Dancewear Distribution

BDA’s AMAZING

BACK TO THE STUDIO SUMMER 2021

DANCEWEAR DISTRIBUTION

 

Boston Dance Alliance’s 6-year old Dancewear Distribution program received an amazing gift this winter: $23,000 worth of brand new leotards, tights and other merchandise from a store that went out of business.

The owners knew that not all dancers can afford the dancewear they need — and that BDA had the perfect solution!

Cassandre shows off the goods

Boston Dance Alliance members can request up to three “lots.” Not sure if you’re a current member? Check here Not a member now? Join or renew

We rely on our members to know which dancers are financially disadvantaged.  Please do not provide this dancewear to dancers who otherwise could keep our friends running small dancewear stores in business! They are part of our community too!

Our fabulous volunteers, Cassandre and Drew, sort the dancewear

A lottery determines who gets which lots, and we try to make sure that every organization gets at least one box. If you’re interested in receiving dancewear, email dancewear@bostondancealliance.org with the lots you’re interested in receiving!

Receive more than you need? If you have extra merchandise, please save it until a dancer in need appears.

You are not permitted to sell the goods in person or online.

DEADLINE FOR REQUESTS IS WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 AT 5 PM AND YOU WILL NEED TO PICK UP THE DANCEWEAR AT 19 CLARENDON STREET IN THE SOUTH END

Sorry, we cannot mail merchandise.

Need dance shoes? Those are coming too! Stay tuned. BDA members who participate in this distribution will be able to put in requests for shoes when they are available.

Note: This merchandise comes from a mix of manufacturers. Some use the terms girls or women; some refer to beige as “nude.” Similarly, young people may wear adult sizes. Images on the packaging does not always represent what is inside. Boston Dance Alliance hopes that this will not limit the use of any of these products by anyone who would enjoy wearing them.

Help BDA keep this valuable program going with your generous donation by clicking here

 

AND THERE’S MORE….

The BDA Dancewear distribution program happens once or twice a year,  but you can get free costumes for your shows and recitals all year round!

In 2019, Val Maio of Ballet Rox was thrilled with the free costumes for her students

Boston Dance Alliance has partnered with From Our Hearts to Your Toes, a Long Island, New York based organization that collects gently worn dance costumes from extra small child to adult extra-large sizes

To date, From Our Hearts to Your Toes supports over 70 organizations including Arts & Education programs at Alvin Ailey, Ballet Hispanico, The Fresh Air Fund, Girls and Boys Clubs, and YMCA programs.

They do not sell any of the costumes and do not provide costumes to single individuals, just dance programs.

It’s easy to participate!

Write to heartstotoes@gmail.com with the code BDA

  • Make a request on school/dance program letterhead or include the name of your organization with a website link to demonstrate you are an organization/school working to help children. You do not have to be a registered nonprofit.
  • Provide as much information as possible  — number of costumes in each size, style, color, and if you know it, the music you are using or feeling you are looking for. They will “shop” their 5000 square foot warehouse in Hicksville, New York to try to match your request.
  • Allow at least three-weeks to receive your costumes.
  • The costumes and shipping are free!

This program is open to both current BDA members and other dance studios and organizations across the area.

We can’t provide such wonderful resources to our dancers without your support!