The passing of a matriarch


Boston Dance Alliance is sad to share the news of the death of Dorothy Elizabeth Tucker, dancer in the Prometheus Elders Ensemble, Back Pocket Dancers, Back Porch Dancers and Around the Corner Movers.  A leader in services for children and underserved community, she was also recognized as a pillar of the long-established West Medford African-American community.

BDA featured Dorothy Elizabeth as our “banner girl” photo on our Membership page, because her joie de vivre truly represented the joy of dance extending throughout a person’s lifetime.

Dorothy Elizabeth Tucker dancing with the Prometheus Elders Ensemble


Boston Dance Alliance expresses great condolences to her family, her dancing colleagues, and her wide and loving circle.

The funeral is on Saturday, Jan 13, 10 a.m. at West Medford Baptist Church, 59 Boston Ave, Medford. There is street parking, and will not be ticketing despite signs.


At 9:30, if it is not raining, there will be a short parade, around the church; if it is raining, the brass band will play just outside of the church.

The service is at 10:00, followed by cortege to nearby cemetery. Luncheon following the service will be held at the church.