“We dance for laughter,  

we dance for tears, 

we dance for madness, 

we dance for fears, 

we dance for hopes, 

we dance for screams, 

we are the dancers, 

we create the dreams.”

- Author Unknown 

Barangay Dance Company


Barangay Dance Company is a 25-member Filipino folk dance ensemble comprised of Filipino immigrants and Filipino-Americans dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the Philippines through the presentation and propagation of Philippine folk dances and music. Barangay's repertoire is a representative collection of regional dances from the Philippines' 7,100 islands, including dances from the mountain tribes of Northern Philippines to dances inspired by the Islamic culture of the South, from indigenous dance rituals to dances of hispanic influence.

 

Since its inception in 1987, Barangay has actively represented the Filipino American community at numerous events including multicultural festivals such as the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and Asian-American Tradewinds Series; community events like the Pistahan at the Yerba Buena Gardens in San Francisco, Kababayan Festival at Marine World in Vallejo, Fil-Am Friendship Festival in Daly City, KTSF's Asian Heritage Celebration at Great America in Santa Clara, and Samahan Festival in Tanforan, San Bruno: and in schools, parishes, centers, and private functions throughout California and Nevada.


The company rehearses every Thursday evening at Corpus Christi Church in San Francisco.
To join, please contact info@barangay.org