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Raise the Floor! Launched to Great Success!

May 1, 2016

Boston Dance Alliance’s newest program, Raise the Floor! which will give the Boston Public Schools free, turn-key rentals of our wonderful portable dance floor complete with transportation, installation, inspection and return to our storage unit, was launched at the 2016 BDA Gala to great success. Thanks to our generous donors, we surpassed a $5,000 challenge grant! Executive…


Get Your Gala Tickets NOW!

Apr 7, 2016

Excitement is building as we wrap up plans for the April 21, 2016 BDA Gala and we want you to be there! Be inspired by BDA Retreat and Rehearsal Fellows Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion and Aparna Sindhoor‘s Navarasa Dance Theatre Be transported by the classical Indian dance of honoree Neena Gulati‘s Triveni Dance Theatre…


South Asian community celebrates Gulati honor

Apr 1, 2016

Boston Dance Alliance’s honor to Neena Gulati was featured in this week’s India New England News. We’re pleased to be part of that community conversation.   Do you have YOUR tickets yet? [apologies for the mysteriously cropped smile, click through to the entire article to see Neena’s complete expression!] Boston Dance Alliance to Honor Neena Gulati on…


Got Your Tickets for the BDA Gala Yet?

Mar 22, 2016

With just a month to go, it’s time to order your tickets for spring’s favorite event, the Boston Dance Alliance’s 2016 Gala! This year we honor two very special people, pioneering classical Indian dance teacher Neena Gulati as the Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion, and the late, beloved dance administrator, teacher and raconteur J. Allen…


Gulati and Collier to be honored at 2016 BDA Gala

Feb 29, 2016

At BDA’s April 21 Gala, we will be honoring two very special honorees, Boston Indian dance pioneer Neena Gulati as the 2016 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion and the late J. Allen Collier as the inaugural BDA Unsung Hero.   Read more under the BDA Gala tab on this website and order your tickets here…


Korean delegation explores Boston dance

Feb 25, 2016

BDA Executive Director Debra Cash was on hand when a delegation of dance professionals from Korea visited Boston and met with Susan Weiler and Cheryl Weber from World Music/CRASHarts. Thanks to two hard-working translators, the discussion ranged from issues of audience development,  childhood dance education and career development for dancers to trends in international dance…


Funeral arrangements for Marcie Mitler

Feb 21, 2016

Eliza Mallouk writes: Thank you all for your kindness and support over the past few days. The outpouring of love via Facebook and emails has been deeply healing for me and I suspect for many of us.   Funeral Arrangements: When: Monday, February 22 at noon Where: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Storey Chapel (There will be…


A Tragic Loss in Our Community

Feb 19, 2016

Boston Dance Alliance grieves to share the news that Marcie Mitler, co-producer with Eliza Mallouk of the Across The Ages Dance Project, was killed yesterday when she was hit by a car. In her website biography, Marcie was wry and self-deprecating as she wrote “Marcie Mitler was a professional dancer until 1984, when she went into…


Nominate a Champion and Unsung Hero! Deadline is Feb 16, 2016

Feb 4, 2016

Boston Dance Alliance’s 2016 Gala is coming up this spring… which means it is time for you to nominate the 2016 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion! 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…


Somerville live/work space for artists!

Jan 28, 2016

In Spring 2016, the new Milbrook development in Somerville will lease five affordable artist live/work units for Somerville artists or artists who can demonstrate their work/activity in Somerville. Rents will range from $800 to $1,000 for one bedroom units and $950 to $1,300 for the two bedroom unit (the rent will be dependent upon applicant income.)    See…