We LOVED having everyone at the
2023 BDA Open Call Audition and
Dancer Health Day!
To the BDA Community:
American Foxtrot lesson
FREE! – Whether you are new to partnered social dance or a ballroom expert, join Holly Stone and Michael Winward for an American Foxtrot lesson with a gender-expansive approach, followed by an open social dance featuring a variety of dance styles. Friday, February 23, 6-8 PM, at the Jackson Dance Lab at Tufts, 50 Talbot Ave., Medford
Photoplay: Vocal Improv
Cassie Wang performs in Photoplay: Vocal Improv. An ensemble of singers (led by Angela Yam and Nathan Halbur), with percussionist Denver Nuckolls, explore the intersection of improvised music and movement. They will spontaneously create live soundtracks for classic abstract films, as well as for new works by contemporary filmmakers. In collaboration with Cassie, they will explore the physical movement of the human body in space, and its relationship to sound. This immersive experience will also include communal music-making. Light refreshments will be provided. Friday, February 23, 7-9 PM at Vivid Oblivion, 288 Norfolk Street 2A, Cambridge. Tickets are $15.
Daylong Kathak Workshop & Showing
Anjali Nath brings Daylong Kathak Workshop & Showing to The Dance Complex. Spend the day moving your body from head to toe, creating rhythms, and learning a full story to bring it all together. The workshop will culminate in sharing what was learned to each other as well as guests. Breaks will be given throughout the day. Saturday, February 24, 10 AM-4 PM. Registration: $45.
Srija Wang/Nrityaarpana School of Bharatanatyam bring Ahut, meaning sacrifice in Sanskrit, to The Dance Complex. This is a Bharatanatyam recital accompanied by a live orchestra – the theme around this recital is to celebrate the legacy of Sri Adyar K Lakshman. Srija will be presenting a set of traditional items with three other dancers. Saturday, February 24, 7:00-8:30 PM. Tickets: $15-$50.
Creative Class Soiree
Urbanity’s Creative Class hosts a Soiree with pop up performances by Urbanity Underground and Junior Apprentice dancers, a new dance film premiere and refreshments. Saturday, February 24, 7-10 PM at 725 Harrison Ave, #100, Boston. Tickets: $30.
Gala Grand Opening
Northeast Arts is proud to be hosting City Ballet of Boston artists for rehearsals as they prepare to perform in the Gala Grand Opening of Dirigo Conservatory of Movement. Performing a program of classical and contemporary work, CBB will be among class demonstrations and more dance activities. Sunday, February 25, 1-3 PM at Wishing Pond Events, 956 New County Rd., Dayton, ME.
Teddy Shoes Special Sale Event
Teddy Shoes will be at Karen’s Ballroom Dance Studio offering significant savings. Choose your shoes online, on the phone at 617-354-2987 or reaching Steve via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Refreshments will be served. Sunday, February 25, 6:30-9:00 PM,119 Foster St, Bldg 13, Peabody.
detritus dance Studio Showing
Other events in the community this week:
Boston Ballet‘s Winter Experience season starts tomorrow, Thursday, February 22 and runs through Sunday, March 3 at the Opera House. Experience the world premieres of Mikko Nissinen’s Raymonda, and Helen Pickett’s TO BE ONE, as well as her sweeping classic, Petal.
For one night only, Grand Kyiv Ballet performs Giselle at the Emerson Colonial Theatre. Friday, February 23, 7 PM, 106 Boylston Street, Boston. Tickets: $31-$89
Laura Sanchez Flamenco presents workshops with Belén Maya, Tuesdays, February 27, March 5 and March 12, 6-7 PM (all-levels technique) & 7-8 PM (Intermediate/Advances Choreography) at The Dance Complex. Registration is $30 per class. Email email@example.com for more information.
Calls To Action
Audition for Red Bull’s Dance Your Style
Audition for Red Bull’s Dance Your Style on Saturday, February 24, 5:30 PM at Boston Dance Studios! Two winners will earn a chance to compete in the Baltimore City Qualifier on Saturday, April 24. The winners of the Baltimore City Qualifier will have the opportunity to compete in the East USA Regional Qualifier back in Boston at House of Blues on May 4! Dancers must be 16+.
Bearnstow's Summer 2024 Young Artist Internship
Apply for Bearnstow’s Summer 2024 Young Artist Internship. The program is an intensive summer program of dance, creative process and teamwork for a select group of hardworking individuals who show genuine promise and commitment to dance and other performing arts. Deadline is February 28.
Boston Dance Theater seeks choreographer
Boston Dance Theater seeks choreographer for new 10-15 minute group work to be set on trainees, highlighting a particular aspect of one of the following topics, directly or indirectly, in process or product: Climate change; Underrepresented cultures and/or identities in dance. Choreographer will receive honorarium, 5 days (25h) of rehearsal time and a filmed video of performed work. Submissions deadline is Friday, March 22,11:59 PM. Apply today.
Goddard House seeks Dance professionals
Goddard House is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year; it’s a vibrant community that values creativity, engagement, and holistic well-being. They have two exceptional programs that showcase their commitment to enriching the lives of our residents through the arts, both for which they seek dance professionals for: Goddard House Community Initiatives (GHCI) – inviting dance professionals, educators, and enthusiasts who may be interested in fostering a dynamic environment where movement, expression, and artistic exploration are embraced with neurodiverse older adults – and the Goddard House’s Olmstead Programming – seeking dance instructors, choreographers, or performers who can bring the joy of dance to their community of seniors with Dementia, encouraging movement and expression in the outdoor spaces of Goddard House. Interested teaching artists please contact Christine Nagle, Director of Community Initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply to the Salem Arts Festival
Salem Arts Festival returns June 8-9! Applications are now live for dance performances on their outdoor tiny stage and in Salem’s Historic Old Town Hall. All genres encouraged to apply! Performances which engage a broad range of audience through interaction, entertainment, costuming, and craft, are especially encouraged. Performers receive a modest stipend. Deadline is March 15.
Volunteer at Windhover
Volunteer at Windhover this spring and summer. Their programs include a variety of events from Shakespeare plays to Jazz Sextets and a wide variety of ballet and modern dance including legendary companies from New York and Montreal. Behind-the-scenes work has started as they plan their 2024 schedule, and they need volunteers in many different capacities. Would you like to be a part of their team? Fill out their online form. Please feel free to reach out to Lisa@windhover.org if you have any questions.
Applications are open for BCA's performance venue rentals for FY25.
Applications are open for BCA’s performance venue rentals for FY25. Rent the Plaza Theatre, Plaza Black Box Theatre and the Nicholas Martin Hall in the Calderwood Pavilion between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025.