Cheers and Tears

Congratulations to dance makers who each received $7,500 Art for Social Justice Grants from The Cambridge Arts Council!

  • Midday Movement Series 
  • Anna Myer/ 
  • Jessica Roseman

Congratulations to Cathy Young, who has been named President of Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia. The dance folks at Boston Conservatory at Berklee will continue to benefit from her vision!


Boston Conservatory at Berklee has announced a new dance course and performance opportunity designed to expose students to the art of K-pop dance and promote K-culture within the United States: KCon Performance Repertory. The credit-bearing course was made possible by the generous support of the CJ Cultural Foundation and comes just in time for the Conservatory’s commercial dance degree program.


Tuesday Community Danceby Mladost Folk Ensemble is virtual workshop on Armenian dances taught by Tom Bozigian and Sheree King on Tuesday, March 8 from 7-9PM. No experience necessary!


Harvard Dance Center hosts a panel discussion with Wideman Davis Dance on Wednesday, March 9 from 6-7:30PM, titled Redesigning the Transactional Relationship Between Dance Artists and Presenters. They will discuss dance-making in the southeast region of the U.S. and the radical relationship they have created to make, produce, and present work that amplifies Black bodies and imagination in contested spaces


Motion State Dance Festival in Providence March 9–12 presents three difference programs of contemporary dance over four nights at the WaterFire Arts Center including 3 RITES: Liberty a work-in-progress performance by Edisa Weeks, Small Moves, Big Picture, a spunky mix of live dance performances on a small stage, juxtaposed with dance films on a huge screen and Air Stream a one-time-only improvisational dance performance


Enjoy an evening of Argentine Tango and Milonga at Boston’s newest venue for digital art, Immersive ArtSpace Boston, currently presenting the Immersive Frida Kahlo exhinbition inside Boston’s historic Castle at Park Plaza. Friday, March 11 from 9PM-2AM


Island Moving Company (IMC), Newport Rhode Island’s contemporary ballet, performs MASTERFUL Movers, an evening of dance & live music in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The show includes Carmina Burana plus choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s  Where We Left Off set to a score by Phillip Glass. Use the special BDA discount with code Creative25. One night only Friday, March 11 at 7:30PM


Boston Center for the Arts presents GRIEF OBJECTS by artist in residence Laila J. Franklin. GRIEF OBJECTS is a multidisciplinary gallery walk and performance and an invitation to enliven and reconsider the ways we engage with the various waves of grief that seem to engulf us so frequently right now. Two shows at the Mills Gallery 6PM and 8PM on Friday, March 11


ICA Boston presents  THE DAY, a collaboration among legends Maya Beiser, Wendy WhelanLucinda Childs, and David Lang.  THE DAY is an evening-long sensory exploration of two journeys—life and the eternal, post-mortal voyage of the soul. Friday March 11 at 8PM, Saturday March 12 at 8PM, and Sunday March 13 at 2PM.


For Jose Mateo Ballet Theater’s second Dance Saturday, bharatanatyam performer Soumya Rajaram and guest artists perform Transcendence, an evening of live music and dance from various classical Indian styles. Sunday, March 12 at 7PM.


THR3E LIVE DANCE COMPLEX & LIV3LIHOOD in Providence RI present CONNECT, a hip hop event showcasing dance talent from all over New England and beyond!Sunday, March 13 at 6PM.


There are two ways to participate in Laura Sanchez’ upcoming Boston Dancemakers Residency work which explores ideas of motherhood and transformation. Woman-identifying movers based in the Boston area can audition on March 20 10:30-noon in the Mills Gallery at BCA. Expressive movers of all styles and/or multidisciplinary artists with strong improvisational skills who are interested in deeply exploring the idea of motherhood are encouraged to apply. Dancers will receive an hourly stipend for rehearsals and the live performance the week of June 20, 2022.

You can also share a 30 second to 3 minute long video about motherhood to be part of a video collage that will be installed at the Boston Center for the Arts’ Mills Gallery in June 2022. Payment is provided for accepted entries and deadline for video submission is March 31.

The National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) is currentlyseeking presenters for the 2022 National Dance Education Organization Conference:
“Let’s Make Dance Together: Reigniting the Creative Spark”
Share where you are finding meaning and reigniting the creative spark in your teaching and creative practice. NDEO invites dance educators from all sectors, settings, and backgrounds to submit applications for panels, paper presentations, movement sessions, and workshops for the 2022 conference. Deadline is April 1.

Urbanity Dance is looking to expand its sub teacher list as they continue to have more and more sub opportunities come up within youth and adult programming. Pay is $40-50/hr, based on experience and teachers are  hired as independent contractors. If you’re interested in being added to the list, please add your email to the Facebook thread here here saying what styles of dance you teach and they will email with next steps.

Before leading his nation, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky won his country’s version of Dancing with the Stars.

Boston Dance Alliance stands in support of the people of Ukraine.

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With care,

Debra Cash, Executive Director