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El Rincón Flamenco Show
Featuring Carmen Ledesma and Luis de la Tota

Friday, March 16th @ 7pm and 8:30pm
Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco
670 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Featuring Ballet Afsaneh and Nejad World Music Center
An evening filled with Persian culture, dance, music, and light appetizers in partnership with Persian Women In Tech.

Friday, March 23rd @ 8:30pm
San Francisco City Hall
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Featuring Emmy Award-winning flamenco dancer Yaelisa and her Caminos Flamencos group. Yaelisa performs with acclaimed flamenco dancers Fanny Ara, Valeria Montes, and Alexa Miton with Jason McGuire (“El Rubio”) on guitar and Spanish vocalists Ana de los Reyes and Felix de Lola.

Friday March 23rd @ 8pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco
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10th Annual SF Salsa Festival
A weekend of world-class performances, dancing, competition, and workshops with top salsa instructors.

Friday, March 23rd @ 5pm - 2 am
Saturday, March 24th @ 9am - 2 am

Park Central Hotel, 50 Third Street, San Francisco

Spring Magic Art & Dance
Presented by Shabnam Dance Company, a delightful evening of arts, belly dance and inspiration.

Saturday, March 24th @ 6:30 pm

Shabnam Dance Studio, 385 17th Street, Oakland

The Red Thistle Dancers
Scottish Country and Highland Dance performances

Saturday, Mar 24th, 11 am - 1pm

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

Splashomania 2018
The Bay Area's largest Color Rain Dance Holi Festival
The festival of colors
is one of the most celebrated Indian festivals. Featuring Gurus of Dance and gSquad, the largest Bollywood Musical company in the US. 10,000 pounds of free bio-colors, Bollywood dance, and flash mob.

March 31st, 11am - 3pm
Baylands Park, 999 East Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale
Free parking
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Asha Stanford’s Holi 2018
The biggest celebration of the Indian Spring festival in the Bay Area, that brings together an unique cultural experience with more than 5,000 lbs. of food-grade colors over two fun filled days. Includes dance performances as well as audience participation. Net proceeds support the education of underprivileged children in India.

Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and April 8th @ 11 am – 3 pm
Sandhill Fields, Stanford University

Dimensions Dance Theater — Kick High, Turn Fast: Celebrating 45 Years Of Dance
Highlights include two world premieres: a dance representing voices of the homeless, choreographed by company member Latanya d. Tigner and a dance inspired by the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman, choreographed by former company member Andrea Vonny Lee.

Friday & Saturday, April 13th & 14th @ 8pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland
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Rakkasah West
Long running Belly Dance festival featuring two stages of performances, classes, and workshops.

Friday, April 13th, 7pm to 11pm
Saturday April 14th,  noon to 10pm
Sunday April 15th, noon to 7pm

Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord

51st Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Cultural performances, food booths, live music, annual Cherry Blossom Queen program, and more.

Saturday, April 14th through Sunday, April 22nd
Japantown, San Francisco
Schedule and information: sfcherryblossom

Carnaval SF 2018: Royalty Competition
Contestants vie for the Carnaval San Francisco Prince & Princess, King & Queen, and Drag crown with performances, dancers, and musicians. The winners of the competition will be crowned as Royalty of the 40th Anniversary Carnaval San Francisco Grand Parade and Festival held on Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 26th to May 27th, 2018. 

Saturday, April 21st
11am - Children & Youth Competition
6pm - King, Queen, Royale, & Drag Competition
Mission High School, 3750 18th Street, San Francisco
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58th Annual Morgan Hill Haru Mastsuri (Spring Festival)
Performances by San Jose Taiko and Morgan Hill's Sandoshin Taiko plus other Bay Area Taiko groups.

Sunday, April 22nd @ 11 am (San Jose Taiko performs @ 4:30pm)
Morgan Hill Buddhist Temple

Bay Area Dance Week
A 10 day celebration of dance featuring hundreds of free classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations, and the Kick-Off event p
resented by Dancers’ Group.

Friday, April 27th - Sunday, May 6th

Rotunda Dance Series featuring the Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Event
Join in with hundreds of movers at the kick-off to the 20th annual Bay Area Dance Week. Led by Dudley Flores and Rhythm & Motion, this year’s kick-off features a “silent disco adventure.” Download or stream an audio track through the headphones of your smartphone and follow along with the simple movement instructions. No previous rehearsal necessary. After the “tour” ends and everyone’s warmed up and smiling, the music starts for One Dance, a short dance sequence in Rhythm & Motion’s trademark style of fun movement! One Dance is designed for movers of all ages and experience levels. Check out online video tutorials here, attend a free rehearsal, or simply follow along on the day of!

Friday, April 27th, @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall
Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, feel free to bring your own folding chair or cushion.
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Nrityagram Dance Ensemble
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, praised for its "burnished grace" and "selfless concentration," is much more than a dance company. With exceptional synchronicity, and compelling physicality the ensemble has earned international acclaim for its ability to redefine both dance and theatre.

Friday, April 27th @ 7:30 pm
Weill Hall, Sonoma State University
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Leela Dance Collective presents Son of the Wind
Bringing together the world's leading Kathak artists to charter new and unprecedented directions in Kathak dance, Leela Dance Collective performs the San Francisco premiere of their latest work Son of the Wind. Directed by Pandit Chitresh Das' senior disciples, Seibi Lee, Rachna Nivas and Rina Mehta, the show features an original score along with an ensemble featuring some of India's finest musical artists. Featuring a cast of all female, Kathak dancers, Son of the Wind is powerful as it turns history on its head by presenting a full cast of women playing roles both male and female.

Friday April 27th and Saturday April 28th @ 8pm

ODC Theater, 3153 17th Street, San Francisco
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El Rincón Flamenco Show
Featuring encore performances by guest dancers from Spain Jesus Carmona and Nino de los Reyes, and artistic director/dancer Carola Zertuche.

Saturday, April 28th @ 7pm and 8:30pm
Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco
670 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
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Cupertino Cherry Blossom Festival
Family festival honoring Cupertino’s sister city relationship with Toyokawa, Japan
featuring Japanese arts and culture. Performance by San Jose Taiko, SF Awakko Ren Awa Odori, Kiyonomoto-Ryu and others.

Saturday, April 29th - Sunday, April 30th
Cupertino Memorial Park
21121 Stevens Creek Boulevard Cupertino
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sjDANCEco Festival @ Santana Row
Celebrate National Dance Week in a free outdoor festival featuring the diversity and the wealth of our dance community. Situated in the popular Santana Row’s Santana Row Park, close to 70 groups perform within a seven hour window on the first Sunday of National Dance Week each spring.

Sunday, April 29th
Santana Row, San Jose

I AM TANGO by Tango Lovers
With an ensemble of 24 world-renowned professionals, World Tango Dance Champions, and acclaimed music prodigies, I AM TANGO presents a distinctive perspective of tango by staging its artistic evolution over time. The genre is represented by a central character named "Tango" who transits through different ages and cultures evolving with the passing of the years while maintaining the essence of the music that made its mark all over the world.

Sunday, April 29th @7pm
Herbst Theatre, San Francisco

41st Annual Nikkei Matsuri Festival (Japanese American Festival
Featuring San Jose Taiko, Genki Kids Dance Team, CYS Dance Group, and more in one of the nation’s last remaining Japantowns. Live performances on two stages will be featured throughout the day as well as cultural displays showcasing the traditional arts
and food of Japan.

Sunday, April 29th from 9:30am to 4pm
San Jose Japantown

16th Annual Children's Day — Dancing Across Cultures
Presented by Presidio Dance Theatre, featuring favorites from Dancing Across Cultures and performances that inspire the planet.

Monday, April 30th @ 9:30am & 11:00am
San Francisco War Memorial Opera House

Rotunda Dance Series featuring LINES Dance Center
The Rotunda Dance Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall for free monthly noon-time performances and is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and SF City Hall.

Featuring performances created by four of LINES’ nationally-renowned faculty, in collaboration with Dance Center students from LINES’ Performance Workshop program. These four pieces culminate an 8-week process of creativity, artistry and collaboration between professional teaching artists and non-professional dancers. Presenting work by Byb Bibene (African Rhythms and Movement), Christopher Lam (Ballet Performance), Seema Shah (Bollywood) and Nol Simonses (Modern) In addition, the performance will feature work by Alonzo King LINES’ Education Programs.

Friday, May 4th @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall
Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, feel free to bring your own folding chair or cushion.
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