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By making a planned gift to the Dance Palace, you may increase your income, decrease your taxes, bypass capital gains tax, reduce or eliminate estate tax, provide for your heirs, and provide essential support for the Dance Palace.

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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.

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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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Donations

Giving a Gift of Stock or Mutual Funds to the Dance Palace.

EScrip is an easy way to contribute money to the Dance Palace.

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 

Volunteer

Want to be involved in community?
Complete community service hours?
Attend concerts and events for free?

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5:00 tonight!  On the big screen in the Main Hall the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals in the 7th game of the World Series!

"Game 7 of the World Series, doesn't get much better, it's pretty special for baseball" - @BusterPosey

It is a potluck bring food to share, beverages provided by donation, most of all bring your team spirit!

Special thanks go out to Horizon Cable and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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An afternoon of contemporary piano with Jason Farnham has delighted audiences around the US again and again. Fans have affectionately dubbed him “Schroeder” from Peanuts because of his toy piano, his witty Victor Borge-style piano/comedy antics, and the clever way he interacts with the audience. Music includes contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bossa nova, blues, stride piano, and classical with a modern twist! Jason is always looking for an interesting spin on the status quo, a way to take a classic and turn it on its ear, soooo... the newest addition to his piano show is “Fur Elise” with a techno-rock-dance beat: “Fur Crying Out Loud Elise, Let’s Dance!” And Mozart’s “Rondo Alla Turca” has now become “Rondo Alla Techno”. He’s also re-envisioned “Autumn Leaves” into a fusion of bossa nova and samba styles.

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Doug Adamz Plays the Dance Palace featuring special guest Danny Vitali - Dazzling guitar, scorching harmonica.

"In the tradition of Woody & Arlo Guthrie, Adamz is never heavy-handed in his folksy, often humorous original songs dealing with the plight of the Everyman..."  - Paul Liberatore, Marin IJ

Doug Adamz, originally from Texas, now a resident of West Marin, is a masterful guitarist (not to mention harmonica, fiddle and vocals), with a terrific sense of humor. He has two solo albums, Guitar Solos, a collection of original pieces for solo guitar, and Bernardo's Seranade, a collection of original songs, as well as taking part in an amazing array of other projects.

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Contemporary Opera Marin’s fall offering is a presentation of Devilish Delights, eight micro and mini operas appropriate for Halloween and Día de los Muertos, including Russian composer Rodion Shchedrin’s Three Choral Scenes, Stephen Oliver’s Cinderella, or the Vindication of Sloth, Jonathan Dove’s Greed and others. This 75-minute program is fully staged in English. Bring the whole family!

Contact: Paul Smith, Director, pianosmith@aol.com

Website: http://www.marin.edu/performingarts/music/music-calendar.html

For concert information or to make a donation, contact: 415.485.9460

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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