Experience an incredible line up of master teachers (Adriana Suarez for ballet, Heidi Henderson for modern/contemporary, Michelle Chasse for jazz/musical theatre/commercial, and Aysha Upchurch for hip hop)

PLUS Boston’s best dance medicine clinicians providing wellness screens to bring you back to dancing in the studio, on stage and on the dance floor.

You won’t want to miss this great day of joyful community building, back for the first time since 2019!

REGISTER NOW for BDA’s 2021 OPEN CALL AUDITION and/or  DANCER HEALTH DAY  at Mass Motion Dance,100 Holton St in Brighton, accessible by public transportation and with lots of free parking. While some walkups may be available, space is limited!

Dancers must be 18+ and all participants including choreographers, staff and volunteers must be masked and show proof of completed vaccination or negative Covid-19 test in past 72 hours. 

We still have room for some volunteers! Take a shift and get a free wellness exam plus one year’s Dance Participant membership!  Contact for details.

Celebrate the Life, Legacy and 100th Year of Miss Elma Lewis in a special Kitchen Table Conversations podcast launching on her birthday, September 15, 5:30 PM. And record a birthday video message in the Digital Guest Book created for the occasion by the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
Delayed last week due to weather conditions, films Lenox Street and Together — 6 Feet Apart has been rescheduled to September 15 at Starlight Square and September 16 to the Clement Morgan Park. Both screenings start  at 7:15 PM

The final stream from Jacob’s Pillow,  Ballet Coast to Coastison demand through Thursday, September 23 at 7:30 PM and features works by Helen Pickett performed by dancers of Boston Ballet, Stanton Welch & Justin Peck performed by dancers of Houston Ballet, Ulysses Dove (staged by Peter Boal) performed by dancers of Pacific Northwest Ballet and Alejandro Cerrudo performed by dancers of each company. Free.

Ice Dance International performs world premiers by Kurt Browning and Cindy Stuart along with repertory works in a show that comes to the Stowe (VT)  Arena on September 17 at 7 PM and September 24 in a special benefit at the Dover (NH) Ice Arena.

Motion State Dance Film Series launches its fourth season in person at The Courtyard at The Plant, 60 Valley St, Providence, RI on Friday, September 17 at 7:30 PM. 
Jessica Roseman offers another session of NOURISH, making creative connections between dance, racial justice, and growing food at LexFarm, Lexington, MA. No dance or farming experience necessary! Saturday, September 18, 10-11:30 AM.
The musicians of Aurea and Festival Ballet Providence collaborate in a free event September 19 at noon at the Pawtucket Arts Festival. Daybreak, choreographed by Yury Yanowsky, is inspired by the poem by Langston Hughes.
teXtmoVes-a collaborative of poets, dancers, and musicians– present an entertaining interdisciplinary adventure at the Starlight Stage in Cambridge Sunday September 19 at 4 PM.  
Celebrate dance by creating a fall or winter festival in your community! The Mass Cultural Council has increased their funding for these community activities and you could be beneficiary of a $1500 grant to support production, promotion, and audience development. Application opens Sept. 13, with an info session Sept 20.  Application deadline is Nov. 3.
Get in your application this week to NEFA’s New England Dance Fund  which awards small, catalytic grants of $500 to $1,000 directly to choreographers who identify and articulate a critical opportunity that will significantly advance their career in dance. Deadline September 20.
The Dance Complex has launched its fall programming and opened a call for proposals across wide spectrum of genres, cultural origins, and “voice” for the 20+ weekends available at Complex@Canal, Julie Ince Thompson Theatre and Studio 7. Nominate artists throughout September by contacting Interim Communications Manager Maegen with  “Complex Series 2021/2022″ in the subject line.
Los diablos de Juxtlahuaca Oaxaca bring Mexican cultural expression to California. What are your own ancestral dances?