Cheers and Tears

Congratulations to dance makers who each received $7,500 Art for Social Justice Grants from The Cambridge Arts Council! ANIKAYA  Midday Movement Series  Anna Myer/  Jessica Roseman Congratulations to Cathy Young, who has been named President of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. The dance folks at Boston Conservatory at Berklee will continue to benefit … Continued

March(ing) Forward

  Announcing all new membership levels!! We have updated our membership levels and benefits to better serve YOU. With tiered pricing options and new benefits, your support system and dance network can be stronger than ever. For more information about pricing and what’s included, click here!   Screen the regional premiere of To Feel the Earth and Touch the … Continued

February’s going out with a bang

IT ‘S TIME TO CELEBRATE Boston Dance Alliance Gala 2022 Sunday, May 15 2022 6-9 PM In person at the Multicultural Arts Center and on Livestream Performances and registration details coming soon!   Mayor Wu wants to hear about your priorities for the city of Boston’s budget. Show up and advocate for more arts funding, support for existing and new cultural … Continued

Dance your heart out <3

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER Complexions Contemporary Ballet has appointed Muadi B. Dibinga as their new Interim Executive Director!  Muadi is a longtime choreographer and strategic advisor to OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center, founded and run by her sisters Shaumba-Yandje and Musau Dibinga. In her new role, Muadi will work with Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson to develop and execute a multi-million-dollar capital campaign, … Continued

Lifting Up Boston Dance

BPS Arts Expansion has released its RFP for the 2022-23 school year, including Individual Arts Educator grants of up to $500 to support professional development or supplies for teaching artists and BPS arts teachers. There will be an Information Session on February 8, with an application deadline of March 23.   Hannah Cole gives a … Continued

New Resources to Keep you Dancing into February!

The 2022 Grant and Residency Opportunity Calendar is LIVE   Boston Dance Alliance has brought together a year’s worth of grants, residencies and other opportunities throughout Boston for dancers, dancemakers, and teaching artists. Check the relevant websites for eligibility requirements and program priorities and to participate in candid information sessions where you can get your … Continued

Grants and Auditions Galore!

As the Omicron spike continues, please check websites/social media for changes to any in-person events before heading out!   The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture is holding a virtual information session for individuals interested in applying to the fifth cohort of the Boston Artists-in-Residence program. It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 26 at … Continued

Celebrating our Dance Community

Congratulations are in order! The National Endowment for the Arts’ 2022 awards included these Massachusetts organizations: Boston Ballet Jacob’s Pillow Ballet Rox Urbanity Dance Abilities Dance And our partners Boston Center for the Arts (BDA’s partner in the Boston Dancemakers Residency) Edvestors (BDA partner in arts education for the Boston Public Schools) Open Door Arts … Continued

Staying Safe Together

Nominations for the Boston Dance Alliance 2022 Dance Champion Award are now open!  CLICK HERE TO NOMINATE  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 … Continued

A Fresh Start

    If one of your New Year’s resolutions is upping your dance on camera game, join our friends at Vermont Dance Alliance for a free month-long series of classes online taught by Christopher Wiersema. The class starts January 4 6:30-8 PM.  The Folk Arts Center‘s Saturday series of virtual dances from around the world begins January 8 … Continued