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Margaret Jenkins to mentor local choreographers for CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2019.

The Margaret Jenkins Dance Company (MJDC) is pleased to announce the return of the highly successful CHIME (Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange) program. For next year’s program, called CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2019, founder Margaret Jenkins will serve as the CHIME mentor, working with local choreographers over the course of the year.

Guidelines and Applications for CHIME San Francisco Bay Area 2019 are now available at

Five Trailblazing Black Dance Companies Awarded Half Million Dollars

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has awarded each of its five (5) founding member companies — Cleo Parker Robinson Dance; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; Dayton Contemporary Dance Company; Lula Washington Dance Theatre; and The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) — $100,000 each in unrestricted grants, totaling a half million dollars, to be applied to general operating expenses. IABD awarded its IMPACT 100 grants during its inaugural financial and organizational health program, MOVE: Managing Organizational Vitality and Endurance, which was generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Healthy Dancers’ Clinical Volunteers, PT, MD, DO

ODC Healthy Dancers’ Clinic
ODC Dance Center, SF

The ODC Healthy Dancers’ Clinic is currently seeking clinical volunteers PT, MD, DO, Nutritionist, NP. They are looking for primarily those with an interest in Dance Medicine. They will be having a large event, a Day for Dancers’ Health in early 2018 and will need volunteer staffing for that event.

Call for Choreographers D.I.R.T Festival 2019

Application due: Fri, Aug 31
Festival dates: Mar 15-24, 2019

The theme for Dance Mission’s 2019 D.I.R.T. Festival is storm SURGE. The D.I.R.T. Festival, or Dance In Revolt(ing) Times, is a social political dance festival in its 4th year. D.I.R.T. presents the work of artists that explicitly address local/global challenges through their creative process. This year, pieces that explore ideas and concerns surrounding Global Warming and the displacement that is happening as a result of environmental change will be given greater consideration. Artists from island nations are especially encouraged to apply. Please note that while the focus is on Bay Area artists, non-Bay Area artists are also welcome to apply. Artists ARE paid.

Contact: 415-826-4441

Call for Submissions: HARMONY a live music and dance festival 2019

Deadline: Sat, Sep 15, 2018
Chicago, IL

Tiffany Lawson Dance, a 501c3 dance company based in Chicago, IL, is accepting applications from both professional and pre-professional choreographers and dance companies to participate in HARMONY: a live music and dance festival. All submissions must contain a live music element.

Please follow this link to apply to the festival.

Contact: Kimberly Baker,

City of San Ramon: Culture in the Community Event

Deadline to apply: Mon, Aug 13
Performance: Sun, Sept 16, 12-5pm
San Ramon Community Center

The City of San Ramon is currently looking for dance groups/organizations for the second annual large Culture in the Community Event. This year the event will be expanding from one to two stages for cultural dance and music performances. One entertainment area is smaller based inside (nice flat dance floor) and one is a very large outdoor amphitheater-style stage. The event features cultural booths, food truck, and kids activities, however the performances are the highlight and main focus. Please note that performers do not need to be professional companies (can be students/studios). At this time we are seeking local, non-paid groups.

Contact: Erika Burg,

Call For Submissions: 2019 Tiny Dance Film Festival

Deadline: Wed, Oct 31, 2018, 11:59pm


Tiny Dance Film Festival is a film festival based in San Francisco that features short dance films (10 minutes or under) from across the globe. TDFF prioritizes films that stretch into new territory, challenge dominant narratives, and most importantly — embrace brevity. They encourage queers and people of color to submit. TDFF will take place in March 23-34, 2019 at Roxie Theater.


Centennial Reckoning

Rehearsals: Sep 4-Nov 7 Tuesdays, Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm and Sundays 12:30-4:30
Tech rehearsals: Sun-Wed, Nov 4-7, 6-10pm
Performances: Thu-Fri, Nov 8-9 & 15-16, 7pm; Saturdays, Nov 10 & 17, 2pm & 7pm

War Memorial and Veterans Building, SF


KD>>MG and EchoTheaterSuitcase project is creating a new performance work together with veterans and non-veteran civilian artists in collaboration with the American Legion War Memorial Commission (ALWMC) and Veterans for Peace (VFP), in honoring the centennial anniversary of Armistice day, November 2018.

Centennial Reckoning will bring to light untold stories of LGBTQ+ and immigrant service members from WWI forward. At this historic moment in time we foreground the stories of those who have held important roles in our military and civilian worlds throughout time. These individuals have often been unacknowledged, underrepresented or even punished based on their central identities, as a part of their service experience. At this moment in time,  it is crucial to recognize the fabric of our country, founded on the immigrant experience. Celebrate the hard work, leadership and service of our LGBTQ+ community members. Common humanity and the power of our intersectional identities creates the strength of our communities and country.

Contact:, 415.994.6196

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