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The Dance Complex will be CLOSED Monday, May 26, 2014
in observance of Memorial Day!

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TDW Yoga Beginners Workshops at the Dance Complex in April!

Cost: $10.00/class

Register on-line at tdwyoga.chirrpy.com.


Sexy Hip Hop Workshop. April 23rd!

Class Description:
Ryan Oliver Hansen's "sexy hip-pop" dance class provides a high-energy romp that leaves everyone feeling like a pop star. Participants experience a non-stop challenging work out while learning "music video" styled choreography that is performance-ready at the end of each class. Whether using flash-back 80s music or current top hits, no class is ever the same. Anyone seeking to maintain their physique while awakening their inner diva is welcome to attend. No experience necessary, all levels welcome.

Biography for Ryan Oliver Hansen:
Ryan Oliver Hansen has taken his enthusiasm for dance around the world. He has served as a dance instructor in Nevada, France, Utah, Ecuador, Africa, and the Caribbean. His "sexy hip pop" dance classes give participants a high-energy dance experience, providing a hard core cardio workout while learning an original performance-worthy "music video" styled choreography in every class. Ryan is AFAA certified in fitness instruction and has been regularly teaching dance since 2002, focusing greatly on humanitarian promotion of dance for the underprivileged in developing countries. Ryan currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.


Workshop: Contemporary Masterclass with Mari Meade

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Cost: $15.00/student

Contemporary Master Class, May 10th at the Dance Complex!

Workshop Description:

Come willing, leave invigorated. In alphabetical order, my class: A laugh or two. Bangin' tunes. Brain teaser. Courage-inducing. Eclectic. Expanding on the classics. Fun. Inquiry-based. Mathematical. Physical. Quirky. Risk-taking. Specific. Sweaty.

This class explores awareness of your own body, your connection to the other bodies sharing the space with you, and the importance of continued inquiry. Class begins with somatic floor work, taking time to feel the three-dimensionality and weight of one's body. As we move to verticality, exercises revolve around core Limón, Horton, Cunningham, and Nikolais-Louis techniques. This provides a base to later explore freedom, improvisation, and risk taking. The final phrase asks dancers to fully engage their intellect as well as their bodies, and embrace a very physical, rhythmic phrase.

We encourage everyone to RSVP to marimeadedance@gmail.com

--- Mari Meade Montoya, artistic director. choreographer. dancer. educator.

Mari Meade Dance Collective



project Xiii Raw Movement Lab

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

6:00-8:00pm AND THEN 8:00-9:00pm

Cost: $20.00 for 2 Hour Raw Movement Lab with Zullo,
additional $10.00 for Creation Session

with opportunity to perform with Zullo/RawMovement June 7th & 8th for our Boston Premiere.

The first half of the workshop encourages students to explore the movement elements that I focus on in my work, the initiation of movement using unexpected parts of the body, sequential flow and connection, the contrast of stillness/explosion, and finding the ease of movement through the body while strengthening the core. I believe in challenging one’s body to go to extremes of balance while maintaining control, the importance of breath and weight while playing with gravity and momentum and the use of the floor. I also like to focus on spatial awareness and the performance gaze to enhance ones artistry in performance while challenging students to do dynamic and theatrical movement with complete use of their tools. Use of improvisational methods are added into the class structure to stimulate creativity and foster the unexpected.

The second half is a Creation time, using the movement learned in the Movement Lab participants are invited to create their own singular version of the material with the only constraint being 60 seconds of time exploring concepts of Memory/Space/Time. Participants are invited to select their own piece of music, or lack thereof, their own clothing choice and then perform with Zullo/RawMovement in our Dance Complex Season June 7th & 8th at 8pm in this collaborative experiment on variations based on the same movement principles in 13 minutes. Set the clock now.



"dancing in a raw state—deliberately bluff, powerful, unrefined, and executed at an almost unvarying pitch of intensity." - Deborah Jowitt, DanceBeat

John Zullor. May 28th workshop at the Dance Complex!Bio
John is originally from the Bronx, New York and currently resides in NYC. He graduated from American University in 1996 with a B.A. in Anthropology and 1999 with an M.A. in Dance. John danced with many artists while at American University, and was privileged to perform in the work of Ohad Naharin, as well as having his work presented at Dance Place in Washington,DC and being awarded the Arts Club of Washington’s Award for Outstanding Choreographer 1999.

John has danced with Regina Nejman Company, performing in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and in NYC and worked with Jeff Rebudal for over 10 years as a performer, Rehearsal Director & Associate Director. He currently teaches for the Modern Guest Artist Series at Gibney Dance in NYC and has also taught Raw Movement Labs in Spoleto, Italy, Adelphi University, Hunter College, Wayne State University, American University and the Dance Complex.

Zullo/Raw Movement has been presented the LaMaMa Spoleto Open in Spoleto, Italy as well as White Wave Theater, Theater for the New City, Dixon Place, Dance New Amsterdam and Green Space. Zullo was invited to create a work for the LaMaMa Moves! 2013 Festival and presented the Memory Suite evening of works at Danspace Project in NYC September 2013.

E-mail John Zullo for more info at: john@johnjzullodance.com and you can register at http://www.johnjzullodance.com/


The School of Classical Ballet's Summer Intensive Programs


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Intensity 2014

Intensity is for Beginner through Intermediate/Advanced dancers ages 11 and up will be held for three weeks this summer!

Week 1:
Tuesday, June 24 - Saturday, June 28
9:30am - 4:00pm
Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Repertory, Yoga, Musical Theater, and more!
An Informal Showing for family and friends will be Saturday, June 28 at 3:30pm.

What your day will look like:

9:30 – 11:00 Ballet
11:15 – 12:30 Modern
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 Improvisation
2:45 – 4:00 Repertory

Week 2:
Monday, July 28 - Friday, August 1
9:30am-4:00pm Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Improvisation, Repertory, and more!
An Informal Showing for family and friends will be Friday August 1st at 3:30pm.

What your day will look like:

9:30 – 11:00 Ballet
11:15 – 12:30 Jazz
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 Tap
2:30 – 4:00 Improv./Rep.

Week 3:
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8
9:30am-4:00pm Ballet, Modern, Improvisation, Repertory, Zumba, Pilates, and more!
A final Showcase for family and friends will be Friday August 8th at 3:00pm.

What your day will look like:

9:30 – 11:00 Ballet
11:15 – 12:30 Modern
12:30 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:30 Improv./Rep.
2:45 – 4:00 Rehearsal for Showcase

Tuition: $350.00 per week. There is a $50.00 discount if you register for two weeks and a $75.00 discount if you register for all three weeks. Drop-In classes are $15.00 each.

Mini-Intensity 2014

Mini-Intensity is our week-long summer intensive program for students ages 8-10.

Monday, July 21 - Friday, July 25
9:30am-1:30pm Ballet, Modern/Jazz, Tap and more!
An Informal Showing for parents, family, and friends will be held on Friday July 25th at 1:00pm.

What your day will look like:

9:30 – 10:45 Ballet
11:00 – Noon Modern/Jazz
Noon- 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Tap

Tuition: $225.00 for the week. Extended Day will be offered Monday-Friday between 1:30-3:00pm for an additional $20.00 per day.

Visit www.theschoolofclassicalballet.com to download registration forms or contact Kirsta Sendziak 617-721-6643 info@theschoolofclassicalballet.com.


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