Celebrating Together — from Near and Far

Join us for 
Boston Dance Alliance’s Virtual 2020 Gala
Sunday, June 14 from 4:30-6 p.m.


Thanks for your patience as we redesigned Boston Dance Alliance’s 2020 honor ceremonies with online tributes to Margot Parsons, Myran Parker-Brass, and Alicia Downey!

Wear something festive, pour your favorite beverage, and find some ideas below for great restaurants where you can order delicious food and drinks that are favorites of our honorees!
The fun begins 4:30 pm with mixing and mingling on Zoom.

At 5:00 pm the party moves to a private Vimeo channel as we honor three accomplished women:

  • Beloved local choreographer, dancer and ballet teacher Margot Parsons, with the 2020 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award
  • Arts education leader and advocate Myran Parker-Brass, with the 2020 BDA Unsung Hero Award; and
  • Attorney and flamenco devotee Alicia Downey, who steps down from 11-year-plus run on the Boston Dance Alliance Board of Directors, the last four as our enthusiastic Chair.


Get in on the Fun

If you bought a regular ticket or ticket package, you and your party will automatically get access to the pre-show mix and mingle room and the gala mainstream event.  We will send you the links to Zoom and Vimeo, and a new receipt for your ticket purchase, making it 100% deductible.  Converting your ticket to a donation enables Boston Dance Alliance to support the dance community now and all year long.

If you didn’t buy an advance ticket, you can still join us! Make a donation of $10 or more to Boston Dance Alliance to receive links to the event. Remember, your donation is completely deductible, so please be as generous as you can.


Make a Toast!    

VIP Champions Package ticket holders are invited to offer a toast to any of our three honorees.  Prerecord your toast of up to 1 minute! Click on this link for details. 

Want to make a toast but didn’t get a ticket? Get a “VIP Toast” ticket for $100 by June 7.  

Need to upgrade your original ticket purchase so you can make a toast? Send a note to as soon as possible, as this will have to be done manually.


Make your virtual experience even better!

Consider supporting local restaurants with a festive take out order. Some favorites of our honorees:

SOFRA Bakery
Jamaica Jeffs
Branch Line
Myers and Chang
Blossom Bar

We look forward to seeing you at this long-awaited celebration!

Questions? Contact Debra Cash at