Announcing BDA’s Summer Dancewear Distribution!

Since 2015, Boston Dance Alliance has been doing its part to make dance accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of economic circumstances. It’s that time again! We are delighted to be able to provide free shoes (ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, character shoes, sneakers!), leotards, tights, tees and more to dancers … Continued

Thank you for your gala participation!

BDA brought the dance community together for one swell, circus-themed celebration on April 22. Honoring Jeanne Traxler and Dr. Lyle Micheli was an honor itself. We want to thank everyone who attended, who participated in the silent auction, who performed, volunteered, and who support the work of Boston Dance Alliance all year long.   Check … Continued

Time to get your Gala Tickets!

We are so excited to welcome the community to the 2018 Boston Dance Alliance gala as we honor early childhood dance educator Jeanne Traxler and dance medicine pioneer Dr. Lyle Micheli! There are (at least) two great ways to participate! Buy your tickets now!  VIP tickets (5 tickets plus sponsorship of one dancer to attend gala … Continued

Welcoming “Ty” Neading

Boston Dance Alliance is pleased to share the news that Henry “Ty” Neading has joined the BDA Board!   Ty is a manager in Ernst & Young’s transaction advisory services practice, where he advises companies and private equity firms on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, internal restructurings, and divestitures. Ty is also a member … Continued


Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to announce its 2018 honorees! Jeanne Traxler has been named the 2018 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion.  Jeanne Traxler was an original founder of the PB&J Dance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1976 and in Massachusetts in 1980. She teaches PB&J Dance Classes for Kids and co-directs the SMALL FEETS … Continued


  We are delighted to be able to announce today that after a decade of successful residency programs, Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts have teamed up to create their newly-designed Boston Dancemakers Residency. The Boston Dancemakers Residency is designed to support experienced dancemakers in the development of original work by providing research, development, rehearsal, financial … Continued

The passing of a matriarch

  Boston Dance Alliance is sad to share the news of the death of Dorothy Elizabeth Tucker, dancer in the Prometheus Elders Ensemble, Back Pocket Dancers, Back Porch Dancers and Around the Corner Movers.  A leader in services for children and underserved community, she was also recognized as a pillar of the long-established West Medford … Continued

Nominate the 2018 BDA Dance Champion!

It’s time to Nominate the 2018 Boston Dance Alliance  Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion!     The Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award, created in 2004, recognizes a member of the metropolitan Boston dance community over the age of 60 who has made a great contribution to Boston’s dance landscape and whose body of work constitutes a significant legacy. The awardee … Continued

John Michael Kennedy (Re)Joins BDA Board!

He was here, he left, he returned, and Boston Dance Alliance is so glad that John Michael Kennedy is back in Boston and on the BDA Board! We have already taken advantage of his great advice on press releases and our annual fund communications. John Michael Kennedy is president of JMK-PR: Communications for Creative Industries, … Continued

1,000 Pairs of Capezio Ballet Slippers!

Are you a dance teacher/studio owner/community leader who knows financially disadvantaged dancers who need ballet slippers and pointe shoes? Capezio has made an incredible gift of 1,000 pairs of ballet slippers valued at more than $25,000 to BDA. We are combining that with almost $10,000 worth of pointe shoes from a variety of manufacturers. Boston Dance Alliance members … Continued