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Outdoor Class Series

Outdoor Advanced Modern Series


w/Randee Paufve

Sundays | 10-11:15a
$60 (scholarships available)

Randee Paufve, courtesy of Paufve Dance, photo by Julia Sweeney

SADC is excited to start running an Outdoor Advanced Modern Series with teacher Randee Paufve at a Berkeley park! 

Classes will follow City of Berkeley social distancing protocols and will be capped at 11 students. Advanced and professional level adult modern dancers age 18+ can fill out the Interest Form, and SADC will select 12 participants for each series via a lottery system. 

Each series will be $60. Students may not use class cards or dance passes for these series. Students may request a scholarship to participate (apply for a scholarship in the form). When students are given a slot, they will need to pay for the 3-week series in full. (No partial payments for 1-2 classes only.) Randee is crafting each series as a 3-week exploration.

Please fill out this form by 10am on Friday, July 31st to be considered for the first series in August.

Students will be informed by 7pm on Friday, July 31st if you have a spot in the August 2nd-23rd series.

Spots for the remaining series will be notified on August 10, September 8, and September 28.


Series 1: August 2-23 (August 2, 16, 23; no class August 9)

Series 2: August 30-September 13 (August 30, September 6, September 13)

Series 3: September 20-Oct 4 (September 20, September 27, Oct 4)

Series 4: October 11-25 (October 11, 18, 25)

Lottery slots are full - please fill out the Interest Form to join the waitlist

Online Workshops

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3. Select student

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Int/Adv Modern Series

with Anne-René Petrarca

Mondays, February 1, 8, 15, and 22
$0-80 sliding scale

This class will focus on breath, exploration of sensations, musicality, fluid transitions and technique. Heightening awareness and exploring range of motion and expression in the body leads us to physical freedom and efficiency in movement. Class will encourage clarity, confidence and joy.


Anne-René is a dance educator, choreographer, Alexander Technique teacher and yoga instructor. She is the artistic director of sculpted motion, creating choreographic works that stimulate the viewer viscerally, emotionally and kinesthetically with an athletic and sensuous aesthetic.


She is currently on faculty with the LINES Ballet education program, Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, and Square One Yoga. Anne-René travels as a visiting guest artist teaching and setting new works. She has been on the faculty at DNA (Dance Space) NYC, assistant faculty at The Juilliard School and guest artist at Sarah Lawrence College, Long Island University/Brooklyn and The Next Stage Project, Mills College, Napa Valley College and Hope College. She did her undergraduate work at Point Park University and received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

To Register:

1. Sign in to the SADC Online Portal

2. Select Register for Workshops

3. Select student

4. Once in the cart, choose Workshop/ Masterclass,  select quantity, select workshop from the drop down menu

Almanac Improv

with Nina Haft

Mondays, March 8, 15, 22
$0-60 sliding scale, NOTAFLOF

In this 3-part Almanac March Equinox Improvisation Series, we will explore balance, restoration and renewal as we tune into our physical bodies as fields of nature. Dive into your next season (inner and outer), with sensations, imagery and improvisational movement. Each session will include consulting the Farmers' Almanac, lunar cycles, and tide charts (among other sources), and will be designed with specifics of the date and your location. Join us in growing a seasonally-rooted movement practice for these times.

Nina is artistic director of Nina Haft & Company, a contemporary dance performance group based in Oakland. Her choreography has been presented locally as part of summerfest/dance, Dancers' Group Bread and Butter Series, The Bay Area Dance Series, Sundays at Sinai Jewish Culture Series, Festival at the Lake, as well as in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Boston, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Portland and Novosibirsk (Siberia.) Nina's work has been supported by numerous public and private funding sources, including the Alameda County Art Commission, the Clorox Company Foundation, the CA$H Program of Theatre Bay Area, the Zellerbach Family Fund, and numerous generous individuals. She has been honored as a recipient of the City of Oakland Creative Artist Choreographer's Fellowship, and has served as Artist in Residence for the California Arts Council and at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, CA. Recently, Nina became a participating member of CHIME, Choreographers in Mentorship Exchange, a program of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company. In addition to teaching modern dance at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Nina is on the faculty at the University of San Francisco and at Cal State University Hayward.

To Register:

1. Sign in to the SADC Online Portal

2. Select Register for Workshops

3. Select student

4. Once in the cart, choose Workshop/ Masterclass,  select quantity, select workshop from the drop down menu

Bhangra: The Workshop

presented by SNJV

Six Thursdays, March 4 - April 8
7-8pm PST
$0-120 sliding scale, NOTAFLOF

A virtual workshop exploring the high-energy, Punjabi dance form of Bhangra. This workshop explores this cultural art form beyond the gender binary and focuses on connecting to the rhythm within. All are welcome.  


SNJV is an artist using dance, drag, and drama to showcase humanity. He infuses culture into dance and fashion to create performances for stage and film. He holds the title of Mr. GAPA 2019/2020 and is the first South-Asian title holder in GAPA’s history. (Gay Asian Pacific Alliance). He is co-founder of Parivar-a social collective to support and celebrate queer, trans, gender non-conforming folks connected to the South Asian diaspora. He is also a teacher who lectures about his research on drag, dance, and identity in university spaces.  


While SNJV loves being in front of the camera, he enjoys stepping behind the lens to produce and direct films drawing on culture, queerness, and texture. His film work has been shared worldwide and you can explore his work at

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