The Russian Center

The Russian Center of San Francisco was founded in 1939 by Russian immigrants as a focal point for the preservation of their rich cultural heritage. Tradition was passionately kept alive through operas, operettas, choirs, grand balls, folk dance ensembles and plays. Generation followed generation, and still the goal remains to preserve and display the warmth and spirit of the Russian culture.

Home to the 920 Special every Thursday night, the Russian Center is a mainstay of the San Francisco dance community. We'll be kicking off the exchange here on Friday.