Put on your dancing shoes and join the fun at Bay Area National Dance Week. Now in its 14th year, Dance Week has a growing fan base of 2,500 dancers and 20,000 spectators participating in 300 events over 10 days. From classes to performances to lectures and demonstrations, all events are free!
The Bay Area has one of the country's largest and most active dance communities in the country, and dance week covers Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, poi fire dance, Samba, modern, belly dance, African Haitian, hoopdance (with hula hoops!), clogging, tap, Kathak, Scottish country, contact improvisation, and many more!
Dance Week kicks off at noon on Friday, April 20, with a celebration in Union Square (one block from the San Francisco Downtown Hostel and six blocks from the San Francisco City Center Hostel). For the third year, this celebration will include "One Dance," which features dance groups and schools from a wide array of dance styles, all performing in their own style to the same piece of music and then coming together in unison for a final dance performance.
Visitors, shoppers, office workers, dancers and non-dancers are invited to participate in this final dance. An instructional video will be available on on Bay Area National Dance Week's homepage for anyone interested in learning the moves!
Stay at one of our three hostels in San Francisco.