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Learn traditional Bharatanatyam

Sundays 10-11am
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9 St, Oakland

Taught by Artist-in-Residence at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Naina Shastri.

Questions? Please contact: Artist-in-Residence Naina Shastri 510-565-6202 or
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 510-637-0455

Carnaval San Francisco 2017 Kick-Off: Fat Tuesday

Tue, Feb 28, 6-9pm
Mission District, SF

Kick off the Annual Carnaval San Francisco Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration at 4 venues in the Mission District! Featuring live samba drummers and dancers winding their way through the party, salsa, soca, cumbia, rumba and more. Wear costumes, masks & beads and celebrate Fat Tuesday in true Carnaval San Francisco style!

Questions? Please contact: Rodrigo Durán:

Alternative Inauguration Day!

Fri, Jan 20, 9am-1pm
Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Berkeley

Take care of yourself, build community, boycott hate.
Free Adult Dance Classes:

9am Yoga with Juliana Monin
9am Beg I Ballet Barre with Tanya Chianese
10 am Advanced Modern with Mo Miner
10 am Beg III Ballet with Kaori Ogasawara
11:30am Adv Ballet with Wendy Diamond
1pm Int/Adv Modern with Joan Lazarus

No pre-registration, first come, first served.

Join Shawl-Anderson Dance Center as it launches DANCERS FOR DIALOGUE AND ACTION, a new program aimed at engaging in community, connecting arts with activism, opposing hate, and effecting positive social change in the Bay Area.

Questions? Please contact:


Sat, Dec 10
Workshops 9am-6pm, Free
Showing 8pm, $10
CounterPulse, SF

Kinetech Arts in partnership with CounterPulse presents DanceHackDay. This annual event brings together performers and developers to inspire one another and experiment with movement and emerging technologies. This is an opportunity to fuse movement with cutting-edge technologies and spark unconventional applications of new and existing tools. The event culminates with a presentation of developed prototypes.


BANDALOOP: Dances from Thin Air

Thu, Dec 1, 8:00pm
The Great Wall of Oakland
West Grand Ave & Broadway, Oakland

Vertical dance company BANDALOOP presents Dances from Thin Air, a multi-media evening of vertical dance and film of the company’s recent mountain dances.

For one night only, BANDALOOP will light up the Great Wall of Oakland with its dynamic vertical dance. The award-winning short film SHIFT, shot at the Yosemite National Park and recent footage of the new work Coyote Waltzes, filmed as part of the National Park Service Centennial will frame the performance. Bringing wild space to urban place, Dances from Thin Air shares the mountain heart of BANDALOOP’s artistry.

Free or Limited Preferred Seating $20:

Questions? Please contact:

An Introduction to: Email$ = Donor$! How to Use Facebook and Twitter to Grow Your List of Donors

Tue, Nov 1, 3pm EDT
Duration: 45 min
Presenter: John Haydon

In this free nonprofit introduction webinar to Email$ = Donor$, nonprofit marketing expert John Haydon will discuss 6 steps to attract new supporters using Facebook and Twitter:

1: Create a compelling offer that attracts supporters
2: Setup your email marketing software
3: Design your campaign landing pages
4: Setup up Facebook and Twitter for better list building
5: Create social media content to promote your offer
6: Synchronize, schedule and promote social media posts

If You’re Unable to Attend the Live Webinar You Will Still Have Access to the Webinar Recording & Slides

The Iteration Project

Born from the desire for community and the need for accountability, The Iteration Project is a creative process bringing together artists from around the world. Their mission is to hold community members accountable to a continued creative practice while challenging them to expand, explore, and amplify their unique individual voices in the context of an international community regardless of location.

The Iteration Project‘s aim is to reduce artistic isolation and help you find and create a supportive and inspiring community of creatives.

To learn more or to join the community visit our website: or email:

Fall Fling Social Dance

Sat, Nov 12, 6pm
Cupertino Odd Fellows Lodge, 20589 Homestead Rd, Cupertino

Enjoy an evening of dancing, fun, and friendship. Dance old/new style, swing, salsa, foxtrot, rumba, two-step, and more. Short lessons in basic steps for 3 dances included: Waltz, Cha-cha, Swing.

Light refreshments provided. Attire: dressy to casual.


AXIS Dance Company: Community Dance Jams

Mon, Oct 17, 6pm
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, Studio E (3rd floor)
1428 Alice Street, Oakland

Cost: $12, slinding scale, no one is turned away due to lack of funds

This jam is open to the public, and creates an informal space in which dancers of all types and backgrounds are invited to explore their bodies in a kinesthetic relationship to others.

Jam will begin promptly at 6pm with a 30min instruction and introduction to the company’s physically integrated dance philosophies. Sourced in contact improvisation, the jam will cultivate mindful awareness and mutual exchange. This month’s jam will be facilitated by a new AXIS dancer Liv Schaffer.

To help make our events accessible to all people, please use fragrance free, non-toxic toiletries and cleaning products and other supplies, and avoid scented products whenever possible.

Questions? Please contact:

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