DANCE COMMUNITY EVENTS
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Belly Dance every Tuesday
Featuring Rasa Vitalia
Every Tuesday @ 8PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St Studio A, SF
More info: MissionCulturalCenter
Free performance featuring Melissa Cruz dancer, Jason McGuire "El Rubio" on guitar, and Jose Cortes vocals.
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each month @ 10pm
Dunya Wine Bar, SF
Info: www.dunyasf.com or 415.400.5770
Milonga at The Verdi Club
Every Thursday @ 7 pm
The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, SF
Live Flamenco every second Saturday night of each month
Featuring Misión Flamenca
Second Saturday of each month @ 7:30 pm
Bissap Baobab Village
3372 19th Street @ Mission Street, SF
ODC Theater: Study Hall for Arts Professional
What is Study Hall? A designated time and place to share information and work on a specific aspect of arts administration and/or strategic planning. Each week will focus on a specific area. RSVPs will be limited and required.
February 1st - March 7th
Mondays @ 12PM - 1:30 PM and Fridays @ 5PM - 6:30PM
ODC Theater Building - Theater Conference Room
3153 15th Street, San Francisco
More Information: ODCTheater
Ballet Afsaneh: Open Auditions/Performance Ensemble
Ballet Afsaneh is looking for 3 to 6 trained dancers interested in joining the company in Spring 2016. The Ballet Afsaneh performance ensemble repertory includes both traditional Central Asian dance forms and contemporary dance.
Thursday, February 11th @ 8-10PM
2525 8th Street #16, Berkeley
More Info: BalletAfsaneh
A. Spearman &Co. presents The Heart Sessions
A. Spearman &Co. presents an afternoon of mini-classes expressing love for self and love for others. You're gonna work up a sweat stepping in the name of #Love through Brazilian, Samba, Modern and Hip Hop grooves!
Sunday, February 14th @ 3pm - 6pm
The Beat, Berkeley Performing Arts
2560 9th St. Suite 119 Berkeley
$15 General $10 Students (with ID)
More info: TheHeartSessions
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) Powwow
The Native American two-spirits LGBTQ community convenes for their fifth annual powwow at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Two-spirit individuals represent a diverse group of Native Americans, including masculine-oriented women, feminine-oriented men, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-identified, and other people whose gender types mix male and female characteristics. The Two-Spirits Powwow is open to all and features performers in traditional Native American regalia, dancing, singing, drumming, and joyful celebration.
Saturday, February 20th @ 10AM
Fort Mason Center
More Info: BAAITS
Caminos Flamencos: Yo. Soy. Flamenca.
Three evocative and thrilling performances of purely traditional flamenco with Guests artists from Spain in a 10-member ensemble with music by maestro Jason McGuire "El Rubio" that covers flamenco from the early 1960's to the present. Daughter of Bay Area Flamenca, Isa Mura and famed painter, Irving Petlin, a life colored by survival, creativity and contribution.
Saturday, February 20th @ 3PM and 8PM
Sunday, Feburary 21th @6PM
Fort Mason Center
The Cowell Theater, San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$40 VIP $75
More Info: CaminosFlamencos
The Kāpili Polynesian Dance and Music Workshops are a gathering of students of Polynesian cultural arts who will join together with kumu hula, artistic directors, musicians and artisans willing to share their talent and aloha. Study with a Master Teacher for a full weekend.
Saturday and Sunday, February 20th-21st
Registration and info: KapiliRegistration
Cascada de Flores: "Soggy Sunday's" Kids' Series
Cascada de Flores (Cascade of Flowers) features singer Arwen Lawrence and guitarist Jorge Liceaga as they perform "The Tree and the Donkey Who Loved to Sing (El Árbol y el Burro que Quería Cantar)" for children of all ages. In this bilingual and participatory program, Cascada de Flores tells its own origin story of traditional music and dance, which explodes with rhyme, fun musical instruments, and sweet characters. You might meet the donkey and its jawbone, the abuelito and the vulture, the marimbol, the dance box, and the little "mosquito" guitar.
Sunday, February 21 @3PM
1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
Tickets: $6 Children/$8 Adults
More Information: CascadaDeFlores
Shabnam Dance Company and Ooh La La: Bellydance For Syria
Shabnam and Ohh La La plus performers from Shimmy Vixen Workshop will be joining many top Bellydancers and troups at this benefit for Syria.
Sunday, February 21st @ 7 pm
Mountain View Center for Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View
More Info: ShabnamDanceCompany
Chitresh Das Dance Company: Shiva
The Chitresh Das Dance Company delivers a performance celebrating the life, work, and legacy of its founder and artistic leader, Pandit Chitresh Das. Shiva is a powerful and gripping work, its drama showcasing the technical mastery, grace, and nuance of the company's members, all of whom are recognized as master practitioners of kathak dance.
Saturday, February 27th @ 8PM
Sunday, February 28th @ 3PM
101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley
More Info: ChitreshDasDanceCompany
La Tania: Fiesta Flamenca
Join us at Studio Grand for an evening of flamenco music and dance led by international award winning flamenco dancer La Tania. In an intimate setting, witness top flamenco guest artists, up and coming local dancers, and top off the evening with a juerga (an informal improvised dance party) which will include Sevillanas, Bulerias, & Tangos por Fiesta.
Sunday, February 28th @ 7PM
Studio Grand Oakland
3234 Grand Avenue, Oakland
More Info: LaTania
Farruquito makes his triumphant return to US after more than a decade with a new show, Improvisao, a return to essence of flamenco: where the artists shed all artifice, relying on improvisation to create an intimate and visceral encounter with the audience.
Tuesday, March 1st @ 8PM
The Palace Of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon St, San Francisco
Tickets: $35, $55, $75, $125
More Info: Farruquito
Chinese Performing Arts of America: Spring Festival Silicon Valley
2016 marks the Chinese Performing Arts of America (CPAA)'s 25th Anniversary. The theme of the 8th Spring Festival Silicon Valley is Global Spring Celebration. We will present the beautiful dances and music of Chinese, Indian, Korean, Flamenco, Mexican, and others. In addition, CPAA will world premiere our new work “Silk Road Fantasy” to celebrate this special occasion.
Saturday, March 5th @ 7:30PM
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
255 Almaden Blvd., San Jose
Tickets: $25, $38, $50, VIP $100
Bay Area Flamenco Festival: İOh Vida!
For the first time ever, extraordinary Spanish Gypsy singer Esperanza Fernández joins in a sizzling collaboration with a giant of Latin Jazz, Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Together they celebrate the inimitable Cuban singer Beny Moré (1919-1963) and his Spanish Gypsy counterpoint, the revered flamenco cantaor Manolo Caracol (1909-1973).
Wednesday, March 9th @ 8PM
401 Van Ness Ave, Ste 110, San Francisco
Tickets: $35, $55, $75, $125
More Info: BayAreaFlamencoFestival
Kawika Alfiche: Live Hawaiian Music & Dance
Kawika alfiche along with Hālau o Keikiali'i, a live group of extraordinary Hawaiian musicians and dancers. Don't miss this performance!
Sunday, March 13th @ 5PM
1630 Powell St (@Green), San Francisco
$12/$15 Food A La Carte or $39.95 Dinner Special
Blossom International Folk Dance Festival
Large fun party program of folk dances from around the world for participation. All levels of dancers welcome. A National Dance Event.
Sunday, April 24
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Dances for all ages Workshop
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM General Dancing
City College of San Francisco - Health and Wellness Center, Room 301
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco
More Info: BlossomInternationalFolkDanceFestival
This artistically ambitious film brings with it the opportunity to grow awareness of the powerful art of flamenco, to bring new levels of richness and inspiration to the complexities of life, and to celebrate the expansiveness of the human spirit.
Coming soon 2016.