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Mona Khan Company presents America's Got Bollywood
Captivating. Beautiful. Unforgettable: The Mona Khan Company produces America’s Got Bollywood twice a year in spring and fall. The Bay Area’s largest Bollywood resident show is a grand celebration of the best and biggest Bollywood talent pool in the Bay. Spectacular displays of dance skills, energy, music, production, choreography and costumes. Show highlights also include exceptional students from specialty classes – the Emerging Performers, Jollywood (their amazing senior citizens class) and Jeena (their rockstar students with special needs).

Sunday, June 16th @ 10am, 2pm, and 6pm
Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward
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Native Contemporary Arts Festival
A beloved Father’s Day tradition celebrating the creativity of North America’s indigenous peoples, the 20th annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival showcases a diverse program of native music, dance, spoken word, visual artists, vendors and native crafts.

Sunday, June 16th @ Noon

Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts., San Francisco

Māhealani Uchiyama and Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine: Dances of Tahiti
Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series honors island traditions from around the world, on the island of Alameda. Journeying through the Caribbean and Pacific to the Java Sea and the Sea of Japan, audience members will gain an appreciation and understanding of the variety of ways that culture is expressed and celebrated through a sampling of the dance and music of these island nations. Māhealani Uchiyama and Hālau Ka Ua Tuahine will take you on a journey to the islands of Tahiti with an evening of ʻōteʻa, ʻaparima and mehura accompanied by live singing and a traditional Tahitian drum orchestra.

Saturday, June 22nd @ 8pm
Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda
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Bangles & Beats-Dholrhythms Celebrates 15 Years!
Dholrhythms Dance Company reaches a milestone 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. The evening will feature beautiful dance performances, dance lesson, live drums, special guests sharing live music, henna, visuals, live art, complimentary snacks, beer & wine, and more. The night will end with an open floor dance party with the Non Stop Bhangra crew.

Saturday, June 29th @ 8pm
Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
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Duniya Dance and Drum
To cultivate respect for traditional forms, foster cultural exchange, effect social justice and engage in community building, Duniya performs and teaches traditional and innovative performance pieces from Guinea, West Africa and Punjab, India. Introduce kids to West African beats from Duniya Dance and Drum!

Friday, July 5th @ 11am & 12:15pm
Children’s Garden, Yerba Buena Gardens, 799 Howard St., San Francisco

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. Over the full course of study in the program, students are trained in dance technique, finger cymbals, rhythm identification, history, music, culture, improvisation, performance, choreography, teaching skills, etc. By the time dancers reach Level 4, they are required to perform in the Salimpour School Certification Performance Recital. Each candidate will perform personal choreographies and improvise to a live Arabic Band playing classical Arabic music.

Sunday, July 28 @ 6:45pm
Lesher Center for the Arts
George and Sonja Vukasin Theatre, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
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Mohala - Evolution: Hālau O Keikiali'i 25th Anniversary
25th Anniversary Hō`ike featuring Halau o Keikiali`i and special guests from Hawai`i, Japan, Europe and Mexico.

Saturday, August 10th @ 6pm
San Mateo Performing Arts Center, 600 N. Delaware Street, San Mateo

Rotunda Dance Series featuring Cuicacalli
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. Cuicacalli (meaning house of culture in nahuatl dialect) Dance Company, founded and directed by Mexican native, Jesus Jacoh Cortes, is a multi disciplinary dance company that fuse various styles such as Indigenious, Folkloric, and Contemporary Latino/Indio into a unique story of their own.

Friday, September 6th @ Noon
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco
Open seating on the Rotunda stairs; please feel free to bring your own folding chair or cushion.
Volunteer ushers are needed, view shifts and sign up here.