Dancing through October

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) … Continued

October Dance has Arrived!

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 … Continued

Dance: Live and Learn!

  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 … Continued

Fresh Fall Dancing

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 … Continued


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 … Continued

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

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 … Continued

Waving Goodbye to Summer Dance

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 … Continued

Dancing Now – And Just Beyond The Horizon

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE OPEN CALL AUDITION AND DANCER HEALTH DAY  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021   JOIN DANCERS FROM ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY IN A JOYFUL DAY OF MASTER CLASSES AND WELLNESS SCREENINGS @ MASS MOTION DANCE, BRIGHTON Dancers must be 18+  and all participants including choreographers, staff and volunteers must show proof of vaccination. Registration is limited, … Continued

Moving and grooving through August heat

Congratulations to 2021-22 Boston Dancemakers Residency grantees, Laura Sánchez and Kimberleigh Holman! We can’t wait to see their work unfold over the coming year.     The Boston Dancemaker Residency program, a partnership between Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts, is made possible in part by the Aliad Fund. STREB Extreme Action Company re-visits its roots … Continued

Performances, Auditions, Jobs, Oh My!

Boston Landmarks Orchestra partners with Boston’s dance community for Rachmaninoff to Ellington: Music & Healing. Artists include Jean Appolon Expressions, Peter DiMuro/Public Displays of Motion, Urbanity Dance, Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy and more! Showtime is 7 pm on August 11th at the Hatch Shell. Latasha Barnes presents the Jazz Continuum at Jacob’s Pillow’s Leir Stage. This work centers the prolific artistry of … Continued