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Discover what classes, rehearsals, performances and more are planned for the annual 10-day celebration. Events populate through registration from presenters. Please come back to see where free events takes place for up-to-date news.

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Friday, April 24

Poletential Studio

Poletential's Stiletto Camp

Pole Dancing Boot Camp! This is a fast paced, high energy, challenging, make-you-sweat hour of pole tricks. This class includes core work resistance training, strength training using the poles and learning pole tricks. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. Register by emailing [email protected] or calling 650-743-0657.
DATE: 04-24-2009
START TIME: 7:00 PM
END TIME: 8:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Poletential Studio

Chair Workshop

It's Sexy and Sultry. It's Wicked and Wonderful. It's all about you and the chair. Join us for this special workshop where you will learn exotic dance moves that include a bit of cabaret, lap and sensual dance and jazz techniques. This is a great workout for the body and mind. Get out of the everyday grind and spend some time with your inner minx. All levels are welcomed. This workshop is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 3:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Wednesday, April 29

Poletential Studio

Chair Workshop

It's Sexy and Sultry. It's Wicked and Wonderful. It's all about you and the chair. Join Cat for this special workshop where you will learn exotic dance moves that include a bit of cabaret, lap and sensual dance and jazz techniques. This is a great workout for the body and mind. Get out of the everyday grind and spend some time with your inner minx. All levels are welcomed. Women only. Limited to 10. To register, email [email protected]
DATE: 04-29-2009
START TIME: 7:30 PM
END TIME: 8:30 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Poletential Studio

Pole Prep Class

Come twirl with us and try Pole Dancing! Pole Prep Class starts with a warm-up and combines dance with strength training exercises for your arms, core and legs. Exercises are done on the floor, standing and walking. This class is for women only and is limited to 20. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 4:00 PM
END TIME: 5:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, May 3

Poletential Studio

Pole Prep Class

Try Pole Dancing! Pole Prep Class starts with a warm-up and combines dance with strength training exercises for your arms, core and legs. Exercises are done on the floor, standing and walking. This class is for women only and is limited to 20. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 3:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, April 26

Poletential Studio

Basic Pole Dancing Class

Let's TWIEL! Tricks, Transitions and "turning up the volume" all happen in Basic Pole. This is a great class if you are just starting out and want to learn twirls, climbs and inversions along with some transitional movements. We will do a short dance at the end of each class. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657
DATE: 04-26-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 3:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Tuesday, April 28

Poletential Studio

Basic Pole Dancing Class

Let's TWIEL! Tricks, Transitions and "turning up the volume" all happen in Basic Pole. This is a great class if you are just starting out and want to learn twirls, climbs and inversions along with some transitional movements. We will do a short dance at the end of each class. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 04-28-2009
START TIME: 6:00 PM
END TIME: 7:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, April 26

Poletential Studio

Introduction to Pole Dancing Workshop

This 1.5 hour workshop is a great way to introduce you to Fitness Pole Dancing. The class includes a warm-up, transitional dance moves and some basic pole tricks. This workshop is for women only and is limited to 20. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 04-26-2009
START TIME: 4:00 PM
END TIME: 5:30 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, May 3

Poletential Studio

Introduction to Pole Dancing Workshop

This 1.5 hour workshop is a great way to introduce you to Fitness Pole Dancing. The class includes a warm-up, transitional dance moves and some basic pole tricks. This workshop is for women only and is imited to 20. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 4:00 PM
END TIME: 5:30 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Tuesday, April 28

Poletential Studio

Total Pole Class

Spend an hour learning all aspects of pole dancing from twirling, climbing and inverting as well as holds, transitional moves, floor work, dance beginnings and endings. We will focus on fluidity, flexibility, strength and fitness. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 04-28-2009
START TIME: 10:00 AM
END TIME: 11:00 AM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Friday, May 1

Poletential Studio

Total Pole Class

Spend an hour learning all aspects of pole dancing from twirling, climbing and inverting as well as holds, transitional moves, floor work, dance beginnings and endings. We will focus on fluidity, flexibility, strength and fitness. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 05-1-2009
START TIME: 7:00 PM
END TIME: 8:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Tuesday, April 28

Poletential Studio

Cabaret Dance Class

Cabaret dance class combines burlesque and jazz moves, props, themes and music. This class is for anyone who wants to add some spice both in their workout and in their life. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 04-28-2009
START TIME: 7:30 PM
END TIME: 8:30 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, May 2

Poletential Studio

Cabaret Dance Class

Cabaret dance class combines burlesque and jazz moves, props, themes and music. This class is for anyone who wants to add some spice both in their workout and in their life. This class is for women only and is limited to 10. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 05-2-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 3:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Thursday, April 30

Poletential Studio

Body Movement Workshop

Your life’s dance comes with every move you make. Join us for a Body Movement workshop where you will learn how to be fluid, flowing and fierce! The workshop includes sensual dance, the use of the pole as a prop, walking, postures, and using all of your senses to achieve confident, alluring body movements. Make every move count whether it is the dance of the day or the dance of your life. This workshop is for women only and is limited to 20. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 04-30-2009
START TIME: 10:00 AM
END TIME: 11:30 AM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, May 2

Poletential Studio

Body Movement Workshop

Your life’s dance comes with every move you make. Join us for a Body Movement workshop where you will learn how to be fluid, flowing and fierce! The workshop includes sensual dance, the use of the pole as a prop, walking, postures, and using all of your senses to achieve confident, alluring body movements. Make every move count whether it is the dance of the day or the dance of your life. This workshop is for women only and is limited to 20. To register, email [email protected] or call 650-743-0657.
DATE: 05-2-2009
START TIME: 4:00 PM
END TIME: 5:30 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Poletential Studio

Pole Dancing Performance & Open House

Grab your girlfriends and join us for a Ladies Night Out at Poletential. Check out the Poletential Studio, meet our instructors and enjoy watching a spectacular showcase of talent. Our studio focuses on challenging your body while uplifting your spirit and our Open Houses are memorable events. This is a ladies only event and there is no fee for entrance.
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 6:00 PM
END TIME: 9:00 PM
VENUE: Poletential Studio
LOCATION: 2682 Middlefield Rd. Suite N, Redwood City, CA, 94063
CONTACT: Pam Courcier 650-743-0657
WEBSITE: www.poletential.com
TYPE: Open House
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Los Gatos Ballet

Youth Choreographers Showcase

LGB's Youth Choreography Showcase Project was created to give dancers (ages 13- 18) the opportunity to learn other facets of the art of dance. Bursting with energy and innovation, these young choreographers are proud to present their original pieces in ballet, modern, and contemporary dance.
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 12:00 PM
END TIME: 4:00 PM
VENUE: Los Gatos Ballet
LOCATION: 16 Lyndon Ave (off Main St. behind Santa Cruz Ave), Los Gatos, CA, 95030
CONTACT: Sarah Arnold 408-399-7577
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Western Ballet

A Celebration of Dance

Western Ballet is pleased to celebrate Bay Area National Dance Week with a FREE performance on Saturday, April 25 at our studios. A variety of local schools and companies will be joining Western Ballet in this performance.
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 4:00 PM
VENUE: Western Ballet
LOCATION: 914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mountain View, CA, 94043
CONTACT: Robin Ching 650-968-4455
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

DanceVisions

An afternoon of mini classes followed by an inform

An afternoon of half hour mini-classes including hip hop, latin, contact improv, and belly dance. Stay for an informal performance by DanceVisions faculty and students in ballet, modern, character, and belly dance.
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 1:00 PM
END TIME: 7:00 PM
VENUE: DanceVisions
LOCATION: 4000 Middlefield Rd. Cubberley Community Center, Palo Alto, CA, 94303
CONTACT: Laura Zweig 650 324-8751
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, April 26

sjDANCEco

7th Annual Dancin' Downtown

Held in honor of National Dance Week, Dancin’ Downtown features more than 30 dance artists performing on an outdoor stage between the San Jose Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel.
DATE: 04-26-2009
START TIME: 12:00 PM
END TIME: 5:00 PM
VENUE: Circle of Palms/Fairmont Plaza
LOCATION: 170 S. Market St, San Jose, CA, 95113
CONTACT: Megan Williams 408-924-5042
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, April 26

Nor Cal Dance Arts, PACK Dance Company

Spring Dance Concert

NCDA's PACK Dance Company hosts their annual Spring Dance Concert where they will showcase new works set on them by choreographers from the SF Bay Area as well as New York. The dancers will also showcase their own choreography, costume and lighting design.
DATE: 04-26-2009
START TIME: 4:30 PM
END TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: East Valley YMCA
LOCATION: 1975 S. White Rd., San Jose, CA, 95148
CONTACT: Tawnya Kuzia 408.923.5300
WEBSITE: www.norcaldance.com
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, May 2

School of Dancing Sun

School of Dancing Sun Open House

Free Lessons: 10am - noon - Teen's Ballet 1-2 pm - adults/teen's Chinese 2-2:30pm - Adults Modern/Pilates 2:40-3:10pm - Kids ballet 3:20-3:50pm - Kids Chinese 4-4:30pm - Mommy and me
DATE: 05-2-2009
START TIME: 10:00 AM
END TIME: 4:30 PM
VENUE: School of Dancing Sun
LOCATION: 5255 Prospect Rd., San Jose, CA, 95129
CONTACT: School of Dancing Sun 408-368-0227
WEBSITE: www.dsfdance.org
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: No
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Thursday, April 30

College of San Mateo

Day of Dance

Participate in a variety of "mini" dance classes taught by the Performance Dance Ensemble (PDE). Find out about the Dance Program at CSM and how you can join The PDE. 2:00-2:45pm Modern 3:00-3:45pm Hip Hop 4:00-4:45pm Break Dancing 5:00-5:45pm Jazz
DATE: 04-30-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: College of San Mateo, Bldg.8 (Rm203)
LOCATION: 1700 W.Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, California, 94402
CONTACT: Sarah Bolton (650) 378-7301 x19334
WEBSITE: www.smccd.edu
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, May 3

Carolina Lugo's Brisas de Espana Flamenco Dance Company & Academy

Flamenco-Spanish & Latin Fusion Dance Workshops

Brisas de Espana Flamenco Academy is the Bay Area Center for Hispanic Cultural arts offering classes 6 days a week in Flamenco, Spanish Dance, Latin Fusion Social Dance, Ballet Latino, Salsenco Rhythms Dance Workout Classes, Ballroom and much more! All levels, All ages, All welcome! Our beautiful main dance center in Concord features 3 studios with easy freeway and BART access. Other locations in San Francisco and San Jose... Everybody Dance Now! New students: Any 2 classes free; current students: $10 off of April tuition. ** Children's Training Programs ** Teens Program ** Apprentice Training for professional dance company ** Partial scholarships offered for ages 5-20
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 6:00:90 PM
END TIME: 9:00:90 PM
VENUE: Brisas de Espana Flamenco Academy
LOCATION: 1301-C Franquette Ave, Concord, CA, 94520
CONTACT: Carolina Lugo 925-939-7850
WEBSITE: www.carolinalugo.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, May 3

Carolina Lugo's Brisas de Espana Flamenco Dance Company & Academy

Flamenco-Spanish & Latin Fusion Dance Workshops

Brisas de Espana Flamenco Academy is the Bay Area Center for Hispanic Cultural arts offering classes 6 days a week in Flamenco, Spanish Dance, Latin Fusion Social Dance, Ballet Latino, Salsenco Rhythms Dance Workout Classes, Ballroom and much more! All levels, All ages, All welcome! Our beautiful main dance center in Concord features 3 studios with easy freeway and BART access. Other locations in San Francisco and San Jose... Everybody Dance Now! New students: Any 2 classes free; current students: $10 off of April tuition. ** Children's Training Programs ** Teens Program ** Apprentice Training for professional dance company ** Partial scholarships offered for ages 5-20
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 12:30:90 PM
END TIME: 4:30:90 PM
VENUE: Brisas de Espana Flamenco Academy
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Avenue, San Jose, CA, 94721
CONTACT: Carolina Lugo 925-939-7850
WEBSITE: www.carolinalugo.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Dance Theatre International

ADV BALLET W/ XAVIER FERLA, Royal Swedish Ballet

You are welcome to stay for a sneak preview of new collaborative pieces between our dancers and world class choreographers. Open Dance classes will also be offered in Tap, Hip Hop, Jazz, Creative Ballet. Dance in San Jose!
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 1:00 PM
END TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Dance Theatre International
LOCATION: 4075 Evergreen Village Sq, Ste 260, San Jose, CA, 95135
CONTACT: Maggie Ferla 408.274.7734
WEBSITE: www.DTIdance.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Monday, April 27

NaachDuniya Dance

Bollywood/ Bellydance Dance Week

NaachDuniya offers classes in exhilarating and beautiful Semi-Classical/Traditional Indian, and South Asian ethnic regional dance styles. The style offers a mix of both Indian traditional style with western influences. Try out for our Bollywood and Bellydance classes. Bollywood 6-8pm with Vikashni and Bellydance 8-9pm with Tiffany.
DATE: 04-27-2009
START TIME: 6:00 PM
END TIME: 9:00 PM
VENUE: Beshkan Studio
LOCATION: 74 Dillon Ave, Campbell, CA, 95008
CONTACT: Vikashni 510.415.2842
WEBSITE: www.naachduniya.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, April 26

Halanda Studio

Global Movements: Open Studio Recital

Bring the whole family and join us for an afternoon of dance fun! Performances and demonstrations include: Belly dance, Persian dance, Nia, Hip Hop, Modern Dance, Zumba, Near Eastern dance and more! PLUS FREE classes. Check website for details!
DATE: 04-26-2009
START TIME: 11:30 AM
END TIME: 4:00 PM
VENUE: Halanda Studio
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
CONTACT: Hala 408-246-1129
WEBSITE: www.Halanda.com
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Dancenter

National Dance Week Celebration

National Dance Week Celebration
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 5:00 PM
END TIME: 8:00 PM
VENUE: Dancenter
LOCATION: 1550 41st Ave. #D, Capitola, CA, 95010-2910
CONTACT: Ruth Fisher 831- 475-5032
WEBSITE: www.dancenterinfo.com
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Sunday, May 3

Kawayan Folk Arts

Filipino Folk Dance

Filipino Folk Dance
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 5:00 PM
END TIME: 8:00 PM
VENUE: Ballare Dance Center
LOCATION: 7011 Realm Drive, San Jose, CA, 95119
CONTACT: Genevieve Nicolas 650-303-7854
WEBSITE: kawayanfolkarts.org
TYPE: Rehearsal
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Monday, April 27

Halanda Studio

Belly Dance, Tap, Hip Hop, Nia & more: ALL ages

Halanda Studio is opening many of its classes to FREE drop ins! Please check website for details and join us to sample our diverse class offerings!
DATE: 04-27-2009
START TIME: 9:00 AM
END TIME: 10:00 PM
VENUE: Halanda Studio
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
CONTACT: Hala 408-246-1129
WEBSITE: www.Halanda.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Tuesday, April 28

Halanda Studio

Qi Gong, Zumba, Belly Dance, Hip Hop & more

Halanda Studio is opening many of its classes for FREE drop ins. Please check website for exact schedule and join us for a diverse selection of dance styles and traditions!
DATE: 04-28-2009
START TIME: 12:00 PM
END TIME: 9:00 PM
VENUE: Halanda Studio
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
CONTACT: Hala 408-246-1129
WEBSITE: www.Halanda.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Wednesday, April 29

Halanda Studio

Hala Dance Company Rehearsal, Nia, Belly dance

Halanda Studio is opening many of its classes for FREE drop ins. Please check website for exact schedule and join us for a diverse selection of dance styles and traditions!
DATE: 04-29-2009
START TIME: 9:00 AM
END TIME: 10:00 PM
VENUE: Halanda Studio
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
CONTACT: Hala 408-246-1129
WEBSITE: www.Halanda.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Thursday, April 30

Halanda Studio

Persian Dance & more

Halanda Studio is opening many of its classes for FREE drop ins. Please check website for exact schedule and join us for a diverse selection of dance styles and traditions!
DATE: 04-30-2009
START TIME: 5:00 PM
END TIME: 10:00 PM
VENUE: Halanda Studio
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
CONTACT: Hala 408-246-1129
WEBSITE: www.Halanda.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Friday, May 1

Halanda Studio

Near Eastern Dance, Nia & more

Halanda Studio is opening many of its classes for FREE drop ins. Please check website for exact schedule and join us for a diverse selection of dance styles and traditions!
DATE: 05-1-2009
START TIME: 9:00 AM
END TIME: 9:00 PM
VENUE: Halanda Studio
LOCATION: 1062 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA, 95125
CONTACT: Hala 408-246-1129
WEBSITE: www.Halanda.com
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Wednesday, April 29

Philein/Zi-Ru Tiger Productions

Lecture Demo

Catch a sneak preview of mulit-media works to be premiered in China July, 2009. Our lecture demonstration will feature a new collaboration between Choreographer Michelle Beauchamp and Philein Wang. Tiger Hip Hop is a new innovative style of dance which fuses: ballet, modern, hip hop and martial arts. Dancers: Brendan Behan and Meegan Hertensteiner. Percussion by Simon Ting.
DATE: 04-29-2009
START TIME: 4:00 PM
END TIME: 6:00 PM
VENUE: Zohar Dance Studio/Cubberly Community Center
LOCATION: 400 Middlefield Road, Building L, Room 4, Palo Alto, CA, 94306
CONTACT: Philein Wang 5105046290
WEBSITE: www.Philein.com
TYPE: Lecture-demo
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Saturday, April 25

Pampa Dance Academy and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Pampa Dance Academy/Bharathanatyam and Kathak

Come join the Prabhath Academy for Music and Performing Arts as their company presents two forms of classical Indian dance for the first half of the period (including selections from their upcoming performance at the 31st San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival), and then conduct a workshop in the Kathak dance form during the second half of the period. For more Festival information, visit www.worldartswest.org
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 4:00 PM
VENUE: Pampa Dance Academy
LOCATION: 520 Lawrence Expressway, Suite #311, Sunnyvale, CA, 95085
CONTACT: Nirmala Madhava 408-243-2623
WEBSITE: www.pampans.com
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Thursday, April 30

Dance For A Change

Caribbean Dance and Drum Class

Dance instructor, Shereen Manalani Jarrett, fell in love with Trinidad's Folkloric dance styles and rhythms, that have evolved from the merging of African and South American cultures. Her passion led her to 14 years of studying under internationally known dance master, Trinidad's Wilfred Mark. Shereen still loves attending his dance classes in Palo Alto. Drum instructor, Steve Eldridge, has been playing music since childhood. He too became captivated by Trinidad's rhythmic drive and studied under internationally known Caribbean drum masters including Hugh Humphrey and Val Serrant. Children and adults alike have benefitted from Steve's teaching style and years of experience. Come at 7:00p.m. and learn the basic rhythms which will be used for the dance class, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Dance and/or drum. Join other wonderful percussionists and try it for the first time, or practice your chops if you're more advanced. Bring your drum or percussion instrument. Some extra drums will be provided. Classes welcome all creeds, genders, ages, ethnicities and ability levels. You just might get hooked on this fun, exciting way to dance and play. Don't miss this chance!
DATE: 04-30-2009
START TIME: 7:00:00 PM
END TIME: 9:00:00 PM
VENUE: Los Gatos High School Dance Studio
LOCATION: 20 High School Court (between Main St. & Los Gatos, Los Gatos, CA, 95030
CONTACT: Shereen Manalani Jarrett (408) 605-6600
WEBSITE: www.allnowjam.org
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
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Sunday, May 3

Xpressions

Showcase of Indian Folk Dances

Xpressions, a dance group with a difference, specializes in presenting traditional and contemporary folk and semi classical dances from India. We explore and experiment in order to learn and present the incredible cultures of India through a combination of dance, drama, music, and storytelling. We invite you to glimpse and join the festival of Indian Folk Dances at our studio and get mesmerized with the vibrant colors, music and festivity that make the folk dances so unique. Dances being presented include the Ghoomar, Raas, Garba, Bhangra, Giddha, Kavadi, Kargattam, Kummi etc. The session will also include a Q&A on Indian Folk Dances and guests can learn a short folk dance.
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 3:30 PM
END TIME: 5:30 PM
VENUE: Fit 4 U Studio
LOCATION: 6158 Bollinger Road, San Jose, CA, 95129
CONTACT: Srividya Eashwar 408-838-3079
WEBSITE: www.xpressionsdancemusic.com
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
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Sunday, May 3

Hālau 'o Keikiali'i and the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Hālau 'o Keikiali'i Open Rehearsal

Hawaiian dance company Hālau 'o Keikiali'i will open their studios for an intimate look into their rehearsal process as they prepare for their performance at the 31st Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. For more information on the Festival visit www.worldartswest.org
DATE: 05-3-2009
START TIME: 3:00 PM
END TIME: 4:00 PM
VENUE: Hālau 'o Keikiali'i
LOCATION: 423 Baden Ave., South San Francisco, CA, 94080
CONTACT: Kawika Alfcihe 415-474-3914
WEBSITE: www.keikialii.com
TYPE: Rehearsal
WHEELCHAIR: No
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Saturday, April 25

Guru Shradha

Odissi Demonstration and Beginners Workshop

Guru Shradha welcomes those who are interested to learn more about Odissi dance through this lecture/demonstration and Beginners Workshop. Odissi Classical Dance hails from the state of Orissa in Eastern India. Its spirituality stems from its roots in the temple and the dance is characterized by its grace, sculpturesque poses, fluid upper body movements juxtaposed with strong footwork. Director Niharika Mohanty and students of Guru Shradha will be demonstrating and inviting the participants to join in experiencing this dance style.
DATE: 04-25-2009
START TIME: 2:00 PM
END TIME: 4:00 PM
VENUE: Church of the Epiphany: Parish Hall
LOCATION: 1839 Arroyo Ave, San Carlos, CA, 94070
CONTACT: Niharika Mohanty (415) 933-9313
WEBSITE: www.gurushradha.org
TYPE: Workshop
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
SIGNUP: Click here to sign up for this event


Friday, May 1

Santa Clara University

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DATE: 05-1-2009
START TIME: 8:00 PM
END TIME: 9:00 PM
VENUE: santa clara university
LOCATION: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA, 95053
CONTACT: Kristin Kusanovich 408-529-1310
TYPE: Performance
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
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Tuesday, April 28

Teen Dance Company

Check out Teen Dance Company Class Sampler

Open Classes for pre-professional -intermediate and advanced dancers. (Ages 12 to 18) Please join us for sample dance classes in celebration of National Dance Week and Teen Dance Company’s 10th Anniversary Season by our expert faculty Darlene Easterling, Mark Foehringer, Brian Fisher, and Heather Cooper. Classes include - Pilates, Ballet, Modern & Contemporary.
DATE: 04-28-2009
START TIME: 4:30 PM
END TIME: 8:30 PM
VENUE: Teen Dance Company Studios
LOCATION: 223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, CA, 94043
CONTACT: Marisa Carruthers 408 590-3853
WEBSITE: www.teendancecompany.org
TYPE: Class
WHEELCHAIR: Yes
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