Boston Dance Alliance Gala is Sunday, May 21, 2017

Save the date!

The 2017 Boston Dance Alliance Gala will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017

at the Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown, Mass.



Boston Dance Alliance members are encouraged to nominate the 2017 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion and BDA Unsung Hero for awards that celebrate dance across our community.

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 work constitutes a significant legacy.

Inaugurated in 2016, the Boston Dance Alliance Unsung Hero Award recognizes a person whose behind the scenes work with dance and dancers through music, design, administration, or any other activity has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the Boston dance scene. There is no age limit for this award.

You must be a member in good standing to nominate these awardees. Selection of the Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion will be made by a group of our distinguished former awardees, listed here.  The recipient of the Boston Dance Alliance Unsung Hero Award is selected by the BDA Board based on member nominations.

Please send in your nominations now. Deadline is Tuesday, February 21, 2017 (the day after Presidents’ Day) at 5 p.m. Click here for the nomination form.


The family of our late friend and BDA Board President Dr. Michael Shannon celebrate at last year’s BDA Gala.


Details on this special event to come later this winter!

all photos this page by Liza Voll