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Human beings, vegetables, or comic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune intoned in the distance by an invisible player
- Albert Einstein
If I can not dance, I want no part in your revolution.
- Emma Goldman
Devi-ja Delgado Croll, 1957-2006 Carnaval Spirit's long-time evangelist in Sonoma County

PulseWave means unity in duality. Each extreme contains the other. Small fast moving pulses become waves, and waves can be broken down into pulses of various density." 


 The great American dancer Martha Graham(1894-1994) once said; " Dance is the hidden language of the soul, of the body." Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance. There is that potential for a great moment whereby  through movement you achieve an integration of mind, body, and spirit which is truly transcendent.
These pages promote your active participation in the dance of life. You can find many way here to develop your dance moves or an opportunity to make plans to go to a festival and "just dance."

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Sonoma County

a co-supporting groupCarnival Spirit in Sonoma
Led by music director Kim Atkinson,  Carnival Spirit is a  well known favorite on the Sonoma County music scene. They are well known for their parade groups at the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Fair and in the Sonoma Fourth of July parade.   Carnaval Spirit is an annual favorite at the
Harmony Festival

Kim Atkinson is widely recognized as a highly effective percussion teacher. He has developed a unique, integrated understanding of traditional rhythms and has the innate ability to communicate their complexity to a wide range of students. He teaches workshops and classes throughout the country and leads drum circles at community events

World of Rhythm - GABRIELLE ROTH
Gabrielle Roth has taught at Sebastopol Community Center and is a global figure in the world of ecstatic dance.

sufisonoma.org Dances of Universal Peace--The second and fourth Saturdays of the month at 7:15pm at the United Methodist Church in Sebastopol, corner of Healdsburg Avenue and High School Road.
[Always confirm  dates you find on web pages like these as the only thing certain is change.}

Rhythm Games lighting a brushfire of drumming across America, Drummer, percussionist, teacher, and facilitator--Janelle Burdell is a major force in the new global rhythmaculture.

  • Wells Fargo Center for the Arts (Formerly the LBC) 50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. 707. 546.3600

  • Dance Center
    56 W. Sixth St., Santa Rosa. 707.575.8277

  • Flamenco Arts
    2337 Fourth St., Santa Rosa. 707.544.0909.

  • Ballet California
    3273 Airway Drive, Santa Rosa. 707.579.0100.

  • Sebastopol Ballet
    390 Morris St., Sebastopol. 707.824.8006.

Spring Dance at SSUTheatre Arts at sonoma.edu
find your unique voice as an artist in a supportive community that nurtures and challenges. Traditional roots branching out into experimentation and investigation

Download  S. Kwaku Daddy percussionist teaches at Sonoma State

Sebastopol Community Center.
To get to Sebastopol Community Center:

Download Take 101 north or south to the Hwy 12 Sebastopol/Sonoma Exit * Go west toward Sebastopol on Hwy 12 * Drive about seven miles and at Morris Street turn right * The Community Center is about 1 mile and on your right * Plenty of free parking in front.

Marin County

The Groove Garden
Marin's Monthly Dancetribal Gathering!

Anna Halprin
Dance-alchemy legend Anna Halprin sometimes works her mighty magic on Mt. Tamalpais in Mill Valley

Roco Dance and Fitness
237 Shoreline Hwy., Mill Valley. 415.388.6786.
Marin Ballet
100 Elm St., San Rafael. 415.453.6705.


Bay Wesy Dancesport Academy
Bay West DanceSport Academy is located on the second floor of 1122 Fourth Street in historic downtown San Rafael. The space is 2000 sq. ft. of Ballroom encased in architectural splendor of 1913 design. Turn of the century ambiance abounds.

Marin Dance Theatre 
Marin Dance Theatre has become an internationally recognized school for classical ballet and contemporary dance education. Our mission at Marin Dance Theatre is to be Northern California’s premier dance education center where children have access to a world-class dance education.

Stars Ballroom
City of Novato, Marin County in The San Francisco Bay Area. Social Dancing, Competitive Dancing, International and American Style, Argentine Tango, Salsa, West Coast Swing.

Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 
Performing Arts venue for the North Bay is also  the Osher Marin JCC's beautiful 11-acre campus encompasses a thriving and diverse world of culture, education and physical well-being.

The Arts in MarinDance/Ballet by Marin.org 
Find nearly 20 categories of listings including Art Fairs & Festivals  &
Performance Centers

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Napa County

Napa Regional Dance Co., Inc.  classical and contemporary ballet, jazz programs as well as a competition jazz team. Napa Regional Dance Co., Inc. is located at 1527 Polk Street, Napa, CA 94559, (707) 252-4615 

  • Silverado Ballet School
    617 Wilson St., Napa. 707.255.9233

  • Spreckels Performing Arts Center
    5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park. 707.588.3400.

  • Napa Valley Opera House
    1030 Main St., Napa. 707.226.7372.

  • Lincoln Theater
    100 California Drive, Yountville.

The Heroic Journey of the Harmonic

 DownloadA Party with a Purpose: be enriched in an "integral" and multidimensional way that reflects the complexity and richness of our own experience and the times we live in by embracing the four quadrants.
The Harmony Festival has been held at the begining of June in Sonoma County since 1979
To make the 2006 Harmony Festival experience even more fun and engaging this year, the Harmony Festival is partnering with Peak Experience Productions to create a participatory adventure game we are calling the Heroic Journey of the Harmonic Being. Each attendee will have the option of receiving a "passport" card with four quadrants that can be "punched" by holders of special punchers located throughout the Festival grounds. By filling each quadrant with two punches (eight total) each attendee can choose to be "activated" with a free ticket to a special Sunday night music concert for having integrated the full Harmony Festival experience. Working from our own slightly mutated version of philosopher Ken Wilber's four-quadrant model of "integral" consciousness, the Harmony Festival's "passport" includes the following four quadrants:
  • Well-Being — Intentional
  • Environment — Behavior
  • Community — Social
  • Arts — Cultural


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After all quadrants are punched, marking your embrace of a full integral consciousness you then qualify for an "activation" of a free ticket to the Sunday night concert, which can be obtained at the Harmony Altar and during special mass activations performed by resident activator Rob Brezsny.


top Marin Festivals
Harmony Festival: early June
Marin Arts Festival mid June
Download Lagoon Park, at the Marin Center, San Rafael;
Calistoga Art in the Park

art in the park

Pioneer Park
Cedar St. off Lincoln Avenue Calistoga, CA

June  to July
MARIN COUNTY FAIR www.marinfair.org.
Marin Civic Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, Exhibit Hall and Fairgrounds, San Rafael; 499-6800; 
Take me to the River
Early August: Reggae on the River in Humbolt Cpunty
Labor Day Weekend
Sausalito Art Festival

Army Corps of Engineers-Bay Model Visitor Center and Marinship Park, Marinship Park Way, Sausalito
Jazz On The River
Redwoods at the foot of Mt. Tam in Old Mill Park
 October:  Mill Valley Film FestivalDownload
The Napa Valley Mustard Festival

A Sensational Season of Wine Country Events

Pulcinella at Mustardi Gras, Napa Valley
by Carlo Marchiori

Calistoga Jazz & Blues Festival
www.calistogajazz.com  Calistoga is  home to a Downtown jazz and wine tasting festival as a featured part of the Napa Valley Mustard Festival
Butter and Egg Days


Last Update: JUNE 206