Friday, May 10, 2013

May 31st, 2013 - 7pm
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre / 3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA

Dubbed by SF Weekly as "San Francisco's BEST DANCE COMPANY," Presidio Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Sherene Melanie creates a unique and vibrant experience, taking audiences around the world and back with an evening of classical and folk dances from all corners of the globe. The production will feature an exciting cast of Presidio Dance Theatre's multi-generational International Artists and outstanding Youth Artists.

Tickets are now available using this form!

Monday, November 19, 2012

BEYOND THE LAND OF SWEETS: A Holiday Family Favorite


Celebrating Holidays Across CulturesTM

December 9th. 2012 - 5 PM
Herbst Theatre / 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA

Everyone knows that the "Land of Sweets" is a magical realm where Clara and The Nutcracker celebrate the holidays through dance! But what about the rest of the world? This Holiday season, join Clara as she travels around the globe to see how different cultures celebrate the holidays through dance and follow her on her dance-filled journey...Beyond the Land of Sweets!
Tickets are now available through City Box Office for $50 / $35 for adult / child

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Presidio Dance Theatre receives the Ambassador's Award for Cultural Diplomacy

After arriving in Budapest, Hungary for Presidio Dance Theatre's 3rd International Tour, PDT has been presented with the Ambassador's Award for Cultural Diplomacy for Excellence in Dance. It is part of PDT's mission to bring the traditions and cultures around the world with them and share them through the medium of dance.

In furtherance of this mission, PDT has been invited to headline on stage at the Sziget Children's Festival in Budapest on Saturday June 23rd, 2012. Leading up to this performance, PDT'S Youth company has been welcomed to the private residence of the US Ambassador to Hungary to perform at a reception hosted by Her Excellency Ambassador Tsakopoulos Kounalakis.

This award is an honor and we are incredibly proud and humbled to receive it. We are excited for the opportunity to share the gift of dance with the members of the diplomatic mission to Hungary. We are also very honored for the opportunity to perform at the Sziget festival for an international audience from across Europe and around the world.

Monday, June 4, 2012

It's SUMMER!!!

...and Camp is BACK! Two long and lonely summers without it, but don't worry, Presidio Performing Arts Summer Camp has returned. Starting June 11th, we've got camps nearly all summer long! So come join us and dance the summer days away. Visit our website for more information and to register today - There are still spaces available for most sessions.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

2012 DANCING ACROSS CULTURES™ at the Opera House

After a year away, Presidio Dance Theatre's return to the San Francisco Opera House was a rousing success. With two FREE performances with seating nearly at-capacity, PDT dancers brought a morning of dazzlement and delight to just under 6,000 SFUSD public school children.

In the audience were, SFUSD Superintendent Carlos A. Garcia; San Francisco's Director of Cultural Affairs, Tom De Caigny; SF Ethnic Dance Festival Artistic Director, Carlos Carvajal; Tyra Fennell of the SF Arts Commission; Bay Kids Founding Director Dave Spencer; representatives of SF Opera and SF Symphony; and many other SF artists, members of San Francisco's art community and patrons of the arts.

PDT Artists did an outstanding job on the opera house stage and for 45-minutes held their audiences of thousands of children completely mesmerized. The "Cossack tricks" drew applause, the Eskimo best friends caused riotous laughter, and hushed "oohs" and "ahhs" could be heard throughout the theatre.

2012 DANCING ACROSS CULTURES™ at the Opera House was one of PDT's most successful renditions of this program to date.

Not only was the performance an impressive return to the Opera House, but additionally, Presidio Dance Theatre's Artistic Director Sherene Melania was recognized by the SFUSD and Board of Education for incredible hard work and achievements in the arts. 

"The SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT wishes to acknowledge Sherene Melania, Artistic Director of Presidio Dance Theatre and one of the creators of the award-winning DANCE OUT! Afterschool Outreach Program. She has achieved national recognition for her many years of outstanding work with uder-served students teaching cultural traditions and presenting transformative arts experiences for young audiences. Ms. Melania's artistic excellence, advocacy and dedication to providing accessibility to quality arts programming are very much appreciated throughout the SFUSD."

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April 2012 Student of the Month

Congratulations to our first Student of the Month: Rose Gasser

Rose is a very enthusiastic and dedicated member of the Beginning Company. She is being honored for her great attitude in class and work ethic.


Age: 9
Born: San Francisio
Goes to: Mt. Tamalpais School

Why do you like to dance?

It’s just really fun!

What is your favorite dance? Why?

Tap and Chinese because I’ve been learning Chinese for a long time and it’s fun to dance!

What excites you about the upcoming performance?

Being part of the show!

Is this your first performance?
No, my second [with PDT].

What do you like best about performing?

It’s fun to be in the costumes.

If you could choose 1 thing to do forever, what would it be?

Well, I like 3 things – I like to dance, read/write and hang out with my friends!

What is your favorite subject in school?

Language arts because there’s a lot of reading and writing, so I like it.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Childrens Day at the SF War Memorial Opera House

The Presidio Dance Theatre invites you to join us at the War Memorial Opera House for a presentation of PDT's signature show - DANCING ACROSS CULTURES™ on April 30th at 9:30am or 11:00am. The show is FREE for SFUSD public school students. Please join us for a unique and enriching experience.

Friday, January 27, 2012

NEW CLASS: Adult Beginner Ballet

Introducing our newest class and our newest faculty member:

Adult Beginner Ballet with Miriam Rowan

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ballroom Dancing

Deck the Halls 2011 : A holiday celebration with the SF Symphony

Once again, the Presidio Dance Theatre Youth Company was invited to partake in the San Francisco Symphony's annual holiday celebration Deck the Hall. This year's concert conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer was a festive holiday treat for many bay area families, including some of our own: above Mia and Olivia pose with the Nutcracker himself! and below the Gingerbread Man and Rudolph pose with our Youth Company!