World Arts West serves the world, traditional, and folk dance
communities of Northern California by presenting and advancing
multicultural performing arts. We accomplish this through:
- The San Francisco
Ethnic Dance Festival and its audition process.
- The Community Involvement Initiative, a program designed
to raise awareness of the ethnic dance community and its needs.
- Special Events:
Workshops, symposiums, lecture/demonstrations, special receptions,
and master classes.
You can see the large variety of performers who have
been a part of our productions by visiting
Ethnic Dance Festival Dancer pages or by looking through our archives of People
Like Me (Arts Education Program) Performer Biographies. (Historical information now available online
World Arts West has been presenting and promoting
the dance and music traditions of the world for over forty years,
creating opportunities for individuals and communities to celebrate, share,
and sustain the vitality of ethnic and traditional dance.
Our work promotes the importance of cultural heritage for strengthening ethnic identity and community.