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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

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.
Tickets online:

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

Korea Day Festival - 8th Annual Celebration of Korean Art and Culture
Presentations by notable musicians, artists, performers and more.

Sunday, September 25th, 10:30am–4pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, SF

Bay Area Flamenco presents Farruquito's Flamenco Flash Mob
Farruquito, world-renowned Spanish Gypsy flamenco dancer, will lead the local flamenco community in a "flash mob" as Bay Area Flamenco's salute to the XIX Bienal del Arte Flamenco de Sevilla. The flash mob will take place the night before his Saturday, October 1st performance at the Herbst Theater.
Learn the choreography from this video clip.

Friday, September 30th @ 6pm
United Nations Plaza, San Francisco

Flashmob Workshops
Friday, September 23rd, 9:30-11pm
led by Clara Rodríguez, $30
City Dance Studios, Studio A
10 Chase Ct., SF

Friday, September 30th, 3:30-5:30pm
led by Farruquito, $60
Lines Dance Center, Studio 6
26 7th Street #5, SF (between Market St. & Mission St.)
Bay Area Flamenco presents Farruquito
World-renowned dancer Farruquito returns to the Bay Area Flamenco Festival for another thrilling performance of Gypsy flamenco dance. Joining Farruquito are guitarist Roman Vicenti, singers Encarna Anillo, Mari Vizarraga, Antonio Villar Zúñiga and Pepe de Pura and percussionist/dancer El Polito.From the legendary Los Farruco dynasty of Seville, Spain, Farruquito (Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya) is regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro and one of top dancers in the world. Son of the singer El Moreno and dancer La Farruca, he is the chief proponent of the unique dance style founded by his grandfather, the famed El Farruco.

Saturday, October 1st @ 8pm
Herbst Theater, SF
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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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MOVEMENT: Filipino American History Month Celebration
Focusing on the traditions of dance, martial arts, word, and art of the Philippines.
Jay Loyola returns to direct the American Center of Philippine Arts and USF Kasamahan groups for a full day of powerful dance performances.

Sunday, October 2nd, 10:30am-4pm
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, SF

Rotunda Dance Series featuring AXIS Dance Company
The Series brings many of the Bay Area’s most celebrated dance companies to San Francisco City Hall’s rotunda space for free monthly noontime performances. The Rotunda Dance series is presented by Dancers’ Group and World Arts West in partnership with Grants for the Arts and San Francisco City Hall.

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

ABADÁ - 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

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

Dimensions Dance Theatre

Saturday, October 15th @ 8pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center For the Arts
1428 Alice Street, Oakland
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Where The River Meets The Sea
An evening of Sacred Music and Dance presented by The Māhea Uchiyama Center for International Dance presents an evening of sacred music and dance featuring offerings of Native American flute, American Indian dance, mbira of Zimbabwe and ceremonial Hawaiian Hula. Featuring two-time Native American Music Awards Flutist of the Year Rona Yellow Robe and performances by Eddie Madril – American Indian Dance, Miriam Peretz – Sacred Dance of the Silk Road, Māhealani Uchiyama - Mbira, Hālau KaUaTuahine – Ceremonial Hula

Saturday, October 15th,  7-9pm
Admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance
729 Heinz Ave, Berkeley
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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

San Francisco Dance Film Festival
Seventy films from around the globe, including many U.S. premieres, offer Bay Area audiences a kaleidoscopic look at dance in its varied forms, both old and new. From the award-winning documentary on Rudolf Nureyev’s dramatic defection in Paris and a compelling story about Calisthenics, a unique form of competitive dancing in Australia; to topics featuring Memphis Jookin and hip-hop plus a revealing look at black dancers in the predominantly and historically white world of ballet, SFDFF’s line-up offer films that push the boundaries of great filmmaking and great dancing.

October 20th - 23rd
Brave Theater
2781 24th Street, SF
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The Minoan Dancers 30th Anniversary Celebration
Live music and dancing - Cretan, Stelios Katzakis, lyra & Mihalis Raptakis, Iaouto Édessa, with special guest Christos Govetas

Saturday, October 29th
5:30pm - no host reception
7 pm - dinner seating

Nativity of Christ Greek Orthodox Church Fellowship Hall
1110 Highland Drive, Novato

Limited seating, reservations due prior to October 15th. Tickets not available at the door.

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
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
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 presents "The Forbidden Bush"- A ballet by Nimely Napla.
Diamano Coura West African Dance Company will perform "The Forbidden Bush" to represent the dynamism, vibrancy, and diversity of the African Diaspora.
Saturday, November 26th @ 8pm
Sunday, November 27th @ 3pm

Laney College, Odell Johnson Theater
900 Fallon Street, Oakland

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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.