Dance and Work and Solidarity!


Ilya Vidrin, with short brown hair and scarf looks at camera with subtle smile.

Congratulations to Boston dancemaker Ilya Vidrin who will be residence at the 2023 Pillow Lab furthering his work into developing a taxonomy of partnering with novel wearable technology.


Shamika James memorial photo with purple background and yellow flower outlines.

BDA expresses our condolences to the family, friends and young dance students of Shamika James of Unknown Hype Dance Studio in Mattapan.


Celebrating the life of Andre Kevin Modeste with black and white photo of Andre and event information underneath.

Carl Alleyne invites family and friends to a celebration of the late dancer and singer Andre Kevin Modeste Friday September 1 at Forest Hills Covenant church.


Pas de deux in which female-presenting dancer in yellow dress is held by male-presenting dancer in tights as they travel across the stage together

Portsmouth N.H.-based Safe Haven Ballet brings excerpts and repertoire from William Starrett’s acclaimed Beauty and The Beast, Spartacus, Giselle, and other contemporary ballet creations to the covered outdoor stage at Windhover in Rockport MA. Beauty & Beyond is Tuesday, August 29, 7 PM.


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Mid Atlantic Arts offers Tips and Pointers  Wednesday, August 30, 1:30 PM on Zoom about the USArtists International application. Live captioning will be provided for this webinar. Contact Andrew Alness Olson at or call 410-539-6656 X 103 with questions.  A captioned recording and transcript will be posted on the Mid Atlantic Arts website and YouTube channel following the webinar.



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Unfolding into the union of dance with the invitations to play, to love, and to grieve in tender fierceness, Queer Jam will follow the fluid flow of the present emergence of energy into form. Join Marie Murry and Lex Grotesque for this special CI event. Parts work via Drama Therapy & Internal Family Systems character play, creative writing and storytelling with the body, drama and dance therapy group work, and contemporary dance for creative expression and emotional healing will also be offered. Thursday, August 31-Sunday, September 3 at Earthdance, 252 Prospect Street, Plainfield, MA.


Multiple people dancing hand in hand.

Labor Day Weekend at Pinewoods Camp is a late-summer chance to enjoy the lovely ponds and forests of Pinewoods Camp, and participate in a relaxed schedule of classes and events, including English, American, and International dancing, music classes, plus additional staff- and camper-led workshops and activities. Friday, September 1-5.


Hip Hop dancer at the MAC on one forearm and one hand. Event information on the right side.

Celebrate the end of summer at the Multicultural Arts Center as they throw a lively, old school, block party. This evening will feature many community performances, music, food, and dance. Prepare to witness an extraordinary dance battle featuring legendary Boston hip-hop dance icon Megatron and DJ Take Flyte and moreFriday, September 1, 6:00-8:30 PM at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge.


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The circus is coming! Bread & Puppet presents The Heart of the Matter Circus, a new show that draws on traditional circus tropes and familiar Bread and Puppet iconography to draw attention to the urgent issues of the day. Stilt dancers, paper maché beasts of all sizes, and a riotous brass band make a raucous, colorful spectacle of protest and celebration. Free and family friendly, Saturday, September 2, 4-5 PM at the Cambridge Common.


Three pin-up dancers hinged forward and with one hand on waist, one hand blowing a kiss, in front of the swing dance banner.

Step back in time for a WWII USO inspired swing dance and cocktail party featuring The Satin Dollz.  This fundraising event supports the restoration and preservation of the ships at Battleship Cove. Doors open at 6:30 PM, performance begins at 7:00-10:00 PM. In the event of inclement weather the dance will be moved indoors to the Fall River Maritime Museum. Saturday, September 2, at the Battleship Cove, Fall River.


Black and white photo of Adrienne Hawkins wearing large assymetrical earrings and with one arm across chest displaying large bracelet.

Adrienne Hawkins is teaching a series of 3 hour workshops every Sunday in September, 1-4 PM at Boston Dance Studios, 261 Friends St. in Boston.


Three photos overlayed: one with a dancer jumping in a perfect split with arms up over head; another of an outdoor stage; another of three dancers in different ballet poses. "SundanceX" written in red in the center of a red circle, over the compilation of images.

SundanceX seeks F/M ballet dancers with solid classical training and strong pointe work for women, for a performance at the 14th Dance for the World Community FestivalAudition is Monday, August 28, 1-4 PM at Northeast Arts, 85 Seaverns Ave, Jamaica Plain. Must be available for rehearsals August 28 – September 23. Register by sending resumes/CV, video links & photos to Paid rehearsals & performance.


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Want to be featured in the WBUR’s Artery fall dance advance? Send a press release to Iris Fanger by Friday, September 1.


Hiring poster with job information on the left over a red background and a photo on the left with many young dancers reaching arms up.

OrigiNation Cultural Arts Center is hiring dance teachers for the 2023-2024 academic year. Specifically looking for jazz, tap, ballet and hip-hop teachers. To apply send your resume, cover letter, and headshot to


Entertainment Community Fund logo with illustration of purple and blue spotlights coming from bottom corners and crossing in the middle.

Join the Entertainment Community Fund’s Support Group for Dancers. This 8-week virtual support group Tuesdays September 05- October 24, 2:00-3:30 PM is designed for professional dancers and choreographers who are currently experiencing personal or professional hardship. This group aims to create community to address isolation and help dancers navigate the relationships with their bodies and the changing world of dance. Please note that this is not a psychotherapy group and does not provide mental health treatment. If you are in need of mental health support, please reach out to the Entertainment Community Fund:


Joanne Langione Dance Center Logo with name in grey as well as "JL" and the dot over the 'J' is yellow.

Join the Joanne Langione Dance Center team as a Studio Administrator. This role involves managing day-to-day office tasks, facility operations, business administration, and providing excellent customer service to their dance community. If you are organized, detail-oriented, and have experience in studio management, they’d love to have you on board. Pay rate is between $20.00 and $25.00 per hour, and includes, 401(k) Match, paid vacation, & bonuses. Please send your resume along with a brief cover letter detailing your background and your excitement to be a part of JLDC to the director Meli Currie at


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Boston Renaissance Charter Public School seeks an inspiring dance teacher for grades PK-6th grade. The teacher will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of dance through a variety of planned dance experiences.


Multiple young dancers bend upper body sideways and extend one leg to the same side.

FJW Dance Studio in Burlington, Lexington and Newton, MA. is hiring  full/part-time dance instructors. As a Dance Instructor, you will be responsible for teaching classes and camps, preparing and leading classes, providing weekend programming, and interacting with students enrolled in your programs. They are looking for instructors who can teach hip-hop, k-pop, jazz, ballet, contemporary and/or Chinese dance. For more information email or call (718) 340-9879.


Children reading lyrics off sheet music.

On Saturday, September 23 The Revels will host the RiverSing celebration of the fall equinox with music, puppetry, and dance on the banks of the Charles River. They are seeking to collaborate with a dancer of any gender to represent Oshun, the Yoruban River Orisha. The dancer needs to be strong enough to wear 3 foot-tall headpiece and interested in puppetry. Estimated 3-4 hours total for 1 rehearsal. Please contact: Debra Wise, Associate Artistic Director,, 617-645-2046.


Dancers in class following instructor at the front of the room as they hop.

The dance program at Noble and Greenough School in Dedham seeks a guest teaching artist with a focus in hip hop  to choreograph a piece for their fall dance concert. The instructor will meet once per week with students to work on technique and rehearse a group dance to be performed on the evenings of November 9 & 10. Rehearsals run the weeks of September 11-November 6. Candidates must be available one day a week (Tuesday-Friday) from 3:15-5:30 PM. Send CV and one-three choreography clips to


Slutcracker auditions announcement poster with information displayed over photo of dancers by a pole.

Auditions for Slutcracker will be held on two dates this year (you only need to attend one). The Slutcracker seeks diverse performers aged 18+ in pantomime acting, ballet and pointe, hooping, jazz dance, heels dance, fan dance (folding, not feather), pole dance, acro/contemporary, partnering, quad skating, and/or flamenco. ( Sorry, no aerials.) So many ways to shine! Saturday, September 16 or Saturday, September 23, 3- 6 PM, at The Hive, 561 Windsor Street, 4th Floor, Union Square, Somerville.


Two dancers: one standing on one leg wearing yellow in a back bend, while the other kneels on one knee and reaches for standing dancer's lifted ankle while also in a back bend.

Boston Dance Theater (BDT) seeks versatile dance artists with strong technical, creative, and performance abilities for part time contracts for the 2023/24 season. BDT has immediate openings for multiple positions within the company. Audition registration deadline is Thursday, August 31, at 11:59 PM EST.


Young dancers in pointe shoes and long tutu's stand in a B+ position.

Boston City Youth Ballet (BCYB) is an intensive education program for passionate dance students. The program supplements dancers’ weekly ballet technique classes and empowers young dancers with the tools and confidence to succeed in the dance world. Auditions for dancers ages 8-18 are Sunday, September 10:
Ages 8-12: 1:00-2:00 PM
Ages 13-18: 2:30-4:00 PM
at the Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain. Please email with any questions


Audition poster with ensemble photo on stage in colorful jackets.

City Ballet of Boston is looking for experienced ballet, tap, and hip-hop dancers with strong technique for the 2023 Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker. Be a part of Boston’s vibrant, multicultural holiday classic! Auditions are open to the entire city of Boston and surrounding areas. Performances will be December 16-23, 2023 at the  Boch Center Shubert Theatre. Rehearsals begin in late September.
Auditions are Sunday, September 17:
Dancers ages 18+: 10:30 AM–1:00 PM
Ages 8-12: 1:30–3:00 PM
Ages 13-17: 3:00–5:00 PM
at the Tony Williams Dance Center, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain. Additional questions? Email


Tradfolk Boss Morris dancers blend traditional and new — accompanied by an animal masked orchestra!


August may be winding down and Labor Day approaching, but as you see in the packed list of calls to action there are jobs galore throughout the area for dancers, choreographers and teachers of children and adults. This is a welcome change after the years of shut-down studios and performance venues. We’re so happy that BDA can aggregate this information and bring it to you!

If you haven’t already registered for the Sunday September 10 BDA Open Call Audition and Dancer Health Day wellness screens at Mass Motion in Brighton, do it now! (You don’t have to participate in both events, but there are two separate registrations required to save you a space in each activity.)

We are working hard to make it a wonderful experience for all and look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes,

Debra Cash, Executive Director