Welcome to Dance Inspiration

Spring Dance Inspiration 2010:
Benefit the UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Funds raised at our forth annual performance, held March 20 and 21, 2010 at the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, surpassed that of the inaugural event, reaching a total of over $35,000 that was directed to the the Pediatric Brain Tumor Research and Patient Care Services at the UCSF Brain Tumor Center.

As guest speakers, we welcomed Mitchel S. Berger, M.D., Professor and Chairman of Neurological Surgery, and Director of Brain Tumor Center at UCSF, C. David James, Ph.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery, and Associate Director of Brain Tumor Research Center at UCSF, Susan M. Chang, M.D., Professor in Residence of Neurological Surgery and Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology at UCSF and Nalin Gupta, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor in Residence of Neurological Surgery and Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery Program at UCSF.

Thanks to all who contributed to the success of this event, and we hope to see you back to our 5th year anniversary event!

"Sleepwalk" by Loose Change Dance Company -most favorite performance at 2010 event.

2010 Event Sponsors

What is Spring Dance Inspiration?

"Spring Dance Inspiration" is an annual event at which San Francisco Bay Area artists perform with their feet and their hearts to raise awareness of brain tumors and funds that support brain tumor research, and provides support for brain tumor patients and their families. The event has helped raise over $145,000 to the Brain Tumor Community.

Past Sponsors

  • Union Bank of California
  • Novacea Inc.
  • MGI Pharma
  • Japan Airlines
  • Exelixis Inc.
  • Best Western Americania
  • Four Seasons Resorts - Hualalai
  • British Motor Car Dis., LTD
  • Caliper Life Sciences
  • Farmers Insurance
  • Courtyard Caffe at UCSF
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • SAM and Associates (Allstate)
  • StudyLog
  • 7 x 7 Magazine
  • Gold Biotechnology

Next performance will be back in Spring 2012!

Due to a theater renovation, we are unable to produce the event in Spring 2011. Our next event will be scheduled in Spring 2012. Please visit our website in Summer 2011 for more information.

Thank you very much for your support!


This is a fantastic event! So glad to be here again. I am preparing a series of fundraiser performances for spring and summer. Would love to collaborate!
Lots of fun pieces!
I enjoyed just about everything…loved all the ethnic dance- love python and great costumes, throughout!
Strong and graceful and men simultaneously. All the schools gave good performances. Good music and choreography.
I LOVED the variety of styles!
Really great diverse performances
Music for post performance reception.
Longer intermission please
Quiet a show!
I loved it all!
Very good performance
Great job! Definitely inspired!
Excellent job!
Frisque. Too hard to pick favorite. I loved the variety. I will come to see both shows next year. I wish #7 had been longer.
I totally loved the diversity of cultures shapes and sizes, and ages. It inspired me. Thank you!
Wonderful dancing
Please ask audience to refrain from unnecessary talk.
I like this better than ethnic D-F because you allowed ballet. Some numbers were too long. Leave us wanting more.
Wish four wind was longer
Love love love all the best
All were wonderful
All excellent
Job well done
All dances awesome
Beautiful and exciting
Fantastic. Great acts- lots of talent
Good variety of performances
Terrific performance. Great entertainment. Good cause!