Luck of the Dance



Steve Adelson is Boston Dance Alliance’s 2023 Unsung Hero!

Steve, a pale-skinned man wearing glasses, smiles at the camera.

The second generation at the helm of Teddy Shoes in Central Square, Cambridge serves dancers with the tools of their trade and constant enthusiasm for building an inclusive community. We look forward to celebrating Steve and our three Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champions — Ann Brown Allen, Deborah Mason and Dianne Walker — at our June gala.

Details and ticket information will be announced soon!



The National Center for Choreography – Akron (NCCAkron) has launched How People Move People, a  new long-form podcast that brings investigative journalism to dance.

How People Move People is produced by Jennifer Edwards, with engineering by James Sleeman, transcription by Arushi Singh, theme music by Ellis Rovin, and cover art by Micah Kraus. New episodes are released Fridays on most streaming platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.


Analía stands in front of a blue backdrops in a dress printed with many black and white photos, one hand on her hip and one leg slightly in front of the other.

The Yard is teaming up with the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society to pair Tango classes with their upcoming artists-in-residence, QuinTango, a quintet of top-notch female chamber musicians and one brilliant bandoneon player, specialized in Argentinian Tango. Public Tango classes, taught by Analía Centurión, will be held on Wednesday, March 15 and Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:30 PMQuinTango and Analía will perform on Friday, March 17. If you are interested in attending class, pre-register by emailing with your name and number of people in your party.


Alexander technique teacher helps out a student on a mat while others lay back on their mats.

Workshop series: Ease & Freedom in Movement with the Alexander Technique with Clara Sandler. The Alexander Technique is a mind-body method that helps us develop a deep awareness of how we use our body in any activity we are involved in. By focusing on coordinating breathing, movement and postural support, you will learn tools to improve the quality of your life. Wednesdays, March 15 to May 17, (no class on April 5 & April 26) 7:00-8:30 PM in the Gallery at the Cambridge Community Center for the Arts (CCCA)41 Second Street, Cambridge.


Black and white blurred photo of two dancers in movement facing opposite directions and moving arms out to their sides.

The Boston Conservatory presents Moment’s Notice: A Multidisciplinary Salon illuminates the art of improvisation and live time creation with works that celebrate experimental territories, ephemeral natures, and margins taking center, through dance, song, theater, music, poetry, and visual art. Wednesday, March 15, 8 PM, 31 Hemenway Street, Floor 4—Studio 401, Boston.



A Dialogue on Dance poster with event information and both speakers' headshots.

A Dialogue on Dance: a conversation with Peter DiMuro & Gina GibneyAhead of the Gibney Company’s weekend performances presented by Global Arts Live, listen to Gina Gibney of Gibney Dance/NY and Peter DiMuro of The Dance Complex interviewing each other about dance, community and past, present and future journeys of the dance field. Joining in the conversation will be members of T Boston Dance Theater,, The Click and Jean Appolon Expressions. Thursday, March 16, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM


Photo of the Studio 414 with sun shining through 4 glass windows.

During the BCA Open House Thursday, March 16, at the Artists Studios Building 551 Tremont St, Boston you can experience the newly renovated dance studio, Studio 414!  The BCA Artist Studios Building will be open from 5:30–8:00 PM and while you’re there you can enjoy the public reception of Cedric Harper: ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE and Project Room No. 4: Chick Byrne, in the Mills Gallery. Masks requred.


Four ballet dancers pose in a complex shape with elongated arms and legs.

To honor the 100th birthday of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, the The Gerald Arpino Foundation announces a multi-year Centennial Celebration of the late choreographer’s life and works. Newport Contemporary Ballet has restaged the pas-de-deux from Arpino’s  Light Rain for its ELEMENTS, program Thursday, March 16-Saturday, March 18, & Friday, March 24- Saturday, March 25, 7:30 PM, Keats Theatre/St. Andrew’s School, 63 Federal Rd, Barrington, RI.


Two ballet dancers in nude tight briefs and top: one stands on tip toes with legs zipped, one arm rounded up and one hand on hip; the other on pointe in an arabesque holding up a fan overhead and with other hand on hip.

Embark on a quest for true love with dreamer Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho as Boston Ballet presents Don Quixote. This charming rom-com culminates in a grand wedding scene that contains some of the most dynamic and demanding dancing in classical ballet with virtuosic choreography by Rudolf Nureyev and a spirited score by Ludwig Minkus. March 16-26 at the Opera House.


Two dancers in a dim lit stage, one lays back on the other's leg as the other bends both legs deeply and rounds arms wide.

Global Arts Live presents New York City–based Gibney Company, a collective of 13 powerhouse performers who take the stage with moving, technically stunning Boston premiere works including A Measurable Existence by Yin Yue, SARA by Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal, and Bliss by Johan Inger. Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 8 PM at the ICA.


Gund Kwok flyer with red background and a illustration of a dance dragon.

Join Gund Kwok for a special performance at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library in celebration of Women’s History Month. The family-friendly event includes an educational portion on the meaning of the year of the rabbit, an interactive story of the origins and significance of the lion dance, two lion dance performances, and a costume try-on! Free and no registration is required. Saturday, March 18, 12-1 PM, Codman Square, Dorchester.


Photo from previous compatition in which many dnacers in beige pants and black and white tops bend their knees deeply and reach one arm up.

The 14th annual South Asian Showdown Competition hosts 12 of the best Bollywood/Fusion teams from North America who  compete to be crowned the South Asian Showdown Champions! Saturday, March 18, 6 PM at the Strand Theater.


Elevate poster with three ballerinas dancing with colorful fabrics.

The Commonwealth Ballet Company presents Elevatea program of works both choreographed and danced by female artists. This performance – featuring the work of Kathryn Anderson, Rebecca Rice, Kat Pantos, Juliana Utz, and CBC Artistic Director Melenie Diarbekirian – seeks to elevate the female voice. Saturday, March 18, 7 PM and Sunday, March 19, 1 PM, at the Maynard High School theater.



Irish step dancers on stage with arms up in a "V" shape.

Enjoy the Bosoma’s St. Patrick’s Day Irish Step Show 2023, featuring all of their Irish Step students. Under the direction of award-winning Irish Step instructor Pattie Hunter, talented dancers ages 5 to 18, perform traditional reels and jigs to classic Irish music. This is a family-friendly show, suitable for all ages Sunday, March 19, 2–3 PM at the Dolan Performing Arts Center, 130 High Street Ipswich, MA.


Dance group wearing orange and pink costumes posed with arms to their upper right side.

Catch the 46th Annual Israel Folkdance Festival of Boston, an annual showcase of Jewish and Israeli dance performed by dance troupes from across North America Sunday, March 19, 3 PM at the MIT Kresge Auditorium and virtually.

*For wheelchair seating, please contact Arrangements for wheelchair seating must be requested prior to 3/16. Masks required indoors for audience members.


Photo of Karen Klein standing reaching one arm up and one arm out to her side and sean seated on a chair with one hand on top of his head.

Watch “Yours for always” a free teXtmoVes collaboration of duets between poet/dancer Karen Klein and choreographer/dancer Sean Murphy on their journey of aging, loss, and love, finally confronting ‘if only’, searching for acceptance. Sunday, March 19, 5 PM, performance and reception in Studio 7, The Dance Complex. While this is sold out, you can join a waiting list.


Free class in the contemporary style Friday, March 17 at 5:30 PM at Urbanity Balance Studio is open to any intermediate/advanced dancers and also serves as an informal audition for upcoming performance opportunities with Dance LAB Creative. 


Photo of the field center green area and PANDA LABS information on pink and blue tabs on the perimeter of the photo.

This summer PANDA [Performance And New Dance Arrivals] LABS return for two ten-day long immersions into performance and dance development. PANDA LABS are some of the longest programs offered at the Field Center and they are deep dives into living with one another as artists while training daily with established teachers in the field.

Daily classes are punctuated by swims in the river, saunas, fresh food from our gardens, long naps in the library, field trips and performances at night by us for us. Live musicians TBA. Registration opens April 15.
July 13-24: Kendra Portier + Jennifer Nugent
August 7-14: Keith Hennessy + Ishmael Houston Jones


"NoXBoundaries summer dane camp" written over a photo of a dancer in all red bending arms and legs in a geometrical shape.

NoXBoundaries Summer Dance Camp fuses the worlds of commercial and concert dance with a new and innovative approach.  The Gold School family, alumni and friends come together to provide aspiring young dance artists with the tools needed to confidently pursue their dreams knowing “if you can do everything, you can do anything”. Separated into 3 age groups (9-12, 13-15, 16+), Dancers will be immersed in 5 days of classes and rehearsals with industry professionals and dance peers all culminating in a faculty/student showcase on the last day. From July 24-29 at Stonehill College, North Easton, MA.


Representations of dancers and dancers themselves come together at the Colby College Museum of Art’s “Alex Katz: Theater and Dance” exhibition, with direction by Annie Kloppenberg and music by Albert Mathias.


With both St. Patrick’s Day and the third anniversary of pandemic shut-downs, this week is a time for reflection on the cultures that have fed our community and the bright new seasons we are hoping to experience together.

Be well and enjoy the sunshine!

Debra Cash, Executive Director