Pro/Motion – week of April 29

Hello BDA Community, Happy International Dance Day! In conjunction with Unesco, the International Dance Council designated this day in 1982 to promote public awareness of the art of dance–something Boston Dance Alliance endeavors to do each & every day. As a universal language of movement, dance is found in almost in every corner of the world … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of April 22

  Dear BDA Community, I hope you enjoyed Earth Day yesterday and took some time to reflect on how you can make a difference in our planet. As artists, I believe we always aim to make a change causing impact and it is always important to consider how everything reflects on our environment. In recent conversations with … Continued

Pro/Motion – Week of April 15

Hello BDA Community, Happy World Art Day! Art and in particular dance has the power to bring beauty & light into a world that can often be dark. We at Boston Dance Alliance appreciate & celebrate all of you movers & shakers who brighten our world with your artistry. Keep shining! Aaron Myers, Interim Executive Director … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of April 8

  Dear BDA Community, I hope you were able to enjoy the solar eclipse safely. In special moments like this that only happen once every few decades, inevitably I reflect on my trajectory over those years and what has evolved. Since the last solar eclipse in 2017 BDA has also evolved and adapted to the … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of April 1

Hello BDA Community, Hope you had a great holiday weekend and that your April is off to a great start. In this season of new beginnings, I’ve had the joy of seeing some inspiring new works and works in progress by talented members of our dance community in the Boston Dancemakers Residency and NACHMO (National … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of March 25

Dear BDA Community, In hopes that we’ll be able to put our winter coats away for good shortly, I am always so inspired by the amount and the quality of the work so many dancers are doing in the area. While I also keep myself warm in rehearsals and creatively exploring movement practices, I am … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of March 18

Dear BDA Community, At Sunday’s Saint Patrick’s Parade, there was lots of high-energy Irish Dance on display.  And while the Irish have deep roots in Boston, there are now also large groups of residents from China, the Dominican Republic, India, Brazil, and Haiti, for example–all of whom have brought their unique & diverse dance traditions … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of March 11

Dear BDA community, I hope you have been able to adjust to the daylight savings time adjustment and have enjoyed our longer days with sunshine. March is always a month filled with so many dance-related events: deadlines, performances, workshops and so much more. It’s inspiring to see our community so actively blooming as we get … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of March 4

Hello BDA Community, Happy Women’s History Month!  For so many years, women have fostered the growth and development  of so many dancers here in Boston and beyond. At Boston Dance Alliance (BDA) they include the organization’s previous Executive Directors Ruth Birnberg and Debra Cash along with numerous women volunteer leaders on BDA’s Board of Directors … Continued

Pro/Motion – week of February 26

  Dear BDA community, As we wrap up Black History Month and head into Women’s History Month, I hope you have had some time to reflect on the way these two overlapping demographics have impacted how we move, dance and exist in our circles. Notably in the dance world, both have made incredible strides and … Continued