Events

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 3-4, 2023: Moving Together with the Cheza Nami Foundation.  Workshop, Feb 3rd in Cuban Dance, 6-7:30pm. Free!! Performance, Feb 4 at 7:30pm: Essence Show. Tickets $25-$40.  Buy now.  Location for all activities: Dublin Performing Arts and Education Center, 8151 Village Pkwy, Dublin.
  • Feb 11-12, 2023: Yemanja Festival with Brasarte. Performance Feb 11 at 8pm at Brasarte, Berkeley. Performance Feb 12 at 7pm at Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco. Tickets and more information found here.
  • May 28, 2023: Carnaval San Francisco. Susana Arenas Pedroso with Arenas Dance Company is choreographing for the Carnaval contingent, CubaCaribe Carnaval. If you would like to participate with us in the largest Bay Area celebration of Caribbean and Latinx art and culture, email us!

Past Events

2022

  • Dec 13-26, 2022. Susana Arenas Pedroso travels to Guinea with Duniya Dance and Drum Company to continue research for “Cuba to Guinea.”
  • Dec 11, 2022. Performance and celebration at Bissap Beobab, San Francisco. 6pm.
  • Latin Dance Community Giving Potluck, Nov 19, 2022 from 12pm to Sunset. Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland. This is a FREE event and is open to the public. This event is working to raise funds to create “basic needs” bags for the homeless communities all around Oakland. It is donation based! There will be food, a free beginner skill share, performances (including performances by Arenas Dance Company!!) and social dancing!
  • Noche Caribeña Gala, Nov 5, 2022 at 6pm. California Ballroom, Oakland. Arenas Dance Company is proud to support long time collaborating partner, CubaCaribe, by performing at their annual gala!
  • African Arts Festival, produced by Duniya Dance and Drum Company, Oct 16, 2022. Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park, SF. Free!
  • sii agua sí, produced by Dance Mission Theater and FLACC, Oct 1, 2022 from 3-9pm (Arenas Dance Company performs at 7pm). 18th Street between Church and Dolores, SF. Free and outdoors!
  • Cultural Immersion Trip to Cuba, hosted by Susana Arenas Pedroso + Arenas Dance Company, July 15-22, 2022 (Havana, Cuba).
  • Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Arenas Dance Company and Bobi Céspedes share a bill June 16, 2022 7pm at the Healdsburg Jazz Festival.
  • Ada Ara: She Who Is Queen,  the premiere of a new evening-length work by Arenas Dance Company and presented by CubaCaribe, June 10-12, 2022.  Z Space, San Francisco.
  • Moving Together, produced by Cheza Nami. Class April 22nd at 6:30pm with Susana Arenas Pedroso.  Performance April 23rd at 8pm by Arenas Dance Company. Both events held at CounterPulse, SF.
  • Susana Arenas Pedroso in a teaching residency at Laurel Elementary School, Atherton, CA. April 6, 13, 29, and 27, 2022.
  • Arenas Dance Company at the Ferry Building. Arenas Dance Company performs March 6, 2022 at 12:30pm. Leading up to the performance, Arenas Dance Company will give free Salsa Suelta classes every Sunday 1-2pm from February 13th through March 6.
  • Yemonja Arts Festival 2022, Arenas Dance Company performs  Feb 19 & 20, 2022, Brasarte, Berkeley.

2021

  • Paseo Artistico: Arenas Dance Company performs at 2pm, December 11 at Mission Cultural Center (2898 Mission Street) in SF (Free!)
  • Moving Together: Susana Arenas guest teaches Dec 11 at 9am, The Portuguese Hall, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Virtual performance with Arenas Dance Company through the Los Gatos Library. Nov 9, 2021 at 5pm via Zoom.
  • Performance at Sunset Elementary, Nov 5, 2021, SF.
  • Sunday Streets: Pheonix Day, Performance, October 17, 2021.  Valencia Street (@ 17th), San Francisco. Arenas Dace Company performs at 1:20pm!
  • Latino Heritage Month Month Celebration, Performance, October 14, 2021.  City Hall, SF.  Also streamed live on Mayor Breed’s YouTube channel.
  • SF Wednesdays, Performance, September 28, 2021.  Embarcadero Plaza, San Francisco, 12-2pm. Arenas Dance Company performs two sets on the hour.
  • Carnaval 2021, Performance, May 30, 2021. San Francisco.
  • Yemanjá Arts Festival 2021, Performance, March 14, 2021. BrasArte, Berkeley.

2020

2019

2018

  • San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival, Performance, July 14-15, 2018, San Francisco Opera House, San Francisco.
  • International Women’s Day Benefit, Performance, March, 2018, Ashkenaz, Berkeley.
  • MOAD Celebrates Carnaval, Performance, February, 2018, Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco.
  • Black History Month, Performance,  February, 2018, Bay Street, Emeryville.
  • Paseo Artistico, Performance, February, 2018, Dance Mission, San Francisco.

2017

  • Arenas Dance Company Fundraiser, Performance, December, 2017, The Beat, Berkeley.
  • Fiesta de las Americas, Performance, September 2017, Mission District, San Francisco, CA.
  • Festival Raices, Teaching, July 29 – August 5, 2017. Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Cuba Caribe Dance trip, Teaching & Cultural exchange, July 14 – 26, 2017. Cuba.
  • Kosmo Camp, Teaching, June 9 – 11, 2017. Santa Cruz, CA.
  • CubaCaribe, April 2017, Performance, Brava Theater Center.
  • Salsa Demonstration, Teaching, March 11, 2017. Bobi Céspedes with special guest Yohn Santos and Javier Navarrete. Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA.
  • San Francisco Salsa Rueda Festival, Performance, February 16-19, 2017.
  • AfroCuban Demonstration Class, Teaching, February 12th, 2017. Berkeley Library, Berkeley, CA.

2016

  • Fall Choreographers Showcase, Performance, November, 2016.
  • Sisters – Born to drum 10 year anniversary, Performance, July 21-24. 2016, Bort Meadow, CA
  • Tannery Word Dance & Cultural Center, Performance, February 21, 2016, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • University of Texas, Teaching, February 23-25, 2016, Austin.
  • Chico University, Performance, March 21-22, 2016, Chico, CA.

2015

2014

  • Cuba Camp, Teaching, August 29 – September 1, 2014. Dos Rios, California.
  • CubaCaribe Festival, Performance, April 17-19 2014. Laney College Theater, Oakland.
  • Yemanja Festival, Performance, March 15 2014. Berkeley, CA.
  • Sandy Perez and Arenas Dance Company, Performance, February 27, 2014. Yocha Grand Loby, Mondavi Center, UC Davis, CA.

2013

2012

  • Voluspa: A Ghost Dance for 2012 at Dance Brigade’s Dance Mission, Performance, December 2012, San Francisco, CA.
  • Guardianas de la Vida, Performance, November, 2012.
  • Sandy Perez y Su Lade, Performance, September, 2012.
  • Stanford Jazz Festival, Performance, July, 2012.
  • CubaCaribe Festival, Performance, April, 2012.
  • SF Salsa Rueda Festival, Performance, February, 2012.
  • Black Choreographers Festival, Performance, February, 2012.
  • Yemanja Festival, Performance, February, 2012.

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