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Warm climates and full hearts July 5, 2021

Jul 5, 2021

Latin Dance Party July 5, 7:00-9:30pm at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St, Rockport, MA.  MetaMovements invites you to enjoy the rhythms of Latin Dance & Music in a beautiful outdoor space. Absolutely no experience is required. Beginner & experienced dance instruction will be provided at 7pm. After the complimentary lesson, the dance floor will be open for dancers…

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The Sun Shines on June Dance, June 21, 2021

Jun 21, 2021

The Roxbury International Film Festival screens its award-winning experience, Together – Six Feet Apart with the Local Voices Rise short film program. This 23-minute film series advances a deeper understanding of racial trauma through screenings followed by discussions, making space for empathy to heal division. The free online premiere will screen with a live discussion on Monday, June 21st…

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Dance to Freedom, June 14, 2021

Jun 14, 2021

  Your story matters! Participate in an important public hearing of the Covid-19 Cultural Impact Commission. June 15th at 10 am as the state examines ways to increase and strengthen the recovery of the cultural sector. Artists and cultural organizations can provide written or oral testimony about how they have been affected by the pandemic — and describe…

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Pride and Joyful Motion June 7, 2021

Jun 7, 2021

Ana Masacote has spread the salsa bug to more than 30 countries across five continents as founder of Dance to Power, an online Afro-Latin dance academy, and former partner of Masacote Entertainment. Through her social impact initiatives, Ana advocates for gender and LGBTQ inclusivity and racial equity in the arts. “Art to me is offering…

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What is so rare as a day in June? June 1, 2021

Jun 1, 2021

  Registration deadline is June 4 for the virtual Dance/USA conference June 14-16, 2021! The 2021 Virtual Conference will have three different programming tracks: Equitable Engagement, Research, and Advocacy & Activism. Post-Conference Dance Business Bootcamp and Archiving Workshop are Thursday, June 17 and Friday, June 18. Keynote speaker is journalist Jelani Cobb, author of To the Break of Dawn:…

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Dancing Brightly May 24, 2021

May 26, 2021

With the announcement of Massachusetts reopenings, Boston Dance Alliance is happy to stop numbering our Pro/Motion newsletters as special pandemic editions!* However, this format has been popular, and we will continue to share any pandemic-related information along with event listings, calls to action, and news from across our community. We love sharing your news! Please…

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SPECIAL EDITION #72 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 18, 2021

Boston Dance Alliance joins with the broader dance community mourning the sudden death of Marianne Harkless Diabate on May 12th, 2021. Marianne was being treated for lymphoma. A celebration of Marianne’s life will take place this summer and the family has set up a GoFundMe page that has almost doubled its original goal through the generosity of her loving…

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SPECIAL EDITION #71 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 10, 2021

In news that will be especially reassuring to those who have used or enjoyed performances through Arts at the Armory in Somerville, the city is taking steps to purchase and preserve it for cultural programming. The latest news is here          REOPENINGS CONTINUE IN MASSACHUSETTS Effective today, Monday, May 10, The State of Massachusetts…

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SPECIAL EDITION #70 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

May 3, 2021

Thank you everyone! Who made the BDA 2021 Online Gala Honoring ROZANN KRAUS and DR. LARRY PRATT Such a great success!   Special thanks to the hard-working BDA gala team: John Michael Kennedy, Andrea Blesso, Miranda Brown, SadieAnn Strouse, Arlene Elkins, and of course Ernie Galan of Scalped Productions who made it all run so smoothly….

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SPECIAL EDITION #69 FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 PHYSICAL DISTANCING*

Apr 26, 2021

THIS COMING SUNDAY, MAY 2, 5:30-7PM YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS HONORING ROZANN KRAUS, DR. LARRY PRATT AND OUR COMMUNITY’S RESILIENCE! featuring special performances by Boston Dancemakers Residency fellows Jean Appolon and Jessie Jeanne Stinnett ACT NOW TO BID ON GREAT AUCTION ITEMS INCLUDING virtual dance, yoga, knitting, shape up and chess lessons, a weekend stay at Round…

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