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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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SPECIAL EDITION #12 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 1, 2020

Are you getting pandemic unemployment for salaried or freelance work? Don’t let your benefits run out while you stil need them. Despite all the changes to the federal and state procedures, Boston Dance Alliance has confirmed that you do need to certify those benefits every week — even though you can assume the state knows…

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SPECIAL EDITION #11 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Apr 28, 2020

As we reach the end of April, the Boston Dance Alliance Dance Relief Fund has made emergency stipends to 41 dancers, choreographers, and dance teachers throughout our community — over $10,000 disbursed. Recipients have included dancers in a wide variety of geographies and genres including aerial dancers, ballet teachers, Haitian dancers, hip hop, and tap performers. We…

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SPECIAL EDITION #10 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Apr 25, 2020

Happy, bright spring Saturday! While the weekend may feel like any other day during the coronavirus shut down, this is a time to share your creativity, advocate for yourself, and help others while staying safely home. The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is looking for ways to support and amplify online arts engagements that create…

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