Grateful for Dance and Community


Congratulations to recipients of NEFA’s New England Dance Fund grants!

Alexandria Nunweiler           Kat Nasti Dance
ali kenner brodsky & co        Kimberleigh Holman, Luminarium Dance
Andrea Muñiz                         Kristin Wagner
ANIKAYA                                 Laura Sánchez Flamenco LLC
Ann-Marie Ciaraldi                Lonnie Anela O’kalani Neff Stanton
Arko Beybutyan                      Marsha Parrilla
BODYSONNET                       Michael Sakamoto
Ellice Patterson                       Molly Hess
Hanna Satterlee                      Next Level Fusion
Hannah Wasielewski             Peter Kyle Dance
Heidi Henderson                    Priya Bangal, Soumya Rajaram, Sapna Govindan
Jessica Roseman                    Subject: Matter
KAIROS Dance Theater        Taris D Clemons
Kat Harvey                              The Living Room Dance Collective
Kat Nasti Dance                     Tori Lawrence + Co.


Congratulations to the additional artists selected by their peers in the RDDI (Regional Dance Development Initiative) New England artist cohort to help curate the New England Now Dance platform, including Bostonian Lilly Rose Valore. BDA was also happy to see the addition to Toby MacNutt, a Vermont dancemaker with disabilities who has been a helpful resource in our ongoing work to support dancers with disabilities.





JP Jitterbugs presents Savoy Night with Colescott & His Red Hotsat Crystal Ballroom in Somerville on Tuesday, November 3 at 6pm. Come dance to an all-star 6-piece band, including Dan Gabel on trombone and some incredible musicians from Florida and Puerto Rico!







Rumba y Timbal and MyZiji proudly bring you Chiara Tofani all the way from Italy! This powerhouse dancer is back to bring you some amazing workshops to improve your salsa! Join the workshop on Sunday, November 28 from 1:30-4pm.








Come see THANGSGIVING 2021: COLD TURKEY EDITION this Friday, November 26  10 AM,-4 OM  at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. Intentional acts of music, dance and word performed by dei xhrist, molly hess & mary teuscher, Inédit, carol burnes, earthedgearts & ej hampson, joe brown, karen klein & sean murphy, walter wright, mirror void industries & james krendel-clark, rachel roccoberton & paul kafka-gibbons, and jennifer lin.








The Boston Ballet is back with in-person performances! The shared magic and excitement of Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker feels more meaningful than ever as the curtain rises again. Join in the celebration starting Friday, November 26 through December 26.










Participate in ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2021 which is part of ON DISPLAY GLOBAL (ODG), a worldwide movement installation created by physically-integrated dance company Heidi Latsky Dance commemorating the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The work is a slow, meditative, structured improvisation that challenges notions of normativity and reflects on the experience of seeing and being seen. Training session is November 30, 5-6:30pm. No formal dance experience is required. Persons both with or without disabilities (visible or invisible) are welcome.


The Winsor School in the Longwood area seeks an Assistant Dance Teacher for middle school dancers on Tues and Friday mornings, with a special focus on helping these young dancers develop as choreographers across a number of genres. Details are on the BDA website!



As we commemorate the Plymouth harvest of 1621 and the help European colonists received from the Wampanoag people, we take a moment to commit ourselves to work for justice for missing and murdered indigenous women 400 years later. The Red Dress Jingle Dance is led in this video by Tia Wood of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta, Canada.