Harvard Dance Center Building and Studio Reservations

Bill and Bobby McClain of The Wondertwins in mid-jump. Students watching on the peripheral of the studio.
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. 

The Harvard Dance Center is open 7 days a week, 9am-midnight. The Dance Office hours are 9:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. 

Harvard Dance Center map
66 Garden Street | Cambridge, MA 02138
dance@fas.harvard.edu | 617-495-8683



Following Harvard University's responses regarding coronavirus on March 10, all programming and studio activity at Harvard Dance Center, including the Office for the Arts Director’s studio, are suspended for the rest of the spring 2020 term:

  • all studio reservations, 
  • all student group activities, 
  • all non-credit classes, 
  • and all visiting artists programming.

Please read the most recent letter from Dance Director Jill Johnson to the Harvard Dance Center community.

If you have questions or concerns, you may email the Dance Center staff at dance@fas.harvard.edu or call 617-495-8683. 


Student-led dance groups and Harvard undergraduate and graduate students may request to reserve studio spaces at Harvard Dance Center and the OFA Director's Studio, based on availability. For information on requesting studio space and using the Dance Center-run studios, please read fully the Dance Center Handbook

Please note that the Harvard Dance Center studios are not available for use until January 27, 2020


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 gender neutral restrooms that can be used as changing rooms. 

The following are the hours students may reserve are the following (based on availability):

Harvard Dance Center (Studio 1, Studio 2, and Green Room), 66 Garden St.

  • Monday-Sunday: 9:30am-11:45pm

Director’s Studio, OFA, 74 Mt. Auburn St.

  • Monday-Thursday: 4:30-11:00pm
  • Friday: 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: Noon-11:00pm


At the beginning of each semester, student-led dance groups are each assigned a weekly 2.5 hour rehearsal slot. Beyond this slot, additional space is available on an ad hoc basis up to 2 weeks in advance.

To request a recurring rehearsal time, please fill out the Student-Led Dance Group Weekly Recurring Request Form. Recurring reservations for Spring 2020 will be confirmed the week of January 17, 2020.

Additional studio reqeusts should be made via RoomBook (online scheduler). You will receive a confirmation directly from RoomBook if your request is approved within the week. All undergraduates in the College can log into RoomBook with their HUID and PIN, but you must be an officer listed in theHub to make a reservation for a student group. Please contact Julie Leist at jleist@fas.harvard.edu or Jonrobert Bagley at jobrobert_bagley@harvard.edu if you need assistance registering or for questions about RoomBook.

See the calendar of student-led dance group events and email dance@fas.harvard.edu to get your events added! For more information and resources read the Dance Center Handbook as well as the Student Organization Resource Guide


Inviduals who are not part of a student-led dance group looking to request studio space, please ubmit your requested times in the following form: Individual Ad-Hoc Request Form. A Dance Center representative will be in touch to confirm your reservation within the week of your request. 


The Harvard Dance Center is a place 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

Image: The Wondertwins leading a master class in Studio 1, Fall 2019. Photo Credit: Annielly Camargo