BDA Open Call & Dancer Health Plus Stackin Stylez!




A special opportunity to shine!

Enjoy master classes with
Adriana Suarez for ballet
Haley Day for contemporary
Lindsey Klein for jazz/musical theatre and
John Ying for break dancing taught in ASL with verbal English translation!Not looking for work as a dancer?
BDA welcomes everyone* to share this day of joyful community building!

Same day, same place, get a wellness screen and referrals from a group of Boston’s best dance medicine clinicians

You do not not have to participate in the Open Call classes in order to take advantage of Dancer Health Day screens! But space is limited so you DO need to register. Do it now!

Register for  OPEN CALL
Mass Motion is accessible to the bus on Western Ave, walkable from Harvard Square, and has a large free parking lot.
* If you are a dancer with a disability and need any accommodations — including if you are a Deaf or hard of hearing dancer who wants to take classes in addition to/other than John Ying’s break dance class — we will try our best to accommodate your request. Email us immediately at Mass Motion in Brighton is wheelchair accessible.
Stackin' Stylez Festival poster with collage of photos of artists as a background for event information in white and orange.
Stackin’ Stylez is a Boston based, internationally recognized freestyle dance festival and competition. Competitors have to adapt to a unique list of concepts/prompts as they progress through the bracket. Thursday, September 7, 7 PM through midnight Sunday, September 10 competitors and spectators from around the world will experience the heart of freestyle dance culture via parties, workshops, panel discussions, performances, creative exhibitions/installations, and their staple main event “Freestyle Concepts” dance battle.
Two dancers: one brings hands to shoulders with elbows up while the other, in front, reaches back to touch other dancers elbows.
SAXYN Dance Works returns to Windhover in Rockport to perform their newest work Seolh based on the Scottish myth of the “selkies,” mythic sea creatures, half woman, half seal, that embody the human quest for freedom. The evening will also include the premiere of a new duet from SAXYN Dance Works and a musical set by singer/songwriter Bre Short. Thursday, September 7 & Friday, September 8, 7-8:30 PM.
Infinite possibilities poster with artist photos around the left and bottom edge and event information on the right upper corner.
Infinite Possibilities: Back 2 Skool features dance artists and entrepreneurs from Montreal, Los Angeles, New York City, Washington D.C., and Boston sharing personal testimonies of living, creating, and activating within freestyle dance. Participate in a movement workshop led by Montreal-based popping innovator HYA aka MonstaPop, followed by a panel discussion, and closing with a mixer and vibes featuring a live DJ. Back 2 Skool is free and open to the public and is part of Stackin’ Stylze Freestyle Dance Festival as noted above. It happens at the Harvard Dance Center Friday, September 8, 4-6:30 PM and live CART captioning is provided.
"Opening Weekend 9/8-9/11" written in white over blue background with green details on upper right and lower left corners.
The fun begins!! Join Kim Holman at her new space, Human Movement Lab, for a weekend of FREE programming and some open house hours and giveaways. Run, walk, strength train, dance fitness, and professional level contemporary dance… Opening Weekend has something for every body. (And just the tip of the iceberg for what you can do at The Lab!). Snag your spot for the events you’d like to be a part of. Space is limited! Friday, September 8-Monday, September 11, at 98 Business Street, Unit 1B, Boston.
Two dancers in side lunges and hinges towards their straight leg reach one arm to back of neck and one to the side.
Join Vimoksha Dance Company at Rowes Wharf Plaza on The Greenway for their new piece Salt Soaked as they express the story and their connection to this location through movement and dance. Salt Soaked is a part of the Momentum Dance Series, a free, site-responsive dance series presented in collaboration with choreographer Peter DiMuro and four local dance companies. Saturday, September 9, 11 AM & 3 PM at Rowes Wharf Plaza. Rain date is Sunday, September 10.
Iliana Bozhanova and Todor Yankova, holding an accordion, in traditional Bulgarian clothes stand side by side and smile.
Iliana Bozhanova leads a Bulgarian dance workshop, accompanied by Todor Yankova, followed by Balkan dance party later in the evening with music by Zdravets. Saturday, September 9, 3-5:30 PM, at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont, MA. Both events will also be streamed live online.
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Join the virtual Introductory classes to Dark Room Ballet, designed for blind and visually impaired persons and suitable for people with no prior knowledge of ballet. This repeating series of eight classes introduces students to common ballet vocabulary, anatomical concepts like turnout, torso stability, foot sensitivity and mobility, sightless balancing, and the use of a taped floor for orientation. Classes take place on Zoom and there is also the option to call in via phone. The class begins Saturday, September 9, 4–6 PM. To register, email or call (929) 367-0025.
Photo of performance with projection of a female presenting person while another female presenting dancer kneels in front of the projection with arms rounded upwards. Event information on the upper right and lower left corners. presents Belonging and Othering, a free performance with live and film components. Come to Sennott Park basketball court at the corner of Scouting Way and Broadway in Cambridge for the show and some cookies on Saturday, September 9 at 7:30 PM.
Afrika Nyaga Drum & Dance Festival poster with mostly yellow background, photos of artists performing and event information at the bottom.
Sidy Maiga presents the 11th Annual Afrika Nyaga Drum & Dance Festival as a part of the PVD Fest. Featuring Wummi, Master Soumy, Sidy Maiga & The Bridge Where We Met, Manolo Mairena & La Pura Vida, Haus of Glitter Dance Company and Projetu Batuku. Sunday September 10, 2-6 PM, at 195 District Park, Providence RI.

Join Rachel Linsky at the premiere event of her newest dance film, “Z”L”, inspired by the work and story of Mieczyslaw Weinberg. This immersive event will begin with a tour of the historic Vilna Shul, followed by the film premiere, and community dancing for all to the live music of internationally acclaimed Klezmer band, Ezekiel’s Wheels. This immersive event peels back layers of history that bring to light the vibrant world of Yiddish culture through dance, film and live music. Sunday, September 10, 5-7 PM at The Vilna Shul, 18 Phillips St. Boston, MA. Seating is limited, so make sure to reserve your ticket in advance!

JP Jitterbugs poster with flowers and musical instruments.
Join the JP Jitterbugs on their final outdoor dance of the year, with the most excellent Smack DabsSunday September 10, 5:00-7:30 PM, at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse.
Photo of two ballerinas dancing as snowflakes from a birds eye view.
Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre is having auditions for The Nutcracker this Wednesday, September 6, 1 PM at 400 Harvard Street, Cambridge. Register online for in-person or video submission also due on Wednesday, September 6.
Multiple kids playing with a colorful parachute and a ball outdoors.
Local Cultural Council applications are open now and due October 17. Each council awards money based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by LCC members. Don’t miss your opportunity to get state funding to support your arts endeavors!
Two dancers in masks dancing in close proximity and interacting with each other.
The Click is looking for an Educational Intern for the 2023-24 season! This internship includes class planning, class reflection/evaluation, and teaching assistance with a Lead Click Educator in a pre-K Creative Movement class environment. Classes will be held at a private elementary school in Arlington, and the position will be paid as a 1099. Class times are currently scheduled for Thursdays 3:30-5pm; these hours might change slightly based on student enrollment. If this is something that interests you, be sure you are following on Instagram and send them a DM or email Kristin at Classes begin September 8.
Previous HONK! Festival photo with multiple people watching a dragon float performance
Boston area community, activist, and performance groups! Are you interested in sharing your work, activism, and art in a popular processional performance from Davis Square Somerville to Harvard Square? Consider being part of the 2023 HONK! Festival Parade, on Sunday, October 8. They are also seeking volunteers to help with the organization of the festival October 6-October 8.  Even 1 hour of your time helps. Write to
NEMPAC logo with name and musical clef illustrated with piano keys, a person and a feather.
North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is hiring a Dance Instructor for the 23/24 school year. Instructor will teach ballet, jazz, and tap to ages 4-10. Must be available Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30-6:30 PM. Send a letter of interested and resume to Anna Cipriani at with “dance instructor” in the subject.
Group of students in different ballet attire ranging in age and race.
Turning Pointe Dance Studio in Falmouth seeks its “drunken sailor” Trepak dancer for Nutcracker. Male presenting dancers encouraged to contact as soon as possible, and they’re also looking for dancers seeking guest performer gig.
Hiring poster with three kids in ballet clothes holding a large chalkboard.
The Performing Arts Connection is seeking a pre-school dance teacher in Sudbury on Saturday mornings (9am and 10am classes). Curriculum and paid training provided, travel stipend if coming from a distance is available in addition to great pay and a positive work environment. Pre-school program is growing at a rapid pace and they are looking for energetic teachers to join their team. Contact

“Full scope celebratory” glimpse into hip hop history.

Get seen by local choreographers at the BDA Open Call Audition, prepare for self-care with a wellness screening, experience freestyle urban dancing, contemporary myth, site specific work and more!

Boston dance is gearing up for the new season ahead and you can be part of it.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday — and beyond!

Debra Cash, Executive Director