Ready, Set, Forward MARCH

Kieran Jordan sits on a wooden stool and crosses legs. Kieran wears a white shirt, black pants and purple tap shoes.

Congratulations to Kieran Jordan on the release of FOOTNOTES, a new online platform for Irish Step Dancing! This living archive and video library of traditional and original steps is the first part of a larger project. with 50 videos in this initial collection. You’ll find up-close camera angles of  footwork, clear break-down of steps, videos by Lindsay Caddle LaPointe and music by Dan Accardi and others. Check out the 7-day free trial!


Governor’s FY24 Budget Invests a Record $25M into Arts & Culture – Mass Cultural Council. This is the highest funding amount Mass Cultural Council has ever received in a Governor’s budget and represents a 11% increase to the Agency’s current operating budget, which supports grant programs and services for Massachusetts artists, creatives, cultural organizations, and communities.

This recommendation is critical, as Mass Cultural Council receives most of its funding through the annual state budget. Once the budget is signed into law, our governing Council approves the Agency’s Spending Plan, and staff is able to launch Mass Cultural Council’s programs and services for the year. Send a quick THANK YOU! to Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll.


Dancing Through Motherhood with Laura Sanchez: A Healing Expressive Flamenco Workshop. Explore the idea of motherhood  through movement, writing, improvisation and visual arts while connecting within a chorus of mothers sparking a sense of support, embrace, and empowerment.  Monday, March 6, 2023, 6– 7:15 PM at the Dance Complex.


Grace poster with ice skaters in colorful costumes in different poses seem to glide over the sky image used as a background.

Join Ice Dance International on their tour send off performance of Grace during a free, early morning “friends and family” home show at the Dover Arena followed by coffee and tea with the cast and director Tuesday March 7, 8:20  AM, 110 Portland Ave., Dover, NH.


Join the Goethe-Institut for an online presentation with artist/ conflict mediator Dana Caspersen discussing and demonstrating her work at the intersection of conflict engagement and choreography. The Dis/Agreement Project brought together 10 artists from around the world to engage in spoken and physical conversations with people who agreed and disagreed with them on divisive topics. Artists from the project will join Dana to reflect on this practice of humanization and the resulting film and audio installations. Wednesday, March 8, 1:00-2:30 PM.


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Free open workshop with choreographer Wendy Jehlen happens Wednesday March 8 6-9 PM in the Boston Center for the Arts new Studio 414 at 551 Tremont Street. Free, but reservations required at


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Chinese New Year Concert: Inheritance—Continuous ( 传承·传递 ) Now in its 12th year, this annual concert celebrating the Chinese New Year will include dance and music from various genres  showcasing Chinese culture. Wednesday, March 8, 8 PM at the Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue.


Boston Conservatory students in denim jumpers on a dark stage.

First-year contemporary dance and commercial dance students at Boston Conservatory at Berklee perform new works created  by alumni and guest choreographers in WinterWorks. Dancemakers are Jessica Franco, Da’Rius Malone, Chung-Fu Chang, and Lydia Zimmer. Thursday, March 9-Saturday, March 11 at 8 PM, & Sunday, March 12 at 2 PM at the Boston Conservatory Theater.


Two dancers in colorful patterned shorts and short-sleeve button down shirts look at each other while pressing forearms against each other's and reaching their outside arm outward.

In conjunction with William Kentridge Studios, Thulani Chauke, a principal dancer in The Head and the Load—developed and previewed at MASS MoCA (2018)—is in residence developing a site-specific durational dance in the MASS MoCa galleries. Eight Elements in Eight Hours, co-presented by Jacob’s Pillow, was created with Albert Fana Tshabalala and features improvised live music. Visitors are welcome to come and go throughout the day Thursday, March 9-Saturday, March 11.


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Enjoy the Motion State Dance Festival featuring performances by: Bebe Miller (OH), Angie Hauser (MA), Darrell Jones (IL), Aretha Aoki (ME), Ryan MacDonald (ME), Doron Perk (NY) plus dance films from Germany, Italy, the UK and the US. Thursday, March 9-Saturday, March 11 at the Wilbury Theatre Group, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI.


Bill T Jones/Arnie Zane Company members on stage lift up one company dancer in the center of the space.

Curriculum II is a timely new work conceived and directed by Bill T. Jones and choreographed by Jones with Janet Wong and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Applying the ideas of Cameroonian historian and political theorist Achille Mbembe, Nigerian-born Afrofuturism scholar Louis Chude-Sokei, and Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter, Curriculum II explores the historical and persistent connection between race and technology and the pursuit of what is human. Friday, March 10 and Saturday March 11, 8 PM, Sunday March 12, 2 PM at the ICA, Boston.


Dances at Noon poster with black and white photo of Jessi Stegall looking straight forward.

Enjoy a work-in-progress showing of Boston Dancemakers Residency recipient Jessi Stegall’s The Theremin Vignettes, an evening-length dance-theatre production in ode to Clara Rockmore as part of Tufts’ Dances at Noon seriesThe Theremin Vignettes explores themes of grief, remembrance, and devotion through absurd interpretations of Rockmore’s life, work, and impact.  Friday, March 10, 12 PM at 50 Talbot Ave, Medford, MA. Free and no tickets required.


Chiara D'Anna in a polka dot dress and scarf blowing in the wind, standing in a dessert-like space holding on to a brown arm chair and placiing one foot over a metalic reflective sphere.

Join Kairos in a Physical Theatre for Dancers Workshop with Chiara D’Anna, an international actor,director, lecturer, movement coach and Commedia dell’Arte artist. Expand acting skills and emotional range within your performing. Friday, March 10, 11:30 AM-5:00 PM & Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM-8:00 PM at the Boston Center for the Arts, Studio 414. Only a few spots available!


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Soul Controller premieres Bangout Boston, a 1v1 All Styles Battle with $300 cash prize. The dance party features The Art of Hip-Hop with Buddah Stretch (4:30 PM- 5:45 PM) followed by Soul Controller/Bangout Boston at 6:00 PM. Join together for education, training, showcasing, vibing and good times! All ages welcome. Friday, March 10 at the Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge.


Two dancers in a body of calm water look at each other and reach their arms up as their lower half is submerged in the water.

Liquid Spine, a global dance series that unearths the environmental needs of our water systems through movement arts, is hosting an open class/audition! The class will begin with improvisational explorations, guided by water imagery and sensation-based intuitive choices. The class will culminate in a contemporary phrase. Free to auditioning movers. Friday, March 10, 7:30-9:00 PM at Enchanted Dance Academy, 25R East Street, Winchester.


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Ceol Agus Craic: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration will bring you all the luck you need this holiday! Starring Broadway’s Ciarán Sheehan and his critically acclaimed musicians and friends from Galway and beyond, this celebration of Irish culture, music, and dance features Irish Step dancers from the Harney Academy  Saturday, March 11, 7:30 PM & Sunday, March 12, 2:00 PM at the Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham.


Dark photo of BDT company members in earth tones wearing face masks and standing, slightly hinged back, facing a side light on stage left.

Boston Dance Theater (BDT) performs alongside Khambatta Dance Company (KDC) visiting from Seattle, Saturday March 11, 8 PM and Sunday, March 12, 7 PM at the Dance Complex in Cambridge as part of the BLOOM residency program.


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Soca Fusion presents A Journey Through.  a weekend benefit of performance and dance workshops supporting lung transplant patients at Mass General Hospital and featuring dance, music, spoken word artists and more at the Multicultural Arts Center in Cambridge March 11-12.


Main Street Dance Center Logo with an outlined dancer in purple thin lines and a circleMain Street Dance Center opening at 626 Main Street in Bolton is seeking a tap teacher for June summer program and Sept. 2023-May 2024 season. Ability to teach several styles of dance such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, and/or hip hop is a plus. Hourly is $35-$40 depending on experience. Please email or call/text Monique Dorian at 978-835-5665 to set up an interview as soon as possible.


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The Harvard Square Dance Stage is back in person this season and you’re invited to perform! Curated by Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center, send your choreography to for submission.


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For the 5th year Creative Steps in Newton is proud to organize Dancers Unite! where studios and companies come together and use our passion for dance to support Boston Children’s Hospital at a special benefit on April 30.  Email to participate.


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House Of Dance in Sudbury is looking for a new Commercial/Industry/Dance team and Foundational Hip-Hop teacher for the 2023-2024 season. Email if you’re interested!


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The Little Mermaid is a fantastic opportunity for children ages 8-10  to experience the thrill of being on stage alongside professional dancers. Auditions are Sunday, March 12, at the Cabot Theater in Beverly 10 am to 11 am check in at 9:45. Performances May 6-7. No prior ballet training necessary.


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Open Door Arts is looking for advisors, consultants, and user experts with a wide range of personal, professional and lived experience in arts and culture, and disability.  For the next 5 months, Open Door Arts will work with Mass Cultural Council to learn more about our community of disabled artists, patrons, and arts and culture organizations to help make our sector more accessible, inclusive, and representative of people with disabilities.

Paid consultants and advisors (range from $25 – 100/hour).will contribute anywhere from a few hours total to weekly participation. Tasks may include supporting research efforts, facilitating community conversations, participating in interviews or focus groups, administrative work, etc. Please click here to fill out this 3-question interest form by Friday, March 17.  Reasonable accommodations for equitable participation provided; most work can be done virtually Questions? Contact



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The Harvard Ed Portal is hiring family-oriented musical acts and stage performers to perform a 75-90 minute outdoor show on select Wednesday afternoons, June-October at the Brighton Farmers Market. We are actively seeking a wide array of genres, from Children’s music to hip hop, acapella, funk or mariachi –surprise us! Performers can be emerging entertainers or long-time pros. Preference will be given to acts of 2 or more (including accompanist) or established soloists. BIPOC & LBGTQIA+ creatives are strongly encouraged to submit. Application deadline: March 17, 2023 at midnight.


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Casting call for puppeteers, movement-based performers, and Kung Fu practitioners to participate in a new opera for White Snake Projects inspired by the epic story of The Monkey King with incredible puppets designed by Tom Lee. It will debut in Boston at Emerson’s Paramount Theatre in September 2023. Apply by March 20.


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USArtists International® (USAI) supports U.S. artists’ engagements abroad with grants of up to $18,000 towards eligible expenses. These opportunities can develop and expand both the careers and artistic goals of U.S. performers by providing connections with presenters, curators, and fellow artists. Read the guidelines before applying. Applicants with eligible performance engagements between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024 can apply at the next deadline: March 29, 2023.


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Want to perform at the Strand Theatre? The City of Boston is now accepting applications! The Strand Theatre is a venue for a diverse range of performing arts, cultural programming, and community events. Apply by March 31, 2023 at 5 p.m.


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For the fourth year, WBUR is highlighting local creatives of color in a series called “The Makers.” Nominations are open to creatives across disciplines. Let them know who they should have on their radar by filling out the form here!
Nominations are due by April 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.


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The Performing Arts Connection, in Sudbury seeks director of dance to work in a forward-facing, teaching capacity Apply by April 12 including a 60 second video.


Two dancers by a waterfront on a pier: one in a black romper jumps and reaches arms and legs back, arching her back as the other, wearing a white shirt and pants hinges back over the tops of her feet and reaches arms over head.

Join the Somerville Arts Council for the ArtBeat festival held in Davis Square on Saturday, July 15th.  Dance will be presented in the Somerville Theater with payment to artists, full lighting design, and sound tech support.   Please apply here by April 17th.


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Assets for Artists’ first statewide Massachusetts Capacity-Building Grant since 2021 has officially launched!  Applicants must live or work in Massachusetts and currently self-identify as one of the following: BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color), an active caretaker of a child or adult, an immigrant, veteran, LGBTQIA+, formerly incarcerated, or living with a disability or housing insecurity. 12-14 artists will receive $3,000 grants. Questions? Attend  virtual Q&A: Tuesday, March 14, 7 – 8 PM via Zoom. Deadline is April 17.


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In celebration of American College Dance Association’s 50th anniversary, ACDA created a Shared Dance for you to learn, perform and share on Tik Tok. Musical choices are:
1.  Higher Ground by Stevie Wonder
2.  Love Train by The O’Jays
3.  Crocodile Rock by Elton John
To learn the dance, click here.and tag @acda_dance in your caption


David Dorfman Dance Summer Intensives poster with information about the intensives displayed over a photo of two dancers partnering on stage.

David Dorfman Dance Summer intensives for teens and emerging artists (18+) at Connecticut College runs from June 26-30. Teens’ intensive runs July 5-14. Registration deadline is April 1. Last day to register and pay for Early Bird registration for adult session is May 15. Contact Journee Hardaway at with any questions.


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The four-week long Reach 2023 program for teen dancers July 10-August 4, 2023 is a wonderful mix of instruction, job training, community service, performance, and college preparation.

Reach offers masterclasses in a variety of dance forms, including hip-hop, ballroom, ethnic, jazz, contemporary, aerial, & more, a collaboratively created 45-minute performance and a tour around the Greater Boston area, performing 7 times at different summer camps and community centers and assisting professional staff teaching community workshops. There is an optional, free 3 day pedagogy intensive July 5-7Applicants should audition before April 2.



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Our dance card is getting filled with wonderful activities to do and to see.

Boston Dance Alliance keeps track of as much as we can — but can’t do it without your help. Join or rejoin now, and you’ll also get access to discounts on our upcoming spring gala honoring Ann Brown Allen, Deborah Mason and Dianne Walker plus an Unsung Hero soon to be announced.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you.


Debra Cash, Executive Director