A contemporary dance company, Sarah Bush Dance Project works at making the art of dance accessible by performing in locations as diverse as the company’s style–from parks, nightclubs and churches to traditional theater environments. A constant through SBDP’s work is the expression, emotion, and humanity in the dancers’ performance quality. The company explores issues of identity, gender, and sexuality within the broader themes of love, relationships, loss, power and empowerment.

SBDP Dance LIfts Jump

Dance Lifts: Bianca Mendoza, Krystal Bates, Natalie Acevez & Sarah Bush.

Photo by Desdemona Burgin


SBDP’s most recent work, Rocked By Women, opened in the Spring of 2014 to enthusiast crowds in San Francisco. We will re-stage it on Mothers Day weekend 2015 in Oakland, and we look forward to touring the show throughout the US.

“Rocked By Women…what could be better than that! Spend an evening with these Dancers, these women, embodying a body of work, a body of songs that served as a group lift for so many people. Thanks to all of you for paying attention and paying tribute to this music, for revealing it all through the bold power of Dance.”
– Cris Williamson, Singer/Songwriter

Rocked is a warm, skillfully created, and generous show that just might become a Mother’s Day tradition.”
– Rita Felciano, San Francisco Bay Guardian

“[Rocked By Women] would reverberate just as powerfully in an opera house as it did in the intimate Dance Mission Theater.”
– Carla Escoda, Huffington Post

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Sept. 4th – West Wave at Z Space
Sept. 19th – PUSHfest at ODC
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Dance Classes

Tuesdays 12:30-2:00pm, New Style Motherlode
Tuesdays 6:00-7:30pm, The Beat
Thursdays 1:35-2:35pm, Embarcadero Y

new series, September only
Mon, Wed, Fri 10a-12n, Temescal Arts Center
511 48th Street, OAKLAND

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“…a force to be reckoned with…”
– Rachel Howard, SF Chronicle

“…a modern dance bellwether.”
– Nirmala Nataraj, SF Weekly

Sarah Sonya lift lowering

photo by Cheryl Mazak


For performance bookings, contact Sarah Bush Dance Project