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Friday April 27

Kick-Off for Bay Area Dance Week 2018

Bay Area Dance Week and Rhythm & Motion

Friday April 27, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

You're invited to join hundreds of movers in One Dance, a globetrotting dance sequence created and led by Rhythm & Motion! Check back for the step-by-step video with Dudley Flores from Rhythm & Motion and info about free in-person rehearsals!

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Join Hands for World Dance

Stanford International Dancers

Friday April 27, 7:30 PM

Menlo Park

Explore, learn, and participate in dances originating from cultures worldwide. Emphasis is on fun, not skill. Join us for a world dance lesson and dance party. No partner necessary.

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International Folk Dance Party

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Friday April 27, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Make your request from our international repertoire of over 200 social dances from Europe, the British Isles, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, USA, and others. Dances are at all skill levels, many suitable for beginners (we’ll show you how!). Our repertoire includes couple, line, circle, and set dances. Berkeley Folk Dancers (BFD) has been active in Berkeley for over seventy years! It ...

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Company Class led by AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew

AXIS Dance Company

Friday April 27, 4:00 PM

Oakland

Join AXIS for this company class geared towards experienced adult dancers. Following our 1.5 hour company class, we invite participants and dancers of all ages and skill levels to attend a sneak peek of our Radical Impact Tour including works choreographed by Nadia Adame, Amy Seiwert, and out very own Artistic Director Marc Brew.

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AXIS Open Rehearsal

AXIS Dance Company

Friday April 27, 5:30 PM

Oakland

Join AXIS for a sneak peek of our Radical Impact Tour including works choreographed by Nadia Adame, Amy Seiwert, and our very own Artistic Director Marc Brew. Experienced adult dancers are invited to come early for our Open Company Class at 4pm.

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Dance Improvisation

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Friday April 27, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Explore our own movement styles and experiment with new ways of moving. We make up the movement as we go along by following a loose set of guidelines, or “scores.”

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Ethnic Dances from the Balkans and Beyond

Kopachka Folk Dancers

Friday April 27, 7:30 PM

Mill Valley

Come get your weekly fix of dance, good for the body, the brain and the soul! Dance to unusual rhythms and mesmerizing music from the Balkans and beyond, feet & arms often moving together in line, couple, and solo dances. A community of dancers can be yours! Just come to have fun and be ready for a new challenge, meeting other lovers of folk dance.

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Family Folk Dance Party

Changs' International Folk Dancers

Friday April 27, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Learn simple dances from around the world, hear beautiful music, eat tasty snacks, and enjoy the company of dancing friends of all ages. Bring your kids (babies welcome too), parents, grandparents, adopted aunties, etc. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes festive or casual, it's up to you. No prior dance experience necessary.

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Modern Dance from The Inside Out

Berkeley Moving Arts

Friday April 27, 10:00 AM

Berkeley

Come join our Intermediate/Advanced Modern Dance Class. A body-mind approach to dance technique for flow, alignment, and strength and fluidity in movement, in a warm, supportive atmosphere.

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Abstracting

MPOWERDANCE PROJECT

Friday April 27, 1:00 PM

San Francisco

We will be exploring the Global Dance Project 2018: Move With Dual Harmonics. Participants will have warm-up, directed improvisation, some discussion, mini performance(s).

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Bodywerk with Momo LeBeau

Flying Studios

Friday April 27, 9:30 AM

Oakland

Bodywerk is a dynamic hip hop dance jam, good for all levels, blending a variety of contemporary urban styles. Class starts with a warm-up to get blood flowing and to orient students on the basic moves. The core of the class is focused on building short sequences -- song by song. Students repeat the sequences to raise the heart rate, challenge the mind, and invigorate the soul. Class ends with a ...

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PUSHFEST SPRING OPEN REHEARSAL

PUSH Dance Company

Friday April 27, 5:30 PM

San Francisco

Come enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the companies and youth groups performing in PUSHfest Spring. The open rehearsal focuses on the prep time before the main performance in a casual environment.

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Company Class Onstage & Dance Series 02 Performance

Smuin Contemporary American Ballet

Friday April 27, 5:30 PM

San Francisco

Watch Smuin's Company dancers take class onstage, followed by a Q&A with the dancers. Then, stay for the Dance Series 02 performance, featuring works by Helen Pickett and Amy Seiwert, as well as a world premiere by Val Caniparoli. Space is limited to the first 30 RSVPs, plus a guest.

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Saturday April 28

dNaga Open Rehearsal

Danspace

Saturday April 28, 12:30 PM

Oakland

View rehearsal for works in progress.

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Intermediate Ballet

Danspace

Saturday April 28, 11:00 AM

Oakland

A great class for teen or adult students who are currently attending ballet classes 2 times per week for at least one year. Taught by Claudine Naganuma with live accompaniment by Roz Aronson.

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Polynesian Dance Conditioning

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, Inc.

Saturday April 28, 10:00 AM

Alameda

Hula & Tahitian Dance + Contemporary Music = Polynesian Dance Conditioning! Men & women ages 13+ will have a blast in this unique fitness session, which was created as a fun conditioning element for dancers, but is open to anyone who desires "something different" in their exercise routine. Previous dance experience is not required. No better way to start your Saturday!

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Congolese Dance

Dimensions Dance Theater/ Lakiesha Golden

Saturday April 28, 1:00 PM

Oakland

Congolese dance is depicted by its pelvic and/or torso rotations, groundedness, funkyness as it's danced to polyrhythms played on the Ngoma (drum).

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Tamalpa Dances with Iu-Hui Chua

The Tamalpa Institute

Saturday April 28, 10:00 AM

Kentfield

JOIN US FOR BAY AREA DANCE WEEK! Whether in preparation for performance, personal growth, or just to have fun, this class will introduce participants to Anna Halprin’s unique approach to dance. Using the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, we will focus on developing fundamental tools of kinesthetic awareness and innovative choices in scoring, movement, and improvisation. Dancers of all levels are ...

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Beginning Hip Hop

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Saturday April 28, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Move to the beat with isolations, footwork & have a power warm up to get you toned & ready to learn hot new fresh hip hop dance moves.

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Beginning Salsa and Latin Dance

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Saturday April 28, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Students learn and practice basic patterns for several current and traditional Latin American dances.

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April Follies Same-Sex Ballroom Dance Competition

Bay Area Same-Sex Dance Association

Saturday April 28, 10:00 AM

Oakland

April Follies is the largest and longest-running same-sex partner dance competition in North America. Dancers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in this wonderfully fun and positive annual event, which includes a day full of competition followed by dinner, an evening show and social dancing! Competition dances include salsa, samba, swing, Argentine tango, waltz, tango, ...

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Ways Not To Drown

Deborah Slater Dance Theater

Saturday April 28, 10:00 AM

San Francisco

Introductory Physical Theater Workshops for Artists of All Disciplines Are you looking for new ways to create source material? How do you locate source material? How do you transform it into your art form? How do you translate it for an audience? 2015 Della Davidson Prize recipient Deborah Slater will draw on her 30 years of experience to address these questions, providing structure, ...

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Bhangra Dance Class

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Saturday April 28, 9:00 AM

Berkeley

Bhangra Dance Class- high energy, cultural, positive, fun, & great cardio in a friendly and welcoming environment open to all! Bhangra is a dance of celebration and one of the most joyous and exuberant forms of movement from North India. Come try out the dance class that inspired and started the Non Stop Bhangra event that has consistently been voted "Best Overall Dance Party" in the SF Bay ...

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Half hour sampler classes, an informal performance, and a dance jam

DanceVisions

Saturday April 28, 1:30 PM

Palo Alto

Classes: 1:30-2:00 Hip hop with Lisa 2:10-2:40 Jazz with Mandy 2:50-3:20 Contemporary with Vicky 3:30-4:00 Belly dance with Sandra 4:10-4:40 MindfullyFit Yoga with Andrea 4:50-5:20 Posture with Andrea 5:30-6:00 Modern dance with Zann 6:15 to 6:45 Informal performance by faculty and their regular students. 8:00 to 10:00 Dance Jam- DJ Anne Caswell. All are welcome! No experience ...

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Rhythm Cafe Dance & Drum Party

Alyssa DeCaro and Rhythm Cafe All-Star Drummers

Saturday April 28, 9:30 PM

Oakland

Do you love dancing to live drums and percussion?! Come get down with Alyssa DeCaro as she leads her fusion dance style as the RHYTHM CAFE's All-Star Drummers serve up mouth-watering rhythms and arrangements from Mali, Havana, Brazil, Oakland, Haiti and New Orleans LIVE and UNPLUGGED. Alyssa will lead some super fun, easy to follow dances and then we'll bust out free-style to these cross-cultural ...

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Parent & Me Dance Class (Parents and Children Ages 5-9)

Performing Arts Academy of Marin

Saturday April 28, 12:45 PM

Mill Valley

Parents, if you've ever looked in on your child's dance class and wanted to jump in, now is your chance! Get moving to the beat, and challenge the coordination of your feet, while we do an active warm-up, learn a short duet routine, and finish with some fun hula hoop skills and games. This class is designed for one parent and one child (ages 5 - 9), but trios are welcome, too. Lead by Ms. ...

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Anatomy of the Port de Bras (Ages 7- Adult)

Performing Arts Academy of Marin

Saturday April 28, 1:30 PM

Mill Valley

Shaping the arm, with lifted elbows and relaxed shoulders is no small feat for the ballerina. Take a deeper look into the Port de Bras, learning about the muscles and bones that make fundamental positions, and create inspired expressions. The first part of the class is seated, to help focus in on and explore how the arm works. The second half of class, we'll be taking our new arms skills and ...

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Intro to Tarot in Motion

Polarity Wellness

Saturday April 28, 12:30 AM

Berkeley

Implement the Tarot for personal and archetypical dance content. Tarot in Motion is a hybrid of healing; it is Tarot and body movement combined. Restrictive problems in both physical and emotional levels are more clearly seen and unwound. You will have the opportunity to collectively choose Tarot cards and translate them into a short solo movement pieces to be witnessed by others. – ...

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MACLA's Family Art Day

MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Saturday April 28, 12:00 PM

San Jose

Join MACLA for an outdoor celebration with the community at Parque de Los Pobladores! Family Art Day is a free festival for youth and families with hands-on visual art activities, bilingual gallery tours, multicultural dance and music performances, dance classes, and a raffle for Southwest Airlines tickets! Sat, Apr 28, 12p, Free.

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Intro to Folk Dances from India

Xpressions - Dances of India

Saturday April 28, 10:30 AM

Saratoga

Join us on a journey through India as we explore different folk dances with the help of ethnic music and interesting props. Multiple styles will be covered. Participants can join in a presentation at the end of the workshop enhanced with simple costuming. Express Yourself! Min age 8 and above.

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Sunday April 29

Matinee Munch Choreographer's Showcase

Danspace

Sunday April 29, 2:00 PM

Oakland

A showing of works by Resident Company dNaga and including performances by COterie DAnce, Choreography class, Adult division students and Repertory class.

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COterie DAnce Company Class

Danspace

Sunday April 29, 12:00 PM

Oakland

Contemporary Ballet class for intermediate/advanced dancers, taught by Artistic Director Kimberly Valmore. Experience the process of training and developing dancers to work within a dance company.

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Beginning Ballet

Danspace

Sunday April 29, 10:30 AM

Oakland

A great class for the absolute beginner, one who is returning to class after a break or who danced as a child and would like to begin again. Class moves at a gentle pace and includes barre, center work and movement across the floor. Taught by Mary Armentrout.

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Kathy Mata Ballet Presents Bay Area Dance Week Celebration 2018

Kathy Mata Ballet

Sunday April 29, 3:30 PM

San Francisco

Kathy Mata Ballet is celebrating our 30th Anniversary and will present classical and contemporary ballet pieces, performed with live accompaniment. Company members and guests will be performing many different dance styles, including musical theater, modern, lyrical fusion, contemporary, character and much more. Come and enjoy what promises to be a fun afternoon of dance.

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Intro to Adult Pas De Deux (Ballet Partnering)

Arete Dance Center

Sunday April 29, 2:30 PM

Los Altos

Arete Dance Center strives to feature classes that are almost impossible to find unless you are a professional dancer/in a ballet company. Our Intro to Adult Pas De Deux is an opportunity to live your childhood dreams of being a dancer in a rare opportunity to do ballet partnering basics. Instructor Joe LaChance is an American neo-classical ballet dancer and ballroom convert who performs ...

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Intro to Adult Ballet (beginning level ballet for adults)

arete dance center

Sunday April 29, 11:30 AM

Los Altos

This class is designed for adult dancers who want to improve their core condition, flexibility, coordination and just dance like you wanted to when you were a child. Our classes are fun, friendly, informative and inspirational! This is an hour and a half long class with a full barre and center work. No experience in ballet is needed to participate.

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Intermediate Ballet for Adults

arete dance center

Sunday April 29, 1:00 PM

Los Altos

This class is for adults who understand the theory of ballet classes (the format), if you are attending this class you should have an ample understanding of barre technique as well as typical center combinations. This class is geared for dancers who have studied ballet 5+ years (or who have thick skin). Joe LaChance is an American neo-classical ballet dancer and ballroom convert who ...

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Jazz Dance for Adults

arete dance center

Sunday April 29, 3:30 PM

Los Altos

Get ready to MOVE! This class is high energy and gets you up and following along to basic jazz dance fundamentals right from the warm up. Pop music, current and classic dance movements, flexibility, isolations and increasing strength throughout the body are some of the core aims of the class. The class starts with a warm up and goes right into teaching across the floor combinations to ...

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Introduction to Ballroom/Partner Dance for Adults

arete dance center

Sunday April 29, 4:30 PM

Los Altos

Arete Dance Center specializes in introducing the world of partner dancing to all ages but especially adults. Our dance program is special and fun and most important REALLY works. We'd love to bring some insight to you on how the program works. This class is going to be 45 minutes of instruction along with an explanation of how you can get started in ballroom/partner dancing. You don't need a ...

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Blossom Festival - International Dance Party

Folk Dance Federation of California, North

Sunday April 29, 12:30 PM

San Francisco

Participate in a large program of dances from around the world. First hour to be instruction time for dancers of all ages and experience. Beginners encouraged. Basic rhythms, steps and styling will be reviewed. All levels welcome. Mixed program including requests will follow until 5pm. Dance performance during intermission.

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FREE TO FLY

BANDALOOP

Sunday April 29, 1:00 PM

Oakland

FREE TO FLY | SUNDAY, APRIL 29 Open House: first come, first served. BANDALOOP Studio 1601 18th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 ○ 1pm-4pm Get a free flight test at Bandaloop: Float in the air and dance on walls! No experience necessary. All gear provided.

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Soul Sanctuary Dance - Freestyle Community Dance

Soul Sanctuary Dance

Sunday April 29, 11:00 AM

Berkeley

Since 2003, Berkeley's midday all-ages community freestyle dance at Ashkenaz: "Where newcomers feel like regulars, and regulars feel like family." Every Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm, we dance to an irresistible eclectic blend of funk, blues, world music, positive hip hop, reggae, dance classics, soul, jazz, rock, electronica, pop, and other music to free mind, body and soul. Soul Sanctuary Dance is ...

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Quantum Dance

Sahar Dehghan Dance

Sunday April 29, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

WHIRL Quantum Dance was just recently presented in San Francisco with an audience of 1200 people This contemporary dance and digital arts performance is inspired by quantum mechanics, particle physics, persian poetry, sufi and hindu philosophy/cosmology. Collaborating with a Cern physicist Andrea Latina, the director Sahar Dehghan created this project and she is coming to guide special ...

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Festival @ Santana Row

sjDANCEco

Sunday April 29, 10:00 AM

San Jose

This is the kick off to National Dance Week and the FIRST in the Bay Area with more than 50 performing Dance Troupes from the Aspiring to the Professional Dancers—from cultural to classical to Hip Hop and MORE! AND IT’S FREE!!

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Intro to Duncan Dance

Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing

Sunday April 29, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Come experience Duncan Dance (originally created by Isadora Duncan) at our annual open house at the Mary Sano Studio! We will hold a free Intro to Duncan Dance class (12-1 pm) taught by Mary Sano, followed by an opportunity to observe an open rehearsal (1-2 pm) by Mary Sano and Her Duncan Dancers with composer/pianist Tony Chapman as they prepare for their 20th anniversary production 'Imagine ...

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Day of Dance for Every Body

Big Moves

Sunday April 29, 11:45 AM

Berkeley

Join Big Moves in celebrating all bodies with an afternoon of free beginner-friendly classes with the most joyful and body-positive instructors on the block. Stay tuned for exact schedule and accessibility details, coming soon!

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Ashkenaz International Dance Showcase

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community center

Sunday April 29, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center will present to you an International Dance Showcase, in collaboration with some of the instructors who teach their classes at this amazing venue. This showcase will demonstrate our community the different classes we offer at Ashkenaz. You will have the opportunity to participate in some of them during the week. About Ashkenaz Ashkenaz Music & Dance ...

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Argentine Folk Dance

Tango & More Argentine Dance

Sunday April 29, 1:00 PM

San Leandro

Argentine folk dance is fun and aerobic. Learn a little zapateo (gaucho tap) and zarandeo (skirt swishing) as the base for El Gato and El Escondido, two popular Argentine folk dances taught throughout Argentina.

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The Music of the Tango

Tango & More Argentine Dance

Sunday April 29, 2:30 PM

San Leandro

It is said that Argentine Tango is a music that some people dance to some of the time. For many people all over the world, tango music is part of their personal landscapes but they don't dance to it. There's a long tradition of tango bars in Buenos Aires where cigars, strong coffee or a stiff drink reign, but the tango is for listening. So why are people inspired to dance to it? Understanding ...

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Intro to Argentine Tango

Tango & More Argentine Dance

Sunday April 29, 4:00 PM

San Leandro

Warren & Gigi Jensen share the fundamentals of Argentine tango. Elegant posture, smooth movement, and musicality come together in the style known as Tango Salón from the Golden Age of Tango (1940s-50s). First time dancers are very welcome. More knowledgeable dancers will appreciate the technique explanations. Not necessary to come to the class with a partner.

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Monday April 30

Beginning Hip Hop

Danspace

Monday April 30, 7:30 PM

Oakland

Janey Madamaba will teach the basics of Hip Hop while building technique and movement vocabulary. Students will learn current trends of movement and musicality. This class is a great weekly workout!

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Kids Intro to Latin and Ballroom Partner Dancing (Ages 5-10)

Areté Dance Center

Monday April 30, 3:15 PM

Los Altos

Come try out ballroom and Latin partner dance for kids ages 5 - 10. Learn dances like the Cha Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba and Tango in a friendly and low stress environment. Partner dancing has it all: athleticism, artistry and social poise. This class is focused on absolute beginners, but all levels are welcome. No partner necessary.

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Kids Intro to Latin and Ballroom Partner Dancing (Ages 11-16)

Areté Dance Center

Monday April 30, 4:15 PM

Los Altos

Come try out ballroom and Latin partner dance for kids ages 11 - 16. Learn dances like the Cha Cha Cha, Waltz, Rumba and Tango in a friendly and low stress environment. Partner dancing has it all: athleticism, artistry and social poise. This class is focused on absolute beginners, but all levels are welcome. No partner necessary.

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Step into the World of Greek Dance

Greek Feet

Monday April 30, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

OPA! Here's your chance to step into the world of Greek Dance. Learn fundamental steps and distinctive rhythms in this introductory class. Join us to discover the rich culture and spirit of Greek music and dancing. Most of all this class is interesting, good exercise, and great fun.

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Beginning Ballet

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Monday April 30, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Foundations of ballet technique emphasizing basic barre and center work.

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Beginning European Folk Dance

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Monday April 30, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Learn folk dances from several European regions that may include line, circle, partner and non-partner dances.

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Dance Conditioning

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Monday April 30, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Dance conditioning draws from barre conditioning techniques, Pilates, and yoga, to deliver a solid workout for strengthening, stretching, and maximizing performance potential.

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Zumba: Latin Style Dance Forms

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Monday April 30, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

A dance aerobic fitness class based upon choreography of latin dance steps and music.

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Beginning Jazz Dance

City College San Francisco PE and Dance Department

Monday April 30, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

This is a Beginning Jazz Class which includes a warm up, across the floor movement and a simple jazz combination that includes basic jazz dance steps.

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Beginning Argentine Tango

City College San Francisco PE and Dance Department

Monday April 30, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Introduction to Milonga, a fun-loving, playful subset of Argentine Tango. Suited to absolute beginners or those very new to Argentine Tango.

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Beginning Argentine Tango

City College San Francisco PE and Dance Department

Monday April 30, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Introduction to Milonga, a fun-loving, playful subset of Argentine Tango. Suited to absolute beginners or those very new to Argentine Tango.

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Ballet

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Monday April 30, 5:15 PM

Berkeley

Gain strength, flexibility and grace. Get a fun workout using ballet techniques. For beginners, all levels welcome! Instructor: Marie Newsom

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Flamenco

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Monday April 30, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Explore the foundations of this dynamic art form of multicultural Southern Spain known for its intricate rhythms, percussive footwork with an emphasis on a strong, grounded and expressive upper body. Instructor: Sara Ayala, Co-founder of Flamenco Vivo, has studied in Spain with Flamenco masters.

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BOS Dance with Alyssa Decaro

Flying Studios

Monday April 30, 9:30 AM

Oakland

Tune up your whole body with an upbeat fusion dance & rhythmic workout. Created by Body of Sound founder Alyssa DeCaro, BOS Dance is designed to build core strength, increase flexibility and broaden your range. You will simultaneously develop precise timing, incorporate deeper musicality into your movement, and blend the pure joy of dancing with the bold commitment of training your instrument. ...

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Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Monday April 30, 6:45 PM

Berkeley

In this class, intermediate level ballet dancers are challenged to further continue develop musicality, strength, and technique while experiencing the artistry of live musical accompaniment. Recommended for students with at least four years of ballet training.

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The Blend Dance Fitness- Tamika Harris

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community center

Monday April 30, 6:15 PM

Berkeley

The Blend Dance is the class you have been looking for connect to that bold and ready to express side of yourself. The Blend Dance is a total body fitness class that will make you sweat. If you enjoy Central and West African Dance movements then this class is for you. *** Class takes place in the rear studio***

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Intro to India's Kathak Dance

Chhandam School of Kathak

Monday April 30, 6:30 PM

San Francisco

Expand your horizons, deepen your movement vocabulary, and get ready to sweat! Experience the dynamic art form of Kathak, classical dance from North India, with internationally acclaimed artist, Rachna Nivas - a senior torch bearer of a historic lineage established in California by Kathak icon Pandit Chitresh Das. Known for its powerful footwork, lightning pirouettes, delicate hand gestures, ...

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Tuesday May 1

East Coast Swing - Beginning

Alma del Tango

Tuesday May 1, 8:00 PM

San Anselmo

East Coast Swing is a fun social dance that is an instantly accessible way to enjoy dancing to swing jazz, blues and rock and roll music. On the social dance floor, the six count steps of the East Coast Swing can be mixed with the eight count steps of Lindy Hop and Charleston, and is therefore a perfect place to begin learning these vintage American dances. If you like it the free trial class - ...

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Modern Jazz Intermediate/Advanced

Danspace

Tuesday May 1, 6:15 PM

Oakland

Kimberly Valmore emphasizes strength, coordination and style with a Horton technique based warm up, across the floor movement and choreography exploring a wide range of styles from Broadway to classical jazz and funk inspired choreography.

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May Day Balkan Dance Celebration!

Razzmatazz Folk Dance Club

Tuesday May 1, 7:00 PM

Santa Rosa

Come celebrate May Day with Razzmatazz Folk Dance Club and enjoy an evening of Balkan folk dance with our energetic and enthusiastic group. Guests welcome!

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Introduction to Argentine Tango with Christy Cote

Christy Cote

Tuesday May 1, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

This Beg/Int class led by Christy Cote and her team will get you started with some basic steps of Argentine Tango, explore the intimacies and connection of this unique dance form and even throw in a more intermediate paso to impress! 1 hour class plus 30 min. practice session.

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Intro to Poi Spinning :: A Foundation for Beginners

flowtoys

Tuesday May 1, 7:00 PM

Emeryville

Intrigued by firedancing or dancing with light? Interested in learning to spin poi? Begin your poi journey with this free intro class! What is poi? Poi involves swinging and dancing with tethered weights through a variety of rhythmic and geometric patterns. In this class, we will explore the basics of poi spinning, covering planes, direction, timing, and body mechanics, along with an ...

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Hawaiian Hula

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, Inc.

Tuesday May 1, 6:00 PM

Alameda

Come experience traditional Hula, Hawai'i's most famous cultural art. Dancers will learn some basic traditional hula dance steps and a short dance. We'll also share a little about the history of hula and how it was used to preserve information about Hawai'i's history. This session is for women ages 13+.

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Tahitian Dance (ages 13+)

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, Inc.

Tuesday May 1, 8:00 PM

Alameda

Men and women ages 13+ will enjoy a vigorous yet fun-filled introductory session of Tahitian Dance. Pulsating tahition drum beats keep everyone moving. Dancers will learn some traditional Tahitian steps and a short dance.

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Tamalpa Dances with Kaye Anderson

The Tamalpa Institute

Tuesday May 1, 6:00 PM

Berkeley

JOIN US FOR BAY AREA DANCE WEEK! A Taste of Tamalpa: Movement Ritual and the Life/Art Process If your movement could speak, what would it say? In this brief look into the Tamalpa Life/Art Process, we'll begin with a portion of Movement Ritual (created by Anna Halprin) that will take us into a movement exploration to ignite creativity and get in touch with the body. Drawing and/or creative ...

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International Dance in the Afternoon

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Tuesday May 1, 1:30 PM

Berkeley

Learn and enjoy dances are from Europe, the British Isles, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, the USA and other places. Our repertoire includes couple, line, circle, and set dances. Berkeley Folk Dancers (BFD) has been active in Berkeley for over seventy years! It is a group of nearly 200 people of all ages who enjoy social dance originating from a great variety of countries. All kinds of ...

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Beginning International Folk Dance

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Tuesday May 1, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Marija and David help beginners to experienced dancers enjoy social dances from Europe, the British Isles, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, USA and other places. The repertoire includes couple, line, circle, and set dances. Berkeley Folk Dancers (BFD) has been active in Berkeley for over seventy years! It is a group of nearly 200 people of all ages who enjoy doing a great variety of folk ...

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Beginning Ballroom Dance

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Tuesday May 1, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Learn the basics of different Ballroom dances such as Foxtrot, Tango, Cha cha, and Rumba.

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Intermediate Modern Dance

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Tuesday May 1, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Emphasis on body movement through modern dance emphasizing alignment, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, performance technique, and dance vocabulary using techniques pioneered by Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham

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Beginning Salsa and Latin Dance

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Tuesday May 1, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Students learn and practice the basic patterns for several current and traditional Latin dances.

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K-Pop Dance

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Tuesday May 1, 5:30 PM

Berkeley

Shake it up with the dance craze that's sweeping the nation! Learn dance moves that integrate hip hop, modern and street dance all while listening to the best k-idols. Instructor: Andy Vendrell Andy has been a dancer since she was seven years old and, aspires to teach others the power of self-expression through dance!

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Beginning Salsa

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Tuesday May 1, 6:45 PM

Berkeley

L.A. Style Power Salsa Connect to the passion, music and dance of Salsa! Ruth Caspary will teach the footwork, mini-patterns and styling you need to be a great Social Salsa Dancer. Review and practice are part of the program as well as lead and follow techniques. More experienced students will be challenged. No partner required. Non-rubber soled shoes suggested. Instructor: Ruth Caspary, ...

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Bridge Salsa

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Tuesday May 1, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

A continuation of basics but using key moves such as synchronized turns and hand tosses. Students will learn transitions from basics into these moves and build up mini-patterns. Ruth Caspary will break down the move and teach the transitions that will have you looking like an Intermediate dancer right away. Students with solid Salsa basics are welcome. No partner required. Non-rubber soled shoes ...

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Bhangra Dance Class

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Tuesday May 1, 8:00 PM

san francisco

Bhangra Dance Class- High Energy, Cultural, Positive, Fun, & Great Cardio in a Friendly and welcoming environment open to all! Bhangra is a dance of celebration and one of the most joyous and exuberant forms of movement from North India. Come try out the dance class that inspired and started the Non Stop Bhangra event that has consistently been voted "Best Overall Dance Party" in the SF Bay ...

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Modern Dance from The Inside Out

Berkeley Moving Arts

Tuesday May 1, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Come join our Advanced Beginning Modern Dance Class. A body-mind approach to dance technique for flow, alignment, and strength and fluidity of movement, in a warm, supportive environment.

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Biodanza with Zora

Biodanza

Tuesday May 1, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Weekly Biodanza classes, events and workshops are beautiful rituals that gently facilitate deep, fun personal transformation. Through dance and inspirational music Biodanza reduces stress, awakens your zest for life and inspires you to fully embrace your unique expression of who you are. Biodanza is perfect for you if you desire to • Open your heart • Reconnect with your body • Awaken ...

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PUSHFEST SPRING KIDS PRE-BALLET (AGES 4-6)

PUSH Dance Company

Tuesday May 1, 3:00 PM

San Francisco

It’s time to dance! Pre-Ballet is an interactive class where children discover the joys of dance. Children (and parents) will become acquainted with repetitive behavior necessary for dance class in a gentle atmosphere. This class focuses on flexibility, poses, and movement are the fundamentals of this class.

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PUSHFEST SPRING YOUTH BALLET (AGES 7-11)

PUSH Dance Company

Tuesday May 1, 4:00 PM

San Francisco

This Ballet Class is designed for young students. This class measures the safety of proper alignment needed to acquire highly detailed footwork and grace while maintaining control in other parts of the body.

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PUSHFEST SPRING YOUTH MODERN DANCE (AGES 7-11)

PUSH Dance Company

Tuesday May 1, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

Come enjoy a space for students learn the basics of contemporary technique. This class focuses gaining flexibility, coordination and an increased range of motion.

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Bachata Partnering Level 1- Kathy Reyes

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

Tuesday May 1, 8:30 PM

Berkeley

Bachata is a style of partnered social dance that originated in the Dominican Republic, associated with Bachata music. Bachata has evolved from traditional into: modern, sensual, and fusion, It is now dance all over the world. Come and Learn with Kathy Reyes. 8 Years of experience, instructing and performing Bachata and Salsa to a multicultural community at various dance venues in different ...

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Rhythm & Motion

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Tuesday May 1, 9:00 AM

Berkeley

Rhythm & Motion is a high-energy, dance-based workout that incorporates a dynamic mix of movement and music styles. The choreography is firmly rooted in dancer fundamentals and is inspired by popular music from around the world, including Latin, hip hop, African, alternative and R&B. Taught by experienced dancers, Rhythm & Motion is for Everyone!

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Introduction to Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Tuesday May 1, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Have you always dreamt of learning ballet? It’s not too late. Intro to Ballet is recommended for students with little or no previous dance experience. Learn the basic elements of ballet broken down into simple exercises that ensure the development of proper technique. Enjoy your newly developed posture, presence, and strength. No experience needed.

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Wednesday May 2

Introduction to Argentine Tango

Alma del Tango

Wednesday May 2, 7:00 PM

San Anselmo

This class is an introduction to the social form of Argentine Tango as danced in Buenos Aires. No previous experience necessary! You will learn a code of movement that will get you started with this improvised dance. Embrace, posture, connection with your partner, and basic navigation on the dance floor will be emphasized. If you like it the free trial class - continue with the series - every ...

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Ballet Advanced Beginning/Intermediate

Danspace

Wednesday May 2, 7:30 PM

Oakland

Mary Armentrout teaches this class that is perfect for advanced beginning students who have had 2-3 years of Beginning Ballet and long-time students getting back into ballet class.

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Dancing with props & finding your flow

flowtoys

Wednesday May 2, 6:00 PM

Emeryville

Find your flow through the flow arts - play and dance with props! Taught by flow artist Remy June, this workshop presents a series of exercises that help you access the flowstate, and harness it into your dance and performance. It’s huge fun, and will have you grinning ear to ear :) What are the flow arts? The flow arts encompasses the emerging movement-based artforms that integrate ...

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Dances of Joy and Vitality - Biodanza with Julie

Biodanza

Wednesday May 2, 7:45 PM

San Rafael

Weekly Biodanza classes, events and workshops are beautiful rituals that gently facilitate deep, fun personal transformation. Through dance and inspirational music Biodanza reduces stress, awakens your zest for life and inspires you to fully embrace your unique expression of who you are. Biodanza is perfect for you if you desire to • Open your heart • Reconnect with your body • Awaken ...

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Bliss Grooves Playful Dance Fitness

Dance Play Thrive

Wednesday May 2, 6:00 PM

Oakland

Bliss Grooves is, “happy hour” for your body. Each class uses music to inspire dancing, play, and community. The dance moves come from around the globe, taught in an easy to understand format. You choose the level of intensity to get the workout that suits your body. Each class is an hour-long. We begin with a flowing, moving warm up to get the body ready for more intense work. Then we ...

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Fun Folk Dancing!

San Francisco Dance Circle

Wednesday May 2, 10:45 AM

San Francisco

Dance with us in a program designed especially for our Bay Area Dance Week visitors. We meet weekly as the only free, daytime international folk dancing class in San Francisco, doing traditional dances from around the world. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Join us!

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American Tribal Style® Belly Dance

Sandi Ball & Wendy Allen

Wednesday May 2, 7:00 PM

Alameda

Learn the basics of ATS® - our unique belly dance language! We will (dis)cover posture & body awareness, slow & fast movements, zils, as well as introductions to lead and follow concepts and group formations for improvisation.

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Zumba: Latin Style Dance Forms

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Wednesday May 2, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

A dance aerobic fitness class based upon Latin American dance steps and music.

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Dance History

City College San Francisco PE & Dance Department

Wednesday May 2, 2:15 PM

San Francisco

Lecture on the historical basis of dance and emphasis on aspects of Modernism as it occurs in ballet, modern, & contemporary dance traditions,

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Beginning African Haitian Dance

City College San Francisco

Wednesday May 2, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

A Dunham Technique inspired warm up with across the floor progressions. To be followed by an introduction of traditional dances of Haiti.

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Feldenkrais® for Performance

City College San Francisco

Wednesday May 2, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Experience benefits for dancers and other performers in a Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement® class.

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What's Up?! Performance

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company

Wednesday May 2, 7:00 PM

Berkeley

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company & students take flight on May 2 in a one hour studio showing that explores the magic of dancing on the floor and into the air. We will be dancing on the wall, in the air and everywhere in between. Celebrate National Dance Week with the boundary-pushing art of contemporary aerial dance.

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Zumba

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Wednesday May 2, 6:00 PM

Berkeley

Join an exciting dance party atmosphere full of Latin and international music. You’ll forget you’re working out with the sexy but simple moves to dance music like Cha Cha, reggaeton, rumba and more. Best of all, you don’t need any previous dance experience! Instructor: Eva Gresham

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Jazz Dance

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Wednesday May 2, 5:00 PM

Berkeley

Get a workout, acquire jazz dance technique and flexibility. Learn routines that incorporate jazz, hip hop and other styles. For beginners and all levels! Instructor: Jenny DeRuntz, former instructor and coach for United Spirit Association and Columbia University.

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Bellydance Level 1

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Wednesday May 2, 7:15 PM

Berkeley

This class is open to dancers of different dance backgrounds and levels. Learn body isolations, shimmies, and basic layering techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Instructor: Natalie Nayun, an international teacher and performer, currently directs Adara Dance Company and performs with Nava Dance Collective and Zenotope.

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Bellydance Level 2

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Wednesday May 2, 8:15 PM

Berkeley

With optional performance opportunity) We will explore movement in Bellydance Fusion, by combining belly dance technique with other techniques from Central Asia and Modern/Contemporary movement vocabulary and put them into a Choreography. It is recommended that you have more than 1 year of prior belly dance knowledge. Instructor Natalie Nayun, an international teacher and performer, currently ...

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Observe the LINES Ballet Education Programs

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Wednesday May 2, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Witness the next generation of dance artists as the develop their technique and artistry. Enter the studio and view LINES Ballet Training Program, the LINES BFA at Dominican University, and San Francisco School of the Arts in this informal open house.

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Body Tales & Authentic Movement

Oliva Corson & Lysa Castro

Wednesday May 2, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Authentic Movement is a simple and profound, self-listening movement exploration done with ones eyes closed. Body Tales integrates intuitive movement, voice and spoken word for creative expression and healing. Come experience the synergy and support of these two somatic practices, interwoven for a potent combination of inner-guided movement, embodied stories and empathetic witnessing.

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Zumba with Andreina Febres

Flying Studios

Wednesday May 2, 6:00 PM

Oakland

Zumba® is a high-energy, Latin-based dance fitness class that is guaranteed to make you sweat. You'll enjoy Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Calypso and more while burning calories. Dance experience is not required. It's like having a party while you work out! Born & raised in Venezuela, Andreina is very passionate about Latin music and dancing. In 2005, she added samba to her training and ...

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YSTYLE w. Yeni Lucero

Flying Studios

Wednesday May 2, 7:15 PM

Oakland

YSTYLE is a dance conditioning program that allows you to change and grow to your highest potential. This class challenges your entire body with the creative aspects of rhythm, music and phrasing, allowing you to sculpt your body the way a professional dancer would, through choreographic understanding and development that go hand in hand with strength and technique. YSTYLE is for the working ...

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Kuduro Dance

DNA Dance Tribe

Wednesday May 2, 7:45 PM

San Leandro

New CHOREOGRAPHY every week. This is an upbeat choreography class some moves are simple and some are not. All moves can be modified. Your lead instructor Roshonda has been taught with one of the best Kuduro dancer/choreographer of INspira Danza, Manuel Kanza. In which he was taught by the originator of Kududro, Tony Amado. Burn calories and have fun doing it.

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Thursday May 3

Men-Only Ecstatic Dance

APE.Men Social Motion

Thursday May 3, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

APE.Men Social Motion presents its Ecstatic.APE Social Motion free-dance session for any male bodies who wish to explore non-choreographed movement in a space with other men. There is nothing like the experience and energy of dancing with only men in the room. Come try it for yourself. Like other "ecstatic dance" events, Ecstatic.APE is a non-facilitated environment with cool music to ...

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Beginning Modern

Danspace

Thursday May 3, 7:30 PM

Oakland

Katie Tayor teaches the basics of modern movement while building technique and movement vocabulary. Adult Beginning Modern is structured as a multilevel class that is great for true beginners, dancers who have been out of class for a while, and advanced beginning/intermediate dancers looking for explore different styles of movement. Modern is a great supplement to ballet, and a good workout for ...

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Introduction to Argentine Tango with Christy Cote

Christy Cote's Tango Academy

Thursday May 3, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Christy will introduce you to the world of Argentine Tango including the dance, the music and the culture. It's a chance to learn a few basic steps of Tango, enjoy some Argentine wine and meet some like minded people. Held at Christy's Dogpatch (Potrero Hill) Loft.

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Introduction to Argentine Tango with Christy Cote

Christy Cote

Thursday May 3, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Christy will introduce you to the world of Argentine Tango including the dance, the music and the culture. It\'s a chance to learn a few basic steps of Tango, enjoy some Argentine wine and meet some like minded people. Held at Christy\'s Dogpatch (Potrero Hill) Loft.

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Dancing with poi

flowtoys

Thursday May 3, 7:00 PM

Emeryville

Learn to move and dance with poi! The focus of this beginner class is on dynamics of movement, creative expression, and rhythm. We will cover poi transition theories that help with fluidity, and mechanics that help with grace. Taught by poi performer and teacher Dyami Kaplan, this class is based on the concept that all movement of the poi comes from movement of the body, and by bringing ...

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Introduction to International Folk Dance

Saratoga International Folk Dancers

Thursday May 3, 7:30 PM

Saratoga

Join in an evening of international dance. There will be lots of fun, easy-to-follow dances for all ages. You'll dance to music from all over the world - from Japan to Bulgaria, from Brazil to Serbia, from Poland to Turkey.

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Kane (Men's) Hula

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts, Inc.

Thursday May 3, 8:00 PM

Alameda

Hula just for men! Invite your dad, son, brother, cousin, boyfriend, husband, neighbors and friends and join us for Kane Hula.

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Afternoon World Dance

Santa Rosa Folk Dancers

Thursday May 3, 1:00 PM

Santa Rosa

You're invited and most welcome to join our small friendly group. We do a variety of dances from around the world. No partner is needed. Try us!

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Tamalpa Dances with Joy Cosculluela

The Tamalpa Institute

Thursday May 3, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

JOIN US FOR BAY AREA DANCE WEEK! What if you had an idea that you wanted to explore for a dance/movement piece? What if you had a map to help shape your idea? If you experience creativity as a non-linear process and are interested in exploring how this process can guide you, join us for a mini-introduction to the Halprin “RSVP cycles” and “scoring”. Drawing from the Halprins’ body of ...

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Intermediate International Folk Dance

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Thursday May 3, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

International folk dance for moderately skilled dancers with David and Marian. Berkeley Folk Dancers (BFD) has been active in Berkeley for over seventy years! It is a group of nearly 200 people of all ages who enjoy social dance to a great variety of international folk dances. All kinds of people belong to BFD, from teenagers to retired people. Couples and singles are equally welcome. Lessons on ...

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Balkans and Beyond

Mandala Folk Dance

Thursday May 3, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Join in recreational folk dance from the Balkans and beyond. We do circle and line dances, so no partners are necessary. Our classes feature teaching at all levels. Our gym-like room has an excellent sprung wood dance floor and can accommodate over 70 dancers.

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MJDC Open Rehearsal

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company

Thursday May 3, 2:30 PM

San Francisco

Get a behind the scenes look of the MJDC’s process by attending this open rehearsal. The focus of the rehearsal will be preparation for their next performance, 'Towards Forty-Five, Part I', which will be premiering at the Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab and San Francisco Conservatory of Dance May 17-19.

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Hip Hop

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Thursday May 3, 5:15 PM

Berkeley

Learn fundamental moves and various routines while grooving to the latest music! A fun and challenging workout for beginning to advanced beginning levels. Instructor: Katherine Brown, member of Mind Over Matter, a Bay Area performing dance group.

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Tango

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Thursday May 3, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

This beginner-friendly class will focus on fundamental techniques to prepare you for the social dance floor. Instructor: Jonas Aquino bay area professional tango dancer and instructor..

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Dances for Camera - Film Screening

San Francisco Dance Film Festival and San Francisco Public Library

Thursday May 3, 5:30 PM

San Francisco

In celebration of Bay Area National Dance Week, SFDFF and San Francisco Public Library will continue the tradition of presenting one of SFDFF's popular highlight reels – this year from their 2017 festival, which includes award-winning screendance shorts plus a feature selection.

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BOS Dance with Alyssa Decaro

Flying Studios

Thursday May 3, 12:00 PM

Oakland

Tune up your whole body with an upbeat fusion dance & rhythmic workout. Created by Body of Sound founder Alyssa DeCaro, BOS Dance is designed to build core strength, increase flexibility and broaden your range. You will simultaneously develop precise timing, incorporate deeper musicality into your movement, and blend the pure joy of dancing with the bold commitment of training your instrument. ...

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Zumba with Adriana Oyarzun

Flying Studios

Thursday May 3, 9:30 AM

Oakland

Zumba® is a high-energy, Latin-based dance fitness class that is guaranteed to make you sweat. You'll enjoy Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton, Cumbia, Calypso and more while burning calories. Dance experience is not required. It's like having a party while you work out! Adriana was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She moved to the Bay Area to receive her BFA in Photography in 2005 where she ...

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PUSHFEST SPRING YOUTH HIP HOP (AGES 7-14)

PUSH Dance Company

Thursday May 3, 4:00 PM

San Francisco

Enjoy an upbeat and high energy class for youth ages 7-14. The class focuses on basic coordination, musicality, core strength, and footwork. Make new friends through teamwork and have fun!

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PUSHFEST SPRING KIDS HIP HOP (AGES 4-6)

PUSH Dance Company

Thursday May 3, 3:00 PM

San Francisco

Introduce your child to the joys of Hip Hop! Explore the fundamentals of various styles including Popping & Locking, B-boy\B-girl style, and more. This class is focused on learning choreography in a specially designed combination and self-esteem through freestyling to promote healthy living.

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PUSHFEST SPRING YOUTH MUSICAL THEATER/JAZZ DANCE (AGES 7-14)

PUSH Dance Company

Thursday May 3, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

Musical Theater/Jazz introduces students to expressive forms of vernacular Black dance from eras include: The Roaring 20s, Swinging 30s and Broadway.

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Afro Fusion

A. Spearman & Co.

Thursday May 3, 7:00 PM

Berkeley

Afro Fusion with Andrea will take you on a journey through stylistic dance from the continent of Africa to the barre of ballet, from the theatre of modern dance to the urban innovative street styles. With a classic class format of warm-ups, across the floor and choreographed routines, you will be working up a sweat to sounds from Brazil, West Africa, Jamaica, Haiti, London, Canada, here in the ...

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Introduction to Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Thursday May 3, 12:00 PM

Berkeley

Have you always dreamt of learning ballet? It’s not too late. Intro to Ballet is recommended for students with little or no previous dance experience. Learn the basic elements of ballet broken down into simple exercises that ensure the development of proper technique. Enjoy your newly developed posture, presence, and strength. No experience needed.

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Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Thursday May 3, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Beginning/intermediate ballet is recommended for students with at least three years of ballet study who are interested in deepening their understanding of technique. Expand your movement vocabulary, reinforce proper alignment and increase strength and stamina as you develop an understanding of musicality and artistry.

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Dance for PD®

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Thursday May 3, 2:45 PM

Berkeley

These classes are appropriate for anyone with Parkinson’s disease, no matter how advanced. No dance experience is required. Dancers know all about stretching and strengthening muscles, and about balance and rhythm. Most importantly, dancers know how to use their thoughts, imagination, eyes, ears and touch to control their movements. While dancing, whether in chairs, at a barre, or standing, ...

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Intro to India's Kathak Dance

Chhandam School of Kathak

Thursday May 3, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Expand your horizons, deepen your movement vocabulary, and get ready to sweat! Experience the dynamic art form of Kathak, classical dance from North India, with internationally acclaimed artists, Seibi Lee and Rachna Nivas - senior torch bearers of a historic lineage established by kathak icon Pandit Chitresh Das. Known for its powerful footwork, lightning pirouettes, delicate hand gestures, ...

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Friday May 4

Hoop Dance for the Body and Mind

Hoop Power

Friday May 4, 9:00 AM

Berkeley

Hoop-Dance is a movement practice with never-ending potential for growth and connection to your body and mind. In this all-levels class, we'll explore movement in a hoop both on and off the body. Basic waist hooping helpful but not required. Hoops provided for class. Kaye Anderson has been teaching hoop-dance as a movement practice in the bay area for 10 years.

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International Folk Dance Party

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Friday May 4, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Folk dance reviews and request party from our international repertoire of over 200 dances including Europe, the British Isles, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, USA and others. Dances are at all levels. Beginners welcome (we’ll show you how!). Our repertoire includes couple, line, circle, and set dances. Berkeley Folk Dancers (BFD) has been active in Berkeley for over seventy years! It ...

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Around the World with Easy Partner Mixers

Changs International Folk Dancers

Friday May 4, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Learn simple partner and mixer dances from around the world to beautiful music. Non-partner dances also will be presented. No partner or prior dance experience is required.

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Sensory-Friendly MAGIC Movement- Dance, Tumbling, Singing!

MAGIC Dance Arts Inc.

Friday May 4, 5:00 PM

Milpitas

MAGIC Movement will encompass a variety of sensorimotor experiences, including beginning tumbling skills and interactive dance routines. Students will explore the dynamics of rhythm and music. Classes are focused on developing social skills, communication skills, and motor skills.

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Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Rotunda Dance Series

Friday May 4, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Dancers' Group and World Arts West present Alonzo King LINES Dance Center during their monthly Rotunda Dance Series. See choreography showcasing the talents of LINES Dance Center's world class instructors, many with nationally known dance companies. You will see performances by Adult students from Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and LINES Education Programs.

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HeART of Market with Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Friday May 4, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center and Friends of Mint Plaza present HeART of Market. This family-friendly, participatory celebration of creativity will feature choreography showcasing the talents of our world class instructors, many with nationally known dance companies. You will see performances by Adult students from Alonzo King LINES Dance Center, LINES Education Programs and youth from our ...

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Dance Jam Berkeley :: Your Somatic-Ecstatic Audio Apothecary!

Dance Jam Berkeley

Friday May 4, 8:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for the Bay Area's only organic-audio somatic-ecstatic dance! Every Friday night in the historic Sawtooth Building since 1978! Our weekly movement sojourn offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all ages. Our musical roots are in the psychedelic sounds of the 60's, the soulful dance grooves of the 70's, the waves of the 80's, the raves of the 90's, and today's freshest EDM, along with ...

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Shake Your Asana: Yoga & Dance Celebration Experience

Flying Studios

Friday May 4, 7:00 PM

Oakland

This class blends the two ancient movement practices of yoga asana and dance to create an inspiring, celebratory workout. From a foundation of vinyasa yoga, we'll expand our movement with the music, melding the mindful benefits of yogic concentration with the freedom and release of dance. Expect to sweat, release and be challenged in a playful, supportive environment. Deepen your practice, ...

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Rhythm & Motion

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Friday May 4, 9:00 AM

Berkeley

Rhythm & Motion is a high-energy, dance-based workout that incorporates a dynamic mix of movement and music styles. The choreography is firmly rooted in dancer fundamentals and is inspired by popular music from around the world, including Latin, hip hop, African, alternative and R&B. Taught by experienced dancers, Rhythm & Motion is for Everyone!

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Advanced Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Friday May 4, 9:30 AM

Berkeley

Experience world-class instruction and live musical accompaniment in a challenging ballet class taught by BBT Artistic Director Robert Dekkers, recommended for advanced students or professionals.

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Ballet Beginner Level- David Bertlin and Ronn Guidi

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community center

Friday May 4, 10:30 AM

Berkeley

Ballet is the foundation of all dance and one of the most beautiful and graceful of all dance styles. This is an open level class, If you have the desire to learn but have never dance before or if you are coming back after a long break, this may be the class for you. We will dance and learn together. Class will focus on basic ballet technique, proper body alignment, terminology, musicality and ...

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Saturday May 5

Scandinavian Dance Party

Nordic Footnotes

Saturday May 5, 7:30 PM

Menlo Park

Nordic Footnotes invites you to kick up your heels at our monthly dance parties. Hambo, Polska, Springar, Schottis, and more! Dance to live, traditional music of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. A one hour class will precede the dance party, and the dance party will include many dances that are easy to join in without prior knowledge.

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Free Contemporary Congolese Dance Class at LINES Dance Center

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Saturday May 5, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Take a free class with the Congolese dance master, Byb Bibene. Explore movements inspired by the Congolese traditional dance forms and how these dances are a springboard to the African contemporary dance aesthetic. You will delve into the bodily essence and experience of movement. Byb’s teaching style is warm, friendly and filled with humor. Whether you are new to African ethnic and/or ...

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Fiesta Sin Fronteras

BANDALOOP

Saturday May 5, 3:00 PM

Oakland

Fiesta Sin Fronteras Hosted by Luka's Taproom & Lounge with short Performances by BANDALOOP The Great Wall of Oakland 415 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 Details regarding the event coming soon! ○ 3pm ○ 4pm ○ 5pm Photo Credit: Joel Wiechert The Great Wall of Oakland, Dances from Thin Air

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Being Danced. An experiment in communal Play!

Shannon Sahaja

Saturday May 5, 11:00 AM

Emeryville

"True play is revolutionary. While tradition conserves and preserves, play turns over a new leaf, turns things upside down, stands things on their heads. We’re urged to play around and not follow the rules, to take risks, to be spontaneous, open-ended, experimental, and inventive. Play is accessible to everyone." ~ James Carse's 'Finite and Infinite Games' Are you taking yourself too ...

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Improvisational Performance Practice

Aura Fischbeck Dance

Saturday May 5, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Join Aura Fischbeck Dance as we expand our creative process to the natural environment. We are currently researching material for an evening length work entitled DUSK, and as part of our process we will be practicing/performing during the sunset at Ocean Beach.

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Pilates Level 2 - Karen Emery

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community center

Saturday May 5, 9:00 AM

Berkeley

Pilates is a system of stretching, strengthening and moving thru your body in order to understand your alignment, balance and efficiency of movement. With over 20 years of experience, Karen will create a program that beginners and experts will both appreciate *** Class takes place in the Front studio***

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Flamenco Level 1- Yaelisa

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community center

Saturday May 5, 12:00 PM

Berkeley

Sat. 12-1pm Beg Flamenco: For new or more experienced Beginners to build foundation in rhythm, footwork and upper body dynamics. A good intro class for the Bulerias class that follows at 1pm Yaelisa teaches a broad range of flamenco styles and levels from beginner to advanced students. She is an Emmy Award-winning choreographer and master instructor who teaches all aspects of the art of ...

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Odissi Indian Classical Dance - Guru Vishnu

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community center

Saturday May 5, 2:30 PM

Berkeley

*** Class takes place in the rear studio***

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Korean Traditional Drum Dance Workshop!

OngDance Company & School

Saturday May 5, 4:00 PM

San Francisco

We are glad to announce that OngDance Company & School will have a "Korean Traditional Drum Dance Workshop" in San Francisco. OngDance Company & School is the best Korean Dance Company with the highly professional reputation in Bay Area. Instructors are Koreans who have professional and certified dance skills and knowledge. Most importantly, they are passionate, kind and thoughtful to fully ...

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K-pop Cover Dance Workshop!

OngDance Company & School

Saturday May 5, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

We are glad to announce that OngDance Company & School will have a "K-pop Cover Dance Workshop" in San Francisco. OngDance Company & School is the best Korean Dance Company with the highly professional reputation in Bay Area. Instructors are Koreans who have professional and certified dance skills and knowledge. Most importantly, they are passionate, kind and thoughtful to fully support ...

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Korean Traditional Fan Dance Workshop!

OngDance Company & School

Saturday May 5, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

We are glad to announce that OngDance Company & School will have a "Korean Traditional Fan Dance Workshop" in San Francisco. OngDance Company & School is the best Korean Dance Company with the highly professional reputation in Bay Area. Instructors are Koreans who have professional and certified dance skills and knowledge. Most importantly, they are passionate, kind and thoughtful to fully ...

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Shadows and Light

Quicksilver Dance

Saturday May 5, 4:00 PM

Berkeley

During this Informal Showing, Quicksilver Dance will share two dances in an relaxed atmosphere. The first piece will be an excerpt from "Children of Hobbes," which explores the darker side of human nature through visceral movement narratives of power, control and survival. The second will be Quicksilver's latest work-in-progress, which uses several of Georgia O'Keefe's iconic paintings as scores. ...

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Sunday May 6

Kathy Mata Ballet Presents Bay Area Dance Week Celebration 2018

Kathy Mata Ballet

Sunday May 6, 3:30 PM

San Francisco

Kathy Mata Ballet is celebrating our 30th Anniversary and will present classical and contemporary ballet pieces, performed with live accompaniment. Company members and guests will be performing many different dance styles, including musical theater, modern, lyrical fusion, contemporary, character and much more. Come and enjoy what promises to be a fun afternoon of dance.

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An evening of original work by 6 choreographers

Molissa Fenley and Friends

Sunday May 6, 6:30 PM

San Francisco

Molissa Fenley and Friends is an evening curated by Molissa of Mills alumnae and visiting New Yorkers. Inaugurated in 2000, this year's grouping will be our 8th presentation. We always present at the venue headed by Joe Landini, this year we will be at SAFEhouse at 145 Eddy Street. Line-up of artists: Molissa Fenley, Garth Grimball, Aisan Hoss, House of Lauren, Erik Lee and Joslyn Mathis-Reed. ...

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Intro to Odissi Indian Classical Dance

Guru Shradha

Sunday May 6, 10:00 AM

Palo Alto

We invite you to join us for a class in Odissi Indian Classical Dance. Experience the body conditioning exercises in preparation of the dance, Odissi basic technique, a sampling of steps to try out and the Bhumi Pranam, salutation to Mother Earth. We look forward to you joining us and see you there! Odissi is a classical dance form from the East Indian state of Orissa. It is characterized ...

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Dance-a-Rama

Terrain

Sunday May 6, 2:00 PM

Berkeley

DANCE-A-RAMA Back by popular demand! 19th Annual Dance-a-Rama! Come join 10 of the East Bay’s most exciting choreographers in an afternoon of informal performances at Western Sky Studio in Berkeley’s vibrant Eighth Street Artists’ Center. Two entirely different shows, at 2 and 3 p.m. will feature a diversity of dance forms from Contemporary Dance to Middle Eastern Dance to Dance ...

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Baile en la Calle: The Mural Dances 2018

Brava! for Women in the Arts

Sunday May 6, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Brava's annual event takes over the streets and alleys of the Mission to celebrate and preserve the neighborhood’s living cultural heritage. The Bay Area's most dynamic dance companies and performing artists offer an artistic interpretation of the murals with narration by Precita Eyes Muralists docents.

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LadyBOS Women's Performance & Workshop

Flying Studios

Sunday May 6, 4:00 PM

Oakland

Are you craving more creativity and expression in your life? Come join us for the culmination ritual performance of our 5-week women's series and experience a taste of LadyBOS ensemble connection. LadyBOS is an avenue to empower our innate feminine strength, beauty, and intuitive connection as women. May this be a catalyst to turn on the creative spark within you and refine the instrument of your ...

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Showgirl Awakening 101: a transformational approach to dance and life

Showgirl Awakening

Sunday May 6, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Showgirl Awakening weaves together Art (dance and movement), Psyche (psychological growth) and Spirit - combined with sizzle, vivaciousness, glitter, ruffles, fringe, feathers, and shiny things. This workshop could be for you if you… ...are drawn to dance, improv, costume-like-clothing and glitter as well as embodied movement-based practices (e.g. yoga, zumba, improv theater, latin dance, ...

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CAPOEIRA With Broderick Rodell

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

Sunday May 6, 3:30 PM

Berkeley

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art and dance that is played as a game in a circle to live music. Although shaped in the cauldron of Brazil, its roots extend into Africa. This Capoeira class will include the training of fundamental movements as well as music. Interspersed within a class, students will also learn about the etiquette, language, and philosophy of the game. If you are interested in ...

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DANCEVERSITY

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

Sunday May 6, 1:15 PM

Berkeley

Founded in the summer of 2005, Danceversity World Dance for Youth offers youth access to alternative dance forms from around the world, creating an atmosphere where artistic expression is fostered, competitiveness discouraged, and diversity celebrated. By using dance as a platform for understanding culture and community, Danceversity teaches youth to respect different cultures and their unique ...

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Rhythm & Motion

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday May 6, 10:00 AM

Berkeley

Rhythm & Motion is a high-energy, dance-based workout that incorporates a dynamic mix of movement and music styles. The choreography is firmly rooted in dancer fundamentals and is inspired by popular music from around the world, including Latin, hip hop, African, alternative and R&B. Taught by experienced dancers, Rhythm & Motion is for Everyone!

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Intermediate Pas De Deux

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday May 6, 3:15 PM

Berkeley

Expand your ballet vocabulary by learning elements of male/female partnering from classical ballet. This class is open to female students who have been en pointe for one or more years. Men can be complete beginners. Dancers are encouraged to take the prior ballet class in order to be sufficiently warmed up.

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