135 Main Street Putnam CT 06260

Dance.       Theatre.       Music.       Visual Art.

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Dance Classes


Early Childhood / Elementary Programs

Comprehensive curriculum designed to ensure the proper development of young bodies.  Professional Faculty.   Enhance Coordination, Creativity, Teamwork,  Task-Mastering, Confidence, and Learning Skills.  Explore Rhythms, Movement Concepts and Elementary Classical Ballet Concepts.

Middle School Programs

 Professional Faculty. Intensive Training.  Supportive Environment.  Progressive Curriculum.    Performance Opportunities.  Ballet Company.  Collaboration.  Choreography.  Develop strong technical foundation and a confident creative voice.  

High School Programs

Programs designed for the older learner, whether advanced or beginner.  College Preparation.  Intensive levels of technical training.  MANY Performance Opportunities.  Ballet and Modern Dance Companies.  Collaborative work with other disciplines.  Choreography and Composition Training and Creative Making.

Students engage in creative work that enlivens their creative and critical thinking.  

The Complex nurtures students through engaging work, rich performances, mindful discussion, and through a high level of expectancy in all we do and strive to do here at The Complex.

The technical proficiency of our students is not measured by a trophy or medal, but by their ability to create, engage, inspire, evolve, and collaborate, adapt, share, and master technique/choreography in a proper way that ensures healthy development of young bodies and minds. 

The Complex Performance Project

The Complex Performance Project is an arm of The Complex that offers students and adult performance opportunities in dance and theatre

Dance CompaniesOpen to students enrolled in The Conservatory Program - 

Company members perform locally and regionally and partake in many different types of experiences

  • The Complex Ballet Company Youth, Teen, Senior with additional audition opportunities for Community School Students if appropriate

Under the direction of Michael Bolger, MFA.

Members perform classical and original balletic works, allowing for deeper understanding and appreciation of the classical form and its history.

  • The Complex Modern Dance Company Teen, Senior

Under the direction of Nichola Johnson, MFA.

The Modern Dance Company is a place for creative exploration and growth. Students develop their own work through a rich process of research, observation, consideration, ideation, and collaboration. Students learn to advocate for their visions, ideas, and creations