Oakland Dance Festival at Jack London Square expected to draw 10,000 visitors

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Oakland, Calif. – April 19, 2018: Oakland Dance Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary at Jack London Square with two days of free performances by professionals and amateurs April 28 and 29. The festival is free and open to the public. This family friendly event showcases a variety of dance genres including hip-hop, jazz, and modern.

“The festival is a wonderful way to bring people from all walks of life together through the multicultural experience of dance,” said Dance-A-Vision founder and event organizer Carla Service. ”We’ve set aside Sunday to focus on the children who want to share their dance talent with the public at beautiful Jack London Square.”


Local dancers, choreographers and teachers are set to perform at the Oakland waterfront. The Oakland Dance Festival also features workshops and master classes.

On Saturday, April 28, the event begins at noon with 30-minute free dance classes until 2 p.m. followed by a variety of dance performances ending at 6 p.m. The celebration concludes with an outdoor D.J. dance party open to all from 6 – 8 p.m.

Sunday begins with Oaktown Jazz from 12 to 1 p.m. Dance performances with a youth focus are scheduled from 1 to 4:30 p.m. An open dance party comes after the program and continues until 6 p.m.

There are over 55 free public events at Jack London Square. Go here to see all the activities at the Oakland waterfront.


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The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port’s 5-year strategic plan – Growth with Care – pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

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