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Bay Area Dance Week
A 10-day celebration of dance featuring hundreds of free classes, performances, open rehearsals, lecture demonstrations.

April 21st - 30th
Free dance classes:

Gamelan Sekar Jaya presents Music & Dance of Bali
Bring your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful dance and music from Bali. As part of Ashkenaz's Global Cultures for Kids program, Gamelan Sekar Jaya will present a dynamic range of works showcasing the intricate rhythms and sinuous melodies of the gamelan and the dynamic and refined choreographies of Balinese dance. Sekar Jaya's performers are led by internationally renowned artists I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo.

Sunday, April 30th @ 2pm
1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley
$15 General / $8 Kids / Babies in arms free

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) World Music and Dance Department
Free dance performances at San Francisco City Hall presented by World Arts West and Dancers' Group.
The Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) World Music and Dance Department will present excerpts from their April Takeover performance, including Bhangra, Bollywood, West African, and Taiko styles. The World Music and Dance Department at SOTA, the only such program in the country, teaches high school students in 9th-12th grade a variety of music and dance forms, including Afro-Brazilian, West African, Afro-Cuban, Taiko, Bhangra, Bollywood, Salsa and more. Monina Sen Cervone and Joti Singh direct the program.

Friday, May 5th @ Noon
City Hall Rotunda, SF
Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, please feel free to bring your own folding chair.

Shakti Unveiled - Reclaiming the Goddess
A Bharatanatyam solo by Rasika Kumar that seeks to reclaim the heritage of the all encompassing Goddess as a role model for the modern day woman.
Concept & Choreography: Rasika Kumar
Nattuvangam & Direction: Malavika Kumar Walia
Vocal, Music Composition, & Direction: Sindhu Natarajan
Mridangam: Aditya Ganesh, Flute: Ashwin Krishnakumar, Violin: Vikram Ragukumar

Saturday May 6th @ 3:30pm

Cubberly Theater
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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America's Got Bollywood
North America's Prermiere Bollywood Company presents Spring Dance Showcase 2017
The biggest resident Bollywood show in the Bay Area.

Saturday, May 6th
Show 1: Noon
Show 2: 5:00pm

Sunday, May 7th
Show 3: Noon
Show 4: 5:00pm

Performing Arts Center at Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
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A colorful evening of live music and dance from the Andes with Valverde Dance Theatre and special guest artists.
South American appetizers available. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Valverde Dance Theatre fundraising fund for Carnaval participation.

Saturday, May 13th @ 7:30pm
440 29th Street, San Francisco
RSVP 415.724.9330 or

Taiwanese American Cultural Festival
The Bay Area's biggest Taiwanese American celebration. Enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, live performances by world-renowned Taiwanese American performers, and learn more about Taiwanese history and Taiwanese Americans in the Bay Area. Exhibits will showcase Taiwanese culture, arts, and the latest in Taiwanese technology.

Saturday, May 13th, 7:30am-3:30pm
Union Square, San Francisco
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Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco Presents “Somos”
Featuring Special Guest Artists from Spain Dancer Adela Campallo, Guitarist David Vargas and Singer Miguel Angel Soto Pena “Londro".

Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco is celebrating its 51st year with a new spring season at the ODC Theater in the Mission. Entitled “Somos” (“We Are”) and created by Artistic Director Carola Zertuche, the show will feature from Spain, dancer Adela Campallo in her San Francisco debut, and also from Spain guitarist David Vargas and singer Miguel Ángel Soto Peña "Londro" in this production that will explore the common ground of humanity that is reflected in the art of flamenco. Local artists in the cast are Artistic Director/Dancer Carola Zertuche, Singer Jose Cortes, Violinist Tregar Otton and Dancers Bianca Rodriguez, Cynthia Sanchez and Radha Svetnicka.

Thursday, May 18th @ 8pm
Friday, May 19th @ 8pm
Saturday May 20th @ 8pm

ODC Theater
3153 17th Street, San Francisco

Tickets: $40 advance/$45 door

Sponsor Packages Available for $250, $500 and $1,000 and include tickets to one performance with reserved seats in the first 8 rows, invitation to the closed dress rehearsal, and two tickets to the wrap party on Saturday May 20th.

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Bay Area Polish Heritage Festival
Presented by the Polish American Congress of Northern CA, the Polish Club of SF, the Polish Society of CA, and the Polonian Cultural and Pastoral Center of Sacramento.

Live music, all-day performances, Polish food. Featuring guitar virtuoso Maciej Krystokowiak from Poland and the Mazovia Polish Song & Dance Assn. from Canada. Kuzyni Polish "Street Folk" Band, Lowiczanie Polish Folk Ensemble of SF, Orliki Polish Children's Folkdance Ensemble, Sokoly (a Lowiczanie children's dance ensemble), and Skrzypeczki Children's Violin Ensemble from the Bay Area

Saturday, May 20th, 11am-6pm
Twin Pines Park
20 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont

Admission: $5 adults, $3 youth, free for children
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Tarangini’s 25th Anniversary
Varnacitrita, meaning "painted with colors," is the first half of the production and showcases more than 200 of Tarangini’s students. It presents captivating Kathak pieces choreographed to highlight different colors. The second half of the show is a collaborative work titled Chahat, the eternal longing of the Nayika for her beloved. It features the dancers of our production unit accompanied by a soprano singer from Germany. Chahat incorporates several Ghazals, thumri, and a Khayal ang rendition. The songs are intertwined with Italian opera lyrics that mirror the meaning of the Hindi songs. Stage lighting will be by a reputed light designer from Kolkata.

Sunday, May 21st @ 4pm

Smithwick Theater, Foothill College
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Parking Fee: $3
Tickets: $60 (Donors), $30, $25, $18 (reserved seating only)
Tickets go on sale starting April 19th at

Presented by ABADÁ Capoeira San Francisco, Youth Fest 2017 includes the Batizado graduation ceremony and performance, a capoeira master class, and the SF Carnaval Parade. Guest artists Professora Gigi and Professor Mobília, both from Rio de Janeiro Brazil will be part of the Fest.

Friday, May 26th, 6pm-8pm
: BATIZADO Graduation & Cords Ceremony
The Batizado is a traditional ceremony that welcomes new students into the art, and recognizes the growth of new and continuing students through a changing of cords ceremony. The event brings together students from our school-based and on-site programs. The event includes an opening performance by top-level guest artists and ACSF company members, a youth performance, the batizado and changing of cords ceremony, and an after-party with healthy snacks. Open to the public, donations at the door welcomed.

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Guru Shradha presents Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2017
Kelucharan Keerti Sampradaya Festival 2017 is Guru Shradha’s celebration of, and offering to, the legendary Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. This year’s dance performances will highlight the choreography of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, including the U.S. premiere of his vibrant dance ballet, Balya Leela. The show features Guru Sujata Mohapatra, Smt. Niharika Mohanty, & Guru Shradha Dancers, including Shradha Balakrishnan, Revital Carroll, Divya Saha, & Deepa Mahadevan.

Sunday, June 18th @ 4:30 pm
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
$35 (Patron), $20 (General), $15 (Student/Senior)

Contact: Guru Shradha 650.394.6022 or