World Arts West
SF Ethnic Dance Festival



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.

Join us in 2018 for free public performances at Noon at San Francisco City Hall. Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, feel free to bring your own folding chair or cushion.

Bay Area Dance Week Kick-Off Event
Friday, April 27th @ Noon

photo by Lydia Daniller

Join in with hundreds of movers at the kick-off to the 20th annual Bay Area Dance Week. Led by Dudley Flores and Rhythm & Motion, this year’s kick-off features a “silent disco adventur
e.” Download or stream an audio track through the headphones of your smartphone and follow along with the simple movement instructions. No previous rehearsal necessary. After the “tour” ends and everyone’s warmed up and smiling, the music starts for One Dance, a short dance sequence in Rhythm & Motion’s trademark style of fun movement! One Dance is designed for movers of all ages and experience levels. Check out online video tutorials here, attend a free rehearsal, or simply follow along on the day of!

San Francisco City Hall
Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, bring your own folding chair or cushion.
More information about Bay Area Dance Week:
Kick-Off Event information:

LINES Dance Center
Friday, May 4th @ Noon

photo by Amal Bisharat Photography

Feature performances created by four of LINES’ nationally-renowned faculty, in collaboration with Dance Center students from LINES’ Performance Workshop program. These four pieces culminate an 8-week process of creativity, artistry and collaboration between professional teaching artists and non-professional dancers. Presenting work by James Graham (contemporary), Christopher Lam (Ballet Performance), Seema Shah (Bollywood) and Nol Simonses (Modern). In addition, the performance will feature work by the Alonzo King LINES’ Education Programs.

San Francisco City Hall
Open seating on the Rotunda staircase, bring your own folding chair or cushion.
More information:

The Rotunda Dance Series will continue in 2018, please check back for more information about the artists to be presented.

Friday, June 8th - Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company
Friday, July 6th
Friday, September 7th
Friday, October 5th
Friday, November 2nd
Friday, December 7th