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

1-day Workshops / Workshop Series


Updated: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

1-Day Workshops

Theatrical Dance Workshop at the Dance Complex on February 21, 2016!Theatrical Dance Workshop

Sunday, February 21, 2016


$40.00/45.00 at door; $30.00 in advance; $35.00 at door for Johara's students
Free for instructors who bring 4 students...

Studio #1

This workshop is designed to help dancers of any style deepen their self-expression and explore methods to create and develop a character for performance. This workshop will give dancers, performers, and teachers tools they can utilize for stage performance and/or classroom instruction. Participants will engage in-group and solo exercises in a supportive environment. Also, open to theater students who want to work on expressive movement.

Contact Johara for more details. or message me directly on facebook: joharaboston. Send money via PayPal with note: For Theatrical Dance Workshop, or pay in person at The Dance Complex, or Contact instructor to mail See the event on Facebook: Theatrical Dance Workshop.

Vincent Ernest Siders is an actor, director, producer, and educator. He is the director/instructor for two resident acting ensembles at Central Square Theater in Cambridge. He has received the prestigious Elliot Norton Award for Best Actor. He has also received two nominations for Best Direction and two acting awards from the Independent Reviewers of New England. In addition, Boston Magazine awarded him the Best of Theatrical Dance Workshop at the Dance Complex on February 21, 2016!Boston Award for Best Actor. Vincent is the founder and Artistic Director of TYG Productions, home of the Family Beef Feast Fest. His most recent roles include Shahryar in Arabian Nights (The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater co-production, at Central Square Theater) and Joe Bell in Guided Tour by Peter Snoad (Hibernian Hall, Roxbury).

Johara has been sharing the art of belly dance in the New England area since 1995. She is a leading performer, instructor, choreographer and director of Snake Dance Theater Company. Her repertoire includes Egyptian, Turkish, and American Cabaret belly dance, along with Middle Eastern Folk and, most recently, Tribal Fusion. Her theater training includes workshops in the Stanislavsky Method, private coaching, and the Theatrical Bellydance New York 4-day Intensive. Having produced over fourteen shows since 2001, Johara is a pioneer in theatrical belly dance. As a soloist and member of MAVI (Turkish) Dance Company, she has performed in Turkey, Greece, Brazil, and across the United States. Some highlights include: The Chicago Turkish Festival, the International Folk Festival in Inegol Turkey, the Massachusetts Dance Festival, Jordan Hall, and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. She is known for her musicality, fiery drum solos, and sensual veil-work.

Johara has been featured in many newspapers and television programs, and has graced the covers of the Brookline and Watertown Tabs. She draws on her training in jazz music at Berklee College and extensive study in multiple dance forms and world percussion. She holds a master’s degree in ESL teaching and a yoga teaching certification. While Johara teaches all levels, many of her former students have gone on to become professional belly dancers, including one who is currently with Bellydance Evolution and Superstars. 2015 marks 15 years as director, producer and performer for Snake Dance Theater Company.

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On-going Workshop Series
begins in JANUARY
Raw Groove Workshop. 8-week Hip Hop dance workshop!
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6-week Flamenco & Sevillanas Workshops!6-week Flamenco & Sevillanas Workshops

Flamenco Workshop

Sundays, January 24 to March 6, 2016 / NO CLASS 2/14/16!


$20.00/per class (drop-ins); $90.00/full workshop *

Improve your creativity by learning a new culture and dance with Laura Sánchez. Perfect for anyone new to Flamenco. Each week has specific focus allowing students to learn the fundamentals of Flamenco while having fun. Wear comfortable clothes, no special shoes are required. You don’t need previous Flamenco Experience. Students will learn a choreography and will have the opportunity to show it to their friends and family at the end of the workshop.

Limited spots available. Reserve yours online here.

Sevillanas Workshop

Sundays, January 24 to March 6, 2016


$20.00/per class (drop-ins); $90.00/full workshop/one person; $160.00/full workshop/two people *

Sevillanas are a type of Flamenco and one of the most popular and well-known folk dances from Spain. In this 6 weeks workshop you will learn the full Sevillanas (4 parts) while having fun dancing with a partner. Come with a friend and SAVE $20.

For more information email: or visit:

Limited spots available. Reserve yours online here.

* Join both, the Flamenco and Sevillanas, workshops and save $20.

begins in FEBRUARY

Move, Groove & Dance with Carolisa at the Dance Complex!Zumba & Party Line Dancing
with Carolisa of Moonlightdjs

5-week series / NO CLASS 2/10/16 (please check with instructor for make-up class)

Wednesdays, Februray 3 to March 2, 2016


$49.00/series; $12.00/walk-ins; take both Zumba & Bellydance in one day/$25.00 *

Beginners & all fitness levels Welcome! Move, Groove, Get Fit, have FUN! This energizing dance workout uses easy to learn dance moves & routines to burn calories; strengthens abs & core. Dance to a fantastic mix of “old school” to current; latin & world music: bollywood, reggaeton, salsa & more. Mix in some of the best dance & party classics- disco, funk, pop to rock, 80’s, 90’s & current. Have you always wanted to jump in when everyone hits the dancefloor at a wedding or party? We’ll review all the “party” line dances you’ll need (a few each class) from the classics to current: electric slide, cotton eye joe, wobble, shuffle, hustle & a few country. If you want a great workout or a fun “night out” with friends this class is for you. This Beginner Series is great for anyone who loves or wants to learn to dance!

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Bellydance, Wednesdays at the Dance Complex!Bellydance
with Carolisa of Moonlightdjs

5-week series / NO CLASS 2/10/16 (please check with instructor for make-up class)

Wednesday, Februray 3 to March 2, 2016


$59.00/series; take both Zumba & Bellydance in one day/$25.00 *

Learn this beautiful and joyous dance! You will be surprised how much you will learn in this Beginner intensive series. Fast & fiery to slow & smooth, this dance includes * isolations * figure 8’s *flowing hands/ arms * fast combos * & the beautiful Veil Dance! Learn the elements of a routine set to a fantastic mix of world music. Continuing students: improve & fine tune your skills; use zills during warm-up for a new challenge! Increase flexibility, self confidence, work all muscles (low impact). Learn from a seasoned instructor in a fun & friendly class!

* Pre-registration required! Email: or call 978-937-7937

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Beginning Flamenco Workshop. 6-week series. Drop-ins welcome!
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Isaac de los Reyes. Flamenco Workshops. 3 classes per week, 6-week series. Drop-ins welcome!
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