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SPECIAL EDITION #23 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 22, 2020

Boston Dance Alliance is thrilled to share the news that The Boston Foundation has awarded us a grant of $80,000 to support Dance and Disability: Building the Field which will center the leadership, expertise, and needs of practicing artists with physical disabilities including mobility, vision, and hearing impairments. This initiative is designed to support the development of personal…

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SPECIAL EDITION #22 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 16, 2020

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday for BDA’s first Virtual Gala! We were so happy to be able to be together and celebrate the achievements of Margot Parsons, Myran Parker-Brass and Alicia Downey. Special thanks to Ernie Galan whose video wizardry knit together the elements. As we approach the end of our…

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SPECIAL EDITION #20 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 10, 2020

  We are counting down to the BDA Virtual Gala this Sunday June 14, 2020 from 4:30- 6 p.m. Mix and mingle on Zoom and then move to a private Vimeo channel as we honor ballet teacher and choreographer Margot Parsons, arts educator and advocate Myran Parker-Brass, and thank Alicia Downey as she steps down from 11 years on the…

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SPECIAL EDITION #19 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jun 6, 2020

The  BDA Virtual Gala is a week from tomorrow, Sunday June 14, 2020 from 4:30- 6 p.m. You can be a part of it for as little as a $10 donation! Your donation is 100% deductible,so please be as generous as you can. We want as many people as possible to join us virtually as we honor beloved…

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JOIN US FOR BDA’S VIRTUAL GALA JUNE 14, 2020!

May 29, 2020

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…

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SPECIAL EDITION #17 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 23, 2020

The Library of Congress <3s BDA The United States Library of Congress just informed us that they are preserving https://www.bostondancealliance.org/  for the historical record, as part of the Library’s collection of “born digital” performing arts materials. We are happy we will play a part when future historians tell the story of our community. Lost your job? Aged…

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SPECIAL EDITION #16 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 18, 2020

Today, Monday, May 18, 2020  Governor Baker announced the first, “start” phase of reopening. Dance studios — which share characteristics of yoga studios and gyms probably will be able to open starting with the “Vigilant” phase 3, although the state is considering earlier starts for outdoor activities Performance venues will also start opening with phase 3,…

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SPECIAL EDITION #15 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 18, 2020

Next Monday, May 18 is the day Governor Baker is expected to announce the first phase of reopening. The phases, based on public health criteria, are Start, Caution, Vigilant, and New Normal. Today, Friday May 15 at 3 pm today there is a  Re-Opening the Economy Roundtable discussion for the cultural community with Joyce Linehan, Chief…

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SPECIAL EDITION #14 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 13, 2020

If you are having trouble getting payments from Brown Paper Tickets for performances held before the pandemic shut-down, please get in touch with dcash@bostondancealliance.org so that we can help our colleagues across the region look into this issue. Boston Dance Alliance is not sure if this is a temporary problem related to staff availability or…

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SPECIAL EDITION #13 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 7, 2020

Boston Dance Alliance welcomes Miranda Brown to our staff. A rising senior at Barnard College with a double major in Dance and American Studies, she has taught at Boston Ballet, interned at Boston Center for the Arts and volunteered at both The Dance Complex and at Dance for PD in New York. Her experience with…

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