Dancewear Distribution

Boston Dance Alliance believes that that no one should be unable to participate in dance activity just because they can’t afford the equipment.


Ballet Rox

Paula Byrne


Jeannette Neill Dance Studio

Tony Williams Ballet

OnStage Dance

Circus UP!

Boston Public Schools*

will help BDA distribute more than $26,000 worth of new shoes, leotards and tights to financially disadvantaged dancers of all ages.


Ballet Rox youth enjoy the gifts of the BDA Dancewear Distribution program!


The dancewear was a huge hit with our dancers!  Our older girls were especially excited to see that there were items in their sizes.  And they were fun items including canvas ballet slippers which they’ve wanted for a while and the warm booties for wearing around the studio on chilly Saturday mornings!  — Valerie Maio, Ballet Rox



Dance is a very expensive sport and it is not easy to pay for new pointe shoes as often as they are needed. I am very involved in many dance classes, and performance opportunities which require many different styles of shoes, tights and leotards.  I am so grateful to have the donations because otherwise my family would not be able to afford all the supplies that dance requires.—  Milla, 16 year old dancer at Tony Williams Ballet


Boston Public Schools staff members are delighted to unload the rented cargo van with dancewear for their students!


We had a lot of dance wear to deliver and sort! Thank you to our volunteers, David Fillingham, Cassandre Charles, Alysha Elie, and Marissa Stanley.

Boston Dance Alliance is very grateful to our partners in this year’s program, the NorthEast Dance Retailers Association, Dance This Way of West Concord, MA, and the Dancing Arts Center in Holliston, MA.

*special earmarked donation