Studio Reservations

The Harvard Dance Center and its studios are a shared community space that host curricular classes, non-credit community classes, workshops, events, showings, residencies, performances, and studio reservations held by student-led dance groups and individuals.

Studio reservations must be approved through or arranged by Dance Center staff.  See the “Reservations” section on page 3 of the Harvard Dance Center Handbook for full instructions. 

If you have questions or concerns about the Dance Center spaces, email the Dance Center staff.

STUDIO DESCRIPTIONS

The Harvard Dance Center manages and maintains 3 studios at Harvard Dance Center (HDC), 66 Garden St., and 1 studio at the OFA Maine Office, 74 Mt. Auburn St. 

  • Studio 1 (HDC) – largest sprung-floor studio, with Marley and performance amenities
  • Studio 2 (HDC) – medium-sized sprung-floor studio, with Marley
  • Green Room (HDC) – smaller studio with cork flooring
  • The Director’s Studio (OFA Main Office) - medium-sized sprung-floor studio, with Marley

STUDIO SPACES HOURS

The Harvard Dance Center is open and available to students during the academic year. For booking space during academic year breaks, including reading and exam periods, please consult the Dance Office. For Fall '22 semester, studios will be open for researvations starting August 31, 2022. 

The following are the hours studio space may be requested:

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

• Monday-Sunday: 9:30am-11:45pm

Director’s Studio at the OFA’s main office, 74 Mt. Auburn Street

• Monday-Thursday: 6:00pm-11:00pm

• Friday: 6:00pm-9:00pm

• Saturday: 9am-5:00pm

• Sunday: Noon-11:00pm


The Dance Center Office is open Monday through Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm for any questions or conversation!

RESERVING STUDIO SPACES 

Officially recognized student-led dance groups have access to request space directly via RoomBook. At the start of each semester, these groups may book a recurring, weekly reservation using the Recurring Reservation Form. Additional time requests are managed in RoomBook.

 

All other individuals wanting to request space should use the Fall 2022 Ad Hoc Request Form.

Agreement of Upholding the Dance Center Guidelines & Policies  

  • All individuals and groups reserving studio space must read the Harvard Dance Center Handbook and agree in writing to comply with Dance Center policies and protocols before their first reservation.
  • Student-led dance groups must designate a representative, preferably a director or board member, who will be responsible for communicating and upholding the guidelines, as well as reporting back to the Dance staff (dance@fas.harvard.edu) any issues that arose.
  • Ad hoc reservations not affiliated with a student-led dance group must also designate a representative who will be responsible for communicating and upholding the guidelines during the use of the studio, as well as reporting back to Dance staff (dance@fas.harvard.edu) any issues that arose.

ACCESSIBILITY 

The Dance Center’s main floor, housing Studio 1 and two all-gender restrooms, is wheelchair accessible. If you anticipate needing any other type of access to the building, please email dance@fas.harvard.edu for arrangements. Please note that the Director’s Studio at 74 Mt, Auburn st. is not wheelchair accessible. The Dance Staff is happy to talk to you or your group about practices for disability inclusion and access.

ALL ARE WELCOME

The Harvard Dance Center is a space where every student can be fully self-expressed without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe based on race, ethnicity, cultural background or tradition, biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or physical or mental ability; a space where the social contract supports each person's self-respect and dignity, and encourages everyone to respect others.

We are anti-racist and are actively challenging our own assumptions and biases as we work toward true equity for all. In that spirit, we do not tolerate racism, discrimination, bias, and intolerance of any kind from anyone in, associated with, or visiting the Harvard Dance Center in person or virtual spaces.

Contact Us

617.495.8683 | dance@fas.harvard.edu