Celebrate Bay Area Dance Week in Oakland

Bay Area Dance Week, running April 26-May 5, 2019, is a vibrant celebration of dance. It features an anticipated 400+ free events including classes, performances, open rehearsals, and lecture demonstrations.  

Oakland has a large and growing dance community, and several studios, companies, and groups are participating in Bay Area Dance Week.  Click here for the schedule and filter by “East Bay”.

If you’ve never danced before, Bay Area Dance Week is a great time to join a class, and there are several beginning classes on the schedule (see below for a quick overview).

If you love dance but don’t want to join in a class, look for the many free performances, open rehearsals, and demonstrations scheduled. Dance-A-Vision Entertainment is hosting a dance festival, Luna Dance Institute is hosting Luna Dance Faculty Inquiry Sharing, Behold Dance Collective is performing Tapestry: Weaving a Community of Dance through the art of performance, and more!

If you’re already a dancer, invite a friend to class to join in.  Bay Area Dance Week is a celebration of dance, and Oakland has so much great dance to enjoy.

Tag us in your Bay Area Dance Week photos, and we’ll share them on our social media feeds.  See you in the studio!

Oakland Participants in Bay Area Dance Week

Click here for class descriptions and to sign up.


The Breema Center — 6076 Claremont Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94618

Breema: Moving into Presence — Saturday April 27, 10:00 AM

Breema: Real Health is Harmony With Existence — Sunday April 28, 10:00 AM

Celebrating the Morning: Self-Breema Class — Monday April 29, 8:15 AM

Breema and the Nine Principles of Harmony — Monday April 29, 7:00 PM


Dimensions Dance Theater — Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice Street, Oakland, CA, 94612

Motown Magic: The Vocal Choreography of Cholly Atkins — Saturday April 27, 11:00 AM

Detroit Ballroom with Ms. Golden — Saturday April 27, 1:00 PM


Danspace —  473 Hudson Street, Oakland, CA, 94618

Adult Intermediate/Advanced Ballet — Saturday April 27, 11:00 AM


Sama Sama Cooperative — Lake Merritt United Methodist Church, 1330 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA, 94606

Sayawan Dance-a-thon 2019 — Sunday April 28, 2:00 PM


Berkeley Folk Dancers – Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA, 94707

International Folk Dance Request Party — Friday April 26, 7:45 PM

International Dance in the Afternoon — Tuesday April 30, 1:30 PM

International Folk Dance for Beginners — Tuesday April 30, 7:45 PM

Intermediate International Folk Dance — Thursday May 2, 7:45 PM


Hālau Makana Polynesian Cultural Arts Center, Inc. — Island Hawaiian Studios, 1122 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda, CA, 94501  

Polynesian Dance Conditioning — Saturday April 27, 10:00 AM


Berkeley Ballet Theater — 1370 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA, 94710

Advanced Ballet technique — Friday April 26, 10:00 AM

Rhythm and Motion with Elya Moore — Saturday April 27, 8:30 AM

Introduction to Ballet Technique — Sunday April 28, 4:15 PM

Rhythm & Motion with Rena Marie Guidry — Tuesday April 30, 9:00 AM

Beginner Ballet Technique — Tuesday April 30, 12:00 PM

Pre-Ballet (Ages 3.5-5) — Wednesday May 1, 9:30 AM

We Dance Together (Ages 2-4) — Wednesday May 1, 10:15 AM

Lysa Castro – Western Sky Studio, 2525 #13a 8th St , Berkeley, CA, 94710

Body Tales & Authentic Movement for Women — Friday April 26, 6:00 PM

Shawl-Anderson Dance Center — 2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA, 94705

Beginning I/II Jazz with Antoine Hunter — Sunday April 28, 10:00 AM


Bay Area Dancers — The Beat, 2560 Ninth Street #119, Berkeley, CA 94710

Jazz with Bay Area Dancers — Sunday April 28, 4:00 PM


YWCA Berkeley/Oakland —  2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Ballet — Monday April 29, 5:15 PM

Argentine Tango — Monday April 29, 6:30 PM