Newsletter Archive

Dancing with Care and Warmth

Nov 8, 2021

Congratulations to Boston’s new mayor – Michelle Wu! “We’re building a City Hall that looks like us, shares our stories & speaks our languages. Our administration’s transition is now underway—head to the link in bio to visit our new website, learn how to indicate interest in joining the Wu administration, and submit your feedback and priorities!”…


It’s (already) November!

Nov 2, 2021

Abilities Dance is partnering with Amplifier Projects at the Gardner Museums to highlight change-makers working towards social justice through the arts. They will present and discuss a commissioned film in response to the Gardner’s special exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & Power. Calderwood Hall, Thursday, November 4, 7 PM           Join the Jubilee! A fun band of roving rabble…


This week’s tricks and treats!

Oct 27, 2021

Congratulations to the BIPOC dance organizations receiving support from theBarr Foundation’s new Powering Cultural Futures Initiative.  Abilities Dance Boston, Boston Angkor Dance Troupe, Lowell Danza Orgánica, Boston Jean Appolon Expressions, Cambridge Wolf Brown’s Audience Outlook Monitor study, which in Boston is being conducted in partnership with Arts/Boston, continues to report how pandemic concerns are playing out in…


Dancing through October

Oct 18, 2021

Monkeyhouse has announced its 2021 Rehearsal Space Grants to six  artists. Funded by the Somerville Arts Council’s ArtAssembled art space initiative, BDA is especially excited to note that three of the artists selected have been participating in our year-long initiative on dance and disability.  Congratulations Anjali Nath (@anjnath), Angelina Benitez (@shemovesandmakes), Cassandre Charles (@inspired_model_behavior), John Ying (@yingmoves), Nicole Zizzi (@nezizzi)…


October Dance has Arrived!

Oct 5, 2021

The 7 Fingers are back with their theatrical film, “Out of Order,” that plays with the notions of poverty, power, and pleasure. A digital circus, it shows stark future where artists are forced to meet secretly in forsaken spaces. Presented through ArtsEmerson, the performance is available to stream on demand from October 5 at 7:30PM -Oct 17 at 10PM Join the Dance Complex and BDA Dance Clinician, Melissa Buffer, for The…


Dance: Live and Learn!

Sep 28, 2021

  ArtistsThrive, with resources for artists for all disciplines and for higher ed institutions, is hosting its annual summit virtually Monday September 27 through Friday October 1. Network in person [masked, socially distanced] at an Open House at the Cultural Equity Incubator at the Midway Artists Studio building  Wednesday September 29 5-6:30 PM Dance Caliente presents a free, in-person (masked) West Coast Swing workshop at…


Fresh Fall Dancing

Sep 21, 2021

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE  Dancers, Choreographers, Dance Medicine Clinicians, Volunteers, Observers, BDA Board & Staff who participated in Sunday’s Boston Dance Alliance Open Call Audition and Dancer Health Day at Mass Motion!  Read what the Boston Globe had to say about our “huge” day of return to dance and community building! Urbanity’s signature dance crawl event is BACK! Choreographed by founder Betsi Graves, Go Stop…



Sep 13, 2021

DRUMROLL… THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 IT’S ALL HAPPENING BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE 2021 OPEN CALL AUDITION MASTER CLASSES & DANCER HEALTH DAY Experience an incredible line up of master teachers (Adriana Suarez for ballet, Heidi Henderson for modern/contemporary, Michelle Chasse for jazz/musical theatre/commercial, and Aysha Upchurch for hip hop) PLUS Boston’s best dance medicine clinicians providing wellness screens to bring you back to dancing in…


On Labor Day, celebrate culture workers and works of art!

Sep 9, 2021

DONT MISS YOUR CHANCE TO TAKE A MASTER CLASS WITH Adriana Suarez for ballet Heidi Henderson for modern/contemporary Michelle Chasse for jazz/musical theatre/commercial Aysha Upchurch for hip hop REGISTER NOW for BDA’s 2021 OPEN CALL AUDITION Sunday, September 19th at Mass Motion Dance in Brighton + DANCER HEALTH DAY wellness screenings by some of  Boston’s best dance medicine experts! Dancers must be 18+ and all…


Waving Goodbye to Summer Dance

Aug 30, 2021

Good news from the Massachusetts Cultural Council! The governing body has voted to adopt the Agency’s Fiscal Year 2022 Spending Plan, providing the state agency authorization to invest a total of $28,960,206 into the Commonwealth’s cultural sector through a slate of grant programs and professional services to bolster cultural nonprofit organizations, individual artists, schools, and communities. Mass…