August Already!

Boston Dance Alliance and Boston Center for the Arts are delighted to announce that the recipients of the 2022-23 Boston Dancemakers Residency are Fernadina Chan and Jessi Stegall. Fernadina will be developing Cubed, an evening-length work exploring a multi-layered connection to an intriguing interactive sculpture by Michael Alfano. Jessi’s The Theremin Vignettes is a series of choreographic vignettes within the musical world of thereminist Clara Rockmore. Congratulations!   … Continued

Great Dance Week, Full Dance Weekend

The Massachusetts State House’s FY23 budget, which will fund state programs and operations through June 30, 2023 includes a historic $23,377,000 for the Mass Cultural Council to equitably invest in Massachusetts artists, cultural sector workers, cultural organizations, youth arts programming, and communities. This figure represents a record $22.5 million for Agency programming compared to last year’s $20M and $877,000 for 18 … Continued

Dancing Through Bright Days and Sparking Evenings

Congratulations to these dance and dance-adjacent projects receiving LAB grants from The Boston Foundation: ANIKAYA/Wendy Jehlen, Boston Dance Theater/Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Danza Organica, Alanna Logan, Luminarium Dance (Kim Holman), Monkeyhouse, Jenny Oliver, PLACE Project, Catherine Siller, and Lonnie Stanton & The Click.   Salsa and bachata fans, dance at the Charlestown Naval Yard on The Anchor’s open-air, courtyard patio with Sabor Latino, Salsa … Continued

Sun and Moon-soaked Dancing

Congratulations to The Flavor Continues, awarded a special $5,000 Boston Cultural Council grant as a Modeling Equity Organization for their ongoing work in the arts sector.   Congratulations to Urbanity Dance, recipient of a City of Boston grant for Workforce Development for Creative Workers. Their Space Rental Program will provide access to high-quality, accessible studio space, at no cost to the … Continued

Dancing in Light and Shadow

The Silhouettes, a film about a black dancer’s journey to overcome the threat of police brutality is featured on this year’s Roxbury Film Festival program  Monday, June 27, 7:30 PM at the Paramount Theatre.   Join the Dance Complex for a Gratitude Celebration and Annual Meeting. Catch up and meet new people and hear about DC’s past year, plans for the coming one and, … Continued

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   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