April Dance Arrives

Congratulations to BDA member, flamenco artist, filmmaker and producer Sabrina Aviles honored by Amplify Latinx as one of the 10 prominent Latin leaders in Massachusetts!







Tune into Our Shared Future: Imagining a New Landscape for Teaching Artists on April 5-7 from 10AM – 3:30PM MST (that’s noon in Boston). This first, federally-funded, national convening is designed to connect our country’s teaching artists and respond to their needs by helping arts organizations, funders, policymakers, school district leaders and others understand the issues teaching artists face. Discuss ways to dismantle barriers and support policies and practices that advance careers in teaching artistry.


Attend a choreographic panel withCuratoiral A(i)gents on Wednesday, April 6th from 12-1PM.The discussion begins with the Curatorial A(i)gents’ choreographic interface and peels back questions on dance, embodiment, and human-computer interaction. Speakers are Lins DerrySydney SkybetterHiroshi Ishii, and Ozgun Kilic Afsar.


Mesma Belsaré explores The Visuals of Dance and the principles common in Indian classical dance, painting, sculpture and architecture in an online discussion Wednesday, April 6 7PM.


Lida Winfield and Christal Brown‘s A Body of Knowledge for Educators guides participants through an experiential investigation of identity through movement, writing and reflection. The goals of this hands-on workshop include assessing bias and intercultural histories as well as practical tools for kinesthetic classroom engagement. Saturday, April 9th from 2-4PM. LOCATION CHANGE: Dance Complex @ Canal

On Saturday evening at 8, join Lida and Christal for their performance of Same But Different at the Dance Complex! This work explores their similarities and differences in a cultural commentary on race, age, and gender. The program repeats both in person and online April 10th at 7PM. LOCATION CHANGE: Dance Complex @ Canal


Celebrate at the Baisakhi Gala for Boston Bhangra and South Asian Nation.There will be fun activities, dances, music and food ready to go to kick off a year of events! Saturday, April 9th from 6-11PM in Watertown.


April’s first Dance Saturday from Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre is Gang Tae the Hielands: Highland Dance Boston and GuestsDances in various styles from Broadswords to Sailor’s Hornpipe to Cape Breton Step, live music with fiddles, guitars, pipes and songs, and a ceilidh dance to invite audience participation, will evoke the fantastical spirit of Scotland Saturday, April 9th at 7PM.


Tom Palance and The Marsh Hoppers Big Band present Dancing through the Decades: 1940s. Lesson at 6PM and free swing at 7PM on Saturday, April 9th.


Project31’s latest creation is a modern retelling of the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland through music and movement. Alice in P31DERLAND is set to a score of popular music with Project31’s signature athletic style. Saturday, April 9th at 7PM and Sunday, April 10th at 1PM.


Join our team! BDA is hiring an Operations and Membership Associate to support our day-to-day work including program and event support, member services, newsletter production, and web and social media engagement.

This remote position will be 20 hours/week at $20/hour. Onsite work will be required at 2-3 events in the Boston area during the year, including one evening event in the spring. Occasional in-person meetings may be requested.

Click HERE for more detailed information and to apply!


Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre is hosting auditions for the Summer Intensive Program 2022. Register here! Sunday, April 10th at 2PM


  • Showcase the work you made during the pandemic! The Celebrity Series of Boston will present 8 artists working in dance, spoken word, film or any hybrid media during a special event April 23 at Dance Complex @ Canal in Kendall Square.  Honorarium is $100. Deadline is April 16 so apply now!

1 Minute Solos, presented by Mobius performance series, is coming back! Submit your proposals by April 17. Pieces must be strictly one minute in duration and should be a finished work. Performances will happen at the Lily Pad in Cambridge on May 17th.


  • Dance artists and companies, consider applying to ArtBeat 2022. Somerville Arts Council is proud to present the annual arts festival which includes dance performances at the Somerville Theater on July 16th 2022, from 12-5pm. Check out the theme and information at the Somerville Arts Council website. Apply to the ArtBeat Call to Dance artists/companies hereDeadline is April 18th so don’t delay!



Singing in the Rain takes on a Latin accent with this “Tap Dance improvography,” by Araucária Groove with flute arrangement and text by Leo Dias


Registration is now open for the BDA Gala 2022! Membership and Early Bird discounts available! 

Dancers who would like their ticket to be sponsored by generous donors from our community should fill out this form. We will try to accommodate as many people as possible.

Stay tuned for more information about the exciting BDA Online Auction!

With care,

Debra Cash, Executive Director