Submit Summer Workshops

Dancers’ Group will not publish a Summer Workshop Guide in 2021  – To promote virtual workshops and activities you can submit them here We’re aware that the dance community is adjusting to new realities and facing hardships during physical distancing, and Dancers’ Group will continue to collect and share information. Find the Online offerings submitted […]

Welcome

“Wherever you are in the world, if you are a dancer who wants to write about dance or you know a dancer who does, please message me. I have an opportunity for you/them.”

I tweeted this request on July 10, when hot (flash) mom summer seemed to be on. But the hope, calm, and excitement were short-lived.

Welcome

I wrote my first dance review for the San Francisco Bay Guardian in the late 90s. I had been writing listings for a while and this was my big break—500 words on the Bay Area debut of Sonya Delwaide’s Compagnie de Danse L’Astragale at Laney College in Oakland. When I received the first edits from, […]

Casting Call for a New “African” Dance Reality Show

Internationally-Flexing, Izzie-Award-winning, Artistic Director of Afro Urban Society, Nkeiruka Oruche, a 15-year+ IRL & URL vibes dispenser and charlatan of Afro Urban Dance is casting for a new show that takes place at the renowned Ase-Umoja-Juju Cultural Dance Center. 

Cyphers in Cyberspace: Reimagining Cultural Arts and Dance Education in a Post-COVID World

As I reflect on this year of virtual dance learning, one thing has become strikingly clear: not only are many of our young students tragically estranged from their cultural and artistic heritage, but this estrangement negatively affects their social, emotional, and intellectual development.

CubaCaribe: Short Film Premieres

The Power of Resiliency 2021 July 25- August 8 Resiliency continues to be a defining theme this year. One year after our first online series, we bring you more innovative programming. Join this virtual event that brings dancers and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico, breaking limitations in a digital meeting space. Cuba y Puerto Rico Dos […]

Black Ballerinas in Picture Books: Rupturing the Color Line in American Children’s Literature

As a Black girlhood studies scholar, I pay close attention to picture books that portray Black girls. More specifically, I intersect dance studies and children’s literary studies in order to explore the representation of Black ballerinas in autobiographical and biographical children’s picture books.

Mouth of a Shark: work in progress

CubaCaribe presents The Power of Resiliency 2021 July 25- August 8 Resiliency continues to be a defining theme this year. One year after our first online series, we bring you more innovative programming. This virtual event that bring dancers and musicians from Cuba and Puerto Rico, breaking limitations in a digital meeting space. Showing of new work […]

SF Dance Film Festival Spring Fling

Bringing live performance from the stage to the screen, San Francisco Dance Film Festival’s Spring Fling Festival pays tribute to all the dancers who were prevented from performing live for the past year. From May 14 – 23, enjoy on-demand access to four dynamic productions by some of the most influential choreographers working today in contemporary dance […]

Dancing Happens in Strip Malls Too

My first memories of learning dance were at the Strip Mall Dance Studio near my house in Lawrence, Kansas. The strip mall was creatively named “The Malls Shopping Center.” I don’t remember what the studio itself was called but I know exactly where it was—tucked in the corner of a row of single-story beige buildings that also housed Pet World (my favorite place on earth as a 4-year-old), an Ace Hardware (my second favorite place), and a Godfather’s Pizza.