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Mbongui Square Festival

Fri-Sun, Nov 10-12, 7pm
Zaccho Studio, SF

Looking for volunteers to assist during Mbongui Square Festival.

Mbongui Square Festival is a multicultural and interdisciplinary performing arts festival that celebrates mbongui, or togetherness. Over 30 local, national, and international artists will come together  to share dance, music, spoken word, and visual art. Responsibilities and duties:

• Assist performing artists in preparations during event
• Set-up/clean up dressing room area for performing artists
• Assist with at least one of the following in its entirety: set-up or clean-up of Mbongui Square evening
• Operating as a go-to person for volunteer ushers
• Assist director and staff members where needed

Compensation: Each volunteer gets fed, meets & mingles with artist, see show for free


Share your perspective

by Mon, Oct 30

Plenty has happened in 2017 to reflect on, and for its December issue of In Dance, Dancers’ Group wants to give voice to collective responses. Feel free to answer any or all of these questions:

  • What are you doing to take care of yourself?
  • Has your practice shifted? If so, how?
  • What challenges / opportunities are you seeing in your community?
  • How will you move forward into 2018?

Submit your response here

A selection of responses will be published in the December issue of In Dance. If selected, you will be contacted.

FLACC 2017

Fri-Sat, Nov 10-11, 8pm
Sun, Nov 12, 6pm
Dance Mission Theater, SF

Seeking 12 volunteers (4 per show) to fold programs, set up or break down of audience chairs, run concessions, take door tickets, etc. Volunteers are needed at 6:30pm on Fri/Sat and 4:30pm on Sun. Email Zoë with name, phone number and availability.

Volunteers get to see the show for free.

Contact Zoë Klein:

4th Annual Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers

Fri-Sat, Nov 10-11, 8pm
Sun, Nov 12, 6pm
Dance Mission Theater, SF

Cost: $18 General / $12 Student / $10 Group Rate (10 + tickets)
DG member discount: $2 off; use code: DGM FLACC2017

The 2017 theme “REST/UNREST” was conceived by one of FLACC’s rotating curators (Juan Manuel Aldape Muñoz) and is intended to support communities who are directly impacted by current xenophobic, sexist, and anti-LGBTQQI policies.

Performances by Alfonso Cervera and Irvin Gonzalez from Los Angeles, Tranze Producciones from Mexicali, Mexico and local choreography by Caleb Luna, Vincent Chavez, Piñata Dance Collective, Zoë Klein Productions, and Davalos Dance Company, Violeta Luna. (*note: Violeta Luna is only performing Sat/Sun)

Free Freelance Dancers’ Health Screen

Sun, Oct 29, pre-registration required
SF Performing Arts Physical Therapy, SF

Private consultations with Medical Practitioners to assist you with injury assessment and prevention. Pre-registration required;  40 spots available. Staffing is provided by volunteers from the ODC Healthy Dancers’ Clinic.

Call to register: (415) 617-5351, please leave a message with morning or afternoon preference, they will return the call.


Submission fee: $25
Submit by Fri, Dec 15

The fourth volume of Pitchbook will feature 10 dance projects premiered between Mar 2017  and Feb 2019. Pitching new work to potential producers and presenters is a great way to attract international partners and funding. Face-to-face pitching is a challenge for American choreographers since it requires travel and access to professional gatherings.

Pitchbook publicizes new projects without the necessity or expense of traveling. It is available through print and digital formats, and will be distributed by American Dance Abroad at international gatherings such as Aerowaves Spring Forward (Sofia, Bulgaria), Spotlight: USA (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) and internationale tanzmesse NRW (Düsseldorf, Germany), as well as to all of our American Dance Recon “alumni” programmers.


San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions

Sat-Sun, Nov 4-5 & 11-12, various shifts during the day
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, SF

Volunteers receive free admission to watch as dance companies based in Northern California present dance and music from around the world, hoping for a coveted spot in the 2018 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Auditions start at 11am each day.

Shifts and Sign up for Lobby Volunteer; Shifts and Sign up for Usher Volunteer


Skies Calling Skies Falling

Thu-Sat, Oct 12-14, 8pm
Volunteers need at 6pm
The Wilsey Center at the SF Veterans War Memorial Building, SF


Margaret Jenkins Dance Company celebrates its 43rd season. Responsabilities include greeting guests, ushering guests to seats, taking tickets, helping with clean up and assisting MJDC staff with various other things. In particular, looking for volunteers for opening night – Thu, Oct 12 & Sat, Oct 14. In exchange, volunteers  will be able to see the show for free that night.


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