Workshops and Master Classes

Master Class with Ashley Ellis

October 28, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Adults with some previous ballet experience are invited to take a ballet technique class led by Ashley Ellis and hear about her experiences dancing internationally and as a Principal Dancer at Boston Ballet. Non-dancers and beginner students ages 12+ are invited to observe the class for $25. Register online today.

Ballet from the Inside Out: Learning About Feet to Improve your Technique

October 28, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“Don’t sickle your foot!” “Lift your arches!” How many times have we heard these common corrections in class? But what exactly do these cues mean? And how can we strengthen our feet to help meet the demands of ballet? Join us for a workshop focusing on the feet and dance technique. In addition to looking…

Project 31 Beginner Contemporary Series

October 28, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
November 4, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
November 11, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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New to dance? Learn to move with Project 31 Artistic Director Kenzie Finn! This is the perfect class for beginner dancers who want to feel more confident in their technique and more comfortable taking dance classes. Dancers will learn the foundation of contemporary dance technique in a warm, nurturing atmosphere. Class will begin with a…

Master Class with Ayodele Casel

October 29, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed tap dancer and choreographer Ayodele Casel will lead a tap master class at Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland St., Cambridge. The class will begin with a brief warm-up, followed by an exploration of choreography and improvisation set to the soundtrack of great jazz and Latin jazz musicians. Ayodele Casel is a 2018-19 artist-in-residence…

Isadora Duncan Dance Technique

November 4, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
December 2, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
January 6, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Join us for this immersive workshop in the technique and repertoire of legendary dance innovator, Isadora Duncan. An unconventional genius in her time, Duncan created works which have retained their vitality and relevance to today’s movers. In each session we will experience the breath/flow of the technique and explore different facets of Isadora’s choreography. All…

Duncan Dance with Isadora Boston Company Members

November 4, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
December 2, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
January 6, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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We are teaching Isadora Duncan Dance at the Dance Complex! Experience the full body flow of the technique and explore different facets of Isadora’s choreography…. all dancers welcome… no prior Duncan training necessary. Classes will be taught by Dances by Isadora Boston Company members, Patricia Adams, Kelli Edwards, and Sandy Zarotney Keldsen. Cost: $20 More…

AfroBrazilian Orixa Dance Workshop with Isaura Oliveira from Brazil with Live Drumming

November 10, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Afro-Brazilian Dance- no partner needed, all levels welcome. Learn the joy of culture, dance and movement through African influenced Brazilian dance focusing on afoxé, samba reggae and samba de roda styles of dance from Bahia! Live music will be provided to help students dance with full expression. Class will be taught by a guest master…

Protecting Media Collections for Dancers

November 12, 2018
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Dancers often maintain robust media collections of photos, videos, music, and documents that help them tell their story, work with venues, and reach their audience, but the safety of those items whether they are physical or digital is never guaranteed.  Viruses, floods, theft, loss, and the deterioration of media over time all put our collections…

Technique Master Class with Jennifer Nugent

November 17, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 17th 2- 4pm Using improvisational and set warm-ups, we will focus on the volume and weight inside the body and its relationship to the floor and movement. Exercises that bring awareness to the feet, spine, and pelvic floor encourage the feeling of release in the limbs, allowing us to fall and suspend off center,…

Technique Master Class with Paul Matteson

November 18, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

November 18th 10am- 12pm An investigation of off-balanced yet precise multi-focused movement. Classes begin with mindful walking and body rolling practices to gather attention and set a tone of tender touch. From there, dancers progress through a series of spiraling sequences that establish a buoyant relationship with the floor, harness forces of momentum, and demand…