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 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

Dancing Into the Spring Holiday Season

The BDA Gala Online Auction is NOW OPEN! Bid now on exciting items and experiences including an exclusive wine tasting, museum passes, personal training and PT sessions, and more!!And keep an eye out, as more items will be added over the next month!   * AND * BDA’s New Class Finder is a Searchable Database!  BDA has compiled over 80 … Continued

April Dance Arrives

Congratulations to BDA member, flamenco artist, filmmaker and producer Sabrina Aviles honored by Amplify Latinx as one of the 10 prominent Latin leaders in Massachusetts!             Tune into Our Shared Future: Imagining a New Landscape for Teaching Artists on April 5-7 from 10AM – 3:30PM MST (that’s noon in Boston). This first, federally-funded, national convening is designed to connect … Continued

Get your Vitamin D(ance)

BDA is thrilled to welcome two new members to our Board! Jason Jordan is a teaching artist who teaches dance full time at Orchard Gardens K-8 Public School in Roxbury, where he has also been the director of dance for the BPS Summer Arts Intensive and BPS Citywide Dance Company. His professional dance career in the US and Canada began with Feld … Continued

Springing into Dancing Delights

SO MUCH GOOD NEWS TO SHARE! Cambridge Arts has announced its organizational grants and dance is well represented! Congratulations to these recipients of $9,000 awards The Dance Complex Global Arts Live  Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre Multicultural Arts Center   Huge congratulations to BDA Board member and Monkeyhouse Founder/Artistic Director Karen Krolak who will be attending … Continued