Workshops and Master Classes

Master Class with Wendy Whelan

August 4, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Open to all intermediate and advanced dancers ages 12+ Wendy Whelan, legendary dancer and recently named New York City Ballet’s Associate Artistic Director, leads a classical ballet technique class and shares the expertise gained through more than 30 years with the New York City Ballet. Participants will be led through a warm-up and exercises that…

WDA Summer Ballet Intensive

August 5, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
August 6, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
August 7, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Intermediate through Pre-Professional (Ages 10-22) This is a 1-week intensive focused on ballet technique and artistry with a strong emphasis on both classical and contemporary partnering. Daily classes include conditioning, ballet, partnering, character, and contemporary movement. This program is designed to develop technique, artistry and build confidence in a nurturing and supportive environment. Students will…

Reigniting Your Creativity at the Dance Complex’s Summer Sizzle Dance Festival

August 5, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
August 6, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
August 7, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Moving away from the usual references, we will awaken our curiosity, solicit our imagination and invigorate our senses; taking the time to rediscover ourselves through the fundamentals of movement and the principles of contemporary dance – focusing on the body, space and time, listening to oneself and others, and experiencing the many qualities of movement.As…

Beantown Tapfest

August 5, 2019
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
August 6, 2019
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
August 7, 2019
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Boston’s annual week-long tap dance festival presents a multiplicity of teachers and performers from around the world for classes, showcases, jams and performances.

Contemporary Dance Class at The Dance Complex’s Summer Sizzle Dance Festival

August 7, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
August 9, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
August 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Michael Figueroa teaches classes that vary in structure. Students offer desires/suggestions that shape the content and order of the class to bring about a deeply involved, sweaty, midday moment. The class can consist of improvisation (guided or task-based), contact skills, dense phrase material, floor work, and somatic information. The class is designed in real-time to…

Class with Inside/Out Artists: Stones and Stories with Christopher K. Morgan*

August 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Native Hawaiian choreographer Christopher K. Morgan’s dance-theater piece Pōhaku (the Hawaiian word for stone) incorporates stones in the performance. For this workshop, Morgan shares stories about the role of stones in traditional Hawaiian culture and his own life. Workshop participants will gather stones according to traditional Hawaiian protocols, including asking each stone for permission to…

Haitian Horton Fusion at The Dance Complex’s Summer Sizzle Dance Festival

August 8, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
August 9, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
August 15, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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This beginner-intermediate class will start with a somatic warm-up that blends basic ballet with modern and Afro-Haitian styles. Participants will move across the floor using a mix of technical, linear Horton movements and fluid Haitian Folkloric. Class will culminate in a brief combination, utilizing many of the movements explored throughout the warm-up and floor work.

Community Yoga at The Dance Complex’s Summer Sizzle Dance Festival

August 8, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Movers and yogis of all levels of experience are welcome to this hour long community yoga class taught by Colleen Walsh Cecchi. Students will be encouraged to work at a pace that is comfortable for them, and to take offered modifications and progressions to create a class that will serve them well on that given…

Choreographing Unique Spaces: Small & Intimate at The Dance Complex’s Summer Sizzle Dance Festival

August 9, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 10, 2019
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In two mini-institutes, Peter DiMuro, along with invited guest teachers, will explore strategies for creating work in multiple spaces and dimensions, through the engagement of a site, its history and the individual dance-maker’s unique perspective. We’ll also use writing, interview techniques and research as tools to expand our notion of how to illuminate a space…

Master Class with Red Sky Performance

August 11, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Open to all levels ages 16+ Led by Red Sky Performance Associate Artists, this master class will provide participants with an energizing and refreshing movement experience. Participants will be led through a series of exercises and prompts including a warm-up, improvisation, repertoire, and Indigenous cultural movement. Please wear loose fitting clothing. Participants welcomed to dance…