Experience a Spring Bouquet of Dance — and the BDA Gala!



Raise a glass to Boston dance’s re-emergence, honor Ramon de los Reyes and Jayne Murphy, and join us for a long-deferred chance to PARTY.

Get your in-person and virtual tickets here!

Have questions about Covid protocols? Want to know what to wear?
Details are on our gala page!

Check out the BDA Online Silent Auction and bid on exciting items and experiences including restaurant gift certificates, discounted classes, treats for your pooch, and tickets to museums and shows in Boston and New York! The bidding closes at one minute to midnight on Sunday May 15!
Congratulations to these local AAPI (Asian-American Pacific Islander) organizations serving dance and awarded special Covid-19 recovery grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council

  • Angel Dance Company
  • Angel Performing Arts
  • Angkor Dance Troupe
  • Artisan Dance Academy
  • Boston Bhangra
  • Chu Ling Dance Association
  • Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association
  • Iskwelahang Pilipino
  • Quincy Asian Resources
  • The Flavor Continues
  • Triveni School of Dance
  • Vietnamese American Thang Long Limited
  • Winchester School of Chinese Culture


See Riverdance as you’ve never seen or heard it before in the new 25th Anniversary production! Tuesday, May 10 through Sunday, May 15th at the Wang Theatre.



Celebrity Series of Boston presents Let’s Dance Boston – five days of live music and social dancing on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. There will be east coast swing, mambo, west coast swing, salsa, and garba. All ages welcome, and every day includes instruction for beginners. From Wednesday, May 11 to Sunday, May 15. It’s free but helpful to register in advance.



Boston Ballet presents Next Generation, an inspirational evening featuring up-and-coming young artists from Boston Ballet School’s Professional Division at Walnut Hill, Boston Ballet II, Boston Ballet School Graduates, and its partners at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Wednesday, May 11 at PM at the Citizens Bank Opera House.


Global Arts Live presents the premier of Jean Appolon Expressions Traka at the ICA Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 at 8PMTraka incorporates powerful reflections on injustice and trauma to explore how dance, culture, and community are pathways to healing. Renowned Haitian composer, turntablist, and Afrofuturist Val Jeanty performs live.


StoneWorks Productions presents The Queen of Nori at Boston Center for the Arts. The work combines 21st century high fantasy with story ballet to explore magic, parenthood, and what happens when people in power are put to the ultimate test. Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15.


The Metrowest Arts & Culture Symposium is on Saturday, May 14 from 9-1:30PM at Franklin High School. Join several talks and clinics including, “Building Community through the Arts,” “Arts Equity,” and boosting social media!


WBUR presents Jenny Oliver’slatest work, A CLOSER LOOK AT BELONGING, on Saturday, May 14 at 7PM. Through film and movement, this event will ask you: What does it mean to belong to a person, to a place, to yourself? Virtual and in-person tickets available.


South Shore Ballet Theatrepresents their 2022 Gala featuring Peter and the Wolf! Saturday, May 14th at 2PM at the Thayer Academy Center for Fine Arts in Braintree.


South Shore Ballet Theater is joined by Ocean State Ballet, Cambridge Youth Dance Company, and more at the Thayer Academy for a Benefit Performance for Ukraine. All proceeds go to World Central Kitchen and Doctors Without Borders. Saturday, May 14 at 4:30PM.


Alive Dance Collectivepresents Bloom at Arts at the Armory in Somerville Saturday, May 14 at 8PM and Sunday, May 15th at 2PM.Through the pandemic, many turned to nature to find connection, fulfillment and peace; Alive Dance Collective invites you to celebrate what nature has to offer.


Join Melissa Buffer and Acro/Hand Balancing Artist Extraordinaire Jordan Polan-Clarke for the interactive hybrid workshop Strong Shoulders & Floor Work for Dancers . Attend at 552 Mass Ave in Central Square (just above the Target store) or online on Sunday, May 15 10AM-12:00PM.


It’s back! After a two-year hiatus, The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce the return of the 37TH Annual MayFair happening on Sunday, May 15 from 11AM – 6PM. Head to Brattle Plaza at 2PM to see The Floorlords perform and then make your way to the BDA Gala!


Experience a special preview showing of City Ballet of Boston’s2022-23 Season! The program features the professionals of City Ballet of Boston in Ottorino Respighi’s Airs and Dances, choreographed by Tony Williams, and an excerpt from José Limón’s The Moor’s Pavane.  Students of Boston City Youth Ballet and Cinderella Pas de Deux from the dancers of Northeast Youth Ballet complete the program. Sunday, May 15 at 2PM.


Sunday May 15 at 7:00pm is the on-line premiere of When Air Meets Water IV: the Film,which documents Ipswich Moving Company’s aerial work that suspended dancers from the arches of the Green Street Bridge in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Register now for this free event.



Applications are now open for Midday BIPOC Professional Dancer Mentorships! Get Class stipends, $500 of personal stipends, and mentorship sessions! Apply here.


DrumatiX is hosting company auditions at the Wilmington Dance Academy Sunday May 15 from 3-4:30PM. Register HERE. Tap experience necessary, drumming background not required.


The Putney School Summer Arts, a four week summer arts intensive for teens in beautiful Southern Vermont, is seeking a dynamic dance teacher. The program runs from July 2 – July 29. More about the dance teacher position can be found here.


Velocity is looking for an Acro Director/Instructor to take its Acro base to the next level. Candidates must have experience teaching in a class setting and able to work with students hands on. Certifications and able to demonstrate movements is a plus. Candidate will work with Director on strategic planning and growth development for the Acro program. Other dance genres is a plus. Send resume/profile and video links to info@velocitydancecompany.com


Jacob’s Pillow seeks an Associate Director of Philanthropy for Major Gifts & Individual Support- a tremendous opportunity for an experienced Major Gifts and Individual Support professional to sustain, deepen, and expand a variety of fundraising avenues for the Pillow.  Role reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer and is responsible for managing a portfolio of approximately 200 donors and prospects and supervises the Manager of Membership & Individual Support.


Reach, Boston University’s  intensive July 5 – 29 which includes daily dance instruction in ballet, jazz, contemporary, and/or hip hop,  choreography, and assistant teaching is now accepting teen participants. Teens learn leadership and life skills in a structured and nurturing environment with professional dancers and college interns  Choreography created on/by the company is performed at 7 community centers/camps and one public performance and at Motion Art workshops led by the Reach company. Scholarships readily available!


Jacob’s Pillow has partnered with the global video channel NOWNESS to produce Body Language–a series of three films centered on the theme of breaking cultural boundaries in dance.

Over 100 million people gather daily in China to dance and socialize in public parks, neighborhood squares, and even underneath freeway overpasses. ⁠The dance styles can vary from Guang Chang Wu, a form of Chinese square dance, to Yangge, a popular folk dance⁠. Over the years, new pockets of public dance groups have emerged in cities around the world. Director Jean Liu captures this celebratory profile piece⁠ by bringing dancers from Manhattan Performing Arts Troupe, Team ZhiQing, and Team Red Dance Studio/Eva Dance Studio to reflect on their love for dance and heritage.

We look forward to seeing you — in person or online — soon!

With happy anticipation,

Debra Cash, Executive Director