Pro/Motion – week of January 8

Happy Monday,
Hope you are staying warm and enjoyed our first official snow day of the year! As we kick off week 2 of 2024, I’m hopeful and energized. The dance community is heating up and our calendar is filling up with events in our community. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing all the projects you are up to. Save this form to your bookmarks so you have easy access to posting your event on our platforms. Remember that as a member, your events get highlighted in the beginning of our newsletter!

Happy New Year,

Carmen Rizzo, Operations and Membership Associate


Events in the community this week:
Call Me Dancer” premieres at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Wednesday, January 10, 7:30 PM. The award winning documentary portrays a talented young street dancer from Mumbai, determined to be a professional dancer, despite the odds stacked against him and parents who insist that he follow a traditional path. Tickets: $12-$15.

Music from the Sole presented by Celebrity Series, performs “I Didn’t Come to Stay” at NEC’s Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre, 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA. Thursday & Friday, January 11 & 12, 8 PM, and Saturday, January 13, 2 & 8 PM. Tickets: $75-$95

FREE! Dance Fever Studio hosts 9 AM Zumba and 10 AM Bellydance. Friday, January 12 at 200 Wells Ave., Newton MA.

FREE! Cape Cod Ballroom Dancers host their Winter Ball at Betsy’s Ballroom, 528 Forest Road, Yarmouth, MA. Friday, January 12, 2-4 PM.

El Bonche in Boston and Roundhead Brewing Company presents: Latin Friday Night Cuban Party! A night of Cuban music, timba, casino, rueda, reparto, rumba, conga, and more!
Friday, January 12, 7-8 PM (Casino class by El Bonche), 8-11 PM – (social dancing). Tickets: $20

Vivid Oblivion hosts a two-day immersive Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement workshop with Eve Boltax. Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14, 10 AM

Lil’ Rhody Lindy Hop hosts the 401 Club SocialSaturday, January 13, 7 PM (beginner Lindy Hop taster class) & 8 PM (social dancing) at the Endicott Dance Studio, 82 Taunton Ave, East Providence, RI. Beginners welcome, no partner or experience needed! Sliding scale tickets: $5-$15.

MOMIX performs “Alice” at the Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater blending illusion, acrobatics, magic, and whimsy. Saturday, January 13, 8 PM & Sunday, January 14, 3 PM. Tickets: $50-$79.

Clara Ramona leads a Flamenco workshop at the Jose Mateo Ballet Studios, Cambridge. January 16-February 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:00-9:15 PM. For more information call (857) 285-8526. Single class: $38; 6 classes: $190; 10 classes: $300

NAB youth audition poster with photo of dancer in an arabesque
Due to snow, North Atlantic Ballet’s Youth Auditions were postponed to this upcoming Sunday, January 14, 1:00-1:45 PM (ages 7-10), 2:00-2:45 PM (ages 11-13), 3:00-4:00 PM (ages 14+) at the Studios at NAB, 38 Norman St, Everett, MA.
Connect poster with dancers in the background and information about submission in the foreground
The CONNECT 2024 showcase will be held on Saturday March 23, 2024 in Providence, RI at McVinney Auditorium. Submissions are being accepted through Wednesday, January 10, 2024and notifications of acceptances will go out by Friday, January 12.  Please note that Group/Crew submissions will be considered priority for acceptance over solo/duo/trio submissions.
Five performers on stage holding on to ropes handing from above.
The Boston Foundation’s Live Arts Boston (LAB) program,  created with the support and partnership of the Barr Foundation, supports Greater Boston area artists to test ideas, explore collaborations and build skills in the process of generating new, original work. LAB provides up to $15,000 in project-specific funds to create, produce or present new performing arts work for Greater Boston audiences. In addition to funding, grantees receive project documentation, one-on-one advising, peer networking opportunities and support for other professional development. Deadline is Friday, January 12, 4:59 PM.
Three dancers in a studio making a similar square shape with their arms.
Apply to the Jacob’s Pillow Choreography Fellowship. Eight choreographers who have been creating professional work for a minimum of two years will be accepted into the program. Choreographers from varied traditions, who work in the United States and internationally, and consider themselves early to mid-career choreographers, with or without academic training, are welcomed to apply. Choreographers are generally 22-35 years of age, though all early to mid-career choreographers will be considered. The Pillow is the recipient of funding to support a childcare subsidy for female-identifying choreographers thanks to Elizabeth “Liza” Yntema in support of female leadership in the arts. Priority deadline is January 29regular deadline is February 26. After then, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.