Can’t keep from FALLing in LOVE with DANCE

Registration opens this week for the 2022 BDA Open Call Audition and Dancer Health Day. Sunday, September 25 9:30-4 PM @Mass Motion Dance Boston

Look for the details coming to your in-box soon! We can’t wait to see you!


In-person Dance Classes for Little Kids, Youth, and Adults have Begun for Fall!

Whether you’re a long-time dance student, a dance parent, a curious newcomer, or want to try out something new, Boston Dance Alliance can point you to the options. Check our free CLASS FINDER listing more than 80 studios and independent teachers, searchable by geography.

Are you a studio or independent teacher not yet on our list? Being included is free and just one of the many great services we provide to dancers and dance lovers. While membership makes it possible to provide this service, it is not required to be listed.  Just send your information and logo to  We love to spread the word about your work!


Wednesday, September 7 Tango Break with Silvana Brizuela and Martin Almiron, at Dance Union in Union Square, Somerville. They will be teaching both classes together and then they will perform during our Social Dance. For beginners, advanced and everyone in-between. Proof of covid vaccination required.


Samba dancer wears silver headpiece and purple feathered wings.

The Cambridge Carnival Jamboree in Central Square celebrates the contributions of Caribbean residents of Cambridge and recognize the rich cultural heritage of the Caribbean diaspora through music. DH Ohh of Whistle and Bell Sound System will be spinning international tunes. The event is organized in collaboration with Central Square BID and is free to the public. Wednesday, September 7, 5-9 PM, University Park Commons.


Spice up your lunch during a virtual artist talk Thursday, September 8, 12-1 PM.Kimberleigh Holman, Wanda Strukus, and Frank Criscione will discuss the thoughtful transformation of their research and how it is manifesting as Common Circus, a Boston Dancemakers Residency showcase cosponsored by BDA and premiering October 7 at BCA Plaza Theatres. Andrea Blesso, Director of Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts at BCA and the team’s guide through their Boston Dancemakers Residency moderates.


Dancer performs on tiny stage outdoors as the audience sits and watches.

Dance Discovery Presents: Tiny Dances,  Ten New England choreographers express big ideas on one tiny stage. Curated by Ali Kenner Brodsky, this free festival takes place on Purchase Street in front of the Zeiterion in New Bedford Thursday, September 8, 5:30 and 7:00 PM.


Dancer loks to upper left corner and exposes neck.

The wildly tragicomic writer, choreographer, and director Jack Ferver premieres their first full-length work in three years, Is Global Warming Camp? and other forms of theatrical distance for the end of the world, at Mass MoCa in the Berkshires. Ferver inhabits the distance of “the queer” to assume a unique narrative vantage point for assessing the mess we’re in. Thursday, September 8 -Saturday, September 10, 8 PM.


Poster with cartoon of Boston skyline and Boston stamp

Gather at Boston City Hall Plaza for a House Dance Party featuring DJ Bruno, celebrating his 35th anniversary as the DJ for this event! Live performances include Lil Phunk, The Floorlords and a dance performance by Phunk PhenomenonFriday, September 9, 5 PM-8 PM.


Poster with purple and yellow graphics and photo of three JAE dancers.

Experience Koneksyon at Starlight Square in Cambridge as Jean Appolon Expressions kicks of the season with a free evening of South African Street Dance, African Dance Workout, and Haitian-Folkloric Dance. Friday, September 9, 6-9 PM.


Cartoon of two palm trees and two drums with information about the Latin music festival.

ZUMIX and Sen. Lydia Edwards’ office will present The East Boston Latin Music Festival: “Sonidos de la Gente”  in Bremen Street Park in East Boston. The free festival consists of two stages, one presenting local live music acts and one presenting local dance ensembles. Dancers will include Salsa y Control, Samba Viva, and more. Saturday, September 10, 1:00-6:30 PM.


Photo of five dancers outdoors wearing all black posing in different shapes.

The Arts Festival at Westinghouse, will showcase The Lofts Gallery Opening show, NightscapesThe Shape of Tears by choreographer Erica Schwartz with dancers Jeryl Palana Pilapil-Brown, Jason Jordan, Avery Saulnier de Reyes, Ashley Eng and Janelle Gilchrist. Event includes artist exhibits and sales, musical performance by Chrysalis and art activities for children.
Saturday, September 10, 3-6 PM (rain date Sunday, September 11, 2022) at One Westinghouse Plaza, Hyde Park, MA. 


Purple poster with LoveStrukk information on it and heart shaped speakers.

LoveStrukk Outdoors presents Amine L (Morocco), dj beibei and Noise Artistry. LoveStrukk is about bringing those burner vibes to Boston and in the summer headliners play a three-hour set so they can really take you on a journey. LoveStrukk will also collaborate with Dancing on the Charles to have more outdoor events this fall.
Saturday, September 10, 4-11 PM
Saturday, September 17, 3-11 PM
Saturday, September 24, 4-11 PM
Saturday, October 8, 3-11 PM


Three dancers in a black background tilt upper body to their left as they raise their left arm and round their right arm downwards

Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the historic Music Hall, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 PM


Bellforge Dance Festival Sept 11 12-5 pm Medfield, MA and logo for the Bellforge Arts Center. To the left is a pale skinned woman in a billowing yellow and blue costume and pink ballet pointe shoes reaching out with her left hand as she jumps with one foot to her knee.

The Bellforge Arts Center in Medfield is excited to announce its inaugural fall Dance Festival! Join them for a series of free performances by BoSoma, Festival Ballet Providence, Pantos Project and more, as well as interactive dance workshops in a variety of dance styles, and see how the BDA rental floor helps all genres look their best! Booths are available to promote your classes, products, upcoming shows and more! Sunday, September 11, 12-5 PM. Rain date is Saturday, September 10.


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Raise Your Voice! for African Dance coming to The Dance Complex! All are welcome to join the conversation which will occur immediately following Joh Camara’s West African class. Sunday, September 11, from 4:45-6:00 PM in Studio 7, The Dance Complex, Cambridge.


Stackin’ Stylez Freestyle Dance Festival 2022. Emerging from the pandemic with that mission intact, Ashton Lites returns with the biggest Stackin’ Stylez to date, running from Thursday, September 8 to Sunday, September 11 with a final freestyle concept battle at the Middle East as a finale.


Sunday 9/11 at 5 PM Alive Dance Collective is hosting the first of its September open class series. Brenna Banister teaches at Alton Street Dance. Save your spot by emailing


Save the Date November 2 for NEFA Idea Swap at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. Back in person for its 20th year, the Idea Swap lets New England-based presenting organizations and touring artists network and share ideas for touring projects. Learn more about potential New England States Touring (NEST) 3 tours and identify tour partners. Participants are strongly encouraged to register earlyRegistration opens September 7, deadline is October 7, 2022.




Youthworks Audition poster with program informationAudition for the 2022-23 season of JMBT YouthWorks, a unique program for aspiring ballet artists who understand the need for stage experience to complement academic training. Program includes performance opportunities. Pre-registration advised. Thursday, September 8, 4 PM.


Dancers on stage lift right leg as they hinge back.

Audition for Mosaic Dance Inc. led by Katie Suyematsu, Melissa Webster and Christin Caplan, a volunteer organization that welcomes a wide range of expression, on  Saturday, September 10, 4:00-6:45 PM at Mass Motion Dance, Brighton.


Nutcracker poster with ballerina playing Claire in an arabesque holding her nutcracker doll up.

Join Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre for their Nutcracker! Children’s auditions take place on Saturday, September 10Professional Auditions take place on Sunday, September 11.


Poster with Dance Prism Nutccracker audition information with small nutcracker graphic and snowflake background.

Dance Prism is having auditions for their 40th season of NutcrackerPre-registration is required. Sunday, September 11, at Dance Prism Rehearsal Studio, 1237 Main St, West Concord, MA.


Urban Nutcracker poster with balletina in whie tutu lifting right leg and urban dancers on a handstand.

Audition to join the URBAN NUTCRACKER. Dancers ages 8-17 are welcome to join ballet, tap, and hip hop roles! Sunday, September 11, at the Tony Williams Dance Studio, 284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain

  • Dancers ages 13-17 – 3-5 PM
  • Dancers ages 8-12 – 1-3 PM


Call for volunteers for New Movements for PEACE.

Volunteers needed for this year’s Dance for World Community Festival: New Movements for PEACE. Sign up for one or more 3-hour shifts from 7 AM – 10 PM. Event takes place on Saturday, September 24.


At Jacob’s Pillow, the champion performers of Indigenous Enterprise described how their traditions are uplifted in dance.


Can you believe it’s September already, and that we finally are getting some rain?

Boston area dance won’t miss a beat with the continuation of great outdoor festivals, indoor experiences, and classes and workshops across genres.

Hope you’re facing the season refreshed and ready to move forward!


Debra Cash, Executive Director