Since opening our doors in 2004, we’ve been committed to providing NE CT with the highest level of arts education and experiences. The Complex Performing and Creative Arts Centre provides a unique and highly personalized method of learning, creating an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success. Browse through our site to learn more about our philosophy, programs, and opportunities.


The Place TO BE for Arts Education in Connecticut

Experience The Complex and experience an arts education program that can be compared to no other. Students grow and evolve as confident and strong critical and creative thinkers; they learn to develop their unique voices in a learning environment that teaches work ethic, humility, risk-taking, advocacy, and collaboration.

The Complex is more than a dance class or a stage production, although those elements are approached with professionalism, quality, high standards and expectancy, and exceptional training. The Complex is a progressive space for life learning, developing self and finding one's true meaning in this world.

“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art”

Claude Debussy



January 2022 – Elementary classes for children ages 3-9

Little Learners Creative Movement – Ages 3 + 4

Jump, leap, turn, balance, play, soar!!  Children are exposed to beginning dance concepts in a fun, recreational and supportive way.  Children will explore the use of the body though storytelling and music.  Creative Movement class aids in the physical development of the body and exercises the imagination!

 Saturdays 9:15 – 10:00am 



Rising Stars Intro to Dance/Pre-Ballet – Ages 5 + 6

Rising Stars classes aid in the development of gross motor skills, movement creativity, fitness, and body awareness. Our Rising Stars Classes blend educational concepts in a developmentally designed curriculum that places special emphasis on building self-confidence and self-esteem. Young dancers will explore elementary ballet concepts, creative movement, jazz dance and rhythm games.  This is a fun and high energy class for the little one that loves to move!!

Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm  -or-  Saturdays 10:00-11:00am 


Young at ART Youth Visual Art Class - Ages 6-9

Students are introduced to various mediums, techniques, and styles of the creative/visual arts and will get creative with paint, drawing, sculpture, writing, 3-Dimensional art, collaborative projects, and more! Such a fun class where young artists are encouraged to be the artist that is flourishing inside them! Individual creative voices are honored and nourished.

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm 



135 Main Street, Putnam, Connecticut 06260, USA

(860) 963-7170

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