Dance’s Energized Engagements!

  Don’t miss you chance to take full advantage of the early bird discounted tickets to this year’s BDA Gala! And the 2023 BDA Online Auction is now open! Start placing your bids and check back regularly! We’re busy adding new items and will share our discoveries and surprises over the next four weeks! Have a gift certificate or special … Continued

Dancing Adventures Near and Far!

We are so excited that Jacob’s Pillow has unveiled the new design of the reimagined Doris Duke Theatre! Members of BDA’s Dance and Disability cohort played a small but crucial role in helping to envision accessibility features that will make this a welcoming space for all and a model for 21st century dance. We can’t wait to see the performances … Continued

Dancing May Day Solidarity!

Congratulations to Danza Orgánica for achieving a permanent spot at UMass Boston Atrium. Watch their dance film on the first floor. Congratulations to Laila Franklin named one of four Dance/USA Fellows who will work with dance organizations to preserve, organize, and create access to their archives as part of the Dance/USA 2023 Archiving and Preservation Program. She will be working with Jennifer Harge/Harge Dance Stories … Continued

Dance Flowers Through April Showers

  Swing Dance at The Moldova Restaurant in Newton Tuesday April 25 with lessons by Kellian and Brian Pletcher from 7-8PM and social dance to the sounds of live music by Gray Gafarov 8-10PM.   Join A.R.T. live from the Evita rehearsal room to hear from cast members about their experience bringing the revival of the Tony winning musical to life. The virtual event is Wednesday, April 26, 2:15 PM   Harvard Dance … Continued

Marathon and More Inspiring Motion!

Kids do Dance on Martha’s Vineyard is back. Fun, active dance classes for all levels of experience and ability build skill and technique; nurture the child’s choreographic voice and individual artistic expression through composition studies. Kids Do Dance enables children to think creatively, move freely, and work collaboratively. Monday-Friday, April 17-21 8:45 AM-2:30 PM Email to pre-register and/or inquire about scholarships.   United Dance returns to … Continued

Bright Days, Delightful Dancing

The Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts Boston Dancemakers Residency application period is open! And at the same time, apply for the BCA Dance Lab! Both programs are open to a range of dance genres and movement-based artists. Deadline for both opportunities is Tuesday, May 30, at 9 AM.   Congratulations to Northeast Arts in acquiring a new studio space to share and on … Continued

Festive Dancing

Congratulations and welcome to Harold Steward who has been named the next Executive Director of New England Foundation for the Arts.  Harold is currently Executive Director & cultural strategist at The Theatre Offensive (TTO). Adrian Budhu will serve TTO as Interim Executive Director.   Congratulations to the dance artists who each have been awarded $7,500 Art for Social Justice Grants from the City of Cambridge. … Continued

No April Fooling About Great Dance!

  Congratulations to Misty Copeland, who will be in Becket this summer to accept the 2023 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. Pamela Tatge, executive and artistic director of Jacob’s Pillow, said Copeland was chosen “for her artistry as a prima ballerina who has a deep connection to the form, extraordinary musicality, and prowess as an artist to convey the emotions and the … Continued

Dancing Through the Spring Equinox

 REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2023 BDA GALA THURSDAY, JUNE 15 6:30-9:30 PM ARTS AT THE ARMORY, SOMERVILLE AND ON LIVESTREAM And stay tuned for information about the 2023 BDA Online Auction! Your support makes our work possible!   Congratulations to Alexandra Koltun and Alex Lapshin of Koltun Ballet Boston (KBB) who took home the award for Outstanding School at this year’s Youth … Continued

Luck of the Dance

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