August Already!

Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts are delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2022-23 Boston Dancemakers Residency are Fernadina Chan and Jessi Stegall.

Fernadina will be developing Cubed, an evening-length work exploring a multi-layered connection to an intriguing interactive sculpture by Michael Alfano. Jessi’s The Theremin Vignettes is a series of choreographic vignettes within the musical world of thereminist Clara Rockmore. Congratulations!



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Zeal Performing Arts Studio August Intensive! Enjoy a week of contemporary, jazz, hip hop, ballet, tap, and more in Scituate starting Monday, August 1 and running through Thursday, August 4, 9 AM-2 PM.


Mindset & Money Workshop with Erika R. Moore presented by Assets for Artists in partnership with the Mass Cultural Council. Dancer, cultural strategist, and arts educator Erika R. Moore developed this workshop for artists after recognizing her pitfalls related to money management. Workshop attendees are guided through a holistic process to uncover their mindset around their finances. She’ll discuss action steps to chart a new, better, more refined pathway to Happy Money and moving forward. Tuesday, August 2, 6 – 7:30 PM via Zoom.


Join Teresa Perez Ceccon in her Simonson Technique Master Class at Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport. Simonson Technique is an organic approach to movement that prepares the body to dance in a way that is anatomically intelligent and somatically aware. Open level class Thursday, August 4, 10 AM – 12 PM.


Boston Tap Party brings an incredible lineup of tap faculty for open youth and adult classes, residencies and a showcase. Join the party from Thursday, August 4 to Sunday, August 7 at the Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center, Somerville. The Faculty Showcase takes place on Saturday August 6, 7 PM at the Regent Theatre in Arlington with live band led by Paul Arslanian. Reservations in advance are strongly recommended.


Join Ana Harmon for a Gaga/people class at the Dance Complex. Gaga classes are predicated on a deep activation of the body and physical sensations. Instructions are deployed to increase awareness of and further amplify sensation, and rather than turning from one prompt to another, information is layered, building into a multi-sensory, physically challenging experience. No prior dance experience required. Friday, August 5, 11 AM – 12 PM.


Pantos Project Dance summer intensive for ages 11-14 happens this Saturday, August 6, 11 AM – 4 PM. This program gives students a chance to step into the studio with Artistic Director, Kat Pantos, and PPD company members! This workshop will include contemporary, improvisation, modern, ballet, jazz fusion, and hip hop!


An uncertain dance for uncertain times, “Surrender Dorothy”, loops through the monotony, the anxiety, the grief, and the bleakness of the new decade. The work explores physical manifestations of intimacy, broaching questions such as: How does the unique dancing body reflect sorrow? How is this melancholy processed, regurgitated, and eventually celebrated? How do we adopt our pain and eventually wear it as armor?Join Grant Jacoby & Dancers for an informal and immersive showing  Saturday, August 6, 7 PM, at Complex @ Canal.


The Roaring 20’s Lawn Party. At this 2-day lawn party set on the Crane Estate you’ll find 1920s jazz, antique autos, a vintage fair, flappers and dandies, and picnickers galore. Explore the formal gardens, march in a suffrage parade, take a dance lesson, and more. Saturday, August 6 – Sunday, August 7, 3-8 PM. (Gates open at 1 PM) at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA.


Join Urbanity for a day of free sample classes for youth and adult students taught by lead faculty Haley Day and Ramiro Vaughan “Purpose.” Staff will be onsite to answer questions about registration, scheduling, their Access for All Scholarship Fund, and they’ll have a dancewear giveaway! Sunday, August 7 from 10:00 AM-3:45 PM.


Bates Dance Festival presents Miguel Gutierrez‘s  I as another Wednesday, August 3 and Thursday, August 4 at 7:30 PM at Gannett Theater.

(A)Way Out of my Body by David Dorfman Dance.will be performed on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 at 7:30 PM at the Schaeffer Theater.


This week at Jacob’s Pillow catch Alonzo King LINES Ballet at the Ted Shawn Theatre. Also watch Les Ballet AfrikIndigenous EnterpriseSoles of Duende Percussive Trio, and The School at Jacob’s Pillow Musical Theatre Performance Ensemble at the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage.


Music video shooting Tuesday Aug 2 in Easthampton looking for 2 female classically trained or modern dancers. Email or Instagram message tesscollinsmusic to see if this position has been filled, and if not, you can get the details.


The 2022 Candidate Forum and Celebration of the Arts hosted by Create the Vote (a project of Mass Creative and the Massachusetts Cultural Community) will feature a moderated conversation with candidates running for Lieutenant Governor and an exhibit of art and creativity across disciplines. Join the coalition, candidates and the creative community as we imagine a future where everyone in the Commonwealth can access the benefits of creative expression and cultural participation. Wednesday, August 3 at 7 PM at the Jean McDonough Arts Center in Worcester.


Submit your film to the Motion State Dance Festival! Filmmakers are invited to submit short films (maximum duration 15 minutes) in which dance and cinematography play equal creative roles. Motion State Dance Film Series is excited to explore the ever-expanding definitions of “dance” and “choreography,” and is open to including films that use adjacent technologies, such as animation, computer graphics, and puppetry. Deadline is Friday, August 5.



Urbanity Dance seeks a Community Manager, a Development Assistant, and a Director of Development. Submit your resume with the job title in the subject line to Betsi Graves at preferably by Friday, August 12 for the Community Manager position and by Saturday, August 20 for the  Development positions.


Applications for the 13th annual Dance for World Community Festival are now open! This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 12pm-6pm. The application deadline is Monday, August 22. Applications will be accepted as they are received. All groups and instructors will be notified of their acceptances by August 29.


Submit your dance film to the Dance Films Association’s Dance on Camera Festival of 2023, happening in New York City at Lincoln Center. Friday, February 10 – Monday, February 13.

  • Early bird deadline: Friday, August 19 
  • Regular deadline: Friday, September 9. 
  • Late deadline: Friday, September 30.



Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre seeks Executive Artistic Director.
Reporting to and working closely with the board of directors, the Executive Artistic Director (EAD), supported by the Managing Director, will be responsible for the overall success of the organization including: the vibrancy and growth of its educational, performing, and outreach programs, as well as maintaining a sustainable business model. The EAD will champion the values-based approach to ballet education, performance, and community engagement that since JMBT’s inception, has distinguished the organization as a leading model for inclusion, diversity, and equity.


The Greater Roxbury Arts and Cultural Center (GRACC) seeks Executive Director. The inaugural Executive Director will be the face of GRACC and amplify the non-profit organization alongside Nubian Square Ascends in Boston’s Roxbury Cultural District. Reporting to a developing board of directors, inclusive of an advisory board and Nubian Square Ascends ownership, the Executive Director will play a key role in the successful campaign strategy to raise $35 million in funds that began in Spring 2022. Additionally, they will lead the development of the operating plan, hire key staff, and ensure the successful proposed opening of the GRACC in Fall 2024.


Creative Steps Dance Studio in Newton is looking to hire a super fun, high-energy dance teacher for pre-school and elementary school-aged combo classes. Also seeking a Jazz and Musical Theatre teacher for elementary-aged kids. Classes are on Fridays 3:30-6:00 PM or Saturday Mornings 9:00 AM-1:00 PM or Saturday Afternoons 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. If interested send resume to


Crystal Pite shares insights into how dance communicates deep truths without words, and creates the conditions for human connection.


August already? There is so much dance still to savor this summer!

Enjoy it!

Debra Cash, Executive Director