Pro/Motion – week of January 22

Dear BDA Community,

I hope your year has been off to a great start. Between performances, workshops, grant applications and all other dance things it’s been quite inspiring to see our community be so active despite the cold!

Want to continue to witness and participate in the area’s dance scene? Add our google calendar to your mobile device! This way you won’t miss any of the workshops, performances and other dance related events that are posted on out platforms. Email us at and we’ll send you the link.

Have a great week,

Carmen S. Rizzo
Operations and Membership Associate


BDA Member Events This Week

Eileen twirls away from Raul while still holding hands.

FREE! – Dancing Joy with Dance Caliente brings four dances alternating with mini participatory lessons: Foxtrot, Rumba, Argentine Tango and the Hustle. Call Kim at the Boxborough COA (978-264-1717) to confirm availability. Thursday, January 25, 1:30-2:30 PM, at the Boxborough Community Center, 723 Mass. Ave, Boxborough, MA.


Radical Love poster with photo of collective behind draping blue fabric

NATyA Dance presents “Radical Love: A Collective Movement” a suite of new pieces to address community healing through dance, poetry and music. The collective affirms hybrid communities, connects with the elements, grieves losses and expresses joy through Bharatanatyam, folk dance, contemporary storytelling, a Sikh shabad, and the live music of acclaimed singer/songwriter Anju. Saturday, January 27, 8 PM, and Sunday, January 28, 7 PM at the Dance Complex. Tickets: $20


Site Specific Dance poster with photo of dancers in yellow squatting in a line.

Create Site Specific Dance on Zoom with Karen Bray. Improvise and make dances (all levels are invited) live, and, in-person inspired by the world around you: your kitchen, your car, a skyscraper, a park bench. You will receive prompts one week in advance of class to inspire you to create a short movement piece. These short dances (~1 min) can provide a jumping-off point for further expansion, they can be transformed into a 2D work of art, or they can stand on their own two feet. During class creations will be shared, and, participants will improvise together based on themes. Brilliance and some silliness will ensue. Tuesdays, January 30-March 12, 6:00-7:30 PM (no class on February 20). Registration: $250


Other events in the community this week:

Rhythm and Flow is a practice of play, presence and rest. Lead by Clara Rubin-Smith McKie on Saturday, January 27, 3-5 PM at the Friends Meeting House, 5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge.

FREE! – Newton Community Pride’s WinterFEST is weekend of accessible family entertainment and exciting winter-themed programming for all to enjoy, including a dance party with Josh and the Jamtones on Sunday, January 28, 3 PM at the New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newton.

MIDDAY will host their first Rough Drafts Informal Showing with January artist Dara Capley. Dara’s “Eucalyptus” explores the life cycles of the long-leaf pine tree and eucalyptus plant, delving into their need for fire to foster growth. Seats are limited, tickets are pay-what-you-can. Monday, January 29, 7-8 PM at Arrow St Arts, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge.

​“What the Day Owes to the Night,” Hervé Koubi’s signature work, blends elements of capoeira, martial arts, urban, and contemporary dance together with powerful Sufi imagery as dancers from Algeria, Morocco, Bulgaria, Italy, and France perform to an eclectic range of stirring music. Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 PM, at the College of the Holy Cross’s black box Boroughs Theatre (1 College Street, Worcester). Tickets: $39-$55.


Call for performers poster with photo of dancers on stage and information about the opportunity over it.

Call for Performers! Professional & non-professional performers alike are encouraged to join this workshop & audition—you could be part of Kimberly Bartosik / daela’s “The Encounter: Providence,” to be performed at the 2024 Motion State Dance Festival, March 1–2, 2024, at Wilbury Theatre Group​! Saturday, January 27, 11AM–1 PM (Free workshop) & 2–3 PM (audition).


Bailemos logo - "Bailemos Let's Dance" written in golden over black background

Bailemos Dance Studio seeks front desk staff member. Must be available Wednesday-Friday: 2-8 PM, Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM-6 PM (January-June). Summer Hours: 9 AM-6 PM(July-August). Hours may vary slightly each season. Responsibilities include: student registrations, answering phones, billing, ordering supplies and general office duties. Compensation is $20-25/Hr+ Bonus based on experience, qualifications, and dedication to the job. To apply, please submit your resume and answers to the application questions below to
Application Questions:
Are you able to manage Facebook and Instagram pages?
What is your level of knowledge in dance?
Do you have any sales or marketing experience?


Photo of empty dance studio with wooden floor and mirrors

Art in Motion Academy of Dance in Norton, MA, is seeking dedicated teachers in Acro, Ballet and Tap for this Summer and Fall. Days/times can be flexible. Half or full night opportunities. Please send any inquiries to


Creative Sector Advocacy Week poster with black and white photo of drummer playing a set of drums.

It’s Creative Sector Advocacy Week! Speeches, performances and demonstrations that celebrate the vibrancy and strength of arts, culture, and creativity across the Commonwealth take over the State House on Wednesday, January 24, 10 AM-3 PM.


HSTF logo - Illustration of Hyde Square and "HSTF" in teal

Become Part of Boston’s Afro-Latinx Artists Network virtual directory (BALAN) — Hyde Square Task Force’s initiative aims to highlight the diversity of talents, forms of artistic expression, and cultures that Afro-Latinx artists represent.


NET logo - silhouette of person hiking trail.

Apply to the ​Summer 2024 Artist Residency at The New England National Scenic Trail (NET). The NET is looking for artists interested in finding inspiration and creating art based on their exploration of this trail and the communities through which it travels. Through a series of events and projects, they share their work with and invite community members to engage with the trail in a new and unique way! Deadline is February 18.


Collage of three photos: one of people taking a selfie in front of a mural, another of performers in wheelchairs dancing together and a photo of the Executive Director of NEFA.

Co-create NEFA’s strategic plan! Executive director Harold Steward invites you to share some thoughts and insights about things NEFA should consider as they explore ways to make their work more relevant, engaging, and impactful.


Dancers on stage clumped together making some form of contact with each other.

National Dance Project Production Grants support the creation and U.S. touring/sharing of 20 new dance projects annually. Grants are made to projects led by professional choreographers or companies. Apply by March 1.