CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN BDA’S WINTER 2019 HOLIDAY DANCEWEAR DISTRIBUTION SPECIAL!
Thanks to our friends at Dance This Way in West Concord, Mass, BDA was able to offer another $15,000 worth of brand new dancewear to financially disadvantaged dancers in our community bringing 2019’s distribution total to an astounding $32,539!!!
We congratulate and thank
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre
Tony Williams Dance Center
Paula Byrne/Boston Public Schools
City Dance at Boston Ballet
Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts
Boston City Lights
These organizations in our community will help share shoes, leotards, tights, tees and more with low-income dancers across our community so that they will be able to participate in the art form we love.
Betsi Graves, Director of Urbanity responds:
“When we think about Access 4 All to dance education, we must take a well-rounded approach, and it must be a community effort. Boston Dance Alliance leads the way in this momentous task to gift dance attire, which is often out of financial reach for families. The dance studio should be a sanctuary that brings people together, and wearing special dance attire is a part of that magic. So grateful for Boston Dance Alliance to provide this missing piece of the puzzle, ensuring that we, as a greater dance community, do everything we can to make dance education possible for all.”
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The BDA Dancewear distribution program happens once or twice a year, but you can get free costumes for your shows and recitals all year round!
Boston Dance Alliance has partnered with From Our Hearts to Your Toes, a Long Island, New York based organization that collects gently worn dance costumes from extra small child to adult extra-large sizes
To date, From Our Hearts to Your Toes supports over 70 organizations including Arts & Education programs at Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, The Fresh Air Fund, Girls and Boys Clubs, and YMCA programs.
They do not sell any of the costumes and do not provide costumes to single individuals, just dance programs.
It’s easy to participate!
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org with the code BDA
- Make a request on school/dance program letterhead or include the name of your organization with a website link to demonstrate you are an organization/school working to help children. You do not have to be a registered nonprofit.
- Provide as much information as possible — number of costumes in each size, style, color, and if you know it, the music you are using or feeling you are looking for. They will “shop” their 5000 square foot warehouse in Hicksville, New York to try to match your request.
- Allow at least three-weeks to receive your costumes.
- The costumes and shipping are free!
This program is open to both current BDA members and other dance studios and organizations across the area.
We can’t provide such wonderful resources to our dancers without your support!