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Boston Cultural Council Supports BDA!

Jan 3, 2017

It was great to return to the office after the holiday break and learn that Boston Dance Alliance has been awarded a grant from the Boston Cultural Council! We know that the competition is fierce, and appreciate this great vote of confidence in our activities across the city and throughout the metropolitan area. There will…


Happy New Year

Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year! The Boston Ballet building is closed, so Boston Dance Alliance will reopen tomorrow, January 3, at 10 a.m. We look forward to serving the dance community in 2017!


Happy holidays from BDA

Dec 26, 2016

The Boston Dance Alliance office will be closed this week and will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2017. However, our on-line presence persists! Look for Pro/Motion, the BDA newsletter of events, to arrive in your in-box as usual mid-week. You can  join as a member or make a year-end donation from this website. Your donation…


BDA R&R Retreat Winners!

Dec 8, 2016

BDA congratulates James Morrow and Junichi Fukuda, winners of the 2017 Boston Dance Alliance Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship! These two choreographers will be supported as they develop original ensemble work with local dancers, enjoying a three-day intensive retreat period and a combination of other supports that allow them to pay the dancers for their efforts….


BDA Welcomes Dr. Lauren Elson

Nov 23, 2016

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to announce that Dr. Lauren Elson has joined our Board. Dr. Elson has a broad background in dance, having studied dance in Gambia, performed as a professional jazz tap dancer, and been a member of Rainbow Tribe and Cambridge Dance Company. She is the newly appointed Director of Dance Medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation…



Nov 3, 2016

Boston Dance Alliance is thrilled to announce that we have entered into a special partnership with the Lyric Stage to offer evening and weekend rehearsal studio rentals to choreographers at below-market rates! Through the generous support of The Boston Foundation, BDA Basic, Premium and Organizational members will be able to rent the Lyric Stage’s newly renovated…


Apply for BDA R&R Fellowship!

Oct 17, 2016

Applications for the 2017 BDA Rehearsal and Retreat Fellowship, made possible by the Aliad Fund at The Boston Foundation, are now available. This special program, enhanced and improved based on the experiences of former grantees, supports choreographers creating ensemble work and pays the dancers rehearsal stipends. Read the guidelines for more, and best of luck….


2016 Dancewear Lottery is Here!

Oct 7, 2016

Shoes, leotards, tights, even stage makeup! The second annual Boston Dance Alliance Dancewear Lottery is now open. Boston Dance Alliance believes that that no one should be unable to participate in dance activity just because they can’t afford the equipment. We are delighted to announce that we have over $13,000 worth of brand new, unworn…


Artists = Workers

Sep 19, 2016

Major organizations across the creative sector are examining how artists are faring in — and contributing to — the new economy across the United States. We encourage dancers, dance makers, and our collaborating artist colleagues in New England to participate in Creatives Count, a broad survey from New England Foundation for the Arts (closes November…


The 2016 BDA OPEN CALL AUDITION is Next Sunday September 18, and you won’t want to miss it!

Sep 12, 2016

BDA’s annual Audition brings together Boston’s dancers and choreographers for a fun day of community building and professional opportunities. Free classes taught by some of the area’s most distinguished teachers – Erica Cornejo for ballet, Tommy Neblett for modern, Billy McLaughlin for jazz  and Carl Alleyne for hip hop — let the dancers put their…