Shared Choreographers' Concerts
The SCC is on hold while The Dance Complex undergoes some internal transitions. We appreciate your continued interest and patience.
Held in The Julie Ince Thompson Theatre at The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave, Central Square, Cambridge. Call 617.547.9363 for reservations, which will be held until 15 minutes before curtain.
The Dance Complex is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, supported, in part, by the Massachusetts Cultural Council a state agency.
Want to help build a stronger dance community?
Gotta Get Your Dance Shown?
If you're looking for a great opportunity to learn valuable professional skills and help build a stronger dance community, here is an amazingly fun and rewarding job: learn how to produce a concert.
The process is through the land mark Shared Choreographers' Concert program.
Organize showings, write press material, handle a budget and lead a post-performance Q&A. And get paid (a pittance).
Here's how it works:
In order to participate in the Shared Choreographers' Concert, please submit a written description of your proposed piece by the proposal deadline. This description should include information about your idea, such as number of dancers, movement style, concepts, music, props, goals, etc.; please be as specific as you can. Be sure to include your phone number and email address. Finished dances can be up to 10 minutes long. Preference is given to never-performed pieces and to choreographers who have not participated in recent Shared Choreographers' Concert productions. After the proposal deadline, the producers will call you to give you a showing time, usually held on Sundays between 1:00-5:00pm (if you or your dancers have any REAL time constraints, say so in your proposal). For each showing, there is usually 20 minutes to perform what there is of the dance and get feedback from the mentors. The producers will notify everyone within 2 days re: whether their piece is accepted, not accepted, or a maybe. If your piece is selected, you will get a $40 honorarium and 6 free hours of rehearsal at the Dance Complex in addition to being produced in a concert. At the second showing, which is closer to the concert date, it is expected that your dance will have evolved. This is another time for mentor feedback. If your piece is not chosen this time, you can submit it for another of the three Shared Choreographers' Concerts each year. Producers may submit pieces.
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DANCE COMPLEX OPEN HOUSE
The next Open House is TEMPORARILY POSTPONED.
PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON TO GET THE NEW DATE!
Twice a year, The Dance Complex offers a day of free classes. Experience the rich diversity of dance that the Complex has to offer, FREE OF CHARGE: 20-minute mini-classes from Flamenco to Bellydance, Hip-Hop to Tango, West African to Modern.
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WORKSTUDY PROGRAM at the DANCE COMPLEX
The Dance Complex is volunteer-based and artist-run. WorkStudy Program Members barter their time in exchange for Workstudy slips. These slips can be applied towards classes or rehearsal time (they have no cash value). More importantly, WorkStudy program members garner a close connection to the dance family of the Cambridge and Greater Boston area.
- For every one (1) hour worked, the WorkStudy member receives one (1) WorkStudy slip.
- Members who work an opening or closing shift receive three (3) slips per shift.
- Each WorkStudy slip may be redeemed for one (1) class or towards one (1) hour of studio time for rehearsal.
Anyone who is interested in becoming involved in the WorkStudy Program is encouraged to apply! Apply in person by asking for an application from the WorkStudy Member at the front desk of the Dance Complex.
If you have any questions please contact the WorkStudy Coordinator at 617.547.9363 X11.
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