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Nominate the 2018 BDA Dance Champion!

Dec 18, 2017

It’s time to Nominate the 2018 Boston Dance Alliance  Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion!     The Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award, created in 2004, recognizes a member of the metropolitan Boston dance community over the age of 60 who has made a great contribution to Boston’s dance landscape and whose body of work constitutes a significant legacy. The awardee…

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John Michael Kennedy (Re)Joins BDA Board!

Dec 11, 2017

He was here, he left, he returned, and Boston Dance Alliance is so glad that John Michael Kennedy is back in Boston and on the BDA Board! We have already taken advantage of his great advice on press releases and our annual fund communications. John Michael Kennedy is president of JMK-PR: Communications for Creative Industries,…

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1,000 Pairs of Capezio Ballet Slippers!

Oct 26, 2017

Are you a dance teacher/studio owner/community leader who knows financially disadvantaged dancers who need ballet slippers and pointe shoes? Capezio has made an incredible gift of 1,000 pairs of ballet slippers valued at more than $25,000 to BDA. We are combining that with almost $10,000 worth of pointe shoes from a variety of manufacturers. Boston Dance Alliance members…

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BDA launches first ever College Dancers Night!

Oct 16, 2017

The Boston Metro area has over 60 colleges and universities, which really shape the city’s culture. The college population is constantly changing with the matriculation of new students and growing as many students make Boston their home after graduation. Many universities have formal dance degree programs, recreational dance classes, and student performance groups. Boston Dance…

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We Want to Hear from YOU!

Oct 2, 2017

Boston Dance Alliance wants to hear from both our members and non-members in the dance community to help serve you better. Please participate! Take this brief, anonymous survey today and help Boston dance thrive. Click here

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BDA Welcomes Aysha Upchurch

Sep 28, 2017

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to have added Aysha Upchurch to our Board of Directors! Aysha is the Associate Director of COOL Schools at VSA Massachusetts where she works at the intersection of arts integration, special education, and professional development, continuing to endeavor to position arts and teaching artists as central ingredients to progressive and…

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Take Action during Arts in Education Week

Sep 5, 2017

National Arts In Education Week is from September 10-16, 2017 and our friends at Americans for the Arts are encouraging all of us — those who teach, those who have had great teachers, and those who know the value of arts education to our society — to join together to share our stories with our…

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OrigiNation Honors!

Aug 28, 2017

The dance community will be well represented as OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center honors Jeannette Neill with its Lifetime Achievement Award and BDA’s Debra Cash with a Champion of the Arts award! A third honor goes to athlete Al McClain of Project RISE for his work as a Youth and Community leader. OrigiNation’s Twist and Shout gala at…

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Sign up for BDA Dancer Health Day!

Aug 9, 2017

When your body is your instrument, it is crucial to keep it healthy! On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Boston Dance Alliance inaugurates Dancer Health Day, bringing a landmark national program to the area’s professional and recreational dancers. Building on work by The Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health and in cooperation with The Actors Fund,…

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The Theatres and Spaces Dance Needs

Jul 12, 2017

The City of Boston has released its comprehensive study of the need for performing arts space in our community. Boston Dance Alliance is proud to have been a key participant advocating for the special needs of dance and dancers. The findings include   There is excess supply. Certain types and sizes of performing arts spaces have availability for…

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