Bay Area National Dance Week
Tuesday, April 29

Tuesday, April 29

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City College of San Francisco Dept of Physical Education & Dance

Dance Class

11:00am-1:00pm Intermediate Modern
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)
415 452 7322

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11:00am-1:00pm Beginning Argentine Tango
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)
www.ccsframs.com

Celebrate the inauguration of the New Health and Wellness Center. Participate in a variety of dance classes in state of the art studios. Find out about performing opportunities and the Dance Certification Program. Check schedule at www.ccsframs.com

9:30am-9:30pm Open House
open house  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center 50 Phelan Avenue (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)
, www.ccsframs.com
415 452 7322

Dance History Class

9:30am-11:00am Dance History
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)
415 452 7322

class

1:00pm-3:00pm Beginning Latin Social Dance (previous experience)
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center, San Francisco (map)
www.ccsframs.com

dance class

3:00pm-5:00pm Beginning Hip Hop
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)
www.ccsframs.com

class

3:00pm-5:00pm Beginning African-Haitian Dance
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)
www.ccsframs.com

class

5:30pm-7:30pm Beginning Ballet
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)

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6:00pm-8:00pm Beginning Swing Dance
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)

class

7:30pm-9:30pm Intermediate Ballet
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

City College San Francisco P.E. and Dance Dept.

50 Phelan Ave, Health and Wellness Center (Ocean and Howth), San Francisco (map)

DANCE MONKS

DANCE MONKS, an internationally travelled dance company will offer a Release Technique and Improvisation class (Intermediate/Advanced) with live music.

9:00am-10:30am DANCE MONKS class (Intermediate/Advanced)
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

ODC

351 Shotwell Street, San Francisco (map)
, http://www.dancemonks.com or http://dancemonks.blogspot.com
510 644 1654

Deborah Slater Dance Theater/Studio 210

Men Think They are Better Than Grass, a work-in-progress rehearsal using the beauty of land, water, animals and WS Merwin´┐Żs poetry to explore the reciprocal relationship between our lives and the environment.

1:00pm-3:00pm Deborah Slater Dance Theater
rehearsal  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Studio 210

3435 Cesar Chavez (Army) (Valencia), San Francisco (map)
, www.artofthematter.org
415 308 1612

Hooliehoop

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)
, www.hooliehoop.com
415 829 7799

HoopGirl.com

Sample the HoopGirl Workout, featuring superfun hula hooping and dance combined! Find your meditative center, express your sassy self, and transcend through the hoop. Everyone welcome! Hoops provided. Winner Best of the Bay 06 & 07.

5:30pm-6:30pm A Celebration of Gyration!
class  observation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Dance Ground Keriac

1805 Divisadero (Bush), San Francisco (map)
, www.HoopGirl.com
415 282 HOOP

Hot Pink Feathers

Come witness Hot Pink Feathers Parade Corps as they prepare for the 30th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Celebration! Discover their delightful World Cabaret style. You may get inspired and want to join in yourself as a reveler!

8:30pm-10:00pm Hot Pink Feathers Carnaval Rehearsal
rehearsal  participation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

The Ballet Studio

128 10th St., 3rd floor (Mission), San Francisco (map)
, www.hotpinkfeathers.com
415 398 7673

Movement Roots

Utilizing the body as our primary vehicle for learning we will explore how the developmental movement patterning of Body Mind Centering helps us to find more efficient body alignment and optimal functioning for injury prevention, refraining, and creative expression. Special attention will be given to how we relate to the ground. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Call to sign up.

7:00pm-9:00pm Body Mind Centering with Sonja Riket
workshop  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

Margaret Jenkins Dance Lab

301 8th Street, 2nd Floor, Studio 200 (Folsom), San Francisco (map)
415 661 1852

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 - www.rhythmandmotion.com or www.odcschool.org

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)
, www.odcschool.org OR www.rhythmandmotion.com
415 863 9830

onetaste

Acro-yoga/Contact improv Dance Jam. This fun workshop, facilitated by Elizabeth Samet & George Lawton, opens with a presentation of contact improv, perfect for beginners as well as for more experienced dancers; followed by a demonstration of acro-yoga, with participants guided through poses with spotting offered by the facilitators; the last half hour everyone gets the opportunity to Contact Jam!

3:00pm-4:30pm Acro-yoga /Contact improv. Dance Jam
workshop  observation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

One Taste

1074 Folsom St. (6th & 7th, Moss & Russ), SF (map)

415 503 1100

PoiGeek

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 PoiGeek.com with coupon code: NDW2008B

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

PoiGeek

Everywhere (Any town), Earth (map)
, www.poigeek.com
414 424 8581

ShoeBox Studio

45 minutes of stretching, strengthening, conditioning Pilates. Great for athletes, dancers, and everyone with a spine!

12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch Hour Pilates
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access   (key)

ShoeBox Studio

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

Temple of Poi

Join 2 time Best of the Bay Best Dance Studio winners Temple of Poi for this creative and fun way to dance and get more fit. Bring a heart monitor and towel. All levels of skill welcome. Taught by Temple of Poi Founder, Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs.

5:30pm-6:00pm Alternative Fitness: Poi + Aerobics = PoiRobics
class  observation  participation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Temple of Poi

953 Mission Street, suite 120 (5th), San Francisco (map)
, www.templeofpoi.com
415 424 8581

2 time Best of the Bay Best Dance Studio winners Temple of Poi hosts this class for beginners with demonstrations and participation for individuals interested in exploring dancing using the traditional Maori tool, poi. Taught by Temple of Poi Founder, Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs.

6:15pm-7:45pm Introduction to Poi Fire Dancing
class  observation  participation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Temple of Poi

953 Mission Street, suite 120 (5th), San Francisco (map)
, www.templeofpoi.com
415 424 8581

2 time Best of the Bay Best Dance Studio winners Temple of Poi hosts this class for beginners with demonstrations and participation for individuals interested in exploring dancing using the traditional Maori tool, poi. Taught by Temple of Poi Founder, Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs.

7:00pm-7:30pm Introduction to Poi Fire Dancing
class  observation  participation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Temple of Poi

953 Mission Street, suite 120 (5th), San Francisco (map)
, www.templeofpoi.com
415 424 85

2 time Best of the Bay Best Dance Studio winners Temple of Poi hosts this class with demonstrations and participation for individuals interested in exploring dancing with fire using hula hoops. Taught by Temple of Poi Founder, Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs.

7:45pm-8:15pm Introduction to Fire Hoop Dancing
class  observation  participation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Temple of Poi

953 Mission Street, suite 120 (5th), San Francisco (map)
, www.templeofpoi.com
415 424 8581

2 time Best of the Bay Best Dance Studio winners Temple of Poi hosts this class for beginners with demonstrations and participation for individuals interested in exploring dancing using the traditional Maori tool, poi. Taught by Temple of Poi Founder, Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs.

8:30pm-9:00pm Introduction to Poi Fire Dancing
class  observation  participation  no wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Temple of Poi

953 Mission Street, suite 120 (5th), San Francisco (map)
, www.templeofpoi.com
415 424 8581

College of San Mateo

FREE 'mini-classes' and performances in jazz, hip hop, tap, Tahitian, swing, and "Dancing Without Limits" open to all experience levels and physical abilities.

10:00am-1:00pm Dance for everyone!
observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

College of San Mateo

1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd (Hillsdale Blvd and CSM Drive), San Mateo (map)

650 574 6243

Halanda Studio

Traditional Indian Bollywood Dance: semi-classical and semi-traditional Indian dances with influences from modern dance, Central Asian, folk and more! Beginners: 6-7pm, Advanced: 7-8pm. Qi Gong flow combines gentle movement & stretches, meditation, breathing regulation, relaxation and visualization techniques 12-1pm. Plus more. Please check website for exact schedule.

12:00pm-9:00pm Qi Gong Flow, Indian Bollywood Dance Classes & more
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Halanda Studio

1062 Lincoln Ave (between Coe & Willow), San Jose (map)
, www.Halanda.com
408 246 1129

AscenDance Project

As part as the Bay Area National Dance Week artistic director of AscenDance Project Isabel von Rittberg will be teaching a free brief introductory dance-climb fusion class to share the joy of moving on a climbing wall to the rhythm of music. In addition, her dancers will present a demonstration/open rehearsal of her latest work in preparation for the San Francisco International Arts Festival. Please call 510-225-8844 to be let into the building!

6:00pm-7:00pm FREE Dance-Climb Fusion Workshop&Demonstration
class  observation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Studio Project Bandaloop

1919 Market St. Suite 7 (19th St.), Oakland (map)
, www.ascendanceproject.com
510 225 8844

Berkeley Moving Arts

Join us for an advanced beginning modern dance class. Veteran teacher Ruth Botchan offers a class in Erick Hawkins' technique, a unique approach from the "inside out" that encourages efficient use of the body's natural structure. Please call to reserve a space.

7:30pm-9:00pm Modern Dance, A Body-Mind Approach
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

Western Sky

2525 Eighth Street (Dwight Way), Berkeley CA (map)
www.berkeleymovingarts.com
510 848 4878

Danspace

Join this fun and exciting class and experience the choreography of Kimberly Valmore. She directs her own contemporary dance company COterie DAnce.

6:15pm-7:45pm Intermediate Modern Jazz w/Kimberly Valmore
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

Danspace

473 Hudson Street (Miles), Oakland (map)
, www.danspace.com
510 420 0920

InterPlay

InterPlay empowers people to create performance art through movement, stories, songs and stillness. Diverse individuals and groups use InterPlay to learn from and express their experiences. Engage mind, body, heart, and spirit in an affirming, fun-loving practice through improvisational movement, story, and voice.

6:00pm-7:30pm InterPlay Class: Improvisation for Dance
class  observation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

InterPlayce

2273 Telegraph Ave (23rd Street), Oakland (map)
, www.interplay.org
510 465 2797

K*Star*Productions

Share in the choreographic process of The Kendra Kimbrough Kimbrough Dance Ensemble as they prepare for their 12th Annual Repertory Concert.

7:30pm-9:30pm KKDE - Open Rehearsal
rehearsal  observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 3rd floor - Studio C

1428 Alice Street (14th Street), Oakland (map)
, www.kstarproductions.org
510 801 4523

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

An introduction to the basics of the dance of Bali with Kompiang Metri-Davies

6:00pm-7:00pm Balinese Dance
class  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

Mahea Uchiyama Center for International Dance

729 Heinz Avenue (7th), Berkeley (map)
, www.mahea.com
510 845 2605

Mills College

Join the students and faculty of Mills College in a jazz or modern class followed by an open rehearsal with Mills students and Axis Dance Company. Everyone is welcome. Come enjoy dance!

11:00am-2:15pm Dance at Mills
class  observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

Haas Pavilion

5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland (map)

510 430 2175

Open Your Heart Through Art!

Come connect with yourself on a deeper level using art and movement in this free evening workshop! You will practice being present with your body and breath, and tapping into the joy that is your creative self-expression! No experience necessary!

6:30pm-8:30pm Open Your Heart Through Art!
workshop  observation  wheelchair access   (key)

First Congregational Church

2501 Harrison St., Oakland (map)
, www.openyourheartart.com
415 465 7465

The Beat: the Eddie Brown Center for the Arts

The Beat features classes in authentic (rhythm) tap dance. Free classes will be offered to new students, see website or call for complete details.

5:30pm-8:30pm 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 & Parker), Berkeley (map)
www.the-beat.org
510 548 5348

The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society San Francisco Branch

The Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers perform both worldwide and locally - come see us at work! We will practice current repertoire and technique, and prepare for future performances. Ron Wallace, Artistic Director, will teach to live music. Refreshments at 9:30.

7:30pm-9:30pm The Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers: Open Rehearsal
rehearsal  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

San Pablo Sportsman's Hall

5220 Glenn Avenue (Ventura Street), Richmond (map)
, www.dunsmuirscottishdancers.org/upcoming_events.htm
510 558 8644

West County Community High School (WCCHS) Dancers

Come see what emerging High School dance artists are producing today! These Ninth and Tenth Graders will perform a piece choreographed with their artistic contributions, then lead a short workshop for the audience. Come support these dynamic young artists!

7:00pm-8:00pm West County Community High School Dancers
observation  participation  wheelchair access  all ages welcome   (key)

West County Community High School

1615 Carlson Blvd (San Luis Street), Richmond (map)

510 898 1495