Community Booty-Shakin

Dance Week San Francisco 2014 kicks off with another free dance-along in Union Square.  START NOW to learn an easy dance at home online, or attend one of the free rehearsals to learn it.  Bring friends or come solo to shake your booty with fellow San Franciscans!

Union Square Park, SF  Dance Light
Friday, April 25, 12-1pm

Click here to see this year’s dance performed.

Click here for step-by-step instructions.

Click here to see a video from the 2013 kick-off event.


Dancing in the Street

Dance LightAlways wanted to dance in the streets with thousands of your fellow San Franciscans?  This is your big chance to boogie in the large group opening ceremony for Dance Week, organized by One Dance:

Friday, April 26
Noon in Union Square

One must learn a fairly easy piece of large-group choreography first:
with full instructions at

This is just the large group unison section.  A small neighborhood group will also perform very, very easy 50 counts of original dance before the large group sections on April 26.  If you would like to help create or just learn this short introduction for the Union Square event, rehearse in Huntington Park at 10:00am on Saturday, April 13.  Look for the choreographer wearing a big pink sunhat, at the fountain.

Walk More, Bark Less

Macy's Puppies

Macy's window puppies, sleeping on the job.

Hey San Franciscans, aren’t you curious how many apartments are crammed-full with new pets after the holiday puppies-in-the-Macy’s-window extravaganza by the SPCA?  We couldn’t get past the sidewalk gridlock with everyone chatting-up the cute critters, nevermind the glass barrier.  This event gives “impulse shopping” a good name every year!  If your household just grew by pups-and-bounds, you may want to consider a walking group to begin the new year right for all the species in your flat.

Check to see if your neighborhood has anything going on  The San Francisco Theater District is called “Lower Nob Hill” on, and there’s definitely a dog-walking group already formed.

Click for Bay Area walking meetups.

Fireworks and Dance Walkin

International StudentsWesterners hate to give that other coast any credit, but this time Ben Aaron was so right!  Dance Walking combines the best of all worlds:  An exercise routine that makes everyone smile and helps you meet lots of great people.  You will smile, too.  For sure.  Will pumping iron do that for you?  No way.  Only Dance Walking will. So get out there, anywhere anytime, turn on a boom box or just plug in your ipod tunes and start waling/dancing from point A to point B.

San Francisco Dance WalkersAdmittedly, the awesome Fourth of July celebration in San Berkeley studentsFrancisco brings people from all over, but who knew that would mean all over the world?  Add a little music, some fireworks and your new red sneakers.

Hot dog!

If you missed the street dancing and San Francisco Fireworksfireworks in SF today, well, there’s always next year.

A special thank-you goes to Sugar Cafe for juicing-up the first SF Dance Walkers with some free coffee this morning.

12 Rockin’ SF Hours on July 4th

San Francisco FireworksDance Walk, Music & Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day SF Style
10:30am – 11:00pm
  • 10:30am:  Dance-Walk, meet at Sugar Cafe, 679 Sutter between Mason/Taylor.
  • 2pm: Mobility, The Air Force Band
  • 6pm: Tainted Love, 80s band
  • 9:30pm: Fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay
  • 10pm: DJ Scotty Fox, plus savings at participating merchants

See evening descriptions and transportation suggestions on funcheapsf.

Click here for the Pier39 website.