Bay Area Dance Week – April 26 to May 5, 2019


To help promote folk dance, several Bay Area Folk Dance Federation member groups are generously opening their folk dance classes free to the public during Bay Area Dance Week, April 26 to May 5, 2019.

Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Dance Week (BADW) is the largest, most vibrant dance week celebration in the country with over 400 free dance performances, workshops, classes, lectures, and open houses during its 10-day celebration. The Bay Area possesses one of the largest active and thriving dance communities of the country. In fact, the Bay Area has the largest per capita concentration of dancers in America. Now in it’s 21st year, Bay Area Dance Week invites participants and volunteers to celebrate dance, offering hundreds of free events representing the diversity of dance forms practiced in the region. From established company programs to one-time events, Bay Area Dance Week provides an opportunity for dance-lovers of all ages and experience-levels to take a grand tour of the many movement styles, including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more. Find more free events…

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Participating Folk Dance Events

Click an event link below for location and details of a free folk dance event

Day Time Location Event Presenter
Fri. April 26 7:30-10:00pm Palo Alto Join Hands for World Dance Stanford International Dancers
7:30-10:30pm Mill Valley Ethnic Dances from the Balkans and Beyond Kopachka Folk Dancers
7:30-10:30pm San Francisco Dances for Everyone! Changs Folk Dancers
7:45-9:45pm Berkeley International Folk Dance Party Berkeley Folk Dancers
Sun. April 28 12:30-5:00pm San Francisco Blossom International Folk Dance Festival Folk Dance Federation of CA, N
Mon. April 29 7:00-9:30pm San Francisco Step into the World of Greek Dance Greek Feet
Tue. April 30 1:30-3:00pm Berkeley International Dance in the Afternoon Berkeley Folk Dancers
7:45-9:45pm Berkeley International Folk Dance for Beginners Berkeley Folk Dancers
7:00-9:00pm Santa Rosa Pre-May Day Balkan Dance Celebration! Razzmatazz Folk Dance Club
10:45am-12:15pm Santa Rosa Santa Rosa International Folk Dance Santa Rosa Folk Dancers
Wed. May 1 10:45am-12:15pm San Francisco International Folk Dance San Francisco Dance Circle
Thu. May 2 7:30-10:00pm Saratoga Introduction to International Dance Saratoga International Dance
7:30-10:30pm San Francisco Mostly Balkan Dance Party Mandala Folk Dance
1:30-3:00pm Berkeley International Dance in the Afternoon Berkeley Folk Dancers
7:45-9:45pm Berkeley Intermediate International Folk Dance Berkeley Folk Dancers
Fri. May 3 7:30-10:30pm San Francisco Dances of the World Changs Folk Dancers
7:45-9:45pm Berkeley International Folk Dance Request Party Berkeley Folk Dancers
Sat. May 4 7:30-11:00pm Menlo Park Nordic Dance Party Nordic Footnotes
Sun. May 5 1:00-2:15pm San Leandro Intro to Argentine Tango Tango & More Dance
2:30-3:15pm How Elvis Presley & Jazz Changed Argentine Tango
3:30-5:00pm International Folk Dance Fun

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