Dancewear Distribution

 CAPEZIO DONATES 1,000 pairs of new ballet slippers to BDA!


Capezio has made an incredible gesture of support to Boston Dance Alliance, which believes that no one should be unable to participate in dance activity just because they can’t afford the equipment.

BDA’s members are distributing the Capezio ballet slippers valued at almost $25,000 plus $10,000 worth of pointe shoes from a variety of manufacturers* to financially disadvantaged dancers.

Thank you and congratulations to 

Ballet Rox

Stajez Cultural Arts Center

Roxbury Center for the Performing Arts

Paula Byrne (Boston Public Schools)

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

Tony Williams Ballet 

Portland Youth Dance (through BDA member Sara Juli)

  • Special pointe shoe gift made possible by Dance This Way, Concord, Mass, a founding partner in the BDA Dancewear Distribution program.
Paula Byrne’s dance students show off their Capezio ballet slippers!



Ballet Rox student delighted at her new BDA pointe shoes!


In today’s society, everything has a cost. The more we can do to cut down on cost for families, the better we all feel. Being able to give students free ballet slippers, dance sneakers, and attire, puts a huge smile on the face of some of our students and guardians. It allows young dancers to feel confident and part of a team. Thank you Boston Dance Alliance!

— Shaumba-Yandje Dibinga, Founding Executive and Artistic Director, OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center

Ballet Rox dancer finds her balance!





Over the first two years of the BDA Dancewear Distribution Program, BDA was able to provide more than $36,000 worth of goods through our partnership with NorthEast Dance Retailers Association and individual retailers and companies including Dancing Arts Center of Holliston. The Capezio gift represents the first corporate recognition of this important program. We are very grateful.


Stay tuned for the next Boston Dance Alliance multi-genre dancewear giveaway –which will include shoes and clothes for tap, jazz, hip hop ballet and more — in the spring of 2018!