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BDA launches first ever College Dancers Night!

Oct 16, 2017

The Boston Metro area has over 60 colleges and universities, which really shape the city’s culture. The college population is constantly changing with the matriculation of new students and growing as many students make Boston their home after graduation. Many universities have formal dance degree programs, recreational dance classes, and student performance groups. Boston Dance…

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We Want to Hear from YOU!

Oct 2, 2017

Boston Dance Alliance wants to hear from both our members and non-members in the dance community to help serve you better. Please participate! Take this brief, anonymous survey today and help Boston dance thrive. Click here

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BDA Welcomes Aysha Upchurch

Sep 28, 2017

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to have added Aysha Upchurch to our Board of Directors! Aysha is the Associate Director of COOL Schools at VSA Massachusetts where she works at the intersection of arts integration, special education, and professional development, continuing to endeavor to position arts and teaching artists as central ingredients to progressive and…

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Take Action during Arts in Education Week

Sep 5, 2017

National Arts In Education Week is from September 10-16, 2017 and our friends at Americans for the Arts are encouraging all of us — those who teach, those who have had great teachers, and those who know the value of arts education to our society — to join together to share our stories with our…

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OrigiNation Honors!

Aug 28, 2017

The dance community will be well represented as OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center honors Jeannette Neill with its Lifetime Achievement Award and BDA’s Debra Cash with a Champion of the Arts award! A third honor goes to athlete Al McClain of Project RISE for his work as a Youth and Community leader. OrigiNation’s Twist and Shout gala at…

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Sign up for BDA Dancer Health Day!

Aug 9, 2017

When your body is your instrument, it is crucial to keep it healthy! On Sunday, September 17, 2017, Boston Dance Alliance inaugurates Dancer Health Day, bringing a landmark national program to the area’s professional and recreational dancers. Building on work by The Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health and in cooperation with The Actors Fund,…

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The Theatres and Spaces Dance Needs

Jul 12, 2017

The City of Boston has released its comprehensive study of the need for performing arts space in our community. Boston Dance Alliance is proud to have been a key participant advocating for the special needs of dance and dancers. The findings include   There is excess supply. Certain types and sizes of performing arts spaces have availability for…

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Stand Up and Be Counted

Jun 26, 2017

  Help advocate for artists across Massachusetts. Take the Massachusetts By Artists for Artists survey. A new census will help artists stand up and be counted. This effort, a collaboration between our friends at Artmorpheus and the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC), is the latest version of an important study from 2009. The survey is using a…

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BDA a Finalist for State Honor!

Apr 19, 2017

We are so gratified to announce that Boston Dance Alliance has been named one of four finalists for a Nonprofit Excellence Award in the Small Nonprofit category by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. This honor puts us among just 26 organizations and individuals across the state from a pool of 120 nominations. The award will be announced…

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Gala Tickets and online Auction to Support BDA Available Now

Apr 6, 2017

Mark your calendar and log in to enjoy BDA’s 2017 Gala on Sunday, May 21, 2017! Boston Dance Alliance will honor Andrea Herbert Major, founder of Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts, as the 2017 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion, and philanthropist James K Spriggs as the 2017 BDA Unsung Hero. More details on the gala…

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