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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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International Dance Party

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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Saturday April 28

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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Sunday April 29

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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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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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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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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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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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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Thursday May 3

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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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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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, 6:00 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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