Welcome to Design for Dance


Join the 4th Annual Design for Dance conference: Dance in Tech

April 28 & 29, 2016, San Francisco

Founded at Stanford University, Design for Dance brings together a vanguard of industry leaders to design for dance, wellness, and workplace fulfillment. Join us as we discover the unharnessed potential of dance to improve health, collaboration, and more. Encompassing scientific research, education, and corporate benefits to dance, this conference is not to be missed.

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Selected Presenters


Our mission is to catalyze innovation and inspire healthy progress through dance

David Leventhal

Director Dance for PD®

Anna Botelho

Founder of Google Dance

Robin Zander

Founder, Spring Space
Director, Design for Dance

Jenny Sauer-Klein

Co-Founder, AcroYoga
Founder, Play on Purpose

Sydney Skybetter

Artist in Residence
Brown University

BJ Fogg, PhD

Stanford Persuasive Tech. Lab

John Michael Schert

Artist in Residence
Chicago Booth School of Business

Aleta Hayes

Stanford University
Dance Dept. & d.school

Dance in Tech

A Brief Explanation

Join us at the forefront of an innovative movement to change everyday life through dance.

In 2016 we will explore the intersection of dance and technology. We bring together leaders in technology, educators, and dancers to discover and demonstrate specific tools that apply to everyday life.

This year’s Design for Dance conference is proudly co-presented in San Francisco by ODC Theater.

Scientific research has shown that we can only get people to do what they already want to do. People want to dance, and at Design for Dance we are sharing opportunities for employees, teams, patients, and clients to dance in a fun and stress free environment.  We invite you to be a part of the movement!


“Design for Dance brings together inspiring educators and professionals exploring the frontiers of dance and health. Dance has enormous potential to benefit individuals and companies and BJ Fogg’s Stanford Persuasive Technology lab has a history of making such potentials a reality. I look forward to participating in the future.”
“It is rare to find a gathering of those who understand, and are forging new paths, for the validity of dance as a solution to business and civic issues. Design for Dance is the only forum I know of where master practitioners of dance convene to confirm and share best practices. I look forward to participating again and again.”
John Michael Schert, Visiting Artist and Social Entrepreneur, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
“Design for Dance is the most fun I’ve ever had at a conference. And I organize conferences!”
Amy Cueva, Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, Mad*Pow

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