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Mission and History






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Hello to our DANCE OUT! Students and Parents,

Presidio Dance Theatre offers afterschool dance consortiums to boys and girls in citywide locations. An array of in-school, afterschool, and summer programs are presented at NO cost and offer a curriculum imbued with an international perspective.

Promising students in DANCE OUT! are identified and recruited to The School of Presidio Dance Theatre for further intensive training. DANCE OUT! is sponsored by the Presidio Performing Arts Foundation in collaboration with the University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Program; California Arts Council/National Endowment of the Arts; with the past/present assistance of the Lumpkin Family Foundation; Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund; Louis R. Lurie Foundation, Bill Graham Foundation and other generous individual donors.

No experience necessary. Parents provide: Girls: leotards, tights, & black jazz shoes; Boys:t-shirts & pants with elastic waist & black jazz shoes. Parents please come in or send a family representative and Complete Registration Papers the first day of class. Join hundreds of students who have enrolled in DANCE OUT! and participated in our SPRING SHOWCASE RECITAL: June 3rd at the Palace of Fine Arts.






CAMPUS DAY with Professor Kathi Gallagher, USF Dance Program Director


Drive the ArtsDid you know that PDT's DanceOut! program is funded in part by the California Arts Council (CAC)? CAC is an agency tasked with making the Arts accessible to every single Californian through supporting arts organizations, encouraging public participation, building strong arts leaders and funding arts programs in the California community. Thanks to their continued support, PDT is able to continue its commitment of bringing dance into the lives of children through this enriching program in the SFUSD afterschool community.

One of CAC's major funding sources for public art and arts programs is their ARTSPL8 initiative! Their goal is to have one million ARTSPL8s on the road, which would yield $40 million annually to fund the Arts. This program is supported by artists like Debbie Allen and Placido Domingo, bay area celebrities like Alice Waters and Vernon Davis, community leaders like Maria Shriver and of course the everyday drivers who already have their plates! The unique license plate design, a palm tree-lined coast at sunset was created by Pop Artists Wayne Thiebaud. 

The ARTSPL8 is a fantastic and easy way to directly fund the Arts in California, and show off your support every time you get in your car! Visit www.ArtsPlate.org to find out more!   


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