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SWEAT: African Dance Workout

Cardio, stretches and strength-building through African dance movement with Jean Appolon.

About this event

This program is presented in collaboration with our friends at The Dance Complex.

About this event

Get a great cardio warm-up through African dance movements and be guided through a series of stretches and strength-building exercises. Dancers of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome! Class will finish with a combination for all to learn and dance together.

    • Bring a water bottle! There is a bottle filler in the open space
    • This will be an outdoor class – make sure to wear comfortable clothing and layer up in case of chilly temperatures
    • If this is your first time at our Sweat & Reset program, please arrive a few minutes early to fill out a waiver

Keeping us safe: This event will follow all MIT policies and Covid safety guidelines. Face coverings are not required outdoors for vaccinated individuals, but you are most welcome to wear one if you wish. For unvaccinated individuals, wearing a face covering outdoors is required when unable to maintain 3 feet of physical distance.

Physical distancing will be encouraged. More info on MIT policies can be found at

About The Dance Complex

The Dance Complex is a 25+ year old central hub of dance – locally, with connections to the New England region and in dialogue with the inter/national dance field. The Dance Complex enables the creation, study, and performance of dance, sustaining artists, audiences, and the community through programs that connect movement and ideas and celebrating the wonder and curiosity of dance for all.

About Jean Appolon

Co-founder and Artistic Director of Jean Appolon Expressions (JAE), Jean Appolon is a successful choreographer and master teacher based in Boston and Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Appolon received his earliest training and performance opportunities in Port-au-Prince with the Viviane Gauthier Dance Company and the Folkloric Ballet of Haiti. Appolon continued his dance education in the U.S. at the Harvard and Radcliffe Dance Program (1995-1996, Boston, MA), Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (1996-1998, New York, NY) and the Joffrey American Ballet School (1998-2003, New York, NY), where he graduated with a B.A. from a joint degree program offered by The New School.


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  • Date

    November 18, 2021 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

  • Location

    MIT Open Space
    292 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, 02142, United States