Just announced, amazing tap dance commemorative stamps featuring many of this generation’s leaders, including Max Pollak, Ayodele Casel, Dormeshia, Michela Marino Lerman, and Boston native Derick Grant, who graced the 2017 BDA Gala in honor of his aunt Andrea Major.

Time for Nominations!


BDA needs YOU to nominate the 2021 Dr. Michael Shannon Dance Champion!

Each year, Boston Dance Alliance honors a person* from the Boston metropolitan community over the age of 60 who has made a great contribution to Boston’s dance landscape and whose body of work constitutes a significant legacy.

Former Dance Champions meet and make the final decision. Make your nominations here

Deadline is Monday February 1 at 5 p.m

The BDA gala this spring will once again be virtual. We are planning some delights that could only be possible online!  Details about how you can help and how you can attend will be announced soon.

* or in relevant cases, a small group of collaborators


Get the help you need!


Massachusetts Cultural Council Covid-19 relief for individuals is a lottery for grants of $1,500 to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income due to Covid-19 cancellations.

The income lost has to represented more than 25% of your total income from all sources in at least one tax return within the last three years. Not available for those who received COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals in FY20. Online information session is January 21, and deadline is February 2.


Getting started with grantwriting? Creative Capital offers a four part workshop that will help you tell your story.

Wondering about your rights under unemployment? 
The Labor Guild is hosting Unemployment Benefits During Covid-19 on Thursday January 21 at 5 PM. Monica Halas from Greater Boston Legal Services will provide a presentation on how the latest round of Covid-19 relief will affect your unemployment benefits whether you are a furloughed or laid-off employee, gig/freelance worker, or a combination.

Enjoy a monthly dance adventure with Marblehead School of Ballet’s online series for ages 12+. Monday January 18 at 6:30 pm explore Balinese dance. The series ranges from flamenco to commedia, and no dance experience is required.

Teaching on Zoom? Optimize your audio!
Benny Simon, who is working on his doctorate at Ohio State University gave BDA permission to share these best practices!

Look Back, Focus Forward

Boston Ballet presents BB@yourhome: Look Back, Focus Forward, an hour long virtual program featuring historic Boston Ballet moments and artistic achievements, including the intimate ballets from Leonid Yakobson, international tours, and a preview of Ken Ossola’s new work. Premieres on Thursday, January 21 and will be available until January 31. Subscribers will receive a streaming link prior to the premiere.

Dancer Yoann Bourgeois performs to Alexandre Tharaud’s interpretation of Debussy’s Clair de Lune