With a great session by Heather Southwick,
Boston Ballet’s Director of Physical Therapy

We are excited to be launching this special series with a timely presentation about getting back to class and studio during the pandemic. 

Mark your calendars! Next up will be Building Core Strength with physical therapist Melissa Buffer on Tuesday October 13, 5:30-6:30 pm

Check out all the details and register here  Your all-access pass gets you a month’s worth of presentations, workshops and conversations.

Do you need accommodations in order to access any Dancers Health Month presentations? If so, please contact dcash@bostondancealliance.org as soon as possible and we will do our best to arrange them.

We’re delighted that Pointe Magazine has featured this special initiative and is helping BDA spread the word!


In desperate straits due to covid-19? The Mellon Artist Relief program has re-opened for grants. They define “dire financial emergencies” as lack or imminent endangerment of essentials such as housing, medicine, childcare and food. This is not project money. There are three upcoming cycles with deadlines October 21, November 18 and December 10.

Lions Jaw along with MIT Performing explore “re-orientations for performance, queer arrivals and pursuits through and after the pandemic” in a series of online panels. The talks, with changing speakers, are Thursday October 8 and Friday October 9 at 5, and Saturday October 10 at 3.  ASL provided at each session.

Our friends at SMART ARTIST of Vermont present two free online workshops on internet videos.  Two back to back workshops explore the universal basics of video content creation and distribution.  Work with what you have — on a shoestring budget.

Workshop #1 – Production Basics / Oct. 8th @ 6:00 PM
Featuring Ryan Cohen from Robot Dog Studio.
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87132585262
This workshop will focus on your basic setup, wherever you happen to be filming. Cameras, lighting, sound, environment, internet connections and other considerations when uploading vs. live streaming content.

Workshop #2 – Where to Host/Stream / Oct. 8th @ 7:30 PM
Featuring Philip Caycedo of Beyond the Box Media
ZOOM LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86137295378
Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitch, Zoom, ticket sales. The right platform for you depends on what you want from your video, and what kind of audience you want to develop. This workshop will focus on the pros and cons between the various platforms and distribution channels

Island Moving Company presents eMerge!, an in-person series of outdoor performances with picnic seating at Blithewold Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol, Rhode Island. Friday Oct. 9 and Saturday Oct. 10 at 6:30pm, and Sunday Oct.11 at 4:00pm. 


Outdoor performances and classes are possible wherever you are!
BDA has availability for our portable dance floor between now and snowfall.
Contact dcash@bostondancealliance.org for a no-obligation quote.



Masked New York City Ballet dancers take to streets to share their artistry