Sun and Moon-soaked Dancing

Congratulations to The Flavor Continues, awarded a special $5,000 Boston Cultural Council grant as a Modeling Equity Organization for their ongoing work in the arts sector.


Congratulations to Urbanity Dance, recipient of a City of Boston grant for Workforce Development for Creative Workers. Their Space Rental Program will provide access to high-quality, accessible studio space, at no cost to the artists who participate. Urbanity will also provide opportunities for the Rental Artists to gather, socialize, network, and collaborate.

Extended congratulations to Boston Center for the Arts funded to continue the ACTivate Residency, five-day residencies to individuals and small groups of artists to create site-responsive work in the historic Cyclorama.

Dancers may take advantage of other professional development opportunities funded by this initiative in the months ahead as well! Stay tuned.


Free participatory international folk dancing on the Copley Square plaza resumes Tuesday evening July 5 7:30-9:30PM led by Andy Taylor, in a series that welcomes dancers of all ages and abilities.


East-African Dances & Drumming Workshops with Ugandan-born dance educator, actor, and choreographer Godfrey Muwulya. Workshops are open for all ages.Saturdays, July 9 & 16, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, at The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard.


You are invited to the MassQ Ball 2022 OriginCelebrate their 10th anniversary season, the 150th anniversary of the Arnold Arboretum, and the 200th birthday of Arborteum designer Frederick Law Olmstead.Check this multidisciplinary, multicultural arts exhibition and outdoor ceremony Saturday July 9, 2-7 PM.


Tango in the Park with free performances and beginner lessons at Condon Shell, 2501 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford happens every Saturday, from July 9 to August 27, 6:30-9:30 PM The performance starts at 7:15 PMBeginner tango lesson is from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. No partner necessary.


Tango by Moonlight is back for the first time since 2019! The season begins at the Dewey Square Plaza at South Station July 9 6-9 PM. Upcoming full moon dancing dates are August 13, Sep 10 and Oct 8.


Nozama Dance Collective presents N2: An Intimate Showing of New Work. The free performance features five world premieres by directors and members of Nozama Dance Collective with commentary by the works’ creators, plus a screening of AUTONOMY, the dance film on Saturday July 9, 7pm at Mass Motion in Brighton. The event will also be live-streamed.


Authentic Movement Workshop with Paula Josa-Jones
Authentic Movement is a meditative, intuitive, improvisational movement practice involving a mover and a witness. It is a practice of listening, attunement; slowing and opening to a deeper sensing of body and psyche. Sunday, July 10, 1-4:30 PM at Berkshire Pulse, 420 Park Street, Housatonic.


North Atlantic Ballet returns to Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport featuring fan favorites and world premieres amidst the scenic backdrop of Windhover’s outdoor theater. A perfect Sunday activity for the whole family, Summer/SCAPE is
Sunday, July 10, 2 PM & 5 PM.


Catch SW!NG OUT featuring Caleb Teicher and LaTasha Barnes at the Ted Shawn Theatre this week at Jacob’s Pillow. Outdoor performances on the Henry J. Leir Stage include   JazzAntiqua Dance EnsemblePrakriti DanceBill “Crutchmaster” Shannon and The New York Korean Performing Arts Center.


Boston Ballet School seeks full-time ballet faculty for both Boston and Newton Studios to serve as an ambassador for the BBS, ensuring positive communication and interaction with all students, parents, teachers, and all other constituents.  Vaccinations required. To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Use the subject line “full-time faculty.”


Boston Dance Theater (BDT) seeks an Administrative Assistant (AA) to the Founder and Co-Artistic Director, Jessie Jeanne Stinnett. The AA will be responsible for the upkeep of key organizational operations including but not limited to: schedule management, bookings, donor communications, artist liaison, and fundraising follow-up. Part time, paid hourly. The candidate may participate in company class although this does not count toward hours worked. Must begin the onboarding experience in July 2022.


The Worcester Arts Council has project and individual fellowship grants available for $2,500, $5,000, $7500, and $10,000. This is a great opportunity for those artists who typically get excluded from Boston centered-funding due to geography. Deadline to apply is Sunday, July 10.


Register today for the 2022 daCi International virtual conference: Dancing into Communities 
happening July 10-15. Programming will include many of the events and activities that have always been a part of daCi conferences, including performances by children and youth, scholarly presentations, and opportunities for children and youth to create and collaborate with others.


Sign up your kids, or yourself, for one of three intensives at Deborah Mason Performing Arts Center starting July 11

  • The Bridge Program Dance Intensive for intermediate/advanced dancers ages 10-13 in ballet and musical theatre
  • CYDP Dance Company Intensive* for intermediate/advanced dancers 12-16 in ballet, contemporary, jazz, and Horton modern
  • The Master Series* for advanced dancers ages 13-25 with Leslie Woodies, Adrienne Hawkins, Jenny Oliver, Jeryl Palana, Kurt Douglas and Ruka White


Nothing wrong with kicking up a little sand!

Fun, sun and a heap of dancing in person brings us together. Make sure Boston Dance Alliance knows about your upcoming events so we can share the news!

Debra Cash, Executive Director