Classes for Kids & Adults

September 17 - December 17, 2017 - NO CLASSES IN DECEMBER

9:30-10:30am - Flamenco Kids

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: www.lsflamenco.com; More info at info@lsflamenco.com

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

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began 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 welcome...no prior Duncan training necessary. Classes will be taught by Dances by Isadora Boston company members.

For more info visit our website www.dancesbyisadoraboston.com

For more information contact Sandy Zarotney-Keldsen at sandy@dancesbyisadoraboston.com

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begins in December 2017
Afro-Fusion Modern Dance workshop.
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