Bay Area Dance Week
April 21 – 30, 2023
Dancers’ Group is thrilled to announce that Bay Area Dance Week, the beloved 10-day celebration of movement and dance, is making its long-awaited return in 2023 after a three-year hiatus with a NEW partnership with Bopsidy. Bay Area Dance Week, which has been a staple of the Bay Area dance community for 22 years, offers the public the opportunity to experience the region’s vibrant and diverse dance scene, completely free of charge.
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The festival’s big public kick off will take place April 22 at Yerba Buena Gardens. That day Dancers’ Group, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, and Rhythm & Motion will come together to host a series of high-energy and accessible dance classes led by Rhythm & Motion from 11am to 2pm.
This year’s festival will feature hundreds of events, including workshops, performances, classes, open rehearsals, and more. Whether Bolivian folkloric dance, Tahitian dance, Ballet, Congolese Dance, Hula, Jazz, Modern, or Hip Hop, there is something for every adult and kid to discover at Bay Area Dance Week.
Bay Area Dance Week, an inclusive celebration of movement and dance, returns in 2023 after a three-year hiatus. Over its 22 year history the Bay Area Dance community opened its doors and invited the public to experience its rich and vibrant dance scene, completely free of charge.
The Bay Area Dance Week festival aspires to offer something for everyone, regardless of experience, age, and ability. Over the years participants have been able to choose from workshops, performances, classes, open rehearsals, and more. Whether Bolivian folkloric dance, Tahitian dance, Ballet, Congolese Dance, Hula, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop for adults and kids – this festival has hundreds of ways to discover your dance.
History of Bay Area Dance Week
National Dance Week was founded in 1981 to increase awareness of dance and its contributions to our national culture. The first Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) festival grew out of a public dialogue in 1998, when dance artists, administrators, and organizations came together to explore how best to spotlight Bay Area dance during National Dance Week. The festival that emerged took a national initiative and imbued it with the innovative and inclusive spirit of the Bay Area. As the largest per capita center for dance in the United States, the Bay Area’s festivities have been the most extensive and best attended celebrations in the country since BADW’s inception. Each year, over 100 dance organizations and artists present events during Bay Area Dance Week, involving more than 2,500 artists and 20,000 attendees.
Bay Area Dance Week is presented by Dancers’ Group.
Watch Excerpts and Tutorials from Archived Bay Area Dance Week Kick offs!
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