top of page

October 2022 - April 2023

Upcoming Events


Queer Valentine's!

QDF Vday Eventbrite 1.png
A free, all-ages, outdoor celebration of love in all forms

Join us for the Queering Dance Festival's annual Queer Valentine's Day, an all-ages, outdoor event that celebrates love in all forms!

Featuring dance and drag performances, valentine-making, balloon animals, poetry, mocktails & snacks, lawn games & more!


Location: John Muir Elementary School Park
Time: 1-4pm
FREE ~~RSVP very strongly encouraged; donations deeply appreciated!


All outdoors! Rain or shine! Bring an umbrella!


Access Info & Directions:

Event occurs on a flat paved school blacktop, accessible to wheelchairs. Seating will be available.

Rockridge BART is 1 mile and approximately a 22 minute slightly uphill walk on city sidewalks with some uneven pavement. Free street parking available along Claremont Ave surrounding the venue and at the BART station.


Free! Donations are welcomed and directly support The Queering Dance Festival, an annual festival celebrating the artistry of LGBTQ+ movement artists and dancers.

QDF FROLIC 2023 - eventbrite.png
Sat-Sun April 1-2

Live Oak Theater, Berkeley

5:30p & 7:30p each day

Five commissioned LGBTQ+ dance artists present new work as part of the annual Queering Dance Festival!


Program A: Alyah Baker | Scott Duane | Emma Tome

Program B: Clarissa Dyas | Xochipilli Dance Company (Héctor Jaime & Carmina Márquez)


Saturday, April 1st - ASL Interpretation (both shows)

5:30pm - Program A | 7:30pm - Program B


Sunday, April 2nd - Audio Description (both shows)

5:30pm - Program B | 7:30pm - Program A


Join us for a reception each day between shows! More info coming soon

photos clockwise from top left: Héctor Jaime by @Queeringbeauty; Alyah Baker courtesy of the artist; Emma Tome by Melissa Lewis Wong

About QDF

About QDF

Founded in 2019, the QUEERING DANCE FESTIVAL is by and for LGBTQ+ movement artists. Through performances, events, workshops and more, QDF highlights the artistic work and issues on the minds of the queer, trans and gender-nonconforming dance community in the East Bay.

Produced by the QDF Steering Committee, a non-hierarchical collaborative of queer dancers,  QDF presents dance through a queer lens, elevating the work and diverse voices of local LGBTQ+ movement artists from all backgrounds.

2022-2023 Producers:

Snowflake Calvert, Clarissa Dyas, Aiano Nakagawa, Jessi Barber

Past Committee Members: Gabrielle Lochard, Ky Woodward-Sollenes,

2021-2022 Festival Artists

The Queering Dance Festival is generously supported by:
The Zellerbach Family Foundation
City of Berkeley Civic Arts Festival Grant
Individual Donors

bottom of page