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The Dance Palace is a member-supported organization.
Your membership dues and contributions help make possible all the programs we provide.


Dance Palace Partners are people dedicated to the West Marin community and to the future of the Dance Palace. These generous souls have made a commitment of 3-year funding in support of the our many programs and services for all ages.



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We're in need of the following items:

  • A Mac laptop
  • Kids' bathing suits and white t-shirts for Dance Palace Camp
  • Digital cameras (perhaps you've upgraded?)
  • Card Tables
  • Ipod
  • Matching comfortable chairs for our lobby
  • Keyboard
  • Laminator 


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With a lifelong love of story, literature and the performing arts, Kirk Waller has been immersed in these art forms for over 20 years.  He summons all of his God-given talents and masterfully fuses them together -  spoken word, rhythm, music and movement to create an unforgettable storytelling experience.

He has garnered national recognition for his abilities, including being awarded the J.J. Reneaux Emerging Artist Grant by the National Storytelling Network, receiving a Parent’s Choice Foundation GOLD award for his latest CD, “But Why? Stories, Music and Songs”, First Place in the Phi Rho Pi National Forensics Speech Championship and was also a Marin Arts Council Community Arts Grant recipient for his work with Fair Housing of Marin, Colors of Diversity Storytelling Project.

Kirk has told at festivals, schools, libraries, churches and special events in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation.


Aloha Kakou!
We are Hālau o Keikiali’i based in San Francicso. Since 1994, it has been our goal to educate the general public about the Hawaiian people, the traditional customs, values and protocols. Besides having regularly scheduled classes, we strive to help perpetuate the rich culture of the Hawaiian people through stage productions held for the general public throughout the year, including educational workshops, performances and other cultural events.
Our hālau is closely tied to the Kaululehua Hawaiian Cultural Center. For over 15 years, the goal of Halau o Keikiali`i has been to educate the general public about Hawai’i, its people, traditional customs, values, and protocols. We do this through our workshops, cultural events, and performances with the hālau.


Schools Performance: Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Carlos Moreno

Founded in 1967 by Carlos Moreno Samaniego, the Ballet Folklorico Mexicano has achieved recognition both in the United States and in Mexico. In 1980, the Mexican consulate in San Francisco named the company the official ambassador for ongoing cultural activities with Mexico. It has held that distinction for over twenty years during which time it regularly conducts tours in Mexican cities such as Guadalajara, Oaxaca, Aguascalientes, and Durango.


An evening of alchemy in the season of dreams and long nights.

What are the energies of dream and imagination that rise when seasons in the north shift from early to late autumn? The powerful Dia de los Muertos and the pagan cross-quarter day Samhain (SAH-wen) coincide near November 1st. We begin our journey into the dark time of year. The membrane between the ordinary and mystery is permeable. Magic is in the air.

Performance artists Rosemary Hannon (dance theater, movement art), Julie Oak (many forms of improvisation), and Claire Peaslee (Action Theater improvisation of presence) join to present an alchemical evening in The Dance Palace church space. Relics from the lobby altar, created for Dia de los Muertos by Ernesto Sanchez and the community, will be on loan for "Skeletal Remains."


Masterworks and Rediscovered Gems of the 20th Century – Recital for Contemporary Opera Marin

The College of Marin music department is pleased to announce a faculty recital of masterpieces of the twentieth century to benefit the successful continuation of the college’s Contemporary Opera Marin, a showcase of community and student talent in handpicked rare works, such as last summer’s Maria of Buenos Aires. The performance will be rendered with experienced prowess by pianist, Paul Smith, joined by violinist Tara Flandreau and cellist Anne Lerner-Wright, as well as guest artists Susannah Barley and Nick Xelenis.

The program includes Igor Stravinsky’s Suite from the Soldier’s Tale, Robert Russell Bennett’s Ballad from Porgy and Bess, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Suite for Piano Left Hand and Strings, Zdenek Fibich’s Allegro for Clarinet Quintet, and Percy Granger’s Handel in the Strand.


Ethan Kenning, a Point Reyes singer/songwriter and guitarist will perform following an opening set of classical guitar music by Zachary Siefert-Ponce.

Ethan has been working as an independent producer, writer, and occasional performer. He has produced and/or recorded Leon Redbone, Mose Allison, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Jerry Douglas, Brownie McGee, and Rhiannon. His latest effort is " REFLECTIONS", a CD of eleven original songs, released in 2011.

Go to to learn more about Ethan Kenning's history and impressive musical career.


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