ABOUT Welcome to the VLA DANCE store. Our vision is to see VLA DANCE become a sustainable full-time dance company in Boston that utilizes dance as a unique avenue for education and community advocacy. While donations can always be made to support VLA DANCE, we are happy to offer apparel that will fund our programming, support our artists directly, and further our vision.
We create apparel that is thoughtfully sourced and locally made so that you can trust that what you are wearing is high quality.
VLA DANCE is a member of Boston Dance Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization. Contributions in support of VLA DANCE's work are greatly appreciated and may be made to Boston Dance Alliance, Inc., earmarked for "VLA DANCE." All contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
VLA SHIRTS Our shirts highlight underrepresented voices who are local New England artists. Each shirt series will run for a period of 3-4 months. The first artist is, Aaron Brown, whose practice, "is the visual manifestation of a sonic timeline fed through an industrial grinder." He designed a striking landscape collage to adorn the front of our very first VLA shirt.
Sourcing Information The shirts are printed at Local New England printing house, Emulsion Printhouse. Follow and learn more about Aaron Brown at @scapeshifter. Dancer featured above, Theophile Victoria
MASKS Glove-hand-made by Mitzi Eppley, our masks are created with input of Boston area surgeons and seamstresses for your safety. Aiming to minimize air leakage, these masks come in four sizes, each with three layers of fabric and a wire setting to comfortably fit over your nose.
Learn more about COVID-19 safety and mask fits comprised by Professor of Chemistry, Jose-Luis Jimenez, here!
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ITEMS ARE FINAL SALE.
Thank you for your support!