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By making a planned gift to the Dance Palace, you may increase your income, decrease your taxes, bypass capital gains tax, reduce or eliminate estate tax, provide for your heirs, and provide essential support for the Dance Palace.


The Dance Palace is a member-supported organization.
Your membership dues and contributions help make possible all the programs we provide.


Dance Palace Partners are people dedicated to the West Marin community and to the future of the Dance Palace. These generous souls have made a commitment of 3-year funding in support of the our many programs and services for all ages.


How to Give

Giving a Gift of Stock or Mutual Funds to the Dance Palace.

EScrip is an easy way to contribute money to the Dance Palace.

We're in need of the following items:

  • A Mac laptop
  • A loveseat for the lobby
  • Matching comfortable chairs for our lobby
  • Storage cabinets with doors
  • File cabinets
  • Digital cameras (perhaps you've upgraded?)
  • Card Tables
  • Keyboard
  • Laminator 
  • A label maker

Read the frequently asked questions or call 855-500-RIDE (844-500-7433) for more information.


Want to be involved in community?
Complete community service hours?
Attend concerts and events for free?



Location: Main, kitchen, front lawn, boardroom

Join Katarina Burda as she introduces you to the class form of belly dancing!  Katarina has been dancing, singing and playing instruments all run life, inspired by her folk musician family.  
Katrina Burda has been involved with Middle Eastern dance and music for more than 40 years. She has developed and effective system of teaching dance techniques from the core of the body as well as rthyms and songs.  She has countless staduents in the US, Mexico and Europe, many of whom are well known internationally (Mira Betz, Zoe Jakes, Hannah Romanowsky, Rosa Rojas, Tara Pandeya.) She started studying Middle Eastern dance in the early 1970s and has performed in cabarets all around the US and Europe with Arabic, Turkish and Armenian musicians.  She formed a dance company called Aywah! and choreographed much of their work.  Now in her 70s, Katarina continues to teach dance and music workshops in Mexico and the US.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass joins us for a discussion of From the Monastery to the World: The Letters of Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal. 
This free event will be held at the Dance Palace Church space.
Co-sponsored by Black Mountain Circle.
About From the Monastery to the World
Thomas Merton and Ernesto Cardenal were both poets and priests, wholly committed to a life of spiritual contemplation which was never far from the gritty work that lead them to risk life and reputation in order to raise worldwide consciousness concerning issues of social justice and the abuse of human rights. From the Monastery to the World collects the complete correspondence between these spiritual men and dedicated activists, translated into English for the first time.

CALL FOR ARTISTS:  We are looking for artists of all ages.  To sign up for a slot, please visit  For further information, email Shelley at

Location: Church


Details to come...




Private event

West Marin Review Vol 8 Book Release Party
Readings, Art Exhibit & Refreshments
We're pleased to announce the arrival of West Marin Review Volume 8! Enjoy readings by poets and writers, art and refreshments. Volume 8 will be available for sale and can be found at Point Reyes Books, local retailers and online at Everyone is welcome! 
Location: Church space