Bay Area National Dance Week
Friday, April 25

Friday, April 25

next day All events are free and open to the public!

Conscious Dancer Magazine

Interactive movement seminar, performances, and free classes in: TransDance, Sufi Dancing, Soul Motion, Blues Dancing, 5Rhythms, Nia, contact improvisation, tango, qi gong, and more! Come on April 25 from 3-10pm(free w/ BANDW Event Guide coupon), April 26 10am-9pm and April 27 from 10am-7pm ($10 w/ BANDW coupon). See for complete class schedule.

3:00pm-10:00pm Bodies In Motion at New Living Expo
observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Concourse Exhibition Center

635 8th Street (Brannan Street), San Francisco (map)
510 778 9131

dance anywhere

dance anywhere is a conceptual performance: an open invitation to all: stop, dance and take a photo on April 25, 2008 at noon PDT wherever you will be. RSVP at

12:00pm-1:00pm Dance Anywhere
performance  observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

anywhere and everywhere

public spaces (anywhere), anywhere (map)
510 406 5874


Get into your body with Hooliehoop. Discover dynamic movement, stress release, energizing fitness, and fun through hoopdance! ZERO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. Hoops provided.

12:15pm-12:45pm Beginning Hoopdance
class  observation  no wheelchair access   (key)

The Center for Transformation

735 Montgomery St. (Jackson St.), San Francisco (map)
415 829 7799

This HoopGirl Workout teaser class will have you pumping your hips while dancing on every part of your body. Fun hoop tricks will amaze you. All ages, no experience needed. Hoops provided. Best of the Bay Winner 06 and 07.

7:30pm-8:30pm Hips of Fury! Hula Hoop Dancing for Every Body
class  observation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Dance Ground Keriac

1805 Divisadero (Bush), San Francisco (map)
415 282 HOOP

ODC/Rhythm and Motion

Selection of Free Classes Offering a selection of free adult classes for every day of National Dance Week! With almost 100 weekly classes representing movement forms from all over the world, including Afro-Brazilian, Ancient Hula, Ballet, Contact Improvisation, Contemporary Modern, Feldenkreis, Hip Hop, Release, Rhythm Tap, Tribal Bellydance, Salsa, Yoga, and the groundbreaking Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout program, the spectrum of classes at the Dance Commons reflects the wonderful diversity found in the Bay Area. NDW special - New Students: any 3 classes for free; current students: check website for free daily class - or

8:30am-10:00pm Dance at The ODC Commons!
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access   (key)

ODC Dance Commons

351 Shotwell (17th & 18th Street), San Francisco (map)
, OR
415 863 9830

Plenty's Playground

A super fun boot camp style workout that incorporates hoola hoop dance moves and strength training to give you a full body workout with focus on your core! No hoola hoop or workout experience necessary, rather an interest in having fun & gifting your body, mind and spirit! Hoops and other necessary equipment provided. Please dress in comfortable clothes and sneakers with support.

6:30pm-7:30pm Plenty's Playground: Hoop Camp Boot Camp
class  observation  no wheelchair access   (key)

Synergy Fitness Studio

3556 Sacramento Street (Locust), San Francisco (map)
415 341 7331


PoiGeek is pleased to present poi lessons downloadable to your computer, iPod, or other mp3 player. Now you can enjoy a free poi lesson you can take with you anywhere you go available at with coupon code: NDW2008A

12:00am-11:45pm Mobile Poi Class
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)


Everywhere (Any town), Earth (map)
414 424 8581

Richmond District YMCA Young Dancers

Swing Dance Class & Party featuring instructor, Catrine Ljunggren. Open to all adults, skilled in this lively dance style or not. Join the fun! Refreshments available.

7:00pm-9:00pm Swing Dance Class & Party
observation  wheelchair access   (key)

Richmond District YMCA

360 18th Avenue (Geary), San Francisco (map)
415 666 9603

SF Feldenkrais® Community Clinic

Come learn about this free clinic for women. The Feldenkrais method is an effective means of movement education that improves flexibility, posture, coordination and awareness. Sign up on site for a 20 min. hands-on session and a group movement class. 1-2pm Lecture/Demo, 2-4pm Individual samples of hands-on session, 4-5pm Awareness through movement group class

1:00pm-5:00pm Open House
open house  observation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

The Women's Building

3543 18th St. (Valencia and Guerrero), San Francisco (map)
415 661 1852

ShoeBox Studio

45 minutes of intense Pilates, followed by 15 minutes of intense Champagne drinking. Happy Friday!

1:00pm-2:00pm Champagne Pilates
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

ShoeBox Studio

855 Folsom St. #112 (5th), San Francisco (map)
415 861 5976

Temple of Poi

Come watch 2 time Best of the Bay Best Dance Studio winning fire artists prepare for their exhibition performance on Saturday, April 26th at Union Square at the Temple of PoiGeek 2008 Fire Dancing Expo, 7:45 PM-10:00 PM at Union Square, San Francisco

7:00pm-9:00pm Fire Dancing Dress Rehearsal
performance  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Palace of Fine Arts

3301 Lyon St (Bay Street), San Francisco (map)
415 424 8581

Vima Dance Studio

Join us for a fun-filled night of Salsa Dancing! First hour focuses on basic movements and rhythm. Second hour focus is Salsa Rueda - a group form of salsa danced in a circle.

7:00pm-9:00pm Salsa Caliente!
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

Vima Dance Studio

560 Third Street (Brannan), San Francisco (map)
415 977 0203

Ariana Candell

Find your dance and creative spirit in nature! A workshop blending improvisational movement, earth art, meditation and group fun! Using structured and open-ended exercises to inspire our connection with the earth, ourselves and each other- in a beautiful redwood grove. (NOTE:MAP IS WRONG: take left at Sanborn across from Robinson)

9:00am-10:30am Movement and Meditation in Nature
workshop  observation  no wheelchair access   (key)

Joaquin Miller Park- Community Center

3594 Sanborn Dr. (Robinson), Oakland (map)
510 466 5114

Halau Hula 'O Kupukalau'ie'ie

Experience basic auana hula movement that is used to teach basic hula gestures and feet movement. This allows the Halau to standardize style regardless of varying age.

6:30pm-8:00pm Auana (Modern) Hula Fundamentals
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access   (key)

Halau Hula 'O Kupukalau'ie'ie

5327 Jacuzzi Street Studio 4R (Central Avenue), Richmond (map)

510 691 8414

Harmonious Path Martial Arts

Enjoy a brief introduction to kuk sool, a graceful yet powerful martial art based on ancient fighting techniques. See how dance-like stances and movements can metamorphoze into strikes, kicks, and spins that are both beautiful and practical as self-defense. Taught by a woman black belt with a background in dance.

7:30pm-8:30pm Martial Arts for Dancers
class  observation  participation  no wheelchair access   (key)

Harmonious Path Martial Arts

192 10th Street #202 (Jackson), Oakland (map)
510 496 6075

The Beat: the Eddie Brown Center for the Arts

The Beat offers free classes in Jazz Blues & Samba Fusion to new students. See website or call for updates and the complete details!

12:15pm-1:30pm The Beat: the Eddie Brown Center for the Arts
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access   (key)

The Beat: the Eddie Brown Center for the Arts

2560 9th Street (between Dwight and Parker), Berkeley (map)
510 548 5348

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society San Francisco Branch

Learn the energetic jigs & reels of the national dancing of Scotland. No partner or Scottish heritage required. Please wear comfortable low shoes. Minimum age 7 years.

6:30pm-7:30pm Introduction to Scottish Country Dancing for Youth
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

All Souls' Episcopal Parish

2220 Cedar St (Spruce St), Berkeley (map)
415 716 7999

Learn exciting figures to uplifting music in Scotland's traditions.

7:00pm-9:00pm Scottish Country Dance for Families
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access   (key)

Valley Dance Theatre

2247 2nd Street, Suite B, Livermore (map)
925 447 1833

Learn the energetic reels and elegant strathspeys of the national dancing of Scotland to live music of fiddle and piano. No partner or Scottish heritage required! Please wear comfortable low shoes.

7:45pm-10:00pm Introduction to Scottish Country Dancing
workshop  observation  no wheelchair access   (key)

Grace North Church

2138 Cedar Street (Walnut), Berkeley (map)
707 746 0810

UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Petra Kuppers is the keynote speaker for "Dance Under Construction", the 10th annual Dance Studies Conference, hosted this year by UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies. The theme for this year's conference is "Willing and Able: Re-Figuring Dance, Performance, and Disability". For more information about this year's DUC lectures, workshops, and performances, visit:

4:00pm-5:00pm Performance & Disability: A Talk by Petra Kuppers
lecture  participation  wheelchair access   (key)

Alumni House

UC Berkeley Campus (behind Zellerbach Hall), Berkeley (map)
510 642 3982