Bay Area Dance Week


This year’s festival was a great success!

Explore the 2024 Dance Week Hub and the 180 activities offered.


The 2025 dates will be announced this summer.

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Dance Week TV Feature on Live in the Bay

2024 Kickoff Celebration – One Dance 

The Festival

10 days of free dance events celebrating our dynamic and diverse Bay Area dance community. Watch inspiring artists, practice your own style, or discover a new groove. Whether hip hop, salsa, aerial, folk, modern, Bollywood, ballet, pole, West African, or many more – There is something for everyone. Participating each year is easy and everything is free.

Event hosts around the Bay Area can submit free events to take place during Dance Week, ranging from classes, performances, open studios, workshops, and more.

Participants can explore the Bay Area Dance Week Hub before the festival to sign up for free events and customize their own Dance Week experience.


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 Past Dance Week Videos

Thumbnail images of six Bay Area Dance week videos on YouTube


Selected Press

Bay Area Dance Week to Return in April – Broadway World – February 29, 2024

Making Moves – East Bay Express – April 26th, 2023

Bay Area Dance Week waltzes back after 3-year absence – Mercury News/Marin Independent Journal/East Bay Times – April 18th, 2023



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