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Friday April 21

Kick-Off for Bay Area Dance Week 2017

Dancers' Group and Rhythm & Motion

Friday April 21, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Details on the 2017 Kick-Off event will be posted in January 2017. The Kick-Off event will acknowledge the 2017 Dancers Choice Awardees and Della Davidson Prize recipient. The Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off is a chance to promote your work, company or school to downtown visitors, shoppers and workers enjoying One Dance amidst the beauty of San Francisco's City Hall Rotunda. Bring flyers, ...

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Ethnic Dances from the Balkans and Beyond

Kopachka Folk Dancers

Friday April 21, 7:30 PM

Mill Valley

Discover your inner rhythm, timing and love of learning new, sometimes intricate, often mesmerizing dances from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Turkey, Greece and beyond. Lesson from 7:30-8:30pm; dance program starts at 8:30pm.

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Learn Two Ballroom Dances!

Allegro Ballroom

Friday April 21, 7:00 PM

Emeryville

Learn how to connect with a partner and move gracefully across the floor! No partner required - just bring your awesome self and come ready to have fun.

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Intermediate Hip Hop

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Friday April 21, 3:00 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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International Folk Dance Party

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Friday April 21, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Make your request from our international repertoire of over 200 dances. Dances are at all levels including lots of dances for beginners (we’ll show you how!). They 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 ...

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HeART of Market

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Friday April 21, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Come be part of this annual community performance event and see a diverse spectrum of local dance artists – including HeART with LINES Community Programs, LINES Ballet’s education programs, and the LINES Ballet Company – in an outdoor family performance designed for audiences of all ages.

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Adult Advanced Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Friday April 21, 9:30 AM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for advanced students or professionals. Enjoy world-class instruction and live musical accompaniment.

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Open Rehearsal of The Studio Company

The New Ballet School

Friday April 21, 1:00 PM

San Jose

A view into the inner workings of a rehearsal featuring our Studio Company, a group of young dancers ages 17-24. This weekly series allows viewers an insight into the rehearsal process. An informal showing where viewers may enter and exit during the rehearsal and bring their lunch!

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Chloë Test

Chloë Test

Friday April 21, 2:15 PM

San Francisco

The sun had not yet risen. The sea was indistinguishable from the sky, except that the sea was slightly creased as if a cloth had wrinkles in it. Gradually as the sky whitened a dark line lay on the horizon dividing the sea from the sky and the grey cloth became barred with thick strokes moving, one after another, beneath the surface, following each other, pursuing each other, perpetually. As ...

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La Zumba Latina

Flying Studios

Friday April 21, 6:30 PM

Oakland

Join Zumba instructors, Andreina Febres and Adriana Oyarzun, for a 75 minute, latin dance workout, where you'll learn to dance merengue, salsa, reggaeton, samba, and more. No experience is necessary and all levels are welcomed. Get ready for an energetic dance happy hour (and half)!

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Family Night Folk Dancing

Changs International Dancers

Friday April 21, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Come dance with other families at a very special evening of children's dances, taught by our own children's dance teacher. It will be followed by easy folk dances from the world village at 8:30pm-10:30pm. Stay for some of the night or all! Remember, the families that dance together, have fun together.

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Saturday April 22

Ways Not To Drown

Deborah Slater Dance Theater

Saturday April 22, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Dance & Theater Workshop open to artists & creatives of all disciplines. Experiment using writing, moving & vocalization to create new material, gain specific, repeatable tasks to take home and use in your own creative process. How do you locate source material, transform it into your art form & translate it for an audience? Dive deep into your creative process and end up somewhere unexpected! ...

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Non Stop Bhangra Party

Non Stop Bhangra

Saturday April 22, 9:00 PM

San Francisco

Ever wanted to visit India? Go on a beautiful journey with Non Stop Bhangra and experience the sounds, rhythms, colors, and flavor of India right here in SF. One of a kind night featuring dance lesson, dance performances, live drummers, dj sets, visuals, live art, henna, food and more. Imagine a scene from a Bollywood movie smack in the middle of a thumping nightclub, the rhythm of pounding feet, ...

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dNaga Open Rehearsal

Danspace

Saturday April 22, 1:30 PM

Oakland

Enjoy a one time only opportunity to observe dNaga in an open rehearsal.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Saturday April 22, 10:30 AM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Beginning Salsa and Musicality

Allegro Ballroom

Saturday April 22, 1:00 PM

Emeryville

Come learn the basic steps of the dance... but with and extra twist! You will also learn how to dance to the feel of the music. Simple variations of the basics will allow you to express yourself creatively! I promise you will leave with new found self-confidence and freedom of expression.

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Youth Ballroom Program

Allegro Ballroom

Saturday April 22, 2:00 PM

Emeryville

The Allegro Youth Program provides ongoing free ballroom classes for youth 8-18 taught by champion dancers Olga & Dima Sukachov. Dima and Olga will quickly move you through the awkward stage and you'll be amazed at the dancer you'll become

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Polynesian Dance Conditioning - Basic Steps and Fitness Fun

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts Center, Inc

Saturday April 22, 9:30 AM

Alameda

Learn the basic Hula & Tahitian dance steps used in our Polynesian Dance Conditioning class, and then enjoy fun and fitness with us at 10 am.

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Making Networks: Exploring Creative Choreography

UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Saturday April 22, 10:00 AM

Berkeley

This workshop, Krista DeNio, is open to all and will include a brief physical warm-up, followed by creative exchange through improvisational, ensemble building exercises. Next we'll do some "making", bringing creative ideas into choreographic action. Generative content will be used from "NETWORK", the Berkeley Dance Project piece choreographed by DeNio about networks of communications among ...

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Chinese Dance for Children

Lily Cai Dance Company

Saturday April 22, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Lily Cai Dance Company would like to invite students from all over San Francisco Bay Area to experience joy and beauty through Chinese dance.

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Saturday April 22, 9:00 AM

San Jose

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Intergenerational Dance & Storytelling

USF Dance Generators

Saturday April 22, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Join Dance Generators, USF’s intergenerational performance company, for a lively workshop that engages participants in our signature dance/theater process. We invite people of all ages to explore memory through movement, practicing improvisation and composition with dynamic group of students, adults and elders from throughout the Bay Area. You can also catch a sneak peak of the company’s new ...

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Beginning Hip Hop

City College San Francisco

Saturday April 22, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

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

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Beginning Tap

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Saturday April 22, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Warm up with basic tap vocabulary and learn a rhythmic phrase or two

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Outdoor performance

Funsch Dance

Saturday April 22, 3:00 PM

San Francisco

Outdoor dance performance at Golden Gate Park's Spreckels Lake featuring Aura Fischbeck, Christy Funsch, and special guests

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An afternoon of half hour sampler classes followed by a performance

DanceVisions

Saturday April 22, 2:00 PM

Palo Alto

2:00-2:30 Hip hop, 2:40-3:10 Cardio Jazz, 3:20-3:50 Belly dance, 4:00-4:30, MindfullyFit Yoga, 4:40-5:10 MidfullyFit Posture, 5:20-5:50 Contemporary 6:15-6:45 Performance by faculty and students of DanceVisions, 8:00-10:00 Dance Jam- do your own dance

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Intermediate Ballet

Danspace

Saturday April 22, 11:00 AM

Oakland

An intermediate ballet class where students will focus on intermediate barre combinations and center work.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Saturday April 22, 10:30 AM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Breema: The Art of Being Present

The Breema Center

Saturday April 22, 10:00 AM

Oakland

The more you are present, the more you can connect with others, and with all life. Please be comfortable sitting and working on a padded floor. Sign up to receive a mini-session 11:30am-noon.

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Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Modern Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Saturday April 22, 1:30 PM

San Francisco

Body movement through modern dance emphasizing alignment, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, and dance vocabulary using techniques pioneered by Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham

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Argentine Tango

Mission Cultural Center for Latino

Saturday April 22, 11:30 AM

San Francisco

Partnered Social dance in an embrace

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Sample Classes JCCSF: Hip Hop, Bollywood, Zumba and more...

Jewish Community Center of San Francisco

Saturday April 22, 10:00 AM

San Francisco

Come Dance with Us! - JCCSF celebrates Bay Area Dance Week 2017 on April 22 with a fun morning of hip hop, Zumba, Bollywood and more. 10:00am-12:00pm, four different styles to try in 30 minute segments. FREE, don't miss out!

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Be A Choreographer For A Day

Quicksilver Dance

Saturday April 22, 2:15 PM

Berkeley

Have you ever wondered how a dance is made, moment-to-moment in the studio? After a short introduction to choreographic ideas and tools, participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to direct one or more Quicksilver dancers in changing and developing a pre-set movement phrase and then to share their creation with the whole group. Thus, unlike a typical choreography workshop in which ...

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Sunday April 23

The Nia Technique: Mind Body Spirit Dance

San Francisco Bay Nia

Sunday April 23, 10:00 AM

Walnut Creek

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to ...

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Pop Burlesque Dance

Pop Burlesque Dance Workshop

Sunday April 23, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Pop Burlesque fuses moves from the burlesque era with street jazz dance technique. The 50-minute workout begins with a warm up and closes with a choreographed routine - all set to pop music. Sign Up at MoveWith.com (click "Website" below).

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Matinee Munch

Danspace

Sunday April 23, 2:00 PM

Oakland

The students of Danspace put on a short performance of works they have completed throughout the year and concludes with a small brunch open to all.

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Adult Beginning Ballet

Danspace

Sunday April 23, 10:30 AM

Oakland

A beginning ballet class where students will learn the basic movements of ballet.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 23, 1:30 PM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Adult Ballet: Pas De Deux

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 23, 3:00 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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Essentials with Heather Bornfeld

Rhythm & Motion at ODC School

Sunday April 23, 10:00 AM

San Francisco

Rhythm & Motion's Dance Workout is a high energy dance-based workout class that develops fitness through dance and creative physical expression. Essential Rhythms is an excellent introductory class for students new to the workout program, and is ideal for all Rhythm & Motion students who wish to focus more intently on workout choreography and on the fundamentals of dance technique. For ...

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Modern Essentials with Becca Kim

Rhythm & Motion at ODC School

Sunday April 23, 8:30 AM

San Francisco

Modern Essentials is perfect for beginning students, those new to our regular modern classes, or experienced dancers looking to focus more on choreography and technique. Spend more time breaking down combinations than in our Fusion or Modern classes, while still working up a sweat!

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Day of Dance for Every Body

Big Moves

Sunday April 23, 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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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Sunday April 23, 9:30 AM

San Francisco

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Sunday April 23, 9:00 AM

Milpitas

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Adult Introduction to Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 23, 4:00 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. Join us to 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!

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Sunday Somatics: The Feldenkrais Method®

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 23, 1:30 PM

Berkeley

Based in The Feldenkrais Method®, this open class emphasizes gentler movements tailored to dancers for gathering tools for coordination, stability, alignment, and flexibility. – DISCOVER options for increased fluidity and grace – DEVELOP dynamics connected to core power centers for well-organized dance form – IMPROVE coordination, stability, alignment, flexibility

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Adult Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 23, 12:00 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students at least two years of ballet training. Work to develop musicality, artistry, strength, and technique while dancing to live musical accompaniment.

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Biodanza in Nature

Biodanza in Nature

Sunday April 23, 2:00 PM

Larkspur

Exhilarating, Playful, Heartwarming, Community, Joyous, Profound, Relaxing. Biodanza is a beautiful ritual of movement that gently facilitates deep personal transformation. It opens your heart and activates your inherent potential for joy, connection, play, imagination, creativity, and curiosity. Through movement and inspirational music Biodanza reduces stress, awakens your zest for life and ...

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Movement Prep

Athletic Playground

Sunday April 23, 4:30 PM

Emeryville

This 1-hour class is a fusion of strength and conditioning, mobility and coordination, and restorative movements. It will help you move with more ease, fluidity, and power in everything you do. Participants can expect to play games, move like animals, and smile and sweat.

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sjDANCEco Festival @ Santana Row

sjDANCEco

Sunday April 23, 10:00 AM

San Jose

Join us for our 15th sjDANCEco Festival! During our all day (10am-5pm) festival in the beautiful urban, Santana Row Park, you will see performances representing the diversity of dance styles in the Bay Area and beyond, danced by young children, middle and high school groups, pre-professional companies, universities, and professional companies. Invited professional guests will perform ...

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Kathy Mata Ballet Dance Week Celebration

Kathy Mata Ballet

Sunday April 23, 3:30 PM

San Francisco

Kathy Mata Ballet presents 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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Monday April 24

Adult Beginning Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Monday April 24, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class designed for students with at least one year of movement experience but no ballet necessary. Learn the basic elements of ballet and combine them into simple steps that develop your grace, strength, and artistry.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Monday April 24, 11:30 AM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Argentine Tango Dance and Music Program at SF Community Music Center

Intimate Embrace Tango

Monday April 24, 6:30 PM

SF

Come visit the Argentine Tango Dance and Music Program of the SF Commmunity Music Center in a beautiful Victorian Auditorium with outdoor patio! 6:30-8pm All level Argentine Tango Dance class with Sonja Riket for those with some Tango experience. 8:15-9:45pm Tango Music Ensemble open rehearsal led by Scott O'Day. www.IntimateEmbraceTango.com

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Beginning Zumba

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Monday April 24, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

"Shake what ya mama gave ya" move to world-wide rhythms while getting sweaty. No dance experience required, just a good attitude and willing to shake!

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Teen & Adult Creative Dance (16+)

Project Commotion

Monday April 24, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Enjoy the Project Commotion experience with a playful approach to contemporary dance, incorporating self-expression, body conditioning and exploration of creative processes. Expect to sit, lay down and move across our sprung dance floor. Instructor: Yaxkin Hernandez Melville

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Pre-Teen/Teen Family Creative Dance

Project Commotion

Monday April 24, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Youth and their parents are invited to come and play, dance and enjoy the Project Commotion experience. Families will share the studio for this combo class that explores dance from a creative approach while building basic skills, body control and conditioning and space awareness.

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Flowing Energy in Dance

Lily Cai Dance Company

Monday April 24, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Lily Cai takes you to a new level of strength, stamina, and artistry - a technique that develops inner power, core strength, and intuitive motion drawn from the Chinese concept of Qi. Lily believes in bringing the consciousness of the body into all dances. The body is first. Beautiful movement is the result. This technique, teaches you how to lighten your body, sustain movement, and dance ...

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Flamenco

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Monday April 24, 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.

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Beginning Argentine Tango

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Monday April 24, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Introduction to Vals (Argentine waltz), a subset of Argentine Tango: identifying the basic musical pulse of vals and applying Argentine Tango fundamentals (walking, ochos) to that musical pulse."

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Beginning Argentine Tango

City College San Francisco

Monday April 24, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Introduction to Vals (Argentine waltz), a subset of Argentine Tango: identifying the basic musical pulse of vals and applying Argentine Tango fundamentals (walking, ochos) to that musical pulse."

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Monday April 24, 8:30 PM

San Jose

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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5Rhythms Based Creative Expression

Syzygy Dance Project/Sylvie Minot

Monday April 24, 7:00 PM

Sausalito

5Rhythms teacher Sylvie Minot will lead an introductory dance class using music and movement exercises to explore self-expression and creativity. 5Rhythms movement releases the dancer in everybody - regardless of shape, age, size or previous dance experience - and has the power to catalyze healing and creative-expression. This class will be a great introduction to the 5Rhythms!

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Beginning Ballroom Dance

City College San Francico Physical Education and Dance

Monday April 24, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Learn the basics of 4 different Ballroom dances - Foxtrot, Tango, Cha cha, and Rumba

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Movement Meditation

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

Monday April 24, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Space Awareness, Qi Gong Energy Work, and Mind-Body Training

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Adult Advanced Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Monday April 24, 9:30 AM

Berkeley

Join us for an ballet class recommended for advanced students or professionals. Enjoy world-class instruction and live musical accompaniment.

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Sacred Dance of the Silk Road with Miriam Peretz

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

Monday April 24, 8:30 PM

Berkeley

Persian & Central Asian dance infused with contemporary and devotional movement practices This unique class form offers a full range of expression from traditional Silk Road dances, to devotional, contemporary, and improvisational movement. The class begins with an invocation, a greeting of the divine presence within the group and space, becoming fully present, and connecting with community in ...

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Breema Bodywork and Principles

The Breema Center

Monday April 24, 7:00 PM

Oakland

Find out how Breema’s universal principles can support us in doing the bodywork and in daily life as we learn and practice Breema sequences and Self-Breema. Please be comfortable sitting and working on a padded floor.

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Beginning Jazz Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Monday April 24, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

A beginning Jazz Dance that incorporates across the floor movement and a short Jazz combination

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Beginning European Folk Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Monday April 24, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Folk dances from around the world

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Step into Greek Dance!

Greek Feet

Monday April 24, 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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Intro to Aerial Dance

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company

Monday April 24, 6:00 PM

Berkeley

Ready to try something new? Come take a class with UpSwing Company and see why it has been said to be the most fun, creative workout!

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Tuesday April 25

Bhangra Dance

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Tuesday April 25, 8:00 PM

San Francisco

Want to add a little exercise to your week thats not the same old cardio workouts while trying something cultural and positive? Heard of or ever been to a Non Stop Bhangra event? Voted one of the best dance parties in SF, it's a place where people get down to some of the most energetic and contagious beats found on a dance floor. Come try out their Bhangra Dance Class with Dholrhythms Dance Co. ...

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Modern Jazz

Danspace

Tuesday April 25, 6:15 PM

Oakland

A class that explores basic Horton modern exercises and combinations along with classic Jazz technique.

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Introductory class to North India's kathak

Chitresh Das Institute

Tuesday April 25, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Introductory class to kathak, classical dance of North India, with Charlotte Moraga, Artistic Director of the Chitresh Das institute.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Tuesday April 25, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students at least two years of ballet training. Work on your musicality, artistry, strength, and technique while dancing to live musical accompaniment.

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Pre-Beginner level Argentine Tango dance

Intimate Embrace Tango

Tuesday April 25, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Finding the Joy of Connection and Powerful Healing in this compassionate dance. Join award winning Teacher Sonja Riket in her signature workshop on the somatic approach to Argentine Tango. Using somatic exercises, we will explore our body's ability to listen and respond to another's presence in preparation for partner dancing. Guided by the music we will share the joy of communicating through ...

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Performance Installation Open Rehearsal and Q & A

Liss Fain Dance

Tuesday April 25, 1:00 PM

San Francisco

An open rehearsal and Q & A of Known Once, a performance installation the audience experiences from multiple perspectives. Based on personal stories and movement created in intensive workshops with students ages 11 to 13 and seniors in their nineties.

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Beginning Zumba

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Tuesday April 25, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

"Break a sweat and get your groove on in ZUMBA! Zumba is a cardio dance class based on Latin and street dance forms."

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Energy in Movement

City Aikido

Tuesday April 25, 6:15 PM

San Francisco

In this non-violent martial arts class, you will collaborate and blend with your partner’s energy and the present situation. Aikido’s applications for harmony and peace is effective in receiving and responding to life’s daily pressures. In Aikido, like in dance, there’s alignment, mind body practice, flexibility, rhythm, extension and flow. In class, there will also be a performance ...

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Beginning Salsa and Latin Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Tuesday April 25, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Learn how to dance Salsa and Bachata to passionate Latin music.

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Beginning Swing Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Tuesday April 25, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Join us for an introduction to the basic footwork for East Coast Swing, the dance seen in the 1950s on American Band Stand. No partner required.

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Hula - Beginning Basics for Teens and Adults

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts Center, Inc

Tuesday April 25, 6:00 PM

Alameda

An introduction to Hula, one of Hawai'i's beautiful cultural arts. All levels welcome.

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International Dance in the Afternoon

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Tuesday April 25, 1:30 PM

Berkeley

Beginners and experienced dancers welcome to learn dances 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 dancing over seventy years! It is a group of nearly 200 people of all ages who enjoy doing a great variety of folk dances. Free, easy parking ...

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Adult Ballet

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

Tuesday April 25, 10:30 AM

Daly City

For teens and adults, teachers, and former dancers, who love to stay fit in an open ballet training taught by Miss Irene Liu. Miss Liu was trained by world renowned teacher/choreographer Viktor Kabaniaev and is currently a teacher/choreographer in WSPA.

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Modern Dance from The Inside Out

Berkeley Moving Arts

Tuesday April 25, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

A unique approach to modern dance technique based on the teachings of Erick Hawkins, That encourages the efficient use of the Body's natural structure.

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Jazz Funk

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Tuesday April 25, 5:00 PM

Berkeley

Get a workout, acquire jazz dance technique and flexibility. Learn a variety of 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 for Columbia University.

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Salsa

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Tuesday April 25, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

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, Owner of Latin Connection Dance ...

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Tuesday April 25, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Adult Introduction to Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Tuesday April 25, 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. Join us to 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!

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Intermediate Modern Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Tuesday April 25, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Body movement through modern dance emphasizing alignment, muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination, musicality, and dance vocabulary using techniques pioneered by Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham

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Dance History

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Tuesday April 25, 9:30 AM

San Francisco

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

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Pre-Ballet for Kids

Mission Cultural Center for Latino

Tuesday April 25, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

Introduction to ballet for children aged 6-7

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Biodanza: To Dance With Life

Biodanza

Tuesday April 25, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Biodanza is a transformational movement practice that expands our capacity to live in the present. Integrating music, movement, and authentic interactions, a weekly Biodanza practice increases joy and aliveness, reduces stress, awakens creative expression and enriches our relationships. Through this unique personal and spiritual growth practice, discover the best of yourself, others and life! All ...

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Intermediate Ballet

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Tuesday April 25, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Builds upon and refines the foundations of ballet technique with emphasis on balances, turns, epaulment, adagio and traveling combinations.

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World music dance floor with DJ Amar and Fusion Bellydance performance

Underground Nomads

Tuesday April 25, 8:00 PM

San Francisco

Come see local as well as special guest fusion bellydance artists, then dance to the beats of DJ Amar and Suresh

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Wednesday April 26

Advanced Beginning- Intermediate Ballet

Danspace

Wednesday April 26, 7:30 PM

Oakland

An advanced beginning- intermediate ballet class.

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Adult Beginning Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Wednesday April 26, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class designed for students with at least one year of movement experience but no ballet necessary. Learn the basic elements of ballet and combine them into simple steps that develop your grace, strength, and artistry.

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ODC/Dance Open Rehearsal

ODC

Wednesday April 26, 4:30 PM

San Francisco

Join ODC/Dance, San Francisco's premier modern dance company, for an open rehearsal of "boulders and bones," choreographed by Brenda Way and KT Nelson. Inspired by the work of visual artist Andy Goldsworthy and set to a commissioned score by acclaimed cellist Zoë Keating, Way and Nelson's fearless choreography touches on transformation in both art and nature. Afterwards, stay for a Q&A with ...

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Balkan and International Folk Dance

Carriage House Folk Dancers

Wednesday April 26, 7:45 PM

Atherton

Please come join our welcoming group of dancers as we explore a wide variety of musical styles, cultures and movements in the 100+ year old historic Carriage House at Holbrook Palmer Park, complete with wood floors! We dance to great music, enjoy heart-healthy exercise and especially enjoy the warmth of good friends.

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Beginning Bachata

Allegro Ballroom

Wednesday April 26, 7:30 PM

Emeryville

Come learn this simple sexy dance from the Dominican Republic. Rodney is a master teacher who passionately believes in and teaches the Authentic style. No partner required!

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Beginning Zumba

City College San Francisco

Wednesday April 26, 5:00 PM

San Francisco

"Shake what ya mama gave ya" move to world-wide rhythms while getting sweaty. No dance experience required, just a good attitude and willing to shake! "shake what ya mama gave ya" move to world-wide rhythms while getting sweaty. No dance experience required, just a good attitude and willing to shake!

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Tahitian Dance and Drumming

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts Center, Inc

Wednesday April 26, 7:15 PM

Alameda

Introductory class to the rhythm and dance from the Islands of Tahiti. All levels welcome.

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Body Tales & Authentic Movement for Women

With Oliva Corson & Lysa Castro

Wednesday April 26, 6:15 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-directed movement, embodied stories and empathetic witnessing.

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American Tribal Style® Belly Dance

Sandi Ball

Wednesday April 26, 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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Feldenkrais, Awareness through Movement®

City College San Francisco

Wednesday April 26, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Experience benefits for dancers and other performers in Feldenkrais, Awareness Through Movement® class. Likely Performance demo by current students included.

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Bellydance

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Wednesday April 26, 7:00 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

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Bollywood

YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Wednesday April 26, 6:00 PM

Berkeley

Want to get a great workout while learning Bollywood dance steps? Please join us at the YWCA "Chalo Let's Dance" Bollywood class. No experience required.

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Wednesday April 26, 8:00 PM

San Jose

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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The Art of Social Dance: African American Couple Dances

Dimensions Dance Theater

Wednesday April 26, 7:00 PM

Oakland

African American Couple Dances from the 1920's-present. Participants will explore the styles of Lindy, Chicago Stepping and Detroit Ballroom. Please, bring a friend!

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Beginning Hip Hop

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Wednesday April 26, 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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Education Programs Open House at LINES Dance Center

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Wednesday April 26, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Take a peek at the classes and rehearsals of LINES Ballet Training Program and San Francisco School of the Arts.

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LINES Dance Center at Union Square - Union Square Live

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Wednesday April 26, 12:30 PM

San Francisco

Come be part of this annual community performance event and see a diverse spectrum of local dance artists – including LINES Dance Center Choreography and Performance Workshops, LINES BFA at Dominican University, and LINES Ballet Training Program – in an outdoor family performance designed for audiences of all ages.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Wednesday April 26, 11:30 AM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Norwegian Folk Dance Party for All Experience Levels

Nordahl Grieg Leikarring

Wednesday April 26, 7:30 PM

Mountain View

The Nordahl Grieg Leikarring og Spelemannslag are a social and performing group focusing on traditional Norwegian dance and music, plus occasional dances from other Scandinavian countries or North America. Please join us for an evening of easy Norwegian folk dancing to live music. Dances will include mixers, figure dances, couple dances, and song dances. Couples or singles are ...

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Dance Art Sanctuary with Miriam Peretz

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

Wednesday April 26, 10:00 AM

Berkeley

Cultivate an empowered body, a polished heart, and a universal soul through the art of dance. A ritual infused, ethno-contemporary class focused on exploring ways to embody prayers and intentions through movement and dance. Opening the senses and awareness to the space and to each other we search for spirals in the body, fluidity in the spine, moving from the center, finding deeper ...

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The Gateway to Being Present: Self-Breema

The Breema Center

Wednesday April 26, 6:00 PM

Oakland

The simple, natural movements of Self-Breema exercises support body, mind, and feelings to work together in the direction of increasing receptivity, balance, and openness to life. This class features instruction and practice of Self-Breema exercises.

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Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Jazz Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Wednesday April 26, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Get your top hats and character shoes ready for a Fosse inspired Jazz class. Students experience Broadway-style jazz warm-up and combinations.

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Beginning/Advanced Beginning African Haitian Dance

City College San Francisco Physical Education and Dance

Wednesday April 26, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Come learn the beautiful dances of Haiti and dance to the wonderful accompaniment of live percussion by Baba Duru

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Hope Mohr Dance: Precarious Open Rehearsal

Hope Mohr Dance

Wednesday April 26, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Please join Hope Mohr Dance for an open rehearsal and look into the choreographic process for "Precarious," Mohr's newest work for HMD's 10th Anniversary Home Season.

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International Folk Dance

San Francisco Dance Circle

Wednesday April 26, 10:45 AM

San Francisco

Learn a variety of folk dances from many parts of the world at this weekly class. Have fun, meet new people. All levels are welcome. Lines, sets, partners, trios--we do it all! Beginners welcome to start anytime.

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Open Rehearsal and Discussion with UpSwing Company

UpSwing Aerial Dance Company

Wednesday April 26, 8:30 PM

Berkeley

Watch UpSwing Company in rehearsal on newest work. Ask questions of the dancers or director. Be the first to see the newest dance being created.

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Thursday April 27

Tamalpa Dances with Joy Cosculluela

Tamalpa Institute

Thursday April 27, 12:30 PM

Berkeley

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/ Scoring. Drawing from the Halprin’s body of work, participants will be introduced to the ...

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Ballet Fundamentals

Danspace

Thursday April 27, 7:30 PM

Oakland

A ballet class that focuses on basic fundamentals of ballet technique.

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Teen/Adult Hip Hop

Danspace

Thursday April 27, 6:30 PM

Oakland

A hip hop class for dancers 16 and up that focuses on the foundations of hip hop movement.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Thursday April 27, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Fusion at Women's Building with Ken Scott

Rhythm & Motion at ODC School

Thursday April 27, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Rhythm & Motion's Dance Workout is a high energy dance-based workout class that develops fitness through dance and creative physical expression.

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Maori, the Dance of New Zealand

Halau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts Center, Inc

Thursday April 27, 7:15 PM

Alameda

An introduction to Maori Waiata A Ringa (action dances) as well as a dance demonstration using Maori Poi (dance implement).

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International Folk Dance for Beginners

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Thursday April 27, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Beginners and experienced dancers welcome to learn dances 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 dancing over seventy years! It is a group of nearly 200 people of all ages who enjoy doing a great variety of folk dances. Free, easy parking ...

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Smuin's Dance Series 02 in Rehearsal

Smuin Contemporary American Ballet

Thursday April 27, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Come see Smuin dancers up close in an open studio rehearsal in honor of Bay Area Dance Week! Observe our 16 dancers during a typical day in the studio, working in conjunction with our ballet master and various choreographers to perfect the Company's new works for the stage. Don't miss this behind-the-scenes look at our upcoming program Dance Series 02; featuring a world premiere by acclaimed ...

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Thursday April 27, 8:30 PM

San Jose

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam by Mona Khan Company

Thursday April 27, 7:30 PM

Milpitas

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Home Season 2017: Rites of Passage

USF Dance Generators

Thursday April 27, 7:00 PM

San Francisco

Dance Generators are a group of USF students, adults and elders from throughout the Bay Area, ages 18 to 84. Together we create thought-provoking works of dance/theater and stretch audiences' definitions of dance. Directed by Natalie Greene and Krista DeNio, this concert uses dance, theater, improvisation and storytelling, to illuminate and embody many different RITES OF PASSAGE. This joyous and ...

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East Bay 5Rhythms Dance!

Sayrah Garrison

Thursday April 27, 7:30 PM

Oakland

The 5Rhythms is a conscious dance practice rooted in the principle that if you put the psyche in motion it will heal itself. The 5Rhythms are Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness. These Rhythms are a moving map to ecstasy that, when practiced, help us to get grounded in our bodies, express our hearts and clear our minds. In essence it is a dynamic moving meditation that nourishes ...

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Persian and Silk Road Dance

Farima Dance

Thursday April 27, 8:30 PM

San Jose

Experience one of the world’s most enchanting dance forms! Learn choreography, culture, history, and technique of Persian, Near Eastern, and Central Asian dance. Classical Persian and Silk Road dance combines swirling arabesques, sweeping gestures, shoulder isolations, footwork patterns, and dazzling spins to beautiful music.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Thursday April 27, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students at least two years of ballet training. Work on your musicality, artistry, strength, and technique while dancing to live musical accompaniment.

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The Gateway to Being Present: Self-Breema

The Breema Center

Thursday April 27, 12:00 PM

Oakland

The simple, natural movements of Self-Breema exercises support body, mind, and feelings to work together in the direction of increasing receptivity, balance, and openness to life. This class features instruction and practice of Self-Breema exercises.

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Capoeira

Mission Cultural Center for Latino

Thursday April 27, 6:30 PM

San Francisco

Afro-Brazilian Martial Art

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Biodanza: To Dance with Life

Biodanza

Thursday April 27, 7:00 PM

Berkeley

Biodanza is a transformational movement practice that awakens creative expression and expands our capacity to live in the present. Integrating music, movement, and authentic interactions, a weekly Biodanza practice increases the joy and aliveness we feel in life, enriches our relationships, and honors the inherent beauty of the human journey. Key words: Authentic Movement, Creative expression, ...

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Tarot as a Basis for Meaningful Choreography-Intro

Polarity Tarot

Thursday April 27, 5:00 PM

Berkeley

FIND YOUR INNER ARCHETYPE Introducing how to implement the Tarot for personal and universal choreography, with Miriam Jacobs and guest choreographer May Kesler. *Craft an expressive dance using the Tarot as a guide. *Use Tarot for the first time or in a new way. *Evoke the healing power of dance/movement.

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Balkans and Beyond

Mandala Folk Dance

Thursday April 27, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

The Mandala Folk Dance Center with instruction by Edith Bourbin first hour and request dancing to follow. All are welcome and no partners are needed.

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Fusion Belly Dance with Kamille of RockaBelly

RockaBelly

Thursday April 27, 6:00 PM

Oakland

Come to a sassy and body-enhancing fusion bellydance class with Kamille of local dance company RockaBelly. Moving muscles was never so fun and felt so good.

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DANCE TO MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Saratoga International Dance Family

Thursday April 27, 7:30 PM

Saratoga

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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Friday April 28

The Nia Technique- Mind, Body, Spirit Dance

San Francisco Bay Nia

Friday April 28, 9:30 AM

Orinda

Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life - body, mind and soul. We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to ...

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Amy Seiwert's Imagery @ DZine Gallery

DZine and Amy Seiwert's Imagery

Friday April 28, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

Amy Seiwert's Imagery performs at DZine in conjunction with the launch of the gallery's show "Pure: Burning Bright." Gallery opening from 6-9, exact dance performance times TBA.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Friday April 28, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students at least two years of ballet training. Work on your musicality, artistry, strength, and technique while dancing to live musical accompaniment.

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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Friday April 28, 11:30 AM

Berkeley

Open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Energy in Movement

City Aikido

Friday April 28, 6:15 PM

San Francisco

submitted In this non-violent martial arts class, you will collaborate and blend with your partner’s energy and the present situation. Aikido’s applications for harmony and peace is effective in receiving and responding to life’s daily pressures. In Aikido, like in dance, there’s alignment, mind body practice, flexibility, rhythm, extension and flow. In class, there will also ...

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Capoeira and Traditional African-Brazilian Dances

Project Commotion/Capoeira Ijexá

Friday April 28, 6:30 PM

San Francisco

Capoeira is an African-Brazilian ritualized way of combat, it’s a self-defense disguised as a dance. This class, led by Mestre Urubu Malandro of Capoeira Ijexá, will explore movements of capoeira along with other traditional Afro-Brazilian dances of maculelê and dança guerreira.

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Open Company Class & Open Rehearsal with choreographer Amy Seiwert

AXIS Dance Company

Friday April 28, 11:30 AM

Oakland

Join AXIS Dance Company as they prepare to celebrate 30 years of innovation under the new artistic direction of Marc Brew. All abilities welcome for this company class geared towards experienced adult dancers. Following our 1.5 hr company class, we invite participants and dancers of all ages and skill levels to attend a sneak peek of Amy Seiwert's work The Reflective Surface that will be ...

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International Folk Dance Party

Berkeley Folk Dancers

Friday April 28, 7:45 PM

Berkeley

Make your request from our international repertoire of over 200 dances from Europe, the British Isles, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, USA and other places. Dances at all levels including lots of dances for beginners (we’ll show you how!). Our repertoire includes couple, line, circle, and set dances. Berkeley Folk Dancers (BFD) has been dancing over seventy years! It is a group of ...

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Modern Dance from The Inside Out

Berkeley Moving Arts

Friday April 28, 10:00 AM

Berkeley

A unique approach to modern dance technique taught by Ruth Botchan, based on the teachings of Erick Hawkins, that encourages the efficient use of the body's natural structure.

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Adult Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Friday April 28, 6:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students at least two years of ballet training. Work on your musicality, artistry, strength, and technique while dancing to live musical accompaniment.

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Brazilian Samba

Mission Cultural Center for Latino

Friday April 28, 6:30 PM

San Francisco

A lively, rhythmical dance of Afro-Brazilian origin

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Latin Hip Hop (Mixtiso)

Mission Cultural Center for Latino

Friday April 28, 6:15 PM

San Francisco

Modern Hip Hop fusing Latin dance moves

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Tarot as a Basis for Meaningful Choreography-Intro

Polarity Tarot

Friday April 28, 11:00 AM

Berkeley

FIND YOUR INNER ARCHETYPE Introducing how to implement the Tarot for personal and universal choreography, with Miriam Jacobs and guest choreographer May Kesler. *Craft an expressive dance using the Tarot as a guide. *Use Tarot for the first time or in a new way. *Evoke the healing power of dance/movement.

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Join Hands for World Dance

Stanford International Dancers

Friday April 28, 8:00 PM

Palo Alto

Explore, learn, and participate in dances originating from cultures worldwide. Emphasis is on fun, not skill. Join us for a world dance lesson then later travel the world with us in dance to lively ethnic music. No partner necessary.

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International Folk Dance

Changs International Dancers

Friday April 28, 7:30 PM

San Francisco

Changs International Dancers offer both traditional and current dances of the world for all dancing levels. There will be easy dances and requests for favorite dances. Perfect for an introduction or return to folk dancing.

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Saturday April 29

Bharatanatyam: Tradition to Trends!

Naina Shastri/SAFEhouse for the Arts

Saturday April 29, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

We will have an interactive session learning the basics of this ancient art form, Bharatanatyam, followed by a presentation of various pieces both traditional and contemporary by the students of Ushanjali School of Dance.

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Dances for Camera - Film Screening

San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Saturday April 29, 2:30 PM

San Francisco

In honor of Bay Area National Dance Week (April 21 – April 30) San Francisco Public Library in partnership with the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library are pleased to screen selections from the San Francisco Dance Film Festival's October 2016 Fall Festival. Schedule: 2:30pm: 2016 SFDFF Shorts Highlights 3:30: feature documentary"Kick, Ball ...

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Saturday April 29, 7:00 AM

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SF Ballet Company Class Viewing at the War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco Ballet

Saturday April 29, 11:45 AM

San Francisco

Want to see the artists of SF Ballet up close and in action? Go behind the scenes with San Francisco Ballet, the oldest professional ballet company in America. Observe the dancers of SF Ballet in action in a Company class, led by one of the Company's Ballet Masters, on stage at the War Memorial Opera House. Guess will enjoy open seating in the Opera House auditorium.

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Beginning Salsa and Musicality

Allegro Ballroom

Saturday April 29, 1:00 PM

Emeryville

Come learn the basic steps of the dance... but with and extra twist! You will also learn how to dance to the feel of the music. Simple variations of the basics will allow you to express yourself creatively! I promise you will leave with new found self-confidence and freedom of expression.

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Intro to Aerial Yoga

Zaccho Center for Dance and Aerial

Saturday April 29, 10:00 AM

San Francisco

Our Aerial Yoga class is a combination of traditional yoga poses and postures practiced using a soft fabric suspended at waist height, allowing students to achieve proper postural alignment in exciting new ways. In this class, you will sample various exercises that will promote a deep understanding of your body through an adventurous and restorative practice. You will develop core, upper and ...

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Creative Movement & Tumbling for kids of all abilities! (Ages 3-8)

MAGIC Dance Arts

Saturday April 29, 9:00 AM

Milpitas

This sensory-friendly dance class for children ages 3-8 will move creatively with the use of props, visuals, and imaginative prompts. We specialize in working with children with special needs, however children of any and all abilities love to dance with us!

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Free Classes for Newcomers

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Saturday April 29, 9:00 AM

San Francisco

If you're new to the Dance Center or you haven't taken class with us for more than a year, come take any of our open classes FREE of charge. The number of free slots are limited so come early.

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Bodywerk Dance

Flying Studios

Saturday April 29, 2:00 PM

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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Junior & Parent Creative Dance

Project Commotion

Saturday April 29, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Children and their parents/caretakers are invited to come and play, dance and enjoy the Project Commotion experience. Families will share the studio for this combo class that combines free exploration, guided gross motor and sensory activities, and exploration of rhythm and dance. Children begin to organize patterns of movement individually and alongside peers and parents model and interact with ...

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Intro to Duncan Dance: Isadora's Past, Present and Future

Mary Sano Studio of Duncan Dancing

Saturday April 29, 12:00 PM

San Francisco

Join us for our annual open studio event on International Dance Day! You can take a sample Duncan dance class (12-1 pm) and observe Mary Sano and her Duncan Dancers as they rehearse for the upcoming 20th annual Dionysian Festival celebrating the 140th anniversary of Isadora Duncan's birth. (1-2 pm) Q & A Session (2-2:30 pm)

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Tahitian Fitness

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

Saturday April 29, 2:30 PM

Daly City

Low aerobic and body strengthening with live Tahitian drumming and moves.

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Kabaniaev's Professional Ballet Division

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

Saturday April 29, 12:00 PM

Daly City

A chance to observe Viktor Kabaniaev's Professional Ballet Division training and a special viewing of student Solo Variations he has coached.

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Creative Movement for Children using Ballet and Jazz

Westlake School for the Performing Arts

Saturday April 29, 2:30 PM

Daly City

Using ballet and jazz moves, children ages 3-6 will learn to dance in a controlled but fun environment.

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Saturday April 29, 9:00 AM

San Jose

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Afro-Cuban Modern with Natalia Aceves

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Saturday April 29, 3:00 PM

San Francisco

Ramón Ramos Alayo is a dancer, teacher, choreographer and the founder and artistic director of the Alayo Dance Company and CubaCaribe. Ramos was selected by the Cuban government to study dance in Santiago de Cuba at age eleven. In 1990 he earned a masters degree in contemporary and folkloric dance and dance education from the Havana’s National School of Art. He was the principal dancer with ...

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Family Art Day

MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Saturday April 29, 12:00 PM

San Jose

Come for a celebration of art and culture from the Latin American diaspora! MACLA's Family Art Day annually welcomes families and youth of all ages for an afternoon of engaging visual art activities, an outdoor stage with multi-cultural music and dance performances, dance classes for youth, free gallery tours, and more!

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Open Dress Rehearsal of Into the Heartwood

SoCo Dance Theater

Saturday April 29, 2:00 PM

Santa Rosa

Into the Heartwood is a performance piece created on the redwood sculptures of Bruce Johnson by SoCo Dance Theater with the Quanta Chorale. The audience will move with the dancers and chorus through the sculpture garden site. Following the open dress rehearsal there will be opportunity for the audience to interact with the sculptures.

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Adult Introduction to Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Saturday April 29, 12:30 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. Join us to 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!

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Intro to Breema

The Breema Center

Saturday April 29, 10:00 AM

Oakland

Breema bodywork and Self-Breema movements are ideal for practicing body-mind connection and the art of being present. No prior bodywork experience is necessary, but please be comfortable sitting and working on a padded floor.

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Hula Pahu - Hawaiʻiʻs Sacred Dance

Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance

Saturday April 29, 7:30 PM

Berkeley

Join Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine in a presentation of the sacred hula of Hawaii. Our presentation will include a Q&A session.

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April Follies Same-Sex Ballroom Competition and Show

April Follies

Saturday April 29, 9:30 AM

Oakland

Now in its 15th year, April Follies is the longest-running same-sex ballroom competition in North America. A full day of competition in Ballroom, Latin, social dances and more, by same-sex couples! You'll see salsa, cha-cha, samba, tango, quickstep, jive, country 2-step and much more. Most of the larger "mainstream" ballroom competitions do not allow same-sex couples to compete, so this is a ...

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Bhangra Dance

Dholrhythms Dance Company

Saturday April 29, 9:00 AM

San Francisco

Want to add a little exercise to your week thats not the same old cardio workouts while trying something cultural and positive? Heard of or ever been to a Non Stop Bhangra event? Voted one of the best dance parties in SF, it\'s a place where people get down to some of the most energetic and contagious beats found on a dance floor. Come try out their Bhangra Dance Class with Dholrhythms Dance Co. ...

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Ways Not To Drown

Deborah Slater Dance Theater

Saturday April 29, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

Dance & Theater Workshop open to artists & creatives of all disciplines. Experiment using writing, moving & vocalization to create new material, gain specific, repeatable tasks to take home and use in your own creative process. How do you locate source material, transform it into your art form & translate it for an audience? Dive deep into your creative process and end up somewhere unexpected! ...

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Sunday April 30

Pop Burlesque Dance Workshop

Pop Burlesque Dance

Sunday April 30, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Pop Burlesque joins Bay Area Dance Week. Join me for a Sunday dance workshop fusing moves from the burlesque era with street jazz dance technique. Sign Up at MoveWith.com (click "Website" below).

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Experience Breema Afternoon

The Breema Center

Sunday April 30, 2:00 PM

San Francisco

Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises are the ideal vehicles to practice body-mind connection, the first step towards an actual taste of being present. Breema's Nine Principles of Harmony can nurture receptivity in your relationship to yourself, to others, and to all life. Intro to Breema Class 2:30-3:45pm Complimentary mini-sessions from 2-2:30pm and 4-4:30pm Call 510-428-0937 to ...

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Martha Test

Martha Test

Sunday April 30, 10:00 AM

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Open House

The Pilates Center of San Francisco

Sunday April 30, 9:00 AM

San Francisco

Free 20 Minute Private Sessions

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WALKING AWAY — circumambulating Union Square

Tableau Stations / Isak Immanuel

Sunday April 30, 8:00 PM

San Francisco

A choreographic walk/work circumambulating San Francisco's Union Square area. Beginning at sunset, the walking, encircling, and disappearing body shifts in formation along the outer edges of the central public plaza. It acts in tandem with long durational walks/works circling the outer edges of the city of San Francisco. Conceptually and physically, the process looks to engage a discursive ...

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Afro-Haitian Dance with Laure Fleurentin (Free Class)

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center

Sunday April 30, 4:00 PM

San Francisco

Join us for a new class steeped in the African Diaspora from the Caribbean nation of Haiti with elements of traditional West African Dance. Afro-Haitian dance has greatly influenced the modern dance world, largely through the research and exposure of the legendary Katherine Dunham. Laure breaks down the movements and explains what the dance and its accompanying rhythm mean and what you should be ...

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Resist: a Conversation with Artists about Activism

Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC)

Sunday April 30, 5:30 PM

San Francisco

Margaret Jenkins will facilitate a conversation between Choreographer and Activist Larry Arrington, Performance Artist, Dohee Lee and Dancer, Writer, and Equity Analyst, Tammy Johnson around the intersection of their work and social justice. Whether you are defiant in the way you make work or the way you make waves, all forms of resistance are needed. Join the discussion around activism and ...

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May Dance: Advanced Modern with Randee Paufve

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

Sunday April 30, 10:00 AM

Berkeley

We honor Frank Shawl and Victor Anderson's mentor, May O'Donnell, with a free advanced modern class. Sacramento-born on May 1, 1906, O'Donnell was a soloist in the Graham company before she developed her own technique and company. O'Donnell was a major influence in Frank and Victor's life and her ethos and approach to dance lives on through our professional modern dance classes, performances and ...

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Bharatanatyam - traditions and trends

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

Sunday April 30, 4:00 PM

Berkeley

An introduction to Bharatanatyam, the classical dance of South India. An interactive session introducing the basic steps, history and evolution of the dance form!

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Sunday April 30, 9:30 AM

San Francisco

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Bollywood Dance-based Cardio Fitness

Bombay Jam

Sunday April 30, 9:00 AM

Milpitas

Bombay Jam® is the ultimate dance fitness total body workout that is effective, safe, easy to follow and packed with authentic Bollywood flavor!

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Sayawan Dance-a-thon

Sama Sama Cooperative

Sunday April 30, 2:00 PM

Oakland

Sample dance classes from Philippine Folk Dance, Hip Hop, Tahitian, Latin Ballrrom (Salsa & Rumba) traditions for an afternoon Dance-a-thon the whole family will love. All levels and kid-friendly instruction provided. Re-energize with Filipino refreshments & browse locally made and Philippine crafts.

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Experience Odissi & Kuchipudi Indian Classical Dance Styles

Guru Shradha/Madhuri Kishore Kuchipudi School

Sunday April 30, 3:00 PM

Palo Alto

Odissi from Odisha and Kuchipudi from neighboring state, Andhra Pradesh, have many similarities in their forms and also distinct differences. Odissi dancer, Niharika Mohanty along with her school, Guru Shradha, and Kuchipudi dancer, Madhuri Kishore along with Madhuri Kishore Kuchipudi School, collaborate to bring you a special presentation of these two styles. Witness the two styles, observe the ...

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Sunday Somatics: The Feldenkrais Method®

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 30, 1:30 PM

Berkeley

Based in The Feldenkrais Method®, this open class emphasizes gentler movements tailored to dancers for gathering tools for coordination, stability, alignment, and flexibility. – DISCOVER options for increased fluidity and grace – DEVELOP dynamics connected to core power centers for well-organized dance form – IMPROVE coordination, stability, alignment, flexibility

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Adult Ballet: Pas de Deux

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 30, 3:00 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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Adult Beginning to Intermediate Ballet

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Sunday April 30, 1:30 PM

Berkeley

Join us for an open ballet class recommended for students with at least two years of ballet experience. Come expand your movement vocabulary as we focus on musicality, artistry, strength, and proper alignment in this class designed for beginning and intermediate level dancers.

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Hula for Kids

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

Sunday April 30, 12:30 PM

Berkeley

A fun introduction to the hula tradition. Kids will learn a simple hula accompanied by live music.

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Energy in Movement

City Aikido

Sunday April 30, 11:00 AM

San Francisco

In this non-violent martial arts class, you will collaborate and blend with your partner’s energy and the present situation. Aikido’s applications for harmony and peace is effective in receiving and responding to life’s daily pressures. In Aikido, like in dance, there’s alignment, mind body practice, flexibility, rhythm, extension and flow. In class, there will also be a performance ...

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Intro to Tahitian Dance

Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance

Sunday April 30, 3:00 PM

Berkeley

Tahitian dance is a dynamic dance form that features intricate hip articulation and high energy movement. Join Halau Ka Ua Tuahine as we introduce you to the basics of this form.

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Intro to Hawaiian Hula

Mahea Uchiyama Center for Intʻl Dance

Sunday April 30, 2:00 PM

Berkeley

The hula is the national dance of the people of Hawaiʻi. Join Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine as we share the basic footwork and hand gestures of the tradition. Live musical accompaniment.

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Movement Prep

Athletic Playground

Sunday April 30, 4:30 PM

Emeryville

This 1-hour class is a fusion of strength and conditioning, mobility and coordination, and restorative movements. It will help you move with more ease, fluidity, and power in everything you do. Participants can expect to play games, move like animals, and smile and sweat.

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Blossom Festival - International Dance Party

Folk Dance Federation of N. CA.

Sunday April 30, 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. Stay for dance performance during intermission.

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Kathy Mata Ballet Dance Week Celebration

Kathy Mata Ballet

Sunday April 30, 3:30 PM

San Francisco

Kathy Mata Ballet presents 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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Soul Sanctuary Dance - Freestyle Community Dance

Soul Sanctuary Dance

Sunday April 30, 11:00 AM

Berkeley

Since 2003, Berkeley's midday Sunday 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 a welcoming and ...

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An evening of dance

Molissa Fenley and Friends

Sunday April 30, 6:00 PM

San Francisco

The seventh annual evening of dance curated by Molissa Fenley. Works by Molissa Fenley, Garth Grimball, Erik Lee, Cuauhtemoc Peranda and Jordan Wanderer.

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