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Learn dances from around the world at SummerDance!

Experience a new dance each week, three Saturdays in a row this July at the Main Library. Experts will lead group dance instruction workshops in the Bradley C. Walters Community Room - or outside! Enjoy our beautiful Oakland summer weather, experience dance from diverse cultures, and meet new neighbors. No experience necessary!

On July 13, join us for a Palestinian folk dance workshop taught by Wael Buhaissy and members of Palestinian Dabke: Aljuthoor of the Arab Shatat. Al-juthoor, meaning "roots" in Arabic, will teach us dabke, the indigenous folk dance of the Levant region (which includes Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and parts of Jordan and Iraq). 

On July 20, dance Salsa with Juan! Learn skills at Salsa with Juan that take you straight onto the dance floor wherever you are in the world.  Salsa with Juan encourages dancing for fun, health, connection to music and most of all people!

On July 27, take a (two-) step into Cajun/Zydeco dancing with a LIVE Cajun music trio! Dance Instructor Cheryl McBride has been inspiring dancers to move their feet to the dancing beat for more than 30 years. Originally from New Orleans, she is well known for teaching Cajun and Zydeco dancing. 


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Main Library

Bradley C. Walters Community Room
125 14th St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 238-3134