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Flamenco Wednesdays

Free performance second and fourth Wednesdays of each month @ 10pm
Dunya Wine Bar, SF
Info: or 415.400.5770 or 415.400.5770

Milonga at The Verdi Club Thursdays

Every Thursday @ 7pm
The Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, SF

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Mix'd Ingrdnts Dance Company
Presented by
Dancers' Group and World Arts West
Through a diverse mixture of movement and poetic prose, the all-female dance company Mix’d Ingrdnts will perform In Between the Seams, which aims to push boundaries and broaden understanding of the importance of human connection. In a world where the meaning of connection is rapidly changing and evolving, Mix’d Ingrdnts Dance Company explores the value and challenges of connection—with ourselves, our environments, and each other.

Friday, September 2nd @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall, Rotunda
Open seating on the Grand Staircase (feel free to bring your own folding chair)
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The Conference of the Birds: presented by EnActe & Sangam Arts
Thirty dancers and fifteen actors representing twelve ethnic traditions spanning four continents feature in one vibrant, multi-sensory interpretation of the timeless Sufi quest narrative - The Conference of the Birds.

Friday, September 9th @ 8pm
Saturday, September 10th @ 2pm and 8pm

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose
Tickets: $20-$100
More Info: TheConferenceOfTheBirds

Mares presented by the San Francisco Flamenco Dance Co.
San Francisco Dance Co. partners with world class artists from Spain to present the premiere of 'Mares'. Featuring guitarist Antonia Jimenez, gypsy singers Kina Mendez and Jose Cortes, percussionist/poet Luis de la Tota and dancers Kerensa DeMars and Melissa Cruz.

Saturday, September 17th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 18th @ 2pm

Brava Theater
2781 24th Street, SF
Tickets $15-35 available at
More Info: or 415.641.7657

Caminos Flamencos Presents Una Planta y Seis Cuerdas
A Flamenco recital directed and choreographed by Emmy award-winning dancer Yaelisa.
Featuring 30 dancers collaborating in a performance of new choreography and solo works accompanied by the acclaimed musicians Jason McGuire “El Rubio,” Jose Cortes and Yaelisa, with support by Terceto Kali featuring Marlon Aldana on percussion and Paul M. Sounder on bass.

Sunday, September 18th @ 7pm
Lane College Theater
900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Tickets online: or 800.838.3006T
Tickets at the door: $28
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The Cashion Cultural Legacy presents Tierra Mestiza
Featuring celebrated Mexican folk dance group, Los Lupeños de San José, in full concert under the direction of choreographer Samuel Cortez, with guest artists Los Lupeños Juvenil, Madrigal Musical, and Mariachi Estelar.

Saturday, September 24th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 25th @2pm

Plaza Theater at the School of Arts and Culture
Mexican Heritage Plaza, San José
Assigned seating tickets are $20 in August, $25 in September.
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HAMSA: 5 Women's Dances from the Middle East
A special evening of dance entertainment and cultural education highlighting 5 women's dances from Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, and Afghanistan
.  Performances of regional dance in traditional regalia by Middle-Eastern dance specialist Hannah Romanowsky. This multi-media presentation will also highlight the region's rich historical legacy of art, architecture, and music through an informative slideshow presentations followed by a Q&A.

Sunday, September 25th, 5-7pm
Tickets: $20 advance online here or $25 door
Sebastopol Subud Hall and Sirens Studio
234 Hutchins Avenue, Sebastopol
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8th Annual Belly Dance Competition
Sign up to compete and win cash prizes. Interested performers, vendors, and volunteers please sign up.

Sunday, October 2nd @ 5pm
Sirens Studio and Theater
234 Hutchins Avenue, Sebastopol
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Rotunda Dance Series featuring AXIS Dance Company
Presented by Dancers' Group and World Arts West

Friday, October 7th @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall, Rotunda
Open seating on the Grand Staircase (feel free to bring your own folding chair)

Jubilee American Dance Theatre

Saturday, October 8th @7:30pm
CUE Theater
1835 Colfax Street, Concord
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Vijaya Dashmi 2016: International Dance Competition
Folk Dance Theme - Good vs. Evil.  Bollywood Dance Theme: Balance - Career and/or Family.

Sunday, October 9th @ 12pm-6pm
Chabot College Theatre
25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward
Participant Fees: $45 per participant before June 19th, $65 per participant
Attendee Tickets: $30 per attendee before June 19th, $55 per attendee
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ABADA - Capoeira San Francisco
Adult & Teen 25th Annual Batizado Graduation Ceremony & Performance
Mestra Márcia Cigarra’s 25th Annual Batizado & Performance
Featured Guest Artist: Mestre Morcego from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sunday, October 9th, 1-3pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
$10 donation at the door for non-participating attendees; Kids 12 and under Free
ACSF Capoeira Arts Center
3221 22nd Street, SF
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Teatro Visión's annual Día de los Muertos musical, MACARIO
The classic Dia de los Muertos story told through music and dance, and song.
The 4th annual production of a San Jose tradition, f
eaturing new dance choreographies by Samuel Cortez, Artistic Director of Los Lupeños de San José.

October 13th-23rd

Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock, San Jos
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Dimensions Dance Theatre

Saturday, October 15th @ 8pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center For the Arts
1428 Alice Street Oakland
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The Natives Are Restless – presented by Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu
From overthrow to uprising, an epic tale of Hawaiian resilience.

Saturday, October 15th @ 8pmThe Natives are Restless
Sunday, October 16th @ 3pm The Natives are Restless

Saturday, October 22nd @ 5:30pm - Gala
Saturday, October 22nd @ 8pm – The Natives are Restless
Sunday, October 23rd @ Noon - Hula for Families (one-hour, general admission performance for families)
Sunday, October 23rd @3pmThe Natives are Restless

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3301 Lyon Street, SF
Tickets: City Box Office online or phone 415.392.4400 or 800.407.1400
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Rotunda Dance Series featuring Mussel Rock Cloggers
Presented by Dancers' Group and World Arts West

Friday, November 4th @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall, Rotunda
Open seating on the Grand Staircase (feel free to bring your own folding chair)

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco: El Latir del Tiempo
One of the oldest dance companies in the Bay Area, Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of home season performances entitled:  El Latir del Tiempo / The Beat of Time

Friday, November 4th @ 8pm
Mountain View Center For The Performing Arts
500 Castro Street, Mountain View

Saturday, November 5th @ 8pm
Herbst Theater
401 Van Ness Avenue, SF
More Info: TheatreFlamencoofSanFrancisco

Auditions for the 2017 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Don't miss the liveliest and most diverse celebration of dance this season!
You're invited to watch as the Bay Area's finest companies present dances from around the globe, hoping for a place in the June 2017 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Come for an hour, or stay all day—it's up to you! You can even step out for lunch and come back for more (space permitting).

Are you an artist who would like to audition? Please click here for the guidelines and application.

Friday, November 4th, 3pm–8pm (approximately)
Saturday & Sunday, November 5th & 6th: 11am–8pm (approximately)
The full auditions schedule will be posted in mid-to-late October.

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco

$10 general admission at the door (cash only)
Free for children age 12 and under

Abhinaya’s Fall Concert ‘Vaanara Leela’ – the extraordinary role of the monkeys
The monkeys led by Hanuman work hard to fulfill Prince Rama’s mission

Saturday, November 5th
Sunday, November 6th

School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
More Info: click here

Lily Cai Dance Company

Saturday, November 12th @ 8pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, SF
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Diamano Coura West African Dance Company

Saturday, November 26th @ 8pm
Sunday,November 27th @ 3pm

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Finding Compás
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.
More info: FlamencoCompas