It’s (already) November!

Abilities Dance is partnering with Amplifier Projects at the Gardner Museums to highlight change-makers working towards social justice through the arts. They will present and discuss a commissioned film in response to the Gardner’s special exhibition Titian: Women, Myth & PowerCalderwood Hall, Thursday, November 4, 7 PM






Join the Jubilee! A fun band of roving rabble rousers are ready to bring the streets of New Orleans to the Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre. Come as you are OR wear your Mardi Gras best! Masks, beads and music abound in this wild night of cabaret, street bands, aerial art, laughter, dance, and random acts of kindness! Doors open at 7 PM, show begins at 8:30 on Friday, November 5.






Five College Dance welcomes Jawole Willa Jo Zollar(choreographer, dancer, educator, and Founding Artistic Director/Chief Visioning partner of Urban Bush Women) to deliver the 2021-22 Annual Lecture. She will speak about creating spaces where people’s full excellence can rise through teaching, mentoring, and sharing creative experiences. ASL and CART captioning will be provided.








Celebrate Pilobolus’ 50th anniversary with Big Five OH! on Friday, November 5 at 8 PM in the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the UConn campus in Storrs, CT.




VLA Dance brings IN THE SPACE BETWEEN to Dance Complex @Canal November 5 & 6 both in person and online.  With the addition of three new dancers, IN THE SPACE BETWEEN will now showcase an extended ending digging further into our disco inspiration, a reimagined sound score, and new colorful handmade costumes


Inspired by stories of cringe-worthy gym classes and school dances, Kimberleigh Holman presents Contradictions + Casual Self-Loathing, Luminarium Dance Company’s new evening-length dance work about guilt and awkward encounters. It premieres November 5 & 6 at the Motherbrook Arts Center in Dedham.






Ali Kenner Brodsky’s new dance film, to be near you, honors the memory of those that we have lost, collapsing distance by energizing the spaces between, and demonstrating how people can find connection through physical separation. Opening the evening will be an improvisation exercise and performance with musician, MorganEve Swain, then the performance and premier screening will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. November 7, 7 PM at Space 538 in Portland, Maine.


DEL Dance And Ableism: Breaking Through Barriers, a one-day workshop — online for our community, in person in NY November 6, 12-6 PM— is designed to give dancers and dance educators the tools to create accessible and inclusive dance classes. Distinguished guest teachers will lead various dance explorations and discussions to develop your movement vocabulary, pedagogy, and critical thinking skills.




Join Jacob’s Pillow online November 7 & 14 from 2–5 PM for the virtual DEL workshop, Indigenous Dance of the Americas: Hula. DELving into Dance History is an ongoing series and is designed for K-12 dance educators and college dance history enthusiasts to enhance remote and in-person teaching.



Celebrate dance by creating a fall or winter festival in your community! The Mass Cultural Council has increased their funding for these community activities and you could be beneficiary of a $1500 grant to support production, promotion, and audience development. Application deadline is Nov. 3


The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has partnered with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation to administer a new grant program called Rauschenberg Dancer Emergency Grants. The program will initially provide one-time grants of up to $5,000 to professional dancers who have experienced dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine/healthcare, utilities, and food. The first application cycle will open on Tuesday, November 9 with a deadline of January 7, 2022. Check out your eligibility today!


Reminder that the Dance/USA Fellowship to Artists will award 30 Fellowships of a minimum of $30,000 per artist by August of 2022. Fellowship funds may be used at the artist’s discretion. Artists are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry by December 8, 2021 at 6:00pm EST. Find the DFA program overview and guidelines here.


Boston Center for the Arts is looking for proposals for their ACTivate Residency, which runs within the dates of February 2-6, 2022 and February 15-20, 2022. The residency will be awarded to individuals and small groups of artists to create site-responsive work in the historic Cyclorama. Open to all Boston-based visual, performing, andinterdisciplinary artists with priority given to BIPOC, Immigrant, and New American artists and their collaborators.





Boston Center for the Arts is looking for proposals for their Run of the Mills Residency, which runs within the dates of March 8-13, 2022 and July 18-22, 2022. The residency supports art that defies categorization by providing  resources to produce inter-disciplinary projects for site-responsive, short duration exhibitions, performances, and events of all stripes at the Mills Gallery at BCA.







The 50th Annual Dance on Camera Festival, presented by Dance Films Association and Film at Lincoln Center, will be held February 11 – 13, 2022. Late submissions are due November 5th, 2021 so apply while you can!








The Dance Complex is hiring a number of positions in their communications and community engagement departments! Check out the application process and requirements here.


Boston Dance Theater (BDT) announced an open call for submissions from national and international choreographers. The company will identify a choreographer  who will have an opportunity to create an original work on BDT Trainee dancers during BDT’s 2022 summer/fall season. BDT invites choreographers to propose a new group work on one of the following topics: climate change; underrepresented cultures and/or identities in dance; or lessons from the pandemic.


Audition for Forty Steps DanceAuditions will be held in Nahant, MA November 6th at 3:30 PM. They are seeking dancers with a strong dance background for their 30th Anniversary season. Performances are planned for Spring and Summer 2022. Contact Director Sallee Slagle at for more info or to register. Alternative audition dates can also be arranged.