All daytime workshop sessions take place at:

City Dance

10 Colton Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Nighttime activities are located throughout the vibrant city of San Francisco

Thursday, August 7

Thursday night: Informal Meet and Greet @ local hotspot. (TBA) Optional, but encouraged.

Friday, August 8

11:30 AM-5:30 PM

Friday Night (optional): Kan Zaman middle eastern restaurant, in historical upper Haight district of San Francisco. See where many SF dancers got their start performing! (And the famous Jill Parker grapes painted on the walls!) An opportunity for some of you to get up and dance! And enjoy some SF middle eastern flavor…www.kanzamansf.com

Or, for the lower-paced traveler, who desires an evening of quiet and rejuvenation, we suggest soaking in the hot tubs, steam room, and sauna of the luxurious Kabuki Springs spa---Friday nights are women only! www.kabukisprings.com Or visit the cozy and comfortable Osento bath house for women, in the Mission District. www.osento.com

Saturday, August 9
10:00 AM-3:30 PM

Saturday night: The MECCA Review at 12 Galaxies (click here for info)

Sunday, August 10
11:00 AM-6:30 PM

For those of you who get up early and want some Sunday morning SF flava, hit the flea markets!, or lounge at Sunday brunch. There are so many fabulous options for your tasting pleasure. (list to be given upon arrival to SF Mecca)

“SF features so many amazing, delicious, quirky restaurants and cafes! Crepes on Cole, All You Knead, and the Pork Store are ‘ol time staples for a down home Sun. morn brunch experience. Café Gratitude is of course a favorite, especially before a day of dancing. And the people watching is always great too!” –Deb Rubin
“My favorite breakfast place is Dottie's, but tell people that it must be avoided on Sundays at all costs, the wait is about 2 hours long!” -Rachel Brice
"I love hunting around the Alameny Flea Market on Sunday morning with my sweetie. gobbs of vintage stuff, chotchkies for the house, and tools for him!" -Rose Harden
Sunday night:
MECCA Decompression --- at Amnesia. www.amnesiathebar.com (6:30-8:30pm)
No immersion into the heart of the SF tribal fusion scene would be complete without a stop off at our beloved Amnesia. Gypsies, tramps, punks and thieves. Vagabonds and circus freaks. I think it’s safe to say that most of the SF belly dancers and musicians have graced this stage on more than one occasion, and usually in combination and collaboration with each other. Whether it’s a CD release party, home of the monthly Baxtalo Drom, or just a casual late night dance party and hang out with friends…Amnesia IS the red light district of the bohemian bellydance underworld that is San Francisco. So come chill out, decompress, and enjoy the local flavor. Featuring the MECCA house band of live musicians (Dan Cantrell & Friends). And SF Mecca performances by the lovely Frederique! and Amy Sigil/UNMATA! Also, an opportunity for YOU to get up and dance, accompanied by some of the hottest musicians in the biz….

Monday, August 11
11:30 AM-5:30 PM—Taking it to the next Level. Intermediate/adv. track

Tuesday, August 12th
11:30 AM-5:30 PM Intermediate/advanced track

"I sooo wish I could make it! It sounds like great fun. Good idea, by the way! We need an event in the heart of the city, and I hope it goes wonderfully for years to come!!
Hug, and gratitude,
-Sharon" (Kihara)