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At The Complex ALL students will experience a supportive environment and expectional training.  Students of The Complex build a strong selse of self and confidence.  Students receive exceptional training by a professional faculty of educators/artists.  The Complex is a forum for children, teens, and adults to learn, grow, create, and flourish.


A conservatory of performing and creative arts.  Education offered in dance, theatre, creative arts, and music.  Infants through adults are welcome to explore. Our faculty of professional, practicing artists offers our community the very best in performing and creative art education.

The Complex Performing Arts Centre


Our Education Division offers intensive/pre-professional and recreational training

to all ages and interest levels.  

Classes for youth, teens, and adults in dance, theatre, music, and visual/creative arts.

The Complex is home to a Youth Ballet Company, Teen Modern Dance Company, Professional Dance Company and a Theatre/Music Company.

Our faculty of highly trained and experienced artists/educators bring a world of knowledge and opportunities that are unique to only The Complex 

Students gain a mastery of technical training, while building self-confidence and awareness and learning their creative voice.  

Students can focus on one or many art genres and are encouraged to explore and experience all that interests them.

Education classes are available to ages 2.5 to adult.

Programs of study are available to allow students a comprehensive education in the arts.


Our Community Division offers opportunities for engagement with the arts.

Performances by our students, companies, youth theatre program, original work, etc...

Open Studios....we invite the community to experience our work as it is in progress

Works in Progress Showings....small gatherings where community members have opportunity to share in our creative process, offer feedback, and talk with artists

Artist Talks...Local and guest artists share their process and stories.  A chance to learn about the artist behind the work.

Fun Nights ~ couples nights, ladies nights out, family movement night, workshops....using movement and other art forms to relax at the end of a long week and have fun with friends and family

The Complex Store.....Visit our space to find all your dancewear needs, as well as, eclectic and inspirations hand-made and found gifts.  All sales benefit our scholarship fund and student companies.


Poetry Slams, Coffee Houses, Staged Readings, Original Showings, Musicals, Student Work, and More....Check 'performances and events' tab for schedules



•  Dance       •  Theatre        •  Music         •  Art


•  Dance       •  Theatre        •  Music         •  Art



Classes available in: (Please click on Education Division tab for information)

Dance...Elemenatary Dance: Creative Movement and Intro to Dance, Pre-Professional School of Ballet/Modern Dance, Recreational School of Ballet/Modern Dance, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Youth/Teen Ballet Company, Pre-Teen/Teen Modern Dance Company

Creative Arts...Creative/Visual Arts Classes for ages 5 and up, Visual Art and Technology Class for teens and adults

Theatre...Programs for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 19.  Ultimate Theatre and Music Experience: The program includes education in theatre/music and a large performance, Elite acting company for teens

Music...Private Music (Piano, Ukelele, Guitar, Bass) and Voice Lessons, Fundamentals of Music Theory Class for teens and adults

The Complex Performing Arts Centre presents Michael Bolger's NUTCRACKER November 27, 28, December 5 at 6:30 and November 29 and December 6 at 2:00. Performances are held at STAGE 136, Putnam CT.

Bolger's boisterous take on the classic tale will challenge what you thought you knew about holiday traditions! Through many real life experiences and characters, Bolger has created an entirely new, and larger-than-life, contemporary take on everyone's favorite holiday story.

Through classical ballet, the traditional Nutcracker brings to life the classic story of young girl and her beloved gift. Bolger's adaptation is laced with eye-catching contemporary choreography, new characters, and Bolger's unique sense of humor.

This Holiday Season enjoy Michael Bolger's NUTCRACKER set to Tchaikovsky's classic score for a unique family experience (all ages will delight from this show!!) where we learn the best 'gifts' don't always come in a box!

November 27, 28, December 5 at 6:30, November 29 and December 6 at 2:00. $20 adults, $15 students. Tickets available online at
STAGE 136 is located at 136 Main St Putnam CT. For more information call 860.963.7170


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