Information about Dance!?! Alt Fusion – SF

Held in Berkeley, California

January 5-7, 2018

Pre-Registration is Open and ends Wednesday, Jan 3rd! Register Here Now
Registration at the door will only be available if there is space.

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SF Event Schedule

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*Below is the finalized schedule for the event*

Pre-Performance Workshop Schedule

Thursday times are set.

Thursday, January 4th
  Location: Berkeley City Ballet Workshop 7 PM – 9 PM
Arrive at 6:45 to check in.
Friday, January 5th
Workshop 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
 Location: Finnish Hall Break 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Workshop  3 PM – 5 PM

Dance!?! Alt Fusion Weekend Schedule

Location: All events below are at the Finnish Hall, except for the Danceable Treasure Hunt (which will start at the hall but lead us to explore the area around it), and the After Party!?! on Saturday (which will be at a club TBA).

Friday, January 5th
Decorate Your Headband
7 PM – 8 PM
Dance 8 PM – 12:30 AM


Saturday, January 6th
Breakfast Snacks 10:30 AM – 11 AM
1.5hr Lunch Break, bring your own or go out nearby
11 AM – 5 PM
Get Fancy!
Get fancy for the dance together
8:30 PM – 9 PM
Undanceable Music Comp (submit your entry by Friday!)
9 PM – 12:30 AM
10:30 PM – 11 PM
 After Party!?!  12:30 AM – 3:00 AM


Sunday, January 7th
Brunch and Clean Up 11 AM – 1 PM
Warm-Up Activity and Treasure Hunt
Lunch on your own with your Crew
1 PM – 6 PM
Dinner Show and Tell
Share the adventures of the day
Bring your own dinner
6 PM – 8 PM
Closing Circle
8 PM – 11 PM
11 PM – 11:30 PM

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SF Workshop

Awareness through Fun, Feelings, Form, and Flow

At Dance!?! Alt Fusion SF, our Saturday workshop is an integrated 5 hour experience focused on a particular theme, concept or idea. This event, the focus of our workshop is awareness! Our goal is to fine tune awareness in our movement, partner dance, and communities by playing through the Dance!?! Alt Fusion kaleidoscopic lens of ridiculous, dancing, fun!

What’s Awareness?
To be aware is to be conscious of yourself and your surroundings, to listen, to see, to feel, and to attend to the movements, actions, feelings, and words of those around you. By fine tuning awareness in our partner dancing, we can recognize more opportunities for creativity, become more expressive, expand our capacity for consent, and develop better connections with our dance partners and community members.

But How?
We will develop our awareness by using techniques from the movement practices of fusion partner dancing, contemporary dance, and contact improvisation, as well as performative practices, including clown and acting.

Here is a taste of some of the exciting things you will do during the workshop:

* Using the clown concept of Ringmaster and impulse passes, you will build your ability to follow impulses while also being aware of what is occurring around you and how others are reacting.
* By creating scores, you will engage in shaping a dance as a team and learn to flow along multiple levels of awareness.
* Using Music Muse, you will connect to the part of yourself that is inspired by the music.
* Through Blow Your Mind Dancing, you will explore awareness of what you’re focused on, when you lose focus, and what both look like in other people’s bodies.

An Invitation, For You!
At this workshop, you will be invited to try things that stretch your comfort zone and encourage your growing edges*. Come join us to expand your awareness and find new ways to have
Ridiculous, Dancing, F________!

Are you ready to take your awareness to the next level?
Register now to peak through the Dance!?! Alt Fusion kaleidoscopic lens of ridiculous, dancing, fun!




*A Note About Participating We recognize that we all might need a moment to regroup, work up to something, or jump in, and that it’s okay to feel a little wobbly while we learn to dance and play together. We also believe watching can be participating.

SF Registration

Registration for Dance!?! Alt Fusion – SF is OPEN!

Capped at 61 participants, so invite your friends to play, and challenge your arch nemesis to the Undanceable Music Contest!

Pre-Registration for the Full Weekend has closed. A limited number of spots for the whole weekend will be available at the door. 

You can still pre-register for the Friday Night Dance using the form at the bottom of this page. 

Sliding Scale Admission

Our prices are PRIME! and on a sliding scale.

Please select a pass on the upper end of what you are able to afford as it helps to support people to attend from a wide variety of financial ability.

* Admission to The Full Weekend (available at the door Friday)

A Full Weekend Ticket includes all activities beginning Friday at the dance through Sunday’s dance including snacks Saturday morning and Bunch Sunday morning.

Full Weekend Sliding Scale Price Points:

Low Income $71
Mid-Lower Income $113
Mid Income $179
High Income / Contribution $263

* Admission to The Performance Workshop (sold out)

A Performance Only Workshop Ticket includes only the Performance Workshop on Thursday and Friday.

Performance Workshop Sliding Scale Price Points:

Low Income $31
Mid-Lower Income $53
Mid Income $83
High Income / Contribution $127

* Admission to both The Full Weekend AND The Performance Workshop (sold out)

This ticket includes both the Full Weekend AND the Performance Workshop (i.e. everything in the above two categories and everything on this schedule).

Full Weekend and Performance Workshop Sliding Scale Price Points (The prices below were calculated by selecting the prime number just under the sum of the Full Weekend Pass and the Performance Workshop for a given tier.):

Low Income $101
Mid-Lower Income $163
Mid Income $257
High Income / Contribution $389

* Admission to The Friday Night Dance Only (available in the form at the bottom of this page and at the door Friday)

A Friday-Night Only Ticket includes only the Welcome and Dance on Friday night.

Friday Night Only Sliding Scale Price Points:

Low Income $11
Mid-Lower Income $17
Mid Income $23
High Income / Contribution $37

* the Application to Be a Volunteer (closed)

For more information about volunteering, read here.

* the Application to Request and Offer Housing (closed)

Make new friends and support each other!

Our intention is to create a cohesive community of creative creatures.

Buying a pass means you share the intention to come and create the weekend with us. We ask people to come to the weekend either starting Friday night or starting with the Workshop on Saturday at 11 am and to stay through attending some of the Sunday dance.

We will NOT be selling Dance Only passes. People wishing to come sample the weekend may attend the Friday Night Dance for a separate admission fee (Friday Night Tickets available below or at the door Friday).

Of course, we all have different needs — you may have to step out for a few hours to submit a job application or show up late for a dance because you are having a juicy dinner conversation. We celebrate that. And, we are creating a space where people feel inspired to learn, explore, and play together. It’s like a retreat. Let’s leave behind this galaxy for a bit, and check out a new space together.

Register for Friday Night!

The registration is in the box just below. It sometimes takes a minute to load. If you don’t see it, feel free to click on this link to get to the same form.


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