BDA Studio Space Finder
During Pandemic Shutdowns
Looking for dance space to teach remotely, create dance videos, or convene rehearsals within social distance protocols during Covid-19 shutdowns?
Boston Dance Alliance is listing studio spaces available for rent from Kittery to the Cape, with most clustered in the Boston/Cambridge area.
Our mission is to help dancers locate the spaces they need to soar — and help keep the dance studio community afloat one rental at a time!
Not on the list yet?
Send the information about your space – Name, location (including neighborhood), and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have specific links to your space specifications, add those too.
We will not be listing rates or availability, as we know that may change and don’t want to disseminate incorrect information.
Posting is free, although we hope you will join/renew your BDA membership as soon as your circumstances allow so that we can continue to provide valuable services like this one.
- Back Bay
Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont St, Boston, https://bostonarts.org/ Various spaces may be available, contact Director of Dance Andrea Blesso at email@example.com
Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA at 527 Tremont Street, Boston. https://www.bostontheatrescene.com/plan-your-visit/Calderwood/rentals/ Wimberly Theatre, Roberts Studio Theatre, and Deane Hall are all available for rehearsal rentals as well as live streamed or recorded performances (no audiences at this time.) Contact Katie Most at firstname.lastname@example.org
Urbanity https://www.urbanitydance.org/ Contact email@example.com.
725 Harrison Ave, Boston
111 W. Concord St.
1180 Washington St.
Urbanity is renting space in its three Back Bay spaces, with photos on the website, available for private lessons, small groups, video shoots and more.
- Brighton, Medfield, and Sturbridge
Mass Motion Dance http://massmotiondance.com/ Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mass Motion is renting space at its three different locations
Brighton 100 Holton St. Brighton
120 North Meadows Rd. Medfield
559 Main St. Sturbridge
Mass Motion has equipped all studios to teach virtual classes. Each studio has a large screen TV and they are installing wide screen HD webcams (preferable to Zooming to and from a laptop.) Priority is given to ongoing rentals that want a consistent weekly time slot.
- Fort Point
Rentable by the hour for rehearsals, and ultimately, for public showings. The floor is a skim coat of a hard epoxy over carpet over concrete. It’s clean, but it’s not soft. Accessible by T, ADA accessible. Under the right circumstances, renters can also arrange sound system, projectors, and lights.
- Hyde Park
Kieran Jordan Dance Studio is 450 square feet. This space is ideal for solo dance work, rehearsals with up the three people, filming video content, teaching private lessons, music lessons, one-on-one fitness training sessions, healing sessions, etc. The studio features Wooden Kiwi sprung floor with marley, (dance shoes and percussive shoes are allowed), heat and air conditioning, new high quality air purifier, mirror (or curtain option) and free parking.
- Jamaica Plain
- Upham’s Corner, Dorchester
The Strand Theatre 543 Columbia Rd, Boston https://www.boston.gov/departments/arts-and-culture/strand-theatre Contact Matthew Breton MATTHEW.BRETON@BOSTON.GOV
The beautiful vaudeville house owned by the city in the heart of Dorchester is arranging Covid-19 compliant rentals especially well suited to taping and livestreaming performances.
- Central Square
The Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
- Kendall Square
CCCA is available for onsite socially distant gatherings, sessions, rehearsals; onsite recordings and live broadcasts of classes, workshops, and shows; onside video and photo shoots; onsite private individual and private group lessons; and online classes, workshops, and events. Production support is available.
The Studio: A Dance Center for Adults, 82 Boylston St., (Second floor) Brookline studiodcfa.com Contact email@example.com
Limited space is available during the pandemic, but they are happy to make studios available when they are not otherwise being used. View schedule and register online here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=7448
Downtown Dance Center 31 Main St, Marlborough https://www.dtdancecenter.com/ contact Matt Parello firstname.lastname@example.org
Stage Door Dance, 488 Boston Post Rd E, Marlborough https://stagedoordancemarlborough.com/ Contact through website or call 508-251-1248
North of Boston
Three studios, all with marley flooring. Each studio has its own sound system, and is now equipped with 55′ TVS, webcams and chromebooks to stream live classes. Information is at www.nrsballet.com Contact email@example.com and 978-664-6433 (call or text).
Movement Arts Gloucester MA 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA https://magma.center/ Contact Sarah Slifer Swift firstname.lastname@example.org
MAGMA is renting space for rehearsals, video shoots, workshops, and virtual classes/performances/showings. No in-studio performances at this time. MAGMA is 40×40′, 25′ domed ceiling, elegant historic space with cream walls. White oak wood floors or black marley floor. 7 huge windows with ocean views, blackout curtains available. Theatrical lighting available. Lot parking nearby, 5 minute walk from commuter train.
Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257 rear Granite Street, Rockport, www.windhover.org, Contact Lisa Hahn at email@example.com
Sited on five rustic acres of open space and inclusive of three studios with mirrors and an outdoor platform, Windhover is a great solution for dance companies to come, rehearse, film the work, and just dance! Overnight lodging is available, and limited outdoor performances within Covid-19 guidelines may be arranged.
Ballroom in Boston, 100 Parker St, Watertown https://ballroominboston.com/ (313) 288-2784 Two separate spaces, 1,500 sqft and 3,500 sqft. Online rental form, but contact first to determine Covid-19 protocols.
And don’t forget
Any place can be a danceable space with the installation of the Boston Dance Alliance portable floor. DIY pickup in Medford, or check on the availability of our floor technician, who can deliver, assemble, and return it (paid separately; BDA does not mark up his charges in order to keep rentals as affordable as possible). Details are here
P.S. Spacefinder Mass is no longer being supported by its developers, but if you are looking for a specific type of space, the information remains online here and you may be able to reach out to listed sites for details and availability.