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



ADULT DANCE SERIES : 4 Week Rotating Sessions -
Open level classes - All experience levels welcome. Classes are fun, motivating, and inspirational

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• BALLET - 11/17 - 12/15

• CONTEMPORARY - 1/12 - 2/2

• MODERN - 2/9 - 3/2

$75 per 4 week session

Meet the Teacher: Katelyn Cramer, MA R-DMT

​~Katelyn has been dancing for over 25 years and is a 2009 alum of The Complex. After The Complex, Katelyn relocated to Western MA, where she attended Springfield College under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Nazzaro. She earned a Bachelor or Arts in Dance with a minor in Disability Studies, focusing her studies on choreography, modern dance and improvisation, and pedagogy. She continued her education at Antioch University New England where she earned a Masters of Arts degree in Dance/Movement Therapy and Counseling, where dance and movement is utilized in tandem with psychology to promote the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical integration of the individual. Over the years, Katelyn has worked in therapeutic settings such as out-patient, residential, and school settings focusing her work on infant through childhood development, attachment, and the Autistic and Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities communities. Over the years, Katelyn has balanced her therapeutic dance work with creative work teaching dance, performing, and choreographing throughout Massachusetts. She is incredibly happy to be back in Connecticut at The Complex as a staff member.



Movement classes for children that engage and awaken the body, mind, and creative spirit!

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• Creative Movement for Children and Caregivers 18 Month- Yrs

Wednesdays 9:15-10:00am • November 9 - December 14 • $100

For the young child and their grown-up, this class focuses on developing early movement and creativity. Curriculum is focused on fostering the connection between adult and child balanced with providing space for free movement expression and encouraging age appropriate primary movement development. Class will incorporate props, music, and play.


• Creative Movement and Tumbling Ages 2.5-4

Wednesdays 10:15-11:00am • November 9 - December 14 • $100

Class will focus on early dance and movement with instruction based in exploration, body awareness, and cooperation. Children will be guided in imagination and discovery of dance and movement expression while building skills in a playful and creative space.


135 Main Street, Putnam, Connecticut 06260, USA

(860) 963-7170

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