VIRTUAL DANCE EXPERIENCES AND RESOURCES FOR THIS TIME OF COVID-19 SOCIAL DISTANCING Dear Boston Dance Alliance community, We are all reeling. To safeguard our own health and the health of our neighbors, and to protect the capacity and resilience of the medical infrastructure, we are dealing with cancellations and postponement of performances, classes, auditions, and … Continued


Our community’s health and welfare is our greatest concern. Given the latest guidelines about slowing the spread of Covid-19, limiting large gatherings is the responsible thing to do. We have therefore made the decision to postpone the 2020 Boston Dance Alliance Gala, originally scheduled for this coming Tuesday, March 17. If you purchased a gala … Continued

Time is Running Out!

    Register now for the 2020 Boston Dance Alliance Gala where we will be honoring Margot Parsons and Myran Parker- Brass for their lasting contributions to our community! It will be a great evening, with a delicious dinner buffet at La Fabrica Central, performances, and great company. Great items on our BDA Online Silent Auction … Continued

Boston Dance Alliance 2020 Gala Registration is Now Open!

  Join us for the best celebration of the season as we honor Margot Parsons as Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion and Myran Parker-Brass as the 2020 BDA Unsung Hero! The evening of St. Patrick’s Day begins with a buffet dinner at La Fabrica Central, recently named by the Boston Globe as one of the “most romantic restaurants” in the … Continued

Myran Parker-Brass is 2020 BDA Unsung Hero!

BDA will be honoring arts advocate, musician, and former Executive Director for the Arts for the Boston Public Schools Myran Parker-Brass as our 2020 Unsung Hero at the BDA Gala   Myran has spent her professional life creating and managing arts programs and engaged in arts advocacy. During her tenure at BPS she created initiatives … Continued

Margot Parsons to be Honored as 2020 BDA Champion!

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. … Continued

A Lucky Date for the 2020 BDA Gala!

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 … Continued

Nominate the 2020 Dance Champion and Unsung Hero!

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 … Continued

Congratulations and thanks

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 … Continued


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 … Continued