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Dancing On Waverly 2018

Sat, May 19. 12pm-4pm, FREE
Waverly Place, SF

5th annual dance event in San Francisco Chinatown. They close down Waverly Place (Alley) for the day for free dance and singing performances and “micro-lessons.” They always have Chinese folk dance plus a variety of other genres. In the past they have had Bhangra, Belly Dancing (American Tribal), Lindy Hop, Hip Hop, Vogue, Soul-Inspired Line Dancing.


Ushers needed for Piñata 45: The End of Her Rope

Fri-Sat, May 11-12, 6:30pm
Dance Mission Theater, SF

Be an usher for Piñata Dance Collective and get in the show for free!
Piñata 45: The End of Her Rope. Featuring poignant stories of survival within the realm of the female body politic articulated through contemporary dance, a grotesque-burlesque, a human piñata on a bungee and a Miss Universe contest turned inside-out. Based on personal stories and current events.

Directed by Liz Duran Boubion with Collaborative Artists: Issachar Curbeon, Ronja Ver, Andreina Maldonado, Kristen Rulifson, Dominique Nigro, Scott Wells, Kyle Her, Cesar Soto, Zoë Klein, David Molina and live music by Chelsea Kirby.

Please see FB event here:


PUSHfest: Call for Volunteers

Fri-Sat, Apr 27-28, 2pm & 7:30pm
Buriel Clay Theater, SF

PUSH seeks front-of-house volunteers to assist with ushering, administering audience surveys and basic lobby set-up/clean-up during the inaugural PUSHfest Spring Dance Festival at the Buriel Clay Theater.

PUSHfest Spring will feature new works by Robert Henry Johnson and Raissa Simpson for PUSH Dance Company and mixed-genre performances by professional dance & theater companies alongside youth programs renown in the Bay Area for their artistry and commitment to advancing equity.

Volunteer ushers will receive one free ticket to the PUSHfest Spring performance of their choice.

Three performances only
Friday 4/27 @ 7pm – 9pm
Saturday 4/28 @ 1pm – 3:30pm
Saturday 4/28 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Treasures Unleashed

Sun, Apr 15, 3-5 pm
reDefine Dance, Hayward

Calling dancers, models and all creative souls for the upcoming Trials & Tribulation= My Testimony! musical production.

The storyline is about young ladies spiritual warfare and how society highlights the deadly sins through temptation. Her fight for survival and redemption. Told through theatre, dance, and fashion. Performance held at the Douglas Morrison Theater in Hayward, on Sat, Jul 28, 6-8pm

Contact Dorothy Dominique:

Join the Dancers’ Group team

Apply by: Wed, Apr 18

We’re seeking a part-time staff-person at our San Francisco office for 25 hours a week, Mon-Fri, 12:30–5:30pm.

An important characteristic of our team is that we support each other’s work and value collaborating to further the vision and mission of Dancers’ Group.

Apply for a position with Dancers’ Group if….

You Enjoy:

  • Organizing information to support artists
  • Empathizing
  • Advocating for yourself and others
  • Posting to Social
  • Paying attention to details
  • Receiving feedback on your work
  • Motivating others
  • Researching

You Value:

  • Dance-makers from diverse practices/backgrounds
  • Cultural Equity
  • Learning new things
  • Solving problems with technology
  • Opinions different than your own

In a typical day, you might:

  • Greet artists who call or come into the office
  • Respond to questions about Dancers’ Group
  • Discuss priorities in the office
  • Field an inquiry about advertising
  • Brainstorm ideas for future events and programs
  • Get interrupted by a co-worker or artist with a question or request
  • Edit calendar listings
  • Problem solve as a team
  • Take on /or learn a new task
  • Proofread emails that go out to members
  • Talk about a performance you attended
  • Take breaks, laugh, stretch

Extra Awesome:

  • Dance is part of your life!
  • Computer savvy (software we use daily includes: WordPress, Filemaker, Word, Excel, InDesign, and Google Drive)
  • Add new perspectives to a diverse team
  • Writing
  • Editing

We look forward to hearing from you if you are enthusiastic about Dancers’ Group’s vision and mission.

To apply: compose a letter stating how you see yourself contributing to Dancers’ Group’s programs and services and how the part time employment will fit in with your other responsibilities. We also want to learn about your past/current work and/or creative achievements.

Send a letter and a work/creative history (as a PDF) to

Pay: $18 hour, with prorated sick time, vacation and holiday hours after 90 days of employment.

Dancers’ Group encourages applicants representing diverse backgrounds that include—but are not limited to—age, national origin, ethnicity, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation, gender or political affiliation.



Screen Dance International

Submit by Mon, Apr 30
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit
$35 for submission

Screen Dance International (SDI) was founded by Joanna McNamara, JMC/Productions and is a traveling screendance festival that highlights a wide range of dance genres including: urban street dance, postmodern and contemporary dance, world dance, ballet, dance theatre, jazz, tap, animation and experimental dance.

This year, Screen Dance International is partnering with ArtLab J in presenting screendance shorts from artists around the globe during the Detroit Dance City Festival on August 10, 2018. The work will be presented at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 2018 marks Detroit Dance City Festival’s third annual dance film festival, originally founded and curated by Marcus White (White/Werx).

Submit through Film Freeway:

Contact Apryl Pipe:

Work Exchange at LINES Dance Center

Saturdays, 9am-1pm
LINES Dance Center, SF
The Alonzo King LINES Dance Center is seeking friendly and professional volunteers to fill one shift per week on Saturdays for a minimum commitment of 3 months.
Some duties include: answering and directing phone calls, signing in dancers for classes, administrative assistance, and maintenance upkeep. Each Work Exchange Volunteer attends an orientation and receives training on the databases and policies followed at Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
Work Exchange Volunteers earn credits to access free dance classes, free studio space,
discounts on Alonzo King LINES apparel and more.
Please apply by submitting the online application at

Animate Dance Festival 60-second Film Contest

Submit by Tue, May 1, 5pm
Selection of winning films May 18

Animate Dance Festival is a new outdoor dance festival taking place in Alameda Point in October 2018. Director Tara Pilbrow and her team are looking to build a collection of film clips (30 sec-1 min) as part of the social media and
marketing campaign for the festival. Films should explore the concept of how dance “animates” bodies/ spaces/ minds.

Anyone with a camera/ iPhone/ brilliant idea is invited to send us a clip. Winning films will receive cash prizes as well as widespread exposure through the festival’s marketing campaign and during the festival.


Be part of Oakland Art Month

Oakland Art Month will have its inaugural celebration this May. The event represents an opportunity to highlight the incredible and diverse art community in Oakland.

Ways to participate:

Calendar of Events:  If you have any programming scheduled for May, please upload the event details through the Visit Oakland website. Besides displaying on the Visit Oakland website, this will also be funneled to the Oakland Art Month website and calendar as well. If your organization does not yet have a FREE listing on Visit Oakland’s website, please submit your information through this link.

Artist Spotlight: Another section of the website features individuals artists that are living and/or working in Oakland. To submit yourself, or a fellow artist, please submit the following to

Artists full name; High Resolution Image of artist engaged in their art, 2-3 sentence description of the image, a
URL for either a website or social media platform with for information about the artist.

44 Gough St, Suite 201
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 920-9181 phone
(415) 920-9173 fax