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Margot Parsons to be Honored as 2020 BDA Champion!

Jan 27, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Margot Parsons is this year’s Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion! She will be honored at the 2020 BDA Gala on Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day) at the Central Square Theatre.   Margot Parsons is founder and lead choreographer for DanceVisions, Inc., which celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2017….


A Lucky Date for the 2020 BDA Gala!

Jan 13, 2020

Your won’t want to miss the 2020 Boston Dance Alliance Gala! Join us in Central Square Cambridge the evening of  St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. We will honor two wonderful women who have done so much for our community. Margot Parsons is the 2020 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion!   Margot Parsons is…


Nominate the 2020 Dance Champion and Unsung Hero!

Dec 30, 2019

Happy New Year and happy new decade! It’s time to send in your nominations for the Boston Dance Alliance Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion and the 2020 BDA Unsung Hero.  Click here for the nomination form! The Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award, created in 2004, recognizes a member of the metropolitan Boston dance community…


Congratulations and thanks

Dec 9, 2019

Thanks to our friends at Dance This Way in West Concord, Mass, Boston Dance Alliance has  been able to provide another $15,000 worth of brand new dancewear to financially disadvantaged dancers in our community just in time for the holiday season, bringing 2019’s distribution total to an astounding $32,539!!! We congratulate and thank the dance studios and schools…



Nov 27, 2019

Just in time for holiday recitals and Nutcracker performances — and the winter semester at schools and studios! Thanks to our friends at Dance This Way in West Concord, Mass, BDA will be distributing another $15,000 worth of brand new dancewear to financially disadvantaged dancers in our community during this holiday season.   Do you know financially…


BDA welcomes new staff, board members and intern!

Oct 31, 2019

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to introduce our new Operations and Membership Associate,  two new Board members, and a special project intern!     Rohan Barthelmy is Boston Dance Alliance’s new Operations and Membership Associate. He is a native of Saint Lucia, where he danced with the Helen Folk Dancers, a traditional dance group, and…


Responding to the Closing of Green Street

Oct 2, 2019

Boston Dance Alliance is saddened by the news that Green Street Studios Center for Movement and Dance in Cambridge will be closing at the end of October. While the building’s rental situation has been complicated for years, many people have worked hard to retain this space  as a community resource. Green Street’s official closing is…


Mark Your Calendar!

Jul 31, 2019

One day, two great events. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 is the day for both the 2019 Boston Dance Alliance Open Call Audition and the third annual BDA Dancer Health Day! It all happens at the Dance Complex in Central Square, Cambridge. The BDA Open Call Audition is a day of community building and special master…


Nominations Open for BDA Board!

Jul 23, 2019

Do you know creative leaders with the ability to contribute to a vibrant organization recognized as one of best small nonprofits in Massachusetts? Someone who appreciates the way the arts enhance our lives and wants to have a big impact? Then nominate them for Boston Dance Alliance board! Boston Dance Alliance (BDA) seeks dedicated people…


BDA is Distributing over $30,000 in Dancewear! Participate!

Jun 24, 2019

JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER INTENSIVES AND FALL DANCE CLASSES! Access to dance sometimes boils down to the ability to afford the right equipment – ballet, jazz or character shoes, leotards, tights. That’s why this summer Boston Dance Alliance is giving away over $30,000 worth of brand new dancewear, including adult/youth pointe shoes and children’s…

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