Best of Boston

2002 Best Dance Studio

The Dance Complex

From Capoeira to calypso, belly dance to ballet, the Dance Complex’s unparalleled diversity of classes is as far-flung in origin as are its 60 instructors. Founded as a nonprofit artist-run organization, its grass-roots approach to dance training attracts the expertise of prima ballerinas and flamenco artists alike. Classes, which operate out of six studios in a historic Central Square building, are sometimes complemented by live music or drums. Traditionalists won’t be disappointed, but the inclusive atmosphere and affordable, drop-in classes may just also compel you to find out what the heck Bachata is about.

536 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617-547-9363,