Happy Monday!
The City of Boston starts Phase Three of its reopening today. 

The City of Boston’s current requirements define state regulations in specific ways, so if you are hoping to teach, rehearse or perform within city limits, check the details here. Most dance folks will be most interested in the indoor and outdoor events overview.  (Note: the statementDance floors: Must remain closed until Phase 4″ refers to social dancing in clubs and similar venues.)

Do you need clarification? Contact pascaleflorestal@gmail.com and allow a few days for a response. Boston Dance Alliance will continue to share updates as we go forward.

Considering presenting an outdoor performance? The BDA portable floor is available. Contact BDA at dcash@bostondancealliance.org.

Individual artists! The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture Boston Opportunity Fund has reopened! The grant has been modified to best address the needs of artists whose creative practices and incomes are being adversely impacted by COVID-19. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded for artist career development or community arts experiences and events.

The Dance Complex Grand Reopening is July 15.

The Dance Complex has reorganized its operations and class schedule to meet safety protocols; you can read about all the changes you can expect here. Dance classes will happen both in person and online. Check the website for details.
A special outdoor venue for Central Square gives us all something to cheer about.

Starlight Square has been designed as an urban amphitheater with socially distanced seating for free events presented by Central Square Theater, Dance Complex, ImprovBoston and possibly other organizations. It will be open in the parking lot behind the H Mart from July through October! Many thanks to the Central Square Business Improvement District for their leadership and belief in the value that the arts bring to our neighborhoods.

Dance film at NE Holocaust Memorial

Dance filmmakers! Rachel Linsky wants to hire someone to film and edit a 5-minute performance to take place at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Sunday, August 23. The shoot will observe social distancing protocols.

Interested? Contact Rachellinsky411@gmail.com with links to samples and rate requirements.

With the retirement of Anita Walker, longtime deputy David Slatery has been appointed  Acting Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council. We’re in good hands with his steady leadership and advocacy for artists across the Commonwealth. Congratulations, Dave!

Nothing to lose and nothing to prove. Billy Idol never imagined the dancers of the Houston Ballet would take him so literally.