Newsletter Archive

Celebrating our Dance Community

Jan 17, 2022

Congratulations are in order! The National Endowment for the Arts’ 2022 awards included these Massachusetts organizations: Boston Ballet Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Rox Urbanity Dance Abilities Dance And our partners Boston Center for the Arts (BDA’s partner in the Boston Dancemakers Residency) Edvestors (BDA partner in arts education for the Boston Public Schools) Open Door Arts…


Staying Safe Together

Jan 11, 2022

Nominations for the Boston Dance Alliance 2022 Dance Champion Award are now open!  CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE  The Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award, created in 2004, recognizes a member of the metropolitan Boston dance community over the age of 60 who has made a great contribution to Boston’s dance landscape and whose body of…


A Fresh Start

Jan 6, 2022

    If one of your New Year’s resolutions is upping your dance on camera game, join our friends at Vermont Dance Alliance for a free month-long series of classes online taught by Christopher Wiersema. The class starts January 4 6:30-8 PM.  The Folk Arts Center‘s Saturday series of virtual dances from around the world begins January 8…


In With the New

Dec 27, 2021

Boston Dance Alliance congratulates Ilya Vidrin and Jessi Stegall and the Partnering Lab, counted among Dance Magazine’s 25 to Watch for 2022! Olivia Moon Photography/halfasianlens The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus is here, so please check websites/social media for these events before heading out. BDA believes this information is correct as of posting, but schedules are changing quickly….


Merry and Bright!

Dec 21, 2021

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors! Karen Krolak is a Boston based choreographer, performer, teacher, presenter, costume designer, and writer. Since 2000, she has been the Founder/Artistic Director of Monkeyhouse. Her choreography has been featured in dance concerts, site-specific works, plays, musicals, performance art pieces, films and gallery installations. Krolak’s…


The Nutcrackers are coming!

Dec 13, 2021

Somerville Arts Council announces the ArtAssembled Residency Programsupporting dancers, theater, and multimedia performance artists who need both space and technical assistance. ArtAssembled Residency Program awards artists with space, a small stipend, and other resources to support projects with the potential end goal of a public performance in Somerville. Available residency must culminate by June 15, 2022, and each…


Taking Chances, Dancing Dances

Dec 6, 2021

All December long head over to the Somerville Theatre to see The Slutcracker, a parody of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Watch the diverse cast present their own unique version of the show, that changes year to year based on who participates. Not comfortable going to the theatre? The Slutcracker: The Movie is also available to rent!…


Dancing in both loss and joy

Nov 29, 2021

  Congratulations to the dance artists and dance-focused arts administrators who will be members of the National Arts Strategies’ 2021-2022 Creative Community Fellows: New England Cohort. Thanks to funding from the Barr Foundation, they will participate in a ten month fellowship designed to help them embrace their capacities for authentic leadership, examine partnerships and strategies, and strengthen…


Grateful for Dance and Community

Nov 22, 2021

  Congratulations to recipients of NEFA’s New England Dance Fund grants! Alexandria Nunweiler           Kat Nasti Dance ali kenner brodsky & co        Kimberleigh Holman, Luminarium Dance Andrea Muñiz                         Kristin Wagner ANIKAYA            …


Dancing into the Holiday Season

Nov 15, 2021

  UMass/Amherst Fine Arts Center convenes Codemakers: White Snake Project and Final Bow for Yellowface, a conversation among artists working in a campaign to end negative depictions of Asians in the dance world and lift up Asian American choreographers and dancers. The conversation happens online Monday, November 15 at 7:30 PM   The Front Porch Arts Collective is launching…

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