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Boston Dance Alliance is Inclusion

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“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


Boston Dance Alliance is committed to opening doors to dance. Their  free referrals for dancers with disabilities and those who want to work with them are only possible because of your generous support.
Every donation of $50 or more gets you the benefits of membership! Share in the success of the organization honored this year as one of the four best small nonprofits in the state by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.


Donate here by clicking on this link!

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Boston Ballet,
Motionwear and Teddy Shoes
are proud to announce
four lucky dancers
will win two FREE
Orchestra Level tickets to
Boston Ballet’s Swan Lake
Wednesday May 25, 7:30 p.m.
Boston Opera House
539 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
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• Drawing held on Saturday May 21 at 5 pm.
• Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail.
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Owner Steven Adelson from Teddy Shoes to be honored at Small Business Week Celebration on May 5

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Teddy Shoes is a 2nd generation family-owned business that opened in April of 1957 by Theodore Adelson. It is located at 548 Massachusetts Avenue, right in the heart of Central Square. The store began selling family footwear and factory seconds and cancellations from many of the local shoe factories. As the business became profitable, the owner Teddy opened up locations in Watertown and Somerville and later on in East Boston. The current owner and son Steven Adelson came on board in August of 1978 and is still running the business. In 1993, the nature of the business began to change from a family shoe store to a dance shop. Steve shifted his focus from the seconds and closeouts  into dance shoes and apparel for ballet, flamenco, jazz, salsa, tap and tango just to name a few. The store still carries a full stock of family footwear, hats, hosiery and large sizes but also has become a destination location for the greater Boston dance community. The store has a huge inventory, offers great customer service and is open daily. It has its own website,  and also has a social media presence on its own blog, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Next year, Teddy Shoes will celebrate its 60th Birthday and continues to be a proud merchant of Central Square Cambridge.


Eastern Bank and the City of Cambridge will be hosting an event in honor of Small Business Week. Owner Steven Adelson will be given a proclamation  for all of his efforts as a successful business owner in Central Square Cambridge. Mayor E. Denise Simmons will be presenting this honor on Thursday May 5 at the Meridien Hotel in Cambridge.


#SmallBusinessWeekCelebration #EasternBank #SmallBusinessCelebration





THE CUBA FILES February 12 — March 6, 2016 at Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre

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We are thrilled to announce the music for José Mateo Ballet Theatre newest ballet premiering in The Cuba Files on February 12!
The premiere is set to Cuban composer Juan Pinera’s Trio Cervantino – a work of new classical music for piano, violin and clarinet. The piece was composed by Pinera in 2012 for a group of three young musicians named Trio Cervantino and pays homage to composers Cervantes, Bach and Rachmaninoff. To Mr. Mateo, this work shows the influence of our global society – where musicians from all corners of the world continue to be inspired by other cultures and musical histories.
This new ballet will be performed alongside audience favorite, Danzones Baleticos (2004), a series of short ballets set to music popularized in Cuba in the 1950s and Escape (2004, Brouwer) a ballet that tells the story of a woman trapped in the repressive environment of her homeland.
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José Mateo Ballet Theatre #TheCubaFiles

Registration is now open for the 2016 Boston Salsa Festival!

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Registration is now open for the 2016 Boston Salsa Festival and now is the best time to register! We are currently running a special on the Full Pass for only $125. That’s correct, only $125 for the FULL PASS! This special price is only available through January 31st.

The Boston Salsa Festival will be back for its 5th year on August 19-21, 2016! We are planning for an even bigger and better event this year. We are moving to Boston! The Boston Salsa Festival will now be held at the Sheraton Hotel Boston. We hope that you can join us.

  • 3 Nights with 40+ performances from world renowned dancers and local favorites
  • 3 Nights of social dancing to live music, as well as top notch salsa DJs
  • 2 Days with 25+ workshops from beginner to advanced levels
  • Great NEW location at the Sheraton Hotel Boston

This special offer ends at 11:59pm on January 31st, so don’t miss it! Register today at We look forward to seeing you in August!

Andres & Hernan


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Experience the A.R.T. Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 December 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016

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Experience the A.R.T.
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
December 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016

Natasha is young, Anatole is hot, and Andrey isn’t here…But what about Pierre? Based on a scandalous 70-page slice of War and Peace, this electropop opera (from the musical mind of Dave Malloy who brought Three Pianos, Ghost Quartet, and Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage to A.R.T.) is Tolstoy like you’ve never experienced him before. Step into a glamorous, romantic world of chandeliers, vodka and caviar in the salons and opera houses of 19th century Moscow, where passions ignite as Napoleon’s war rages outside the city. This new musical brings to life the heart of literature’s most epic tale of love and fate.…/natasha-pierre-great-…

‪#‎ExperienceTheART‬ ‪#‎HarvardSquareTheater‬


Catherine Brookman in NATASHA PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, Photo By Chad Batka

Boston Ballet presents Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier, Oct 22-Nov 1, 2015 at Boston Opera House

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Boston Ballet presents Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler: A Ballet by John Neumeier, Oct 22-Nov 1, 2015 at Boston Opera House

“You don’t just have to survive this ballet, you have to feel this ballet, and dance it, and perform it the way Mr. Neumeier wants it.” –Lasha Khozashvili
Principal dancer Lasha Khozashvili spends almost the full 1 hour and 45 minutes of this work on stage, with only a 3 minute break. Listen in as he discusses the physical and emotional challenges presented in this work, and how the Company men have risen to the occasion.

Boston Ballet​ #BostonOperaHouse




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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00 AM (EDT)

Ballroom in Boston
300 Western Ave.
Allston, MA 02134

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Have you been wanting to learn Kizomba? Well now is your chance to learn from the best! Are you already learning Kizomba?  This is the perfect chance to raise your Kizomba dancing to the next level with one of the best Kizomba instructors.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from one of the greatest. This might be your one and only chance to learn from one of the best Kizomba dancers out there.  Be sure to invite your friends and be a part of the Kizomba Flow and…CATCH THE WAVE!!

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