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September 25, 2021


September 25, 2021
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Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre
400 Harvard St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Jose Mateo’s Ballet Theatre
(617) 354-7467


of Greater Boston’s Famously Inclusive Dance Event

Celebrates a New Era of Live Dance Performances Community Gathering and Collective Activism

It’s Dance for World Community’s 14th Anniversary and

Everyone is Invited!

FREE-to-the-Public, the Indoor/Outdoor Event takes place on Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard/Bow Street and Putnam Avenue featuring:

  • Stellar Performances in a Diverse Array of Dance Forms
  • Introductory-Level Dance Classes in over 20 Forms of Dance
  • Exhibitions and Other Activities by Local Non-Profits
  • Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors

With the support of the area’s business community, local government, non-profit sector and other collaborating agencies, the Festival celebrates the remarkable breadth of talent from Greater Boston’s diverse dance communities.


We are looking for up to 200 Volunteers throughout the day starting from 7am and ending at around 6pm. We will be asking volunteers to provide 3 hours of their time per shift. Volunteers will receive a brand new DWC Festival Shirt. Tasks will include but are not limited to stage set up, street decoration, stage, and MC assistance, street clean up and stage breakdown. Sign up below!


Become a Vendor

Interested in being a Vendor at this years Dance for World Community Festival? This annual event draws an impressive and diverse audience as well as prominent media exposure, making it a unique partnership opportunity for your business. Email adewolf@ballettheatre.org for more information!



Become a Sponsor

Dance for World Community, created by Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre in 2008, is a partnership-based initiative that amplifies that connective power of dance to unify and strengthen our local communities. Your sponsorships will allow Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre to continue to host the Festival at no cost to participants. Email pchiang@ballettheatre.org for more information.

Become a Partner

If your passion is social justice, you can’t miss this opportunity!

We invite you to join artists and fellow activists for a weekend of advocacy, free performances, free classes, arts vendors, food, and more.

After more than a year of severe restrictions on dance performances and an overdue re-awakening of the importance of the fight for racial, social and environmental justice, the DWC Festival brings together performance and advocacy in an outdoor setting that is ushering in a new era.

The famously inclusive event held on Massachusetts Avenue between Bow Street and Putnam Avenue, returns with a strengthened resolve to demonstrate the immense potential of united advocacy by the Boston area’s dance and social and environmental justice communities.

Be a part of Advocacy Way, a promenade of informational booths along Massachusetts Avenue where your organization can

  • promote its mission
  • raise its visibility
  • grow its mailing list, and
  • make a bigger difference!

Online applications can be completed HEREPlease contact Sheryl Bono at dwcfpartnerships@ballettheatre.org with any questions. We look forward to your participation in this much-anticipated celebration of dance and solidarity.