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Carola Zertuche Annual Student Recital 2018
Join Carola Zertuche centro de Arte Flamenco for their Annual Student Recital with guest Artists, Singer Roberto Zamora, Flamenco guitarist Roberto Aguilar and Classic Guitarist Scott Feichter. Dancers of all ages and levels perform tradicional and new choreographies. Join us for a lively event of beautiful dancing, colorful costumes, Mantones, Castanets, bata de cola, fans and even live music by professional artists.

Saturday & Sunday, July 28th & 29th @ 7pm to 9pm
Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco, 670 South Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
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Art & Soul Oakland
Featuring a wide variety of musical and dance performances on four stages. International dance performances include Yak to the Bay Turf Dance Battle, Carla Service & Dance-a-Vision, SambaFunk featuring the Funkquarians, and Kinetic Arts Circus.

Saturday & Sunday, July 28th & 29th @ noon to 6pm

Frank H. Ozawa Plaza, downtown Oakland
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Salimpour School of Belly Dance Level 4 Certification Recital
Suhaila Salimpour's Bellydance Certification Program is composed of two dance formats, Suhaila format and Jamila format, and each includes five levels. Each level builds on the previous level, providing specialized training within a logical, cumulative sequence. By the time dancers reach Level 4, they are required to perform in the Salimpour School Certification Performance Recital. Each candidate must perform their own personal choreographies, and improvise to a live Arabic Band playing classical Arabic music. Join us for an exciting evening of dance and music!

Sunday, July 29th @ 5:45pm
George and Sonja Vukasin Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
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Pistahan Parade and Festival
The Pistahan festival showcases world-class entertainment on the main stage at the Yerba Buena Gardens. From dance, hip-hop, jazz, to martial artists, there will be something for everyone!

Parade: Saturday, August 11th @ 11am
San Francisco Civic Center (parade runs along Market Street toward 4th)
Festival: Saturday & Sunday, August 11th & 12th @ 11am to 5pm
Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco

Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival
Featuring: Urban Jazz Dance Company (Bay Area)
Visceral Roots Dance Company (Bay Area)
Caroline Liviakis Dance Company featuring Zahna Simon (Bay Area)
Ian Sanborn (California)
Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theatre in collaboration with NorCal Services for the Deaf/Hoh (Sacramento)
Kathia Jimenez (Costa Rica)
Matthew Schwartz (New York)
Brandy Mimms (Arkansas)
Alana Campbell (California)
Angelo Canico-Ricasata (San Diego, California)
Dagoberto Huerta (Chile)
Deaf Dance Academy (Turkey)
Kartal Municipality (Turkey)

Friday & Saturday, August 10th & 11th @ 8pm
Sunday, August 12th @ 4pm
Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco
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Bharatanatyam Margam by Rukmini Vijayakumar
Rukmini, is the Artistic Director of her Classical Dance Company Raadha Kalpa and Director of her Art Space LshVa. Her Bharatanatyam practice doesn't confine itself to a particular style, but more to an aesthetic and dynamic choice that varies from one choreography to another.

Friday, August 17th @ 7:30pm

EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco
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Monthly Rotunda Dance Series featuring Jubilee American Dance Theatre
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. Jubilee American Dance Theatre performs dance, song, and music of the American Folk Tradition.

Friday, September 7th, Noon
San Francisco City Hall
Open seating on the Rotunda stairs; bring your own folding chair or cushion.
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Tributo – Los Lupenos 50th Anniversary Concert Season
Honoring their master instructors and choreographers: a humble tribute to seis maestros, six master instructors, researchers, and choreographers that have shaped their repertoire over the last 49 years. Styles, costuming, and arrangements have varied but the essence of their work has lasted through the decades. Under the artistic direction of choreographer Samuel Cortez, Los Lupeños will transport you to six different regions of México by staging six master works.

Saturday, September 29th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 30th @ 2pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater (corner of Alum Rock & King)
School of Arts and Culture, 1700 Alum Rock, San José
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