Dancing Through Bright Days and Sparking Evenings

Congratulations to these dance and dance-adjacent projects receiving LAB grants from The Boston Foundation: ANIKAYA/Wendy Jehlen, Boston Dance Theater/Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Danza Organica, Alanna Logan, Luminarium Dance (Kim Holman), Monkeyhouse, Jenny Oliver, PLACE Project, Catherine Siller, and Lonnie Stanton & The Click.


Salsa and bachata fans, dance at the Charlestown Naval Yard on The Anchor’s open-air, courtyard patio with Sabor Latino, Salsa y Control and DJ Hernan Monday July 11, 6-9 PM. No cover, but please register.


Lindy Hop takeover – Monday Night Lindy/Fusion social with Matthew Briggs and Skyler Jones located at the Danehy Park soccer field turf! The event is divided in two parts: a 30-minute lesson followed by a DJ party. Lesson at 8:00 pm sharp, be ready to move! Monday, July 11, 8:00 – 10 PM.

Adult Movement Class with Naomi Goldberg Haas integrates the thinking body with the emotional body. Great for all dancers, created for the dancer coming back to the studio. July 11, 12, 14, 15, 9:30-11 AM at the Yard on Martha’s Vineyard.


Sign up to join Summer Dance Explo I led by Lissa Geggis. It’ll be a week filled with fun and playful dance for ages 4-8, exploring Creative Movement, World Dance, and dance-themed art projects.
July 11-15, 1 PM – 3:30 PM at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St., Suite 64, Gloucester.


The City of Beverly hosts two Summer Salsa in the Park events in Lynch Park on Wednesday, July 13, and Wednesday, Aug 24, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Participants can learn the basics of salsa, or practice their moves. The evening starts with an hour of instruction given by Yaya Rodriguez, founder of the Cultura Latina Dance Academy in Lynn. Then on to social dancing to Latin tunes provided by DJ Franklin Condori. Participants are encouraged to come on their own or with a partner. No experience necessary.


Enjoy a free performance of beheard.world’s Suite Talk in Copley Square on Thursday July 14 7 PM as Anna Myer’s work explores the possibilities of what lies beyond racism through hope and connection.


Travel across the Berkshires with Jacob’s Pillow artists and witness dance in the parks! Pack a blanket or your favorite outdoor chair, invite your family and friends, and bring a snack to enjoy this free pop-up performance in a park near you! Performances by Versa-Style Dance Company’s Origins of Hip Hop (July 15-17), Mambo Royalty (July 21), and local performers including Berkshire Dance TheatreBSKE Dance Community GroupdysFUNKcrewThe Funkbox Studio, and Luana Dias David.


Samvād School of Skills is a new series designed to offer professional skills to performing artists/dancers outside the studio, such as skills in marketing, branding, PR, stage and event management. First in this series: Embracing Branding a 3-part workshop offered by Karen Krolak, Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse. Workshops can be attended online and are open to all.
July 14, 21 & 28, 8 PM-9:30 PM.


NDEO’s Virtual Day of Professional Development for Dance Educators is Friday, July 15 11 AM-6 PM.  You can choose from 20 different courses to build your teaching skills!


Adele Myers and Dancers, Miami-based not-for-profit dance theater company, will present These Women In Space and Time (T.W.I.S.T) on July 15 & 16 at The Yard. T.W.I.S.T is a  visually stunning, heart-pounding dance theater performance that offers up acts of female solidarity. Adele Myers and Dancers also host two  TWISTalk events, gatherings for women to share, listen, laugh, and twist against the disempowering ways we move through the world in our daily choreographies.


As part of the 40th Anniversary Season, Bates Dance Festival presents “POWER” by Fist & Heel Performance Group. Performances take place on Friday, July 15th and Sunday, July 17th both at 7:30 PM in Schaeffer Theatre (305 College St.) in Lewiston, Maine.


ArtBeat Festival Dance Showcase is back in the Somerville Theater for 2022! The Somerville Arts Council is thrilled to host  Continuum Dance Project, Eliza Malecki Dance, Carmen Rizzo and many other talented artists this Saturday, July 16, 12:30-4:30 PM.


Forty Steps Dance celebrates their 30th Anniversary with their annual concert happening this Saturday, July 16 at 8 PM. The performance will take place indoors at the Nahant Town Hall, 334 Nahant Road, Nahant.



Parsons Dance will be performing Kind of BlueBalance of PowerNascimento and more Saturday, July 16 at 7 PM & Sunday, July 17 at 1 PM, at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington.


“The Poetic Allure of Persian Dance: Finding Inspiration in History, Literature and Costuming” with Laurel Victoria Graywill address ethnic and geographic definitions of “Persian,” Persian History and culture, diversity in Persian dance, and a lot more! Join for live Q&A, Sunday July 17, 3:00 PM + 30 days streaming access.


Catch A.I.M by Kyle Abraham at the Ted Shawn Theatre this week at Jacob’s Pillow. Outdoor performances on the Henry J. Leir Stage include Ballet NepantlaA.I.M by Kyle AbrahamMina Nishimura / Kota YamazakiPassion Fruit Dance Company with Baye & AsaThe School at Jacob’s Pillow Contemporary Performance Ensemble.


Lilphunk Dance Company Auditions Phunk Phenomenon is hosting annual auditions for Lilphunk, Boston’s premier hip hop kids’ dance company. Lilphunk is the Boston Celtics official junior dance crew performing  during time outs and half-time shows. They are also back-to-back gold winners for The USA hip hop championships at Hip Hop international. Audition is Saturday, July 16, 2 PM at 1886 Revere Beach Pkwy, Everett.


The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Arts Programs for Justice-Involved Youth funds programs that support and strengthen collaborations between arts-based organizations and juvenile justice systems to develop, expand, or enhance effective interventions that provide access to high-quality art programs with and for justice-involved youth. Applications are due Monday, July 18, 2022.


Perform in The Bridgerton Experience! Boston Casting seeks
Female dancer/actor. 25-45. 5’5″-5’8″. Multi-Ethnic. Strong skills in voguing, contemporary, hip hop, jazz/funk.
-Female dancer/actor. 21-29. 5’5″-5’8″. Any ethnicity. Strong skills in classical, contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Upper body strength is important.
-Male dancer/actor. 21-29. 5’8″-6’0″. Any ethnicity. Strong skills in classical, contemporary, jazz, and ballet. Upper body strength is important.
-Male actor/mover. 21-35. 5’8″-6’0″. Any ethnicity. Excellent British accent needed.
New England local SAG, non-union, & non-equity talent only may apply. Immersive theatre rehearsals/show run: August 9 – approximately October 30. All roles will improvise and interact with the audience. Please submit your name, headshot/photo, resumé/bio, any relevant reels (if available), and contact info (cell/email) to: bridgertonexperiencebos@gmail.com


It’s time for some fun in the sun, whichever way you choose to do it!


Enjoy yourself and remember to wear sunscreen!

Best wishes from BDA,

Debra Cash, Executive Director