Kick up Your Heels for Bay Area Dance Week! April 26-May 5

An expected 20,000 people will attend Bay Area Dance Week events during a 10-day, Bay Area-wide extravaganza of classes, open rehearsals, lecture/demonstrations and performances, all free. Think of it as Open Studios for dance lovers of all stripes, and as an opportunity for the uninitiated to convert. Check out the listings for Bay Area Dance Week below, along with other dance events happening during the week.

“Lavender Country” at Z Space: April 25-27


Back by popular demand, Post:Ballet revives this poignant, fun, and one-of-a-kind dance performance, concert and storytelling experience set to the world's first openly gay country music album. Performed live by Patrick Haggerty with his Lavender Country band, dance artists bring Patrick's stories and legacy to life with choreography by Vanessa Thiessen and direction by Robert Dekkers.  See details.

“Go Forth” at Stanford Live: April 26-27


Go Forth draws inspiration from the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Incorporating analog projections, chanting, and dance, the work animates a series of burial rituals.  See details.


2019 Bay Area Dance Week: April 26-May 5


This region’s love letter to dance and physicality returns with 10 days of free lectures, panels, classes, open rehearsals and performances. The popular kick off this year is at Yerba Buena Gardens on April 26 at noon, where professionals and enthusiasts from all over the Bay and San Francisco celebrate a breadth of movement styles and genres. Many BADW events are family-friendly.  See details.

See more dance events here.