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BDA’s New Membership Levels and Benefits!

Jul 13, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to announce that we have launched a more flexible set of member levels and benefits. In response to your feedback,  Boston Dance Alliance now has new member categories for individuals and organizations. Dance Participant ($35/year) — a new, lower-priced option (less than $3 per month!) designed for recreational dancers, full-time…


Congratulations to Heather Stewart and Jenny Oliver

Jun 26, 2018

Heather Stewart and Jenny Oliver are the recipients of the first Boston Dancemakers Residency, a new partnership between Boston Dance Alliance and the Boston Center for the Arts. Our two organizations joined forces to support experienced dancemakers in the development of original ensemble work. Heather and Jenny will receive a regional three-day retreat, six weeks of intensive studio…


Announcing BDA’s Summer Dancewear Distribution!

Jun 13, 2018

Since 2015, Boston Dance Alliance has been doing its part to make dance accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of economic circumstances. It’s that time again! We are delighted to be able to provide free shoes (ballet slippers, pointe shoes, tap shoes, jazz shoes, character shoes, sneakers!), leotards, tights, tees and more to dancers…


Thank you for your gala participation!

May 1, 2018

BDA brought the dance community together for one swell, circus-themed celebration on April 22. Honoring Jeanne Traxler and Dr. Lyle Micheli was an honor itself. We want to thank everyone who attended, who participated in the silent auction, who performed, volunteered, and who support the work of Boston Dance Alliance all year long.   Check…


Time to get your Gala Tickets!

Apr 4, 2018

We are so excited to welcome the community to the 2018 Boston Dance Alliance gala as we honor early childhood dance educator Jeanne Traxler and dance medicine pioneer Dr. Lyle Micheli! There are (at least) two great ways to participate! Buy your tickets now!  VIP tickets (5 tickets plus sponsorship of one dancer to attend gala…


Welcoming “Ty” Neading

Feb 8, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is pleased to share the news that Henry “Ty” Neading has joined the BDA Board!   Ty is a manager in Ernst & Young’s transaction advisory services practice, where he advises companies and private equity firms on the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, internal restructurings, and divestitures. Ty is also a member…



Jan 25, 2018

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to announce its 2018 honorees! Jeanne Traxler has been named the 2018 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion.  Jeanne Traxler was an original founder of the PB&J Dance Company in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1976 and in Massachusetts in 1980. She teaches PB&J Dance Classes for Kids and co-directs the SMALL FEETS…



Jan 8, 2018

  We are delighted to be able to announce today that after a decade of successful residency programs, Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts have teamed up to create their newly-designed Boston Dancemakers Residency. The Boston Dancemakers Residency is designed to support experienced dancemakers in the development of original work by providing research, development, rehearsal, financial…


The passing of a matriarch

Jan 4, 2018

  Boston Dance Alliance is sad to share the news of the death of Dorothy Elizabeth Tucker, dancer in the Prometheus Elders Ensemble, Back Pocket Dancers, Back Porch Dancers and Around the Corner Movers.  A leader in services for children and underserved community, she was also recognized as a pillar of the long-established West Medford…


Nominate the 2018 BDA Dance Champion!

Dec 18, 2017

It’s time to Nominate the 2018 Boston Dance Alliance  Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion!     The Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion Award, created in 2004, recognizes a member of the metropolitan Boston dance community over the age of 60 who has made a great contribution to Boston’s dance landscape and whose body of work constitutes a significant legacy. The awardee…