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Transforming the Culture of Whiteness in Dance & Sexuality Communities

Book Release: Mon-Fri, Jan 21-25

FREE copy of the ebook, Sacred Body Wisdom: Igniting the Flame of Our Divine Humanity, Mon-FriJan 21-25, in honor of Martin Luther King Day!

Check out Zahava Griss’ chapter in this anthology, “Transforming the Culture of Whiteness in Dance & Sexuality Communities.” Zahava is the founder of EMBODY more LOVE, providing embodiment, healing, and sexual empowerment for social change leaders through performance, dance, coaching, and bodywork.

You can download a FREE copy of the ebook January 21-25, in honor of Martin Luther King Day at amazon.com

Contact: Zahava@EmbodyMoreLove.com

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Bay Area Day for Dancers’ Health

Sat, Jan 26, 10am-6pm
ODC’s Healthy Dancers’ Clinic, SF
FREE

A full day of activities to help promote the health of dancers of all ages and levels.

Visit odc.dance/DancersHealthDay to learn more and register for one or more sessions.

  • Free health screenings for professional dancers
  • Keynote presentation from orthepedic surgeon Nancy Kadel, MD.
  • Immersive panel discussions
  • Breakout sessions with dance medicine professionals, nutritionists, mental health experts, performance coaches, choreographers, and dance instructors.

Slow Walk with Deborah Karp Dance Projects

Mon, Feb 4, 1pm
Market St. at New Montgomery, SF
FREE

As part of its project “This Is How We Begin”, Deborah Karp Dance Projects will host a Slow Walk. This will be a public practice event in which dancers and non-dancers disrupt the ongoing pace of business as usual by participating in a radical act: tuning in to the internal pacing and rhythms of their bodies as they collectively walk in slow tempo during lunch hour down Market St. in the Financial District. Humans of all backgrounds, abilities, age and bodies are encouraged to join in. The event will last an hour. No previous experience is necessary to participate.

Contact: deborahmkarp@gmail.com
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La Tormenta Bachata Training Free Orientation

Tue, Jan 22, 8:30pm
The Beat, Berkeley
FREE

La Tormenta is celebrating its 2nd birthday and kicking off Season 5!
Not only do they have multiple performance teams but they also have a non performance course known as La Tormenta’s Training Team. The Training Team is meant for beginners and/or dancers wishing to improve their social dancing technique. Training Team members are not required to audition for a spot on the team instead La Tormenta will be hosting a FREE orientation for all wishing to join.

What should you expect at orientation?
The orientation will be split into 2 sections; a mock practice and team break down/ Q&A. The the 1st 45 min of the  mock practice will consist of stretching, warm up, going over basic steps/turns/hips/arms and apply that to partner work. For the last 15 min company members will break down all you need to know about joining La Tormenta as well as any questions you may have.

What to bring?
Dance shoes or sneakers or shoes that allow you to turn
Workout clothes
Water
If you are a student bring proof to apply for student discount

Feel free to email us at jhonatananddaniela@gmail.com or message us on Facebook or Instagram @latormentadanceco.

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Free Equipment from Dancers’ Group

AS OF JANUARY 10th, ALL ITEMS HAVE BEEN RESERVED

Production equipment, all lightly used and in good condition. Pick up at Dancers’ Group office at 44 Gough Street, Suite 201, San Francisco.

Call 415-920-9181 or email michelle@dancersgroup.org with questions and to arrange pick up.

Two Behringer Eurolive F1220A Monitors

High-performance 125 watt monitor speaker system

These speakers were last used six years ago, in excellent condition. Read more here

Pyle Digital PA System PWMA-820

The PA has a 8″ full range speaker. Supports MMC/SD media interface. Has a 192 mm x 64 mm LCD display.
Read more here

Self-standing projector screen

With 7 1/2’ x 10’ De-Lite De-Mat white vinyl screen.

10 E-WallWash battery-powered LED lights 

We have 10 Wall wash lights, with with 60 LEDs. Each takes AA batteries. Model: WW-19513

Equity in Dance Panel

Sat, Feb 23, 2:30-5pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley
FREE

Join local artists, educators, and activists in this discussion on race, power, and privilege in dance, and how we can make our teaching more inclusive and equitable.

Panelists include:

Gerald Casel, Artistic Director, GERALDCASELDANCE

Zaynah Islam, student, Dimensions’ Rites of Passage

Cuauhtémoc Peranda, UCR Critical Dance Studies Doctoral Student

Albirda Rose, Faculty Emeritus, SFSU & Founder, IDTC

Judith Smith, founder, AXIS Dance

Latanya d. Tigner, Choreographer/Educator, Dimensions & UC Berkeley

Registration is not required, but an RSVP is appreciated

For more information or to register, call 510-883-1118, or follow the website link provided.

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Free Consults (January)

Tue, Jan 29, 3:30-6pm
Luna Dance Institute, Berkeley
FREE

In one-to-one personalized sessions, LDI faculty focuses on your concerns about dance education. No issue is too big or too small. Come to discuss anything from curriculum to your career, or receive coaching to advocate for what you need. Contact us today to sign up for FREE half-hour in-person or phone session.

For more information or to register, call 510-883-1118, or email pl@lunadanceinstitute.org

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Tracing Africa Circle-African Dance Histories & Philosophies

Thu, Jan 24, 6-8pm
Eastside Cultural Center, Oakland

Tracing Africa Circle – African Dance Histories & Philosophies is a monthly circle of talk series and movement demonstrations that address the histories, theories and philosophies applied to the practices of the multicultural dance forms of Africa. Each month, the Circle suggests an open topic of discussion to allow the participants to share their experiences on the subject matter. The topic for this month is Integrated Relationship between Mind, Body and Community.

Layout: Video viewing of the dance practice, brief histories, the circle participation.

Contact: Byb Bibene, kiandanda.dance@gmail.com

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Choreographers And Coffee

Fri, Jan 18, 1:30-3pm
Julie’s, Oakland

Choreographers and Coffee is a meet up for choreographers of all genres. This meet up is a chance for choreographers at any stage in their career to engage in caffeinated conversation about the joys, discoveries, roadblocks and pivotal moments that are faced while creating work. Conversations in the past have lead to: social impact on creating work, grant writing/fundraising, performance discussions, and finding ways to balance administrative work with artistry. Choreographers and Coffee offers a place outside the studio where artists can stay connected with each other and offer support through our own triumphs and tribulations. Everyone welcome! 

Contact: lucia@luciaaugustdance.com
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tiny little get down

Fri, Jan 25, 7:30pm
CounterPulse, SF
Free ($5 donation at the door)

Need to let off a little steam? tinypistol’s Maurya Kerr and little seismic dance company’s Katie Faulkner invite you to the first tiny little get down of the new year. Founded in 2017, the tiny little get down is a dance party for people who love to dance and don’t want to have to go to a club and look cool doing it.

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