Boston Youth Moves at 2016 BDA Gala, photo by Liza Voll

Virtual Gala 2021!


Rozann Kraus
2021 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion


Dr. Larry Pratt
2021 BDA Unsung Hero


This year’s joyful community gathering online features dance performances by Boston Dancemaker Residency grantees Jean Appolon (Jean Appolon Expressions) and Jessie Jeanne Stinnett (Boston Dance Theater).

Special appearances by former Cambridge Mayor Kenneth Reeves and John Andress, the Bill T. Jones Director and Curator of Performing Arts at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

This is the start of Boston dance returning stronger! 

Want to send a special video toast to honor Rozann or Larry as part of the gala program? Don’t delay! Details on the registration form.

Everyone can attend! Tickets start as low as $10

Plus Check Out the BDA Online Silent Auction

Amazing offerings include a hilarious “lovegram,” private online session with celebrity tapper and swing dancer Caleb Teicher, Queen’s Gambit chess coaching, dinner for two at Myers and Chang, plus yoga, ballet and shape up classes to get that spring tune up you’ve been craving.

New items added until the gala!


We thank our 2021 Gala Sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available, contact