Pro/Motion – week of December 18

Hello BDA Community,

At Boston Dance Alliance, a big part of our mission is making dance accessible and equitable for everyone all year long. Following are three such ways that BDA paves the way and three compelling reasons to donate to BDA today:

  • Dance and Disability – BDA engages dancers with disabilities along with all those who support them–from rehearsal and performance spaces to grant-makers–to ensure full access to & participation in the dance community.
  • Dancewear Distribution – From leotards and tights to dance shoes, BDA’s Dancewear Distribution program provides much-needed items to low-income dancers throughout the Greater Boston area.
  • Website & Newsletter:  Looking for a dance performance, class, audition, or perhaps a studio space to rent?  Look no further than BDA’s website and weekly newsletter, which together provide a comprehensive list of dance events and resources.

Help BDA foster inclusivity and create the conditions for dancers of all types to develop & share their artistry.  Please donate $30, $300, or more today!


Thank you & Happy Holidays,

Aaron Myers, Interim Executive Director


Events in the community this week:
This month’s Third Thursday features a special guest, dancer K.J. Holmes. This synesthetic evening of art, dance, poetry, and music will be held on Thursday, December 21, 8 PM in the Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church, 1555 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge. Admission at the door is $10.
FREE! First Parish in Lexington will present a Winter Solstice Experience on Friday, December 22, at 7:30 PM. With music, ritual, candles, dancing and darkness, experience the quiet of the longest night, and welcome the return of the sun.

The Folk Arts Center of New England is hosting a end-of-the-year New Year’s Eve Dance Party. This 4-hour special FAC bash is a time for celebration, joy, and of course, lots and lots of dancing! Sunday, December 31, 8:30 PM at Payson Park Church, 365 Belmont Street, Belmont.


Dancers in previous WIP move around space with many layers of clothing hanging from them.

Applications for Boston Dance Theater‘s annual Winter Immersion Project (WIP), taking place January 2-5, 2024, are open until they reach capacity. This is a 4 day choreography-based workshop for dancers to learn, create, and experiment with new movement material through the exploration of composition and choreographic tools that come from a variety of practices. On the final day of WIP there’s an Open Call AuditionJanuary 5, 2024, 10:30AM.


Photo of Carrie Ferguson smiling and resting chin on hands.

Four trans/non-binary/queer dancers wanted for music video! Carrie Ferguson is seeking experienced dancers with wide/diverse stylistic abilities for a queer dance anthem music video celebrating gender diversity. The anticipated release date is June 2024 for Pride Month. All looks, styles, and body types are wanted!  Improvisational skills are a must! Time commitment: 1 rehearsal in late February/early March in Northampton, Massachusetts, plus some preparation at home, plus 1 day video shoot in March somewhere in W. Massachusetts, TBD. $350 flat rate for whole project, plus a great lunch day of shoot. If interested, please submit a cover letter and video dance sample via email to by January 14. In your cover letter please mention a little bit about yourself and your dance experience. Call backs will be announced on January 16.  An in-person call back audition will be held on Sunday, February 4, in Northampton, MA.