Read our dancer Mitch Allen's account of Dancing Through China 

Join Jubilee at the Friday Night Contra/Waltz Mashup!

April 14, 2017
  • 7pm-midnight 
  • First United Methodist Church,  625 Hamilton, Palo Alto 
  • Featuring: Hillbillies from Mars, Susan Petrick, Richard Powers, Nick and Melissa
  • Dances: A contra dance, then a waltz, then a polka or one step, repeat 8 times. Classes offered starting at 7 pm.
  • Dance performance by Jubilee American Dance Theatre at 10:30
  • For more info, click here

Snapshots of Jubilee's Summer 2016 Tour of Portugal (click to enlarge)

"Jubilee American Dance Theatre gives us lively and engaging American folk dances and traditional music from across the nation and throughout history." 
San Francisco Chronicle, 2016

Jubilee American Dance Theatre is a unique performance ensemble, bringing to life the dances, music, songs, and stories of the folks who made America. From Appalachia to Swing Era dance halls to Cajun Country, the North American Whalers, Baja California, America's immigrants and more, Jubilee transports you to another time and place, through its rich weaving of stories, songs, dance, and music. Jubilee's work is all set in context with period costumes and props. The costume staff goes to great lengths to research and reproduce authentic costumes of each era. Likewise, the choral and music directors recreate regional and historical musical styles.  See Repertoire, About Us, and Photos + Videos.

Jubilee has performed in the San Francisco Bay Area at a variety of venues, including:
Jubilee has also performed at International Dance and Music Festivals, representing the USA at public, educational, and official events, including:
  • Portugal (33rd Arribe-Monte! International Festival of Music and Traditional Dances), Summer 2016
  • Czech Republic (International Folklife Festivals in Šumperk and Liptál), 2015
  • France (Festival de Gannat, Les Cultures du Monde), 2008 and 2014
  • Cuba (Palma Soriano), 2011
  • Russia (Moscow International Folklore Festival), 2010
  • Finland (Kaustinen Folk Music Festival), 2005
  • Italy (Latium World Folkloric Festival, Cori), 2002
  • Czech Republic (9th International Folklore Festival Klatovy), 2002
  • Mexico (Baja California), 2000
If you're a potential member of Jubilee, or if you might present Jubilee dancers, musicians, and singers in a customized performance, see About Us

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Jubilee on tour in the Czech Republic 2015 (click to enlarge)