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Celebrate Luna’s Silver Jubilee

Sat, Mar 18
VIP Dinner 6:30-8
Dance Party 8-11
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Cost: $50 for Dance Party, $250 for VIP Dinner + Dance Party

Luna Dance Institute celebrates 25 years with a lovely night of dinner and dancing! Join us for a catered dinner by ACT, music by DJ RE?UESTLOVE, and aerial dance performances. Cherish the night with captivating photos by our expert photographer, enjoy savory bon mi, tasty desserts, and drinks from the cash bar. You will not want to miss this chance to mingle with Luna faculty, friends and supporters while dancing your socks off!

All proceeds benefit Luna’s programs that work to bring creativity, equity, and community to every child’s life through the art of dance.

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FREEdom DanceFest

Fri, Mar 17, 7:30pm
Fort Mason Center Cowell Theater
Deadline: First-come, first serve basis

Dance Repertory invites professional/college level dance companies to submit samples of their work for their 2017 festival. Works must be no longer than 8min. All production expenses paid: PR/media outreach, marketing, tech/lighting crew, no entrance fee, no dancer fees, complimentary tickets for all.

The goal is in the giving: To offset costs, a $15-$25 cash donation will be encouraged at the event.

Tentative schedule, subject to change:
2-6pm Low tech lighting rehearsals (15-20min/group; 3-5 cues max)
6pm Dinner/show prep/stage notes
7:30 FREEdom Showtime

Questions? Interested? Please contact Executive Director, Donnette Heath:, 415-225-0934

Get Your Money Shit Together – Financial Literacy Workshop(s) for Artists

Sat, Mar 11, 10am-5pm
Dancers’ Group, SF

In this day-long 3-session workshop series for artists of all types, Amy Smith offers practical tools and tips for dealing with your money issues, and offers resources for further self-education.

You’ll leave each session, or the full day, with improved skills as well as worksheets and tools, feeling more empowered to move from surviving as an artist to thriving as an artist. You may attend all three sessions—or pick and choose, as space is available.

Session #1, 10am-12noon
Self-Employment, Revenue Streams, Valuing Your Time, Negotiating

Session #2, 12:30–3pm
Expense Tracking, Budgeting, Taxes

Session #3, 3:15–5pm
Credit, Debt, Long-Term Saving, Resource Sharing

Learn more about each session and register here.

  • Full day: $100 / $60 for Individual or Company members
  • Single session: $40 / $20 for Individual or Company members
  • Signing up for 2 Sessions? Individual or Company members receive $40 off

*DG member? Login and get your discount codes here

**Not an Individual or Company member of Dancers’ Group? Join for 1-yr to receive discounts to this workshop and many more perks.

Amy Smith is a Philadelphia based dance and theater artist with a background in non-profit accounting, tax preparation, and financial planning.

SF State’s Nonprofit Management

Information sessions:
Wed, Feb 15, 6-7 pm
Tue, Mar 7, 6-7 pm
San Francisco State University, 835 Market St, 6th Floor, SF

The Nonprofit Management Certificate Program provides accessible, relevant and cost-effective management training, filling a well-recognized gap in the nonprofit sector. Topics include board development, financial management, grant writing and integrated marketing communications. Please RSVP

Questions? Please contact: Dr. Jennifer Shea:, (415) 817-4462.

Submissions for Pitchbook

Submit by: Sat, Apr 1
Fee: $25

Pitchbook is American Dance Abroad’s biannual publication of new works by U.S. choreographers. The third volume of Pitchbook will feature 10 dance projects that have premiered since Jul 1, 2016 or will premiere before Jun 30, 2018. Applications will be accepted from Jan 15 through Apr 1, 2017.

“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 to international programmers at marketplaces and professional gatherings such as Aerowaves Spring Forward (Aarhus, Denmark), Performing Arts Market Seoul (Seoul, South Korea), and China Shanghai International Arts Festival Performing Arts Fair (Shanghai, China).

Submission form:

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SADC at the Oakland Women’s March

Sat, Jan 21, 9:30am-3:30pm
Rockridge BART Station, Oakland

Want to join the thousands of folks standing up to hate and bigotry but don’t want to go alone? Come with SADC!

9:30a ~ Meet below the escalators at Rockridge BART (look for signs!)
10a ~ Travel on BART together to Madison Park
11a ~ March from Madison Park to Oscar Grant Plaza
12:30-3p ~ Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza

Sign-making party Friday night 7-9pm at Shawl-Anderson, 2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley. RSVP not required but appreciated!

Questions? Please contact:

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