March(ing) Forward


Announcing all new membership levels!!

We have updated our membership levels and benefits to better serve YOU. With tiered pricing options and new benefits, your support system and dance network can be stronger than ever.

For more information about pricing and what’s included, click here!


Screen the regional premiere of To Feel the Earth and Touch the Sky, Living the Legacy of American Modern Dance by Kathy Hassinger.When you register you will have access to stream the film from February 28 – March 6 and see the Q & A with film makers on March 6.

Boston University Center for the Humanities hosts the renowned choreographer, director, and dancer Bill T. Jones for a public conversation with Professor Louis Chude-Sokei about his life and work. Wednesday, March 2 at 7 PM at the Tsai Performance Center. Admission is free; a reservation is required.

Boston Ballet resumes the ChoreograpHER series, designed to elevate the work of female choreographers. Five world premieres include works by Lia Cirio, Claudia Schreier, Melissa Toogood, Shantell Martin, and Tiler Peck. Runs March 3 through 13 at the Citizens Bank Opera House. BDA members are eligible for rush tickets!

Harvard Dance Center presents The Art of Inclusion: A disability inclusion workshop with Kerry Thompson Ed.M.’08. In this virtual event Kerry shares why and how to create inclusion for a diverse disability community both on and off the stage. Friday, March 4 from 12-1PM. Live CART captioning (including direct caption link) and visual description of images presented. If you anticipate needing any other form of access, please email

The Motion State Dance Festivalkicks off with a Roots Party! Multi-disciplinary artist Edisa Weeksinvites you to join her in the journey of making 1,865 roots out of paper and twine. Mske roots, share a meal, and engage in a community conversation led by thinkers, practitioners and community members. Saturday, March 5 from 12-4PM at the Southside Cultural Center of Rhode Island.

Exit Dance Theatre performs Premonitions as part of The Actors Studio of Newburyport fundraiser at Firehouse Center for the ArtsMarket Square on Saturday March 5 at 7:30 PM. New choreography by Fontaine Dollas Dubus, Erin Staffiere and Jen Steeves, among others, centers around themes of societal struggles, faith, and the Southern Italian ritual dance of the tarantella.

Join Ukraine-born Nazar Batih and Mariko Cantley of Cambridge, MA in celebration of their tenth anniversary as dance partners, as they continue to expand their international audiences with Beyond Ballroom.  March 5 at 7PM in the first of the Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre Dance Saturdays series.

The Bolshoi’s Swan Lake with 2020 performances by Olga Smirnova as Odette/Odile and Jacopo Tissi as Prince Siegfried screens at area cinemas through Fathom Events Sunday March 6 at 1 PM.

  • Jacob’s Pillow seeks an experienced, creative, entrepreneurial Chief Philanthropy Officer to advance the internationally renowned organization’s development goals at momentous time in its history. The successful candidate must have a track record of accomplishment in fundraising, be creative and entrepreneurial in their approach to development, and display great leadership and communication skills. Together with the Board, senior leadership and the development team, the CPO is responsible for raising $6-$10 million in annual operating funds. With support from outside development counsel and working closely with the Executive and Artistic Director and the Board’s Campaign Committee, the position will also oversee fundraising of an estimated $20 million for capital and endowment for its new theater over the next three years.
  • Voices of Boston is looking for a teaching artist and choreographer for their production of The Wizard of Oz.  Rehearsals take place on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings between 5-7 pm during the school year at First Parish Church in Brookline. Rehearsals will increase during the end of the year in late May-early June. Attendance is required at major performances on April 9th and on June 11th and 12th. If scheduling allows, the position will also be invited to help our team with casting the spring musical. This is an hourly position typically compensated at $30-$45/hr, commensurate with experience.
  • Wildstarr Productions seeks four female identifying dancers, (18-29). of all sizes and looks for hip hop, jazz and contemporary styles to perform in their August showcase gala. Connect directly with them for details.


Watch New Jersey-based Kathak dancer Brinda Guha perform a mixed-abilities Kathak kavita with her mom, Malabika Guha!

As March brings us closer to spring, be sure to mark your calendars for the BDA Gala 2022 on Sunday, May 15th! We cannot wait to honor Ramón de los Reyesand Jayne Murphy and celebrate with YOU! Registration information will be available soon.

In the meantime, we hope you’re able to stay warm and safe. And as always, let us know if there’s anything we can do to support you.

With care,

Debra Cash, Executive Director