Jubilee American Dance Theatre

Jubilee at the AIFL 2022 Festival Internacional, Mexico

In September, Jubilee was honored to perform at this ten-day festival along with groups from Poland, Colombia, Costa Rica and many local Mexican folk dance companies. The festival was held in the Huasteca region, a culturally distinct area in the State of Hidalgo, with its own unique style of dance, music, food, and arts and crafts - an amazing experience!

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, 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.

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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:

  • Mexico (Asociación Internacional de Folklor Latinoamericano - Hidalgo, Mexico) 2022

  • North Macedonia (34th IFF Istibanjsko Zdravozivo*), 2019

  • Romania (International Folklife Festivals in Buzau* and Sibiu*), 2018

  • Portugal (33rd Arribe-Monte! International Festival of Music and Traditional Dances), 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

*Indicates a CIOFF festival (International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts)

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Jubilee operates under the auspices of the Bay Area Country Dance Society (BACDS), a non-profit charitable §501(c)(3) organization. To find out more about BACDS, click here to view the latest quarterly BACDS Newsletter and Event Listing.