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Choreographers Showcase

Application Deadline: Sat, Nov 16
Performances: Sat-Sun, Feb 23 & 24
SpectorDance, Marina

Cost: $50
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For over 21 years, SpectorDance has invited dance makers to submit applications to the Choreographers Showcase. From a statewide and national search, SpectorDance selects works to be performed in our state-of-the-art venue on the Monterey Peninsula. The Choreographers Showcase offers our local audiences a chance to see a wide variety of original, cutting-edge works while simultaneously expanding performance opportunities for dance artists. The Choreographers Showcase celebrates the diversity and vitality of dance as a contemporary art form today.

Contact: Paige Ettin, SpectorDance Board of Directors,

Perform in Public and Be Entered to Win the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast #PACLchallenge

Deadline: Sun, Sep 30

During the entire month of September, the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast is challenging you to take your artistic work – your dance crew, flash mob, hug tunnel, eye gazing experiment – whatever you’ve got! – into public spaces in order to raise awareness of the urgent need for the inclusion in entertainment and media. What do they mean by inclusion? They are talking about POC, PWD, LGBTQ, women and people of all ethnicities, sizes, and differences.

1. Share your work in a public space.
2. Videotape your performance.
3. Post it on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, or Instagram) using the hashtag #PACLchallenge.
4. Now you’re Instantly Eligible to Win!

What You Can Win:
Artist with most likes on video gets to be Featured Guest on the podcast, promoting you and your work to thousands of listeners around the world. Plus! A VIP Day of Coaching & Night Out (for dinner and a show!) with Creativity Coach, CHT, Holly Shaw. $2,500 value. Check the website for other awards and prizes.

Be sure to subscribe to the Performers & Creators Lab Podcast where the winners will be announced on October 10th.

Contact Performers & Creators Lab with questions: (415) 870-7082

Artist Opportunities @ SAFEhouse Arts

Deadline: Mon, Oct 1
SAFEhouse Arts, SF

Join SAFEhouse Arts’ dynamic community of artists by participating in one of the residency programs. RAW residencies are 36-48 hours of free rehearsal space and an opportunity to present your work. The Lead Artists program is a year long residency and includes a modest stipend. AIRspace residency features queer POC/trans artists and also has a modest stipend. Deadline is Oct 1 and orientation is Nov 17. SAFEhouse (Saving Arts from Extinction) for the Performing Arts is an artist’s cooperative with a special focus on contemporary dance and provides creative space for a diverse range of Bay Area artists through residencies, events, skill-building and leadership. SAFEhouse Art’s work is dedicated to promoting arts education and building a vibrant and inclusive San Francisco arts community.

Contact: 415 518 1517

Call for Emerging & Mid-Range Disabled Choreographers

Deadline: Mon, Oct 1
Performance: Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Cleveland, OH

Dancing Wheels  will be presenting a full evening concert entitled “Reverse * Reboot * Reveal”. Commissioning three disabled choreographers to create new works on the Dancing Wheels Company and engage in the opportunity to learn or further develop their craft in the realm of physically integrated dance. The three categories of choreographers are Advanced, Mid-Range and Emerging. Mr. Marc Brew, Artistic Director of AXIS Dance Company, has accepted commission of his work in the category of Advanced Choreography.

These new works will receive their world premiere at a landmark concert presented by Dancing Wheels at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH on June 14, 2019, coinciding with the DanceUSA Conference convening in Cleveland. Following the premiere of the “Reverse * Reboot * Reveal” concert, the works will be excerpted by Dancing Wheels to construct a residency program exploring the history and societal impact of artists with disabilities and the physically integrated dance movement. This residency program will be part of our 2019/2020 national touring schedule, celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Dancing Wheels Company & School. The goal of the project is to advance Dancing Wheels’ global mission to promote and encourage the development of work by choreographers with disabilities.


Young Choreographers Forum SF

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION- Fri, Oct 12th, 2018 by 5 pm.
Notification of acceptance by Fri, Oct 19th, 2018

First Session: Sun, Oct 28, 2018, 11am-2pm
Second Session: Sun, Feb 24, 2019, 11am-2pm
Final showing is March 24, 2019 5-8pm
Joe Goode Annex, SF

Cost: Application Fee is $30
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Young Choreographers Forum SF is a mentoring program for dance makers ages 16-26 presented by Mark Foehringer Dance Project |SF. This forum is an opportunity for young choreographers to create dance works with the guidance and feedback from a panel of experienced Bay Area choreographers. This year’s panel includes, Kara Davis, Lizz Roman, Brian Fisher, Diane Frank, and Mark Foehringer. Since the inception of YCF 12 years ago, this forum has mentored over 90 choreographers several of which, have gone on to form their own companies and are working as dance makers today.

YCF consists of two mentoring sessions (Oct. 28 and Feb. 24), and one final showing (March 24th) where each choreographer presents their mentored work.

The panel will select 7 choreographers to participate in the forum.

Please click the link for the Google Form to fill out an application.


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 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