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November 15, 2012
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November 15, 2012
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The dance complex is an amazing community-run safe place where I feel free to try, to fail, to learn, and to grow as a dancer and a person.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

November 1, 2012
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November 1, 2012
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The Dance Complex embodies anything you'd dream of needing from a dance organization. A tall and proud gem that houses 6 studios, all differing in size and function, a friendly and efficient (part-time) staff plus an ever inclusive volunteer based community who run the building and classes so diverse, you will get tastes of the globe when you peek your head, or feet into a studio. I am so proud to be a part of The Dance Complex community. Beyond being just a building of studios, it's a community that nurtures movement, expression, well-being and artistry. I love The Dance Complex so much I have centered my life around it.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 17, 2011
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February 17, 2011
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When I moved here, all I ever heard about when I asked about dance classes as The Dance Complex. Ready to join and sign up for classes, I couldn't believe it was all on a drop-in basis. And that just about sums it up. No extra fees, no special deals or hours. You just come and take any kind of class you'd like with the BEST teachers ever.
And if you volunteer, the classes are free.
You cannot beat this place.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Cambridge Mass

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

may sure there are a few wealthy people around to help out.

December 28, 2010
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December 28, 2010
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I travel a lot, but dance is in my soul. Whenever I'm in the Boston area, I head for The Dance Complex. It always feels like coming home. Last year, they did major changes, for the better, to the lobby. It was beautiful and still regal and comforting at the same time. A treasure, for sure, no matter what style of dance you like, or how good you are. The Dance Complex is the best.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've taken classes there and have attended concerts.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure some major donors gave lots of money to secure this place always.

July 2, 2010
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July 2, 2010
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This place is a true pillar of the Dance Community in the area. Eighteen Years ago, we held the first Children's Dance Festival (an open, non-competitive, educational, delightful day of dance for youth from different schools, companies, styles) at the Dance Complex. Their offer of free space for the day made it possible to run the festival on a shoestring and not have to charge the participants. This allowed us a wider range of participants and contributed to the longevity of the festival.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

taking wonderful classes, using rehearsal space

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 27, 2010

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February 27, 2010

I have taken classes at the Dance Complex - I love the variey. I have rented space there for my own rehearsals- wonderful studios, easy rental process. I've seen performances there- they have a great intimate performance space with high ceilings; attended workshops- they attract a lot of famously creative and professional teachers, and I've gone there to rehearse with the Ken Pierce Baroque Dance Company- dance directors love to rent there because its central to the dance community and easily accessible by car, subway, etc. and there a lot of studios to choose from.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a huge impact on dance education for the urban youth, encouraging fitness, health and creative production. It could be a center for the performing arts for public school children as well after schools arts training.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 24, 2010
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February 24, 2010
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The Dance Complex community is one of the most welcoming I've ever been a part of in Boston. As a newcomer to this city, I knew no one and had no idea where to go for some dance. I found the DC by chance 4 years ago, and I'm now a regular with many familiar faces to greet me as I enter!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make the infrastructure more organized.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Dancing, best variety of dance types

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get everyone in greater Boston to dance in the month of May (Cambridge dance month)

Ways to make it better...

I had become a regular volunteer sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financials

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010

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February 24, 2010

A local treasure. One of the greatest community dance centers in the country. Diverse in term so of classes offered, performances, population served. There is something for everyone here. Our lives, our community is enriched because of The Dance Complex!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

several ways: as a director, choreographer, dancer, teacher, and performance artist.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve the physical space.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling of diversity within the building and in the classes and offerings. There are people of all backgrounds and ages dancing together.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

exceptional

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make sure the infrastructure was improved. The building needs work. They could also offer assistance to deserving artists to help them produce work.

Ways to make it better...

The building was in better shape.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I am not sure.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is an amazing and rare cultural center in the Boston area.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 24, 2010
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February 24, 2010
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I have been a member of the Dance Complex community since its inception. I have been supported the Dance Complex as a work study student; which allowed me to dance as much as wanted at a time when money was slim; I have attended multitudes of classes with Ramon de Los Reyes, Anna Myer and various workshops; and I have actively been a children's tap dance teacher there since Rozann encouraged me to start a class about 15 years ago. I love the community of dancers, educators and aficionados who fill the Dance Complex with joy, creativity and the love of artistic expression. There is no other place like it. It is an osasis for the art of dance.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the fact that I have been an active children's tap dance teacher there for approximately 15 years.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Is the pure love of dance that comes from the staff and all the teachers and the students.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

In it to support the Dance Complex andto dance, dance, dance!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Redo all the floors, have new sound systems for each studio, put in better lightiing to open up all the dark corners, open it's doors and really be creative with the community at large.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

February 23, 2010
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February 23, 2010
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I am an elder dancer in my 70's and so grateful to the Dance Complex for being there. It has changed my life! So many wonderful dancer/choreographer/teachers work there, e.g. Diane Arvanites, Tommy Neblett, Daniel McCusker,Danny Swain, just to name a few,and there are plentiful opportunities to take classes and excellent classes geared to older dancers, as those taught by Andy Taylor-Blenis and Tommy Neblett. Prometheus Dance Elders Ensemble, a post-professional company of which I am a member, is based there with rehearsals and annual performances. Rozann, Jayne, and Danny keep everything running. The newly renovated space is welcoming.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

classes, rehearsals, performances.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the dancers, the space.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

welcoming and good at their jobs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Modernize the building, e.g. get new windows that opened and closed easily, get better lighting, pay dancers for rehearsals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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