The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA. (617) 547-9363
536 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Single &/or weekend Workshops / On-going Workshops


Updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Single &/or weekend Workshops
April - 2017

w/ Lipstick Criminals

The dance crew that brought you The Slutcracker and Fifty Shades of Bey are celebrating their 11-year anniversary!

On Thursday, April 6th at Oberon, Lipstick Criminals will present a showcase called "TOAST" to mark the occasion.

On Saturday, April 8, we're thrilled to offer a one-day workshop series at The Dance Complex taught by past and present company members.

TOAST tickets holders are eligible for single class discounts and also a deep discount on the whole-day package.
For more information about TOAST, please visit

All genders welcome. Age 18+ for adult content (music, language, movement style). You may attend any of the classes à la carte, or get in on the whole day at a discount.

We accept cash, check, or PayPal. Drop-ins welcome.
Work Study: 1 slip per class, up to 3 work study students per class.
TO PRE-REGISTER please send an email to
$75 for the whole day 
$60 for the whole day w/ TOAST ticket stub

12:00-12:55 in Studio 1
$20 / $15 with ticket stub from TOAST
Taught by Honey Pie

A blend of Barre exercises and Pilates with a little added bump and grind. This full body workout focuses on movements to help improve posture, increase flexibility and strengthen the core. While this class is optimized for performers seeking to hone their stage skills, it is open to any individual looking to add a fun workout to help improve every day life. 

Class is done either barefoot, in socks or ballet slippers. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in that is not too loose. If you have a yoga mat please bring for floor work if you'd like (not required). 

1:00-1:55 in Studio 1
$20 / $15 with ticket stub from TOAST
Taught by Jolie LaVie

An introductory heels dance class intended to provide the novice heels wearer with confidence in strutting, posing, safe floor work and simple fierce dance movement. Jolie brigs her signature POW POW effect that will be evident to you, your fans and your haters… Pow Pow B*tch...
(This workshop is created on the basis of Jolie LaVie's "Wonder Woman" piece (which you can see at TOAST) and will include teachings by Jane Doe & Honey Pie.
1-10 Minutes - Shoes and feet in heels check.
10-20 - Walk/Strut with Pow Pow
20-25 - Water break
25-45 - Learn Choreo (Outrageous, Britney Spears)
45-End - Rehearse/Run

Wear fitted bottoms (nothing loose or baggy around the feet or ankles), a sexy top (the sexier the better), heels no more than 2-3 inches, closed-toe with full foot coverage is best. Sneaker heels are fine. Any comfortable dance shoe is allowed! No street shoes in the studios at any time.

2:00-2:55pm in Studio 7
$20 / $15 with ticket stub from TOAST
Taught by Jane Doe and Honey Pie

Have you ever wanted to learn how to flip your hair around while feeling like your most sexy self? Long hair, short hair or a wig this class is for you! Hairography begins with a brief warm up before we practice some tantalizing moves you can bring to your performance routines--or you can just come for a fun and energizing workout. Hairography helps you learn to own your audience with everything from the neck up while doing anything from just walking across a room to sultry floor work. Class ends with a short dance combination.
This class is designed for all levels and can be done barefoot, in sneakers, dance shoes or heels. No street shoes in the studios, please.
Wear comfortable clothing you can move in.

<BREAK! We're hoping to snag some tables at a local restaurant, so feel free to join us for snacks!>

4:30-5:55 in Studio 5
$20 with ticket stub from TOAST
Taught by Vanessa Carlisle

In this beginning burlesque workshop, you will move and love your body in new ways! Learn to strip out of your own layers, walk more confidently in heels, and use simple techniques to find more pleasure in your life as it already is. All bodies welcome, no dance experience necessary! You'll leave smiling. A great class for the newbie but also a worthy refresher for the seasoned pro.

Wear: Whatever you can move in that makes you feel good.
Bring: a jacket with a zipper or buttons, an extra shirt you can pull over your head, an extra bra to practice getting in and out of if you wear those, a pair of heels if you like them (no street shoes, please!). Bring yourself some water, too.

PiYO Live!
Yanis Marshall workshop April 23!
Zgether - Ethno-Haitian Dance & Street Dance Meet. April 30th.
On-going Workshops
begins in March 2017
Island Vybe Dance Fitness presents: Carnival Fit. Saturdays!
Migration and Constructed Identities. Workshop Series.

Migration and Constructed Identities

Horton-based Modern Dance /Caribbean Fusion and Experimentation Workshop

Taught by

Carol Marie Webster

5 Sundays, March 19 through April 23 (NO CLASS April 16)


$100.00/Full Series; $25.00/session

Intermediate through advanced dancers

Limited Space - Register in advance at

AfroBeat Workshop series.
begins in April 2017
AMAR Workshops!

Flamenco for Beginners Workshop

Schedule: From April 6th to May 14th

Beginner Flamenco Technique: Sundays, 10:30 – 11:30am

Castanets and Choreography: Sundays, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Repertory Class: Thursdays, 6:30pm to 7:30 pm (Starting April 6th)

Studio 7

Drop-ins: $20.00/class; 1 Workshop (6 classes): $108.00 - Save 10%; 2 Workshops (12 classes): $204.00 - Save $15%; Full Workshop (18 classes): $290.00 - Save 20%.

Register for the Full Workshop before March 30th and Save 25% ($270.00)

Join our Flamenco Family and have fun dancing with us!
This class is perfect for anyone to enjoy dancing Flamenco. This is a 6-weeks workshop where students will learn the fundamentals of Flamenco in a friendly and supportive environment.

We will cover various arm and footwork technique and will incorporate some Castanets into our Flamenco Classes. We will continue working in the Alegrías Choreography to get ready for the final Showcase. We have a new NEW Repertory Class on Thursdays to work in the Choreography (Alegrias and Sevillanas).

More info at; Email:; Phone: (617) 229-9717

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