Harvard Dance Center

Desmond Richardson teaching class.
Photo: Desmond Richardson teaching class at the Harvard Dance Center. Credit: Liza Voll.
The Harvard Dance Center opened in the Fall of 2005 and is one of the primary performance venues for dance at Harvard. The Center houses the Dance Office and features two studios and performance amenities for students and visiting artists. Studio One converts from a 3,500 square foot studio to a theater space with a capacity of 300. Both spaces are used for courses, artist residencies, classes and undergraduate dance company rehearsals and residencies. The Harvard Dance Center is accessible for individuals using wheelchairs. 

Dance Office hours are 9:30am-5:30pm M-F.

Studio space at the Harvard Dance Center and Director's Studio must be reserved through RoomBook or arranged through the Program Assistant for Dance. For questions, contact the Dance Program at dance@fas.harvard.edu or 495.8683. 

Harvard Dance Center map
66 Garden Street | Cambridge, MA 02138

Reserving Studio Space
The Dance Center has two studios and one Green Room. Studio 1 capacity: 80. Studio 2 capacity: 30. Offers: Mirrors, barres, sprung floor with marley, pianos. Dressing rooms, showers, gender neutral restrooms. The green room can also be booked for small rehearsals. Capacity: 10. 

The Director's Studio at the OFA, 74 Mt. Auburn Street. Capacity: 20. Offers: mirrors, sound system, barres, sprung floor with Marley, upright piano. There are two restrooms that can be used as changing rooms.  

For detailed information on reserving studio space at the Dance Center or OFA Director's Studio, read the Dance Program Guidelines

Student-Led Dance Group Residency
Student-led dance groups can apply for residencies at the Dance Center. Two residencies are awarded each academic year. Applications are available through the Dance Program Office each May, and decisions are announced in June.

The Harvard Dance Center is a BGLTQ Safe Space

A safe place for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and all students; a space where any student can be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person's self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.

Contact Us

phone: 617.495.8683 | email: dance@fas.harvard.edu

Photo: Desmond Richardson teaching class at the Harvard Dance Center. Credit: Liza Voll.