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SPECIAL EDITION #58 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Feb 9, 2021

    Boston Dance Alliance was delighted to receive a generous gift of $20,683 worth of brand new dancewear to share with low-income dancers of all ages. Given the economic impact of the pandemic, we know that many families will be unable to afford leotards, tights, and specialized dance shoes. We look forward to distributing this merchandise through…

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SPECIAL EDITION #57 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Feb 1, 2021

  STRENGTHEN YOUR BUSINESS, STRENGTHEN YOUR RESOLVE If you’re a dancer, choreographer, teacher, studio owner, teaching artist, or arts adminstrator you need business skills to survive this pandemic and thrive when we reopen. Happily, this month is the beginning of a range of free workshops that will strengthen your business and your resolve. The Massachusetts Cultural Council…

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SPECIAL EDITION #56 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jan 25, 2021

  BDA’s Pro/Motion Newsletter has a new design. Sign up for a free subscription!    Films.Dance is an ambitious free online series of dance films from 50 artists from 52 cities in 25 countries. Curated in Los Angeles by Jacob Jonas, the series will release a new short film every Monday for fifteen weeks, January 25-May…

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SPECIAL EDITION #55 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jan 18, 2021

Just announced, amazing tap dance commemorative stamps featuring many of this generation’s leaders, including Max Pollak, Ayodele Casel, Dormeshia, Michela Marino Lerman, and Boston native Derick Grant, who graced the 2017 BDA Gala in honor of his aunt Andrea Major. Time for Nominations!   BDA needs YOU to nominate the 2021 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion! Each year, Boston Dance…

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SPECIAL EDITION #54 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jan 12, 2021

Great News on Grants Congratulations to the members of our dance community who received unrestricted Covid relief funds recognizing their roles as “cultural anchors in Greater Boston’s BIPOC communities” through a collaboration among The City of Boston, Barr Foundation, and The Boston Foundation. Bravo to BAMS Fest, Danza Orgánica, Jean Appolon Expressions, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, Pao Arts Center, Transformative Culture  Project and Veronica Robles…

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SPECIAL EDITION #53 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Jan 5, 2021

Introducing the BDA Community Initiatives Page! Are you aggregating information for the good of the dance community? Do you have physical resources to share? Want partners for pandemic and post-pandemic activities? The popularity of BDA’s Studio Space Finder, which helps dancers to find space rentals for their virtual classes, rehearsals, and performances and keeps studios afloat one…

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SPECIAL EDITION #53 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Dec 25, 2020

At the darkest time of the year, we see the sun return. The pandemic still has us in its jaws, but a vaccine is here. Federal stimulus funds will help the cultural sector and all those who suffer from loss of work, threats to housing, and hunger. Leaders whose experience is rooted in marginalized communities bring an…

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SPECIAL EDITION #52 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Dec 19, 2020

Boston Ballet presents BB@yourhome: The Gift, a one-hour long program featuring new works choreographed by Boston Ballet company dancers Paul Craig, Chyrstyn Fentroy, John Lam, Haley Schwan, My’Kal Stromile, Gabriel Lorena (Boston Ballet II) and Arianna Hughlett (post graduate), set to Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite and topped off by the grand pas de deux in Act…

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SPECIAL EDITION #51 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Dec 10, 2020

  Don’t miss your chance! The deadline to apply for a Boston Cultural Council grant has been extended until Monday December 14  at 5 p.m. Any organization with a budget under $2 million that offers arts or cultural programming in Boston can apply! Shamel Pitts / TRIBE comes Live from the Pillow Lab Thursday December 10 at…

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SPECIAL EDITION #50 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Dec 3, 2020

50 issues. Today’s newsletter is the 50th issue of Pro/Motion since the Covid-19 pandemic shut down live, in-person dance activity across our community. Seeing the need for information and community connections, Boston Dance Alliance quickly pivoted our regular newsletter to a fresh and essential vehicle for the news, advice, and encouragement our community deserves. During this season, as you are…

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