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The 35th Anniversary San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
The World United Through Dance


We celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival with a series of thrilling and inspiring performances honoring cultural legacies and highlighting the vibrancy of the Bay Area's world dance community.

Named as the 2012 "Most Valuable Player" in dance by the San Francisco Chronicle, this year's Festival features dances from Bali, Bolivia, Brazil, China, Congo, Egypt, Haiti, Hawai'i, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mexico, the Middle East, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Senegal, Spain, Tibet, and the continental US. Each weekend's program is different, and includes innovative works by masterful dancers and numerous cross-cultural collaborations.

Weekends two, three and four of the Festival are at YBCA's Lam Theater. For more information about our opening weekend and other Festival events, click here.

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Photo: RJ Muna, Pictured: Urban Jazz Dance Company