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Advocating at the State Capitol

By Jessica Mele, Executive Director It’s hard to muster enthusiasm on a crisp early Tuesday morning. But, standing on the train platform with Performing Arts Workshop staff, we buzzed with chills of anticipation (and maybe a little from the cold). We were turning our eyes toward the state capitol, and heading to Sacramento for a day of lobbying in support of arts education! ...

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Watch the official trailer for Bravo! @ The Brava

By Joseph Tomsovic, Student Showcase Intern Bravo! @ The Brava is coming to the Brava Theater on May 12, 2014! Watch the trailer for our BIGGEST show of the year: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADtdiQ9ixlg Reserve your FREE ticket at www.BravoSF.eventbrite.com. Be a part of the show! If you're wondering how you might help make this a dream come true for our students, consider...

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Join the Workshop’s Board of Directors!

BECOME A BOARD MEMBER AT PERFORMING ARTS WORKSHOP! San Francisco-based nonprofit is looking for board members interested in promoting educational equity through the arts. For almost 50 years, Performing Arts Workshop has helped youth develop learning skills through critical thinking-based arts education programs. At Performing Arts Workshop, our teaching artists teach dance,...

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RECAP: Beats of the Bayview

By Maya Sussman, New Sector Alliance AmeriCorps Resident “…We want to see a better nation, That’s why we get our education. Now we can have a celebration, Now we can have a celebration! And we celebrate, and we celebrate, and we celebrate...” -Students from Drew Elementary School at Beats of the Bayview (see picture below) Students from Drew Elementary radiantly...

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TV Interview on Bay Area Focus!

Last Sunday, March 30th, Program Director Karena Salmond appeared on Bay Area Focus, a KBCW public affairs program hosted by Michelle Griego.  If you didn't get to catch it on TV, you can watch it here: https://www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsWorkshop/posts/445504118915645?stream_ref=5

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10 things about our Board Member Michelle Parker

1. Where did you grow up?  I grew up mostly in Texas, beginning in west Texas, then to Houston, then up to Denver, and then back to Houston, where my parents still live.   2. What is your favorite art form?  Music- listening to it, playing it, making it with other people.   3. What college did you attend and what did you study?  I received my Bachelor of Music in...

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Sponsor our 2014 Student Showcase!

Is your company looking for a way to give back to the community, while gaining valuable local exposure? Our May Student Showcase is just the ticket! Corporate sponsors of our Student Showcase will receive recognition in our event materials, social media, and annual report, as well as day-of-the-event volunteer opportunities for company employees. Read more about our sponsorship...

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Original student poetry: “Though I fade / I’m still breathing”

For 15 years, the Workshop has received support from the Marin Community Foundation to conduct artist residencies at elementary schools in Marin County, primarily those serving San Rafael’s low-income neighborhoods. In 2006, the Foundation expanded that support to include poetry residencies at Marin’s County Community School and at Juvenile Hall’s Loma Alta High School....

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Who’s on Third? Beats of the BAYVIEW

Students at Paul Revere K-8 School and Dr. Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy have been working with our teaching artists all year to create and perfect their Afro-Peruvian dances and spoken word pieces. They’ll take the stage on March 20th at the 3rd on Third community arts festival, and would love to have you cheering them on! Check out our Facebook event to RSVP and...

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Meet our Student Showcase Intern, Joseph Tomsovic!

10 things about our Student Showcase Intern, Joseph Tomsovic!   Describe yourself in three words: Witty, organized, and creative.  Where were your interests while growing up? My biggest hobby was doing art projects but I also kept myself busy by playing the flute and the piano. I tried all sorts of sports and stuck with tennis for a couple years but ended up...

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