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

Single &/or weekend Workshops / On-going Workshops


Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Single &/or weekend Workshops
March - 2017

House Dance

Instructor: Sean Bjerke (

Sunday, March 5, 2017

House Dictionary: 10:00-11:15am


Style Development: 11:15am-12:30pm

$8.00/per class or $10.00 for both

House music originated in Chicago during the disco era, but the dance developed in New York clubs, and began gaining traction in the 80's. Musical elements in House, such as jazz, African, Latin, Hip Hop, R&B, and Funk drive a dance style typically characterized by intricate foot steps, fluid torso movements and floor work. Because House dance draws from so many other dance styles and rhythms, dancers and movers of all backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to attend!

House Dictionary (10:00am-11:15am): A more comprehensive lesson on House vocabulary and technique. Students will learn an extensive list of basic House steps & names and basic methods for combining steps into combinations. Appropriate for all levels. Students who attend both the House Dictionary and Style Development classes can do so for a total of $10 (instead of $8 for individual classes).

Style Development (11:15am-12:30pm): The Style Development workshop is for dancers who want to dive deeper into understanding how to train House, and gain more confidence free-styling. Students will build upon steps learned in the 'House Dictionary' workshop and learn training methods applicable to self-practice, including transitions, grouping similar steps, and style development.


Deep Dance Dive Workshop. March 5, 2017.

Deep Dance Dive with JoAnna Mendl Shaw: Workshop ONLY

AXIS Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance - The Fundamentals AND AXIS Integrated Dance Composition WorkshopIn partnership with the Harvard Dance Program and Massachusetts Dance Education Organization The Dance Complex presents 2 exciting workshops for the Greater Boston community with acclaimed AXIS Dance Company

Friday, March 10, 2017 — AT THE DANCE COMPLEX

AXIS Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance - The Fundamentals



Saturday, March 11, 2017 — AT HARVARD DANCE CENTER

AXIS Int/Adv Integrated Dance Composition Workshop



AXIS Teacher Training in Physically Integrated Dance - The Fundamentals
Friday March 10, 2017 at The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA
5:00 – 8:00pm followed by an informal social until 9:00 pm

AXIS Dance Company offers this exciting, movement-based workshop for current and aspiring teachers and faculty working with diverse populations, with the goal of introducing inclusive dance practices and sensitivity. The session includes learning and experiencing participatory exercises and activities for use in classrooms as well as discussion about disability, language, and the development of AXIS' extraordinary inclusive community education program.

AXIS Integrated Dance Composition Workshop
Saturday March 11, 2017 at Harvard Dance Center, 60 Garden Street Cambridge, MA
10:30am – 12:30pm

AXIS Artistic Director/choreographer Marc Brew and AXIS Dancers will share the creative tools, improvisation scores and exercises the company draws on to create dance composition for disabled and non-disabled dancers. The company draws from a rich history of the last 30 years and the numerous choreographers the company has had the pleasure to collaborate with including Bill T. Jones, Stephan Petronio and Meredith Monk, to name a few. Aspects of dance choreography will include the compositional use of organic unity, rhythmic or non-rhythmic articulation, theme and variation, and repetition. The choreographic process will employ improvisation for the purpose of developing innovative movement ideas. Students will also learn material from existing AXIS repertoire. This workshop is intended for dancers with and without disabilities who have at least an intermediate level of dance training.

Online registration is recommended as space is limited. Various discounts available including:

  • Combo Pack
  • Early Bird (through March 3rd)
  • MADEO/BDA/Student/Senior/Military
Early Registration for AXIS Teacher Training
AXIS Composition Workshop
Early AXIS Workshop & Teacher Training Combo

Contact with further questions.

BollyX Fundraiser for Best Buddies. Saturday, March 11 at The Dance Complex.
April - 2017
Zgether - Ethno-Haitian Dance & Street Dance Meet. April 30th.
On-going Workshops
begins in January 2017

Beginner Flamenco Workshop

Add little moments of happiness to your daily routines dancing Flamenco with Laura Sánchez!

Sundays: January 8, 22, & 29, February 5, 19, & 26, March 5 & 12

10:30am to 11:30am

Studio #7

Reserve your spot at:

This class is perfect for anyone to enjoy dancing Flamenco. This is an 8-week workshop and each week has specific technique focus allowing students to learn the fundamentals of Flamenco in a friendly and supportive environment. No flamenco experience is required.

This class will also give you the skills you need to join the Flamenco Choreography and Sevillanas Workshop to be prepared for the final Showcase in May.

More details, email:

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Flamenco Choreography & Sevillanas Workshop

Sundays Jan 8th, 22, 29, Feb 5, 19, 26, March 5 & March 12

11:30 to 12:30pm

Studio #7

Reserve your spot at:

Have fun dancing Flamenco with a partner and get ready to have a Flamenco performance experience on stage!

The focus of this 8 weeks class is to practice the Flamenco Technique fundamentals learned in the Beginners Flamenco Class and learn a full Flamenco choreography that will be presented in May in the FINAL SHOWCASE. The last 30 minutes of the class will be focused on refreshing and learning Sevillanas.

You will learn different ways to dance with a partner and will create your own style!

More details, email:

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Dance for a Cause, 8-week workshop!
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Madrid-based flamenco dancer Issac de los Reyes returns to the Dance Complex for another session of classes January 28-March 11, 2017.

Saturdays: 1:30-3:00pm; All Levels Technique - beginners welcome! AND 3:00-4:00pm; Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Choreography por Bulerias

Tuesday: 6:30-8:00pm; Absolute Beginner AND 8:00-9:30pm; Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Choreography pr Alegrias

Wednesday: 8:30-9:30pm; All Levels Technique and Choreography por Tangos

Thursdays: 8:30-10:00pm; Intermediate/Advanced Technique and Choreography por Martinete/Seguirillas

$25.00/class; Wednesday classes - $20.00

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