Whether you want to sit back and relax and watch a performance, or kick up your heels on the dance floor, this is the place to start.

Dance Companies

SF Ballet

The San Francisco Ballet  is the oldest professional ballet Company in the United States.

The season runs from January to May at the War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Avenue Civic Center

ODC

ODC is a groundbreaking contemporary arts institution. The organization formed in 1971 by Brenda Way was a collective of artists at Oberlin College in Ohio where the name ODC originates (Oberlin Dance Collective). Adventure, a certain irreverence and the joy of moving were key ingredients to the core philosophy of our founding members. In 1976, the sixteen dancers came to San Francisco to find a context for their artistic vision and social ideals.

Dance Brigade

Dance Brigade of Dance Mission theater engages diverse Bay Area communities and artists in the exploration of contemporary social issues by creating, producing, presenting and teaching feminist and multicultural dance/theater.

Alonzo King LINES

Alonzo King LINES Ballet is an American contemporary ballet company founded in 1982 by Alonzo King

Robert Moses'Kin

Robert Moses’Kin, founded in 1995,  is a contemporary dance company. The company’s mission is to produce work which speaks to what is specific and unique in human nature. Robert Moses’ Kin uses movement as the medium through which race, class, culture and gender are used to voice the existence of our greater potential and unfulfilled possibilities.

Afoutayi

Afoutayi Dance Company educates the Bay Area community about authentic, traditional Haitian dance and folklore. Their performances help raise funds for the JAKA Institute (of Haitian folklore) in Petionville, Haiti. Choreographer and Artistic Director Djenane Saint Juste was born in Haiti and raised in Vodou, dancing since the age of three under the direction of her mother, Florencia Pierre, choreographer, dancer, and mambo priestess. Djenane is also Co-artistic Director of the JAKA Institute, and faculty instructor in Haiti and in San Francisco.

Kick Up Your Heels

Audio SF

Audio is an upstairs club with one of the most sophisticated sound systems in the Bay Area

316 – 11th Street  SOMA

DNA

DNA Lounge has multiple levels and lounges reside within its 5,000-square-feet. The space is put to good use for wildly varied DJ dance parties, live music shows, and burlesque performances. It’s most popular night is Bootie, featuring music mashups.

375 – 11th Street SOMA

The Hawthorne

The Hawthorne is a subterranean club off Union Square, with large, high-backed leather booths and a sunken dance floor.

46 Geary Union Square

Monarch

Monarch is one of the more unique clubs in SOMA, this steampunk club has an upstairs bar with a trapeze upon which acrobats are hired to perform, along with hosting several events like a weekly coloring book contest hosted by SF’s Broke Ass Stuart.

101 6th Street
SOMA

The EndUp

The EndUp was founded in November 1973. It has two bars, a lounge with fireplace, a dance floor with mirrored columns, and a large open-air deck with plants and seating. The club is renowned for its powerful high-end sound system, and for usually being the only club open throughout the night and well into the next day.

410 6th Street SOMA

1015 Folsom

1015 Folsom The vast 20,000 square foot space, which houses 5 separate rooms, each with full bars and DJ booths, allows for parties of virtually every size and scale.

1015 Folsom Street SOMA