Enjoying Dance Intensives — And Intensity!

Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Company is hosting the Boston Back-in-the-Studio Workshop Intensive at The Dance Complex for flamenco dance technique, flamenco dance choreography & flamenco dance structure and improvisation. Monday, June 20 – Saturday, June 25. For questions on workshops and registration, please email omayra@omayraamaya.com   Friends of Charlestown Navy Yard & Navy Yard Garden & Art Present Summer Solstice Celebration & Grand Opening Waterfront … Continued

June Dance is Busting Out All Over!

BDA Town Hall on Dance and Disability!  Thursday, June 16, 7-8:30 PM on Zoom Join BDA as recreational and performing dancers with a range of disabilities share their work, their passions, and an emerging action agenda for a more equitable cultural ecology.  The BDA Dance and Disability Town Hall is free, and includes ASL, CART realtime captions, and audio … Continued

Festival and Fun for Dance Lovers of All Ages!

Welcome Jug Chokshi to his new role as Interim Executive Director at New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). Chokshi, who has been the organization’s chief operating officer, will serve while NEFA conducts it nationwide search to succeed the recently departed Cathy Edwards. And congratulations to Jane Preston who will add to her responsibilities during this phase. We know … Continued

Happy Memorial Day and Happy Pride!

Boston Dance Alliance is delighted to welcome Carmen Rizzo as our new Operations and Membership Associate! Carmen, a native of Brazil, is an active dancer and teacher in our community, performing with Kairos Dance Theater, Holly Stone, and Grant Jacoby and teaching at Pure Barre and studios across the Boston area. Having earned a degree at Manhattanville College … Continued

Saying Goodbye to May!

  Congratulations to Daniel McCusker on his retirement from the Tufts Dance Program, where he has been a faculty member since 1997. A friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) has made a generous donation to Boston Dance Alliance in honor of this milestone, knowing the gift accords with Danny’s many roles supporting the entire Boston dance community.   Continuum Dance Project is hosting … Continued

Grateful for sunshine, dance, and YOU

    THANK YOU to everyone who attended, tuned in, donated, and helped run our 2022 BDA Gala We feel so fortunate to have been able to gather together as a community to laugh, reflect, honor, and celebrate.  Photos by Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo with PhotoBooth photos provided by Spike Events   CONGRATULATIONS to OrigiNation Founding Artistic Director Shaumba … Continued

Experience a Spring Bouquet of Dance — and the BDA Gala!

  THIS COMING SUNDAY  Raise a glass to Boston dance’s re-emergence, honor Ramon de los Reyes and Jayne Murphy, and join us for a long-deferred chance to PARTY. Get your in-person and virtual tickets here! Have questions about Covid protocols? Want to know what to wear? Details are on our gala page! Check out the BDA Online Silent Auction and … Continued

*May* the dance keep coming!

  Congratulations to Ellice Patterson and Ashton Lites, a.k.a Stiggity Stack, for being named City of Boston Artists-in-Residence!   Congratulations to Peter DiMuro, Jazelyn Goudy and Levi Marsmannominated for Elliot Norton Awards in choreography for the theatre!     KAIROS dance is thrilled to offer “COOKBOOK FOR THE BONEHOUSE,” an improvisation workshop with internationally-acclaimed director/ choreographer, Paula Josa-Jones. … Continued

Spring Dance is Blooming 🌸

Boston Dance Alliance is saddened by the recent loss of beloved artist and educator, Danielle Abrams. BDA will be remembering all dance community members who passed away since May 2021 at our Gala on May 15th. If you know of anyone we should mention, please send the information ASAP to dcash@bostondancealliance.org Congratulations to these NEFA New Work … Continued

Celebrating Our Earth

  The City of Boston‘s recommended fiscal year ’23 budget includes significant investments in arts and culture in Boston. Some highlights include:  $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the arts and cultural activities in Downtown and in neighborhoods across Boston $800,000 in the Mayor’s Office of Housing’s Operating Budget to support … Continued