Boston Dance Alliance

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Contact Information


Contact: Debra Cash, Executive Director
Email Address: dcash@bostondancealliance.org
Phone: 617 4566295

19 Clarendon St Boston, MA 02116
Area Served: Boston

Map Location Boston Dance Alliance

Narrative

Boston Dance Alliance is committed to supporting dancers and dancemakers with disabilities across Eastern Massachusetts.

Following Wheels UP!, BDA's inaugural June, 2016 convening on physically integrated dance, we have continued to expand our network of dancers, choreographers, dance educators, medical and rehabilitation professionals, and advocates Our shared commitment is to create an environment that encourages dancers of all types of ability to participate in the art we love.

Throughout the year, BDA connects dancers and choreographers with disabilities and those who want to work with them with the information and resources to make their creative work possible. Whether it is finding a consultant for a teacher who wants to include a student with a disability in dance activity, matching a ballroom dance teacher with a frail senior citizen, or making wheelchair-accessible rehearsal space at Lyric Stage Studio available to a new mixed-abilities dance company.  Boston Dance Alliance is here to help. Let us break down barriers to inclusion together.

“Through their new referral service for dancers with disabilities, the Boston Dance Alliance strives to break down barriers to inclusion. I was thrilled to see their action become a reality when I received an interview for and then earned the position to teach a 5-week accessible youth flamenco class at the Cotting School in Lexington. This is a chance of a lifetime, affording me the opportunity to share my love of flamenco with this inclusive community. Thank you BDA for increasing cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities!   ~Eve Costarelli, owner and founder, Always Be Dancing Expressive Arts: Yoga and Flamenco for Every/body ”​

Please help us build our free referral service for dancers with disabilities and dance organizations that want to be more inclusive by filling out the BDA dance and disability referral network survey at http://www.bostondancealliance.org/resources/dance-and-disability/

For referral services or to learn more, contact Debra Cash, Executive Director, at dcash@bostondancealliance.org 

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Balance Disorders
  • Blind
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Disability
  • Elderly Person with disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • 14 - 18
  • 19 – 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 60 +
  • 9 - 13

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service