The Dance Complex. Cambridge, MA.
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Deep Dance Series


Deep Dance Series

Mondays & Fridays: 10:00am-12:00pm, $17.00/class *

Take your next step deeply into dance at The Dance Complex with this six week rotating class series. The Dance Complex will host internationally renowned master teachers offering a rigorous movement experience, combining modern and contemporary techniques influenced by the worlds we move in. Classes are conveniently scheduled to encapsulate your weekend of focused professional training, every Friday and Monday from 10 am to noon.

Drop In for $17.00 or purchase a class pack:
BDA/Student 5 Class Pack: $73.00
BDA/Student 10 Class Pack: $136.00
General Public 5 Class Pack: $78.00
General Public 10 Class Pack: $144.00

ANNOUNCING: Deep Dance is partnering with the Midday Movement Series to offer professional dancers seeking top notch training rigorous classes at an affordable rate.  Any Midday Movement student purchasing a 5 class card can also purchase a Deep Dance 5 class card for $60, or 10 class card for $120.  For more information about the Midday Movement Series, please visit

For additional information on class schedules, pricing, and class cards, please contact




Monday, May 29 NO CLASS Memorial Day
Friday, June 2 Olivier Besson Boston Conservatory
Monday, June 5 Olivier Besson Boston Conservatory
Friday, June 9 Nicole Pierce EgoArt, Inc.
Monday, June 12 Jordan Jamil Ahmed & Claire Johannes power//PLAY
Friday, June 16 Riley Watts Independent Artist (formerly of the Forsythe Company)
Monday, June 19 Riley Watts Independent Artist (formerly of the Forsythe Company)
Friday, June 23 Danielle Davidson Doppelgänger Dance Collective

...Deep Dance Series will be on summer break for July and August. Fall classes to be announced soon!

Past teachers include: Adrienne Hawkins, Rose Pasquarello Beauchamp, Matthew Cumbie, Shura Baryshnikov, Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Bill Evans, Riley Watts, Heidi Henderson, DeAnna Pellecchia, Meredith Lyons, Papa Sy, Peter DiMuro, James Morrow, and more!

Have a teacher you would like to train with? We are always open to suggestions! E-mail

Dive Deep into Performance with power//PLAY!

power//PLAY will be taking over the Deep Dance Series on Friday May 26 and Monday June 12 10am-noon! Dive into the creative process of Jordan Jamil Ahmed and Claire Johannes, and have the opportunity to perform with the company at The Dance Complex's Festival of Us, and You, and We, and Them (June 23-25). In these classes, Claire and Jordan will introduce students to the vibrant, collaborative world of power//PLAY, using multiple mediums of movement generation including writing, story telling, improvisation, and structured games, while simultaneously building a performance work. Interested students who attend both classes will automatically be included in the performance; those who join for one class will be invited for performance at the discretion of the directors.

power//PLAY has recently received a number of residencies and acknowledgements including The Dance Complex's aMaSSiT Choreography Lab and the Green Street Studios SEEDS Residency, and will be in residency at The Yard this summer ( Jordan and Claire are interested in expanding their company for the 2017-18 season, so this opportunity will also serve as an audition of sorts. Don't miss this opportunity to dive deeply into the creative process of one of Boston's many promising, emerging dance companies!

Read more about power//PLAY HERE!

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With this research workshop we will create a space for questioning through movement and embodied consciousness. Drawing from improvisational methods developed by William Forsythe and The Forsythe Company, cognitive psychology, visual art, and architecture, we will seek to access a particular state of mind through physicality and attention. Each workshop in itself is a choreographed improvisation and is therefore different from the last. Central tools include meditation, long sessions of guided improvisation, phrase work development and deconstruction, and verbal dialogue. Interdisciplinary artists and scientists curious about dance thinking are encouraged to attend.

Riley Watts is a dancer, teacher, visual artist, and researcher based in Portland, Maine, USA. He studied dance at Bangor Ballet and Walnut Hill School for the Arts before receiving his BFA from the Juilliard School. Since 2010, he has worked closely with choreographer William Forsythe and The Forsythe Company. Prior to joining The Forsythe Company, Riley danced with Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Stadttheater Bern, and Netherlands Dance Theater 2. Outside of the theater, he has recently performed in choreographic installations at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Musée du Louvre, St. Eustache Cathedral in Paris, and Space Gallery in Portland, Maine, as well as for the royal families of Norway, Netherlands, and Japan. He is a Princess Grace Award winner for 2006 and was named Contemporary Dancer of the Year with Brigel Gjoka for the Leonide Massine-Positano Prize, Italy, 2015. For more information please visit

Deep Dance Dive with Riley Watts
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