Dancing in Light and Shadow

The Silhouettesa film about a black dancer’s journey to overcome the threat of police brutality is featured on this year’s Roxbury Film Festival program  Monday, June 27, 7:30 PM at the Paramount Theatre.


Join the Dance Complex for a Gratitude Celebration and Annual Meeting. Catch up and meet new people and hear about DC’s past year, plans for the coming one and, as always, learn about ways you can be a part of it all. Tuesday, June 28, 6pm at Complex@Canal in Kendall Square.


Emerging Choreographers, an evening of dance, poetry, and inspiration expressed in movement, features members of the Berkshire Pulse teaching faculty, Young Choreographers Initiative, and contemporary teen and adult dancers at the Chesterwood studio garden in the Berkshires Thursday, June 30, 5:30 PM


Urban Bush Women is engaging with The Yard and Vineyard partners to develop a site-specific version of their work, Haint BluHaint Blu is an ensemble dance-theater work steeped in memory and magic. Known as the color that Southern families paint their front porches to ward off bad spirits, Haint Blu uses performance as a center and source of healing, taking us through movement into stillness and rest. Enjoy an in-process showing Friday, July 1, 6-7 PM  in Aquinnah.


Join Windhover Center for the Performing Arts for a Latin Dance Social with Greg Coles on Sunday, July 3.Greg Coles leads Latin Dance Social that includes instruction and partnering.
8:00pm – Lesson for all levels in Salsa and Bachata
8:30 – 10:00pm Social Dancing
**Proof of Vaccination required for entry**


Jacob’s Pillow summer performances are in full swing. This week, catch BODYTRAFFIC at the Henry J. Leir Outdoor Stage, Ronald K. Brown/ EVIDENCE at the Ted Shawn Theatre, and Loni Landon Dance Project at the Great Lawn Tent.


Nineveh Dance Project based in Framingham is holding auditions Monday 27 6-7 PM and Wednesday 28th 3-4:30 PM at the Dance Complex in Central Square Cambridge for a new multi-media work centered on the experiences of the LGBTQIA+ community and its accomplices across time.


Calling intermediate/advanced teen dancers in the Boston area! Apply to be a part of ZACHOR’s free week-long Embodied Holocaust Education Workshop this summer!
In this 5-day workshop, students will take daily dance classes, read and discuss the memoir of Holocaust survivor Aaron Elster and participate in a collaborative process to build a 5-minute piece of choreography that will be performed alongside the premiere of “Hidden” at the Boston Center for the Arts in October.
Deadline to apply: Sunday, July 10


Duval Dance and Music Academy in Scituate is hiring experienced dance teachers for the 2022-2023 season and beyond to join their team. Applicants should have a dance degree or equivalent teaching experience. DDMA is looking for teachers who are well versed in all areas including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, contemporary, tap, and musical theater. Part-time and full-time positions with benefits are available. Submit a cover letter, resume, and any videos or links to your choreography to duvaldanceandmusic@gmail.com.


Audition for Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical The show features multiple styles of dance – primarily Bhangra, as well as Bollywood, Kathak, musical theatre, and hip hop. Anyone is welcome to audition. The show, originally done in San Diego, will take run from December 2, 2022 to January 8, 2023 at the Huntington Theatre.


The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture is hiring for two positions!
City Hall Plaza Engagement Manager and Director of Grants and Programs Apply by Saturday, July 16.


Jacob’s Pillow is looking for 32 participants to join their Freestyle Dance Battle on Saturday, August 20! Dancers representing a wide range of styles (including artists from the outdoor performance of East Coast Styles the day before) will compete for a $1,000 cash prize hosted by the legendary Princess Lockerooo. Applications open in July so check website. Judges are Ephrat Asherie, Maria Torres, and Michele Byrd-McPhee.


Did you catch Lynn Modell’s Walk, Don’t Run along the Essex Street Pedestrian walkway at the Salem Arts Festival on June 5? Here’s another chance!


Dance manifests the amazing capacities of human movement and expression.

At this challenging time, seeking beauty, meaning, and personal autonomy has never been more important.

Whether in light or shadows, keep dancing!

Debra Cash, Executive Director