Diablo Ballet’s 23rd Season of the Power of Dance
Enjoy our festive events!

Paws de Tutu – June 24, 2017, 9am – 12pm

Lafayette Reservoir, East Entrance at the stage

A Dog Costume Competition and Parade with fabulous prizes, vendors, snacks and fun!

Diablo Ballet presents our 2nd Annual PAWS de Tutu, June 24th at the Lafayette Reservoir. Dog owners and dog lovers are invited to join us to celebrate all things dogs, while raising money for a great cause! Registered guests will be treated to demos by Concord and Oakland Police K-9 units, a DOGA (Dog Yoga) demo by Molly Fox, dog costume and trick competitions, dog adoptions by ARF and Rocket Dog Rescue, a PAWrade around the picturesque Lafayette Reservoir, plus many vendors, snacks and coffee provided by Don Francisco’s.   Guest emcee for the second year in a row, radio personality Charly Kayle! 

Registration is required to attend.  
Admission is only $5 per person. All registered guests receive a goodie bag filled with sponsor coupons, dog treats and snacks!

To enter any or all of the competitions: $20 for adults and $10 for youth (17 and under), which includes the admission fee.


Dog owners are invited to dress up their dogs and enter the following competitions:  

Best individual costume

Best group costume (for two or more dogs)

Best dog trick competition 

The top three in each category will win some great prizes provided by: Pet Food Express, WHISTLE dog trackers, and many more.


Guest judges include: Pam Kessler, editor of Walnut Creek Magazine; Rosie Allen, long time news broadcaster at KGO and current Producer for Friends of Faith; Amanda Kuiper, wife of Glen Kuiper, TV broadcaster for the Oakland A’s; and Renee DeWeese, Co-Founder/Co-Artistic Director, Lamorinda Theatre Academy.


 Thank you to our vendors and sponsors:

92.1 KKDV, Walnut Creek Magazine, Don Francisco’s Coffee, Forma, One Bread, Intero, Nom Nom Now, 21st Century Sounds, ARF, Rocket Dog Rescue, 18 Rabbits, Clif Bar, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company, Pet Food Express and Poof Pet Activity Tracker. 

Save the Date!

Gourmet Gallop – August 10, 2017

 Sip, Sample, and Stroll your way through Walnut Creek’s Gourmet Restaurants.
Participating locations include:
1515, Broderick, Buon Vino, Cinco de Mayo, Lark Creek, Lottie’s Creamery, MoMo’s, Massimo Ristorante, Opa!, San Francisco Creamery, Sauced, Silk Road, Steinway Piano Gallery (wine tasting), Sunol Ridge, Walnut Creek Yacht Club and We Olive.
All proceeds benefit Diablo Ballet and its PEEK Outreach and PEEK Extension programs. Sponsored by our friends at Diablo Magazine.

Save the Date!

2017 Dance on Film

The films has been announced for our annual Dance on Film Series in partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation.  Designed for all ages, the series highlights films that celebrate the power of dance. Diablo Ballet Artistic Director Lauren Jonas will provide fascinating and little-known facts about the making of the films.
July 14, 1-3 p.m. – “42nd Street” (1933)
Did you ever wonder how those dancin’ feet of “42nd Street” do all those amazing moves? Find out how before the film screening with tap teacher, Susan Boreliz. Susan will demonstrate some of the amazing dance steps featured in the film including, buffalos, cramp rolls, and even the Ruby Keeler, named for the film star.  
Tickets are free, but registration is recommended to ensure seating. For more information or to reserve tickets, click here


July 23, 4-6 p.m. – “San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2016 Audience Favorites”
Join us for an evening of amazing films as San Francisco Dance Film Festival presents highlights from the 2016 festival, including award-winning screen dance shorts and the documentary film Kick Ball Change.  Kick Ball Change offers a window into the creative, crazy, and inspiring mind of Maxim Kozhevnikov, five-time professional world champion in latin ballroom dance.
Admission is $10 per person.  For more information or to reserve tickets, click here



Save the Date!

Kendra Scott Gives Back – August 25, 2017, 5-8pm

Join us for sips, sweets and jewels at Kendra Scott Jewelry in Broadway Plaza.  20% of ALL sales that evening will be donated back to Diablo Ballet and our PEEK Outreach Programs