Peninsula celebrates national dance week in big way
By Alina Larson, STAFF WRITER
WHILE dance fans might be familiar with Western Ballet and Peninsula Ballet Theatre, a handful of other Peninsula troupes are succeeding by leaps, bounds and pirouettes.
And they're all performing, free, during Bay Area Celebrates National Dance Week, which begins Friday.
It's not easy to run a dance company on the Peninsula, says Lily Wang, founder and artistic director of Foster City-based Dog Patch Superstars, but the effort is worthwhile.
"We spent the first three years tackling San Francisco," says Wang. "Then I realized in my hometown -- Foster City -- it's very quiet. It needs dance. It's harder here in terms of financial support. It's very expensive because venues aren't set up for small companies." More