Mission

Modern Connections' mission is to push the edges of visceral movement, provoking personal reflection, conversation, and community transformation.

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Modern Connections is a multifaceted organization that:

  1. Offers weekly low-cost public adult dance classes
  2. Hosts interdisciplinary workshops
  3. Cultivates partnerships with public, private, and government entities
  4. Choreographs thought-provoking performances

What Your Support Means for Classes:

  • Overall: Your support allows us to continue offering Modern dance classes to the public at low to no cost. You can help us maintain accessible prices in the midst of a recovering economy, an inflationary period, and a year of organizational growth.
  • Access: Modern dance training is typically only available in university settings or professional dance companies. Modern Connections offers a rare opportunity by making this genre accessible to the public.
  • Pricing: Modern Connections prioritizes people over profit by keeping its offerings affordable. Regardless of class length or the cost of studio rentals, the class price remains $16.
  • Subsidies: The cost of class is free or subsidized for a variety of participants including work-study students.

Testimonial: “I am grateful deeply for the sacred and safe space that is Modern Connections, a healing space of mind, body and soul.” - Charles Murrell @theblackcomposerspeaks


What Your Support Means for Performances:

  • Creative Economy: Performances create work opportunities for a variety of creatives - from dancers and stage managers, to lighting designers and sound engineers.
  • Dancer Pay: Modern Connections strives to provide consistent opportunities for dancers through long-term projects and to maintain market rate wages.
  • Community Transformation: Modern Connections performances are designed to cultivate impact beyond a singular moment or event. The themes of the work and engagement with the audience cultivate opportunities for individual and community transformation.

Testimonial: “Thank YOU for a fabulous weekend and for bringing mindfulness to movement for our museum guests! People absolutely loved you all." - Museum Presenter

Call For Artists In Roxbury/Boston

Submissions are due Monday, October 9th, 2023, by 11:59 p.m.


We're seeking artists of different disciplines to create interactive experiences that answer the question, "What does it mean to belong to a person, to a place, to yourself?" Chosen pieces will be showcased at Belonging on Sunday, November 5th, from 3-4 p.m. at Hibernian Hall (184 Dudley Street, Nubian Square) and immediately followed by an immersive mix of music, dance, and spoken word performances.


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Belonging at Hibernian Hall

November 5 • Hiberian Hall, Roxbury, MA​


Join us at 3:00 p.m. for participatory, artist-curated workshops designed to deepen one’s connection to oneself, followed at 4:00 p.m. by an immersive mix of music, dance, and spoken word performances. Light refreshments will be provided.


Tickets for this interactive and thought-provoking experience are FREE with a donation to Castle of Our Skins encouraged. Reservations can be placed online.


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Boston Dance Film Festival

October 21st, 6:30 p.m. • Somerville Theatre


Join us for an evening of dance film. We are thrilled to be selected for the first ever Boston Dance Film Festival. Screening at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square on October 21st at 6:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Not only will you get to see the best dance films in Boston, the screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. Tickets are on sale now.


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Dance Education in the Greater Boston area

Welcome to Modern Connections, where we foster the transformative power of movement. With classes, performances, workshops, and community events throughout the Greater Boston area, we are more than a place to learn dance technique; we are an artistic community dedicated to bridging the realms of dance, education, ...

Embracing the Power of Dance at Modern Connections

In the Greater Boston area, resurgence of dance is unfolding and Modern Connections is providing momentum. Here, we embrace dance as a language, a bridge, and a tool for change. We're not just about the physical steps; we're about purposeful movement and meaningful connections.

Our philosophy is far from ...

We are proud to participate in the Mass Cultural Council's Card to Culture program, in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming. See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.


When Modern Connections hosts an event that is not free, EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders will pay $5 for tickets. The work of Modern Connections is sometimes hosted by other organizations who may or may not be participating in Card to Culture, or who may have different rates for Card to Culture participants. We will clearly indicate in our promotional materials and on our website the rates and opportunities for cardholders.


For Modern Connections workshops, one spot will be reserved for a Card to Culture patron and the cost will be $5. In the workshop sign-up form there will be a space for prospective participants to indicate if they are cardholders.

Open Adult Dance Classes

Open Adult Dance Classes

Beginner to Intermediate: Saturday AM

This class builds the necessary vocabulary and body awareness required for the Horton technique. Flat Back, Lateral, Flat Back Backbend, …
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$16.00 per class

Advanced Intermediate: Tuesday PM

This class will continue to expand the vocabulary built in Level I, continuing to learn the fortifications, preludes, and studies of the …
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$16.00 

Advanced Intermediate: Thursday PM

This class will continue to expand the vocabulary built in Level I, continuing to learn the fortifications, preludes, and studies of the …
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$16.00 

Class Schedule

Beginner to Intermediate

Beginner to Intermediate

Dance Complex 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 --- December Schedule December 2nd: Studio 6 December 9th: Studio 6
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