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2019 BDA Dance Champions Announced!

Dec 10, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to share the news that Tony Williams has been named 2019 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion and Duggan Hill is this year’s BDA Unsung Hero recipient! Both men have demonstrated in their years of service to the community that dance can truly change lives.   Tony is a long-time pillar of…

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Calling for Nominations for BDA Awards!

Oct 30, 2018

Help BDA select the 2019 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion and Boston Dance Alliance Unsung Hero! The nomination process is now open. Please recommend people who have shaped Boston dance for the better. Think of the leaders who have inspired you through their performances, teaching, administration, artistic collaboration, philanthropy or other contributions. The Dr. Michael Shannon…

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BDA Supports Trans Rights

Oct 16, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is proud to have been among the first Massachusetts cultural nonprofits to join the coalition to uphold to Massachusetts’ non-discrimination laws. A vote of Yes on #3 on the midterm ballot on November 6, 2018, will protect transgender people — dancers, non-dancers, and people from every walk of life — from discrimination, and ensure…

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BDA Welcomes Portia Brown and Jose Bueno to Board

Sep 27, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to welcome two new Board members, Portia Abernathy Brown and Jose Bueno! Portia Abernathy Brown is Director of Operations at VSA Massachusetts,  an affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation, which promotes the involvement of people of all abilities in the cultural life of our communities. She was Assistant Director for Education and…

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Sunday Sept 16 is a Day of Community Building for Boston Dance!

Sep 12, 2018

Enjoy fall’s best day of community building when, for the second consecutive year,  Boston Dance Alliance hosts the  BDA Open Call Audition and Dancer Health Day, Sunday September 16, 2018 at the Dance Complex in Central Square. Attend for all or part of the day if You are looking for work as a dancer  You are looking…

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Spaulding Sponsors BDA’s 2018 Dance Health Day!

Aug 28, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to announce that Spaulding Outpatient Centers – Dance Medicine Program has generously stepped forward as lead corporate sponsor for Boston Dance Alliance’s second annual Dancer Health Day on Sunday, September 16, 2018. We are very grateful!     The Dance Medicine Program at Spaulding is led by Boston Dance Alliance…

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2018 OPEN CALL AUDITION REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Jul 31, 2018

Looking for work as a dancer? Hoping to hire the great talent in our community? Want to participate in special, low-cost master classes and an invigorating  day of community building? Registration for the 2018 Boston Dance Alliance Open Call Audition is now open! Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 16 at the Dance Complex in…

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BDA’s New Membership Levels and Benefits!

Jul 13, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to announce that we have launched a more flexible set of member levels and benefits. In response to your feedback,  Boston Dance Alliance now has new member categories for individuals and organizations. Dance Participant ($35/year) — a new, lower-priced option (less than $3 per month!) designed for recreational dancers, full-time…

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Congratulations to Heather Stewart and Jenny Oliver

Jun 26, 2018

Heather Stewart and Jenny Oliver are the recipients of the first Boston Dancemakers Residency, a new partnership between Boston Dance Alliance and the Boston Center for the Arts. Our two organizations joined forces to support experienced dancemakers in the development of original ensemble work. Heather and Jenny will receive a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio…

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Announcing BDA’s Summer Dancewear Distribution!

Jun 13, 2018

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…

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