Best Dance Classes in San Francisco, CA 2018

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  • Pamela Portella Dance Teacher

    Pamela Portella Dance Teacher

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    5.0 (22)

    The first time I fell in love with dancing was at "Casa de Dança Carlinhos de Jesus - CDCJ" after that I can't stop dancing and it's my pleasure sharing what i know with evryone. Don't be afraid to start to dance, if you know how to breathe, how to walk and how to hug, probably you learn how to dance.   Kind of dances: Forró, Samba de Gafieira, Bolero, Zouk, Salsa, Bachata.   Pamela Portella pamelaportella.com
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  • Fernanda Cedeno Dance & Fitness

    Fernanda Cedeno Dance & Fitness

    San Rafael, CA 94901

    5.0 (6)

    My goal is to inspire. My greatest joy is using my teaching skills, technical training and choreography to help people of all ages and levels discover their own abilities. My job is to make everyone look good, and I love my job. I earned a BA in International Business from UTE University, Ecuador, and performed there with the Falcons Dance Academy. Over the last decade, I’ve studied with Bay Area dance teachers in both private and group classes, including Alonzo King LINES Ballet, Dance Mission and Roco Dance. I’ve enjoyed performing with well-known companies Salsamania, Jass
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  • Tap Dance Room

    Tap Dance Room

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (4)

    The best adult tap training on the planet if you want to get really good at tap dancing. All classes taught by Guinness World Champion, Rosie Radiator.  Loose ankle tap releases your natural style and produces smooth fast professional quality tap.

  • Escuela De Tango De Buenos Aires

    Escuela De Tango De Buenos Aires

    San Francisco, CA 94124

    5.0 (4)

    I was born in Argentina. Through my family and the community that saw my upbringing, I have been intimately involved with Tango all my life, and have been an Argentine Tango dancer, choreographer and instructor for over 30 years. I profoundly love Tango dancing, music, and culture, particularly that of the Golden Era. I am a milonguero. I have been teaching tango since 1994, giving lessons and performing in Argentina, USA, Canada, Europe and Indonesia. Academically, I taught Tango at institutions like the City of Rosario Ministry of Culture, and Rosario’s National Theatre School. In
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  • Tania Santiago AfroBrazilian Dance Lessons

    Tania Santiago AfroBrazilian Dance Lessons

    San Francisco, CA 94115

    5.0 (3)

    Tania Santiago, a native of Salvador, Bahia, founded Aguas Dance Company in 1999 and has been teaching Afro Brazilian dance to all ages throughout the Bay Area since 1997. She leads annual dance intensives to Salvador each winter and for the past 10 years has had an award winning contingent at the SF Carnaval Parade each spring. She is available for performances, collaborations, choreography consulting, workshops and Brazil trip consultation/leading. You can find her teaching at ODC/ Rhythm and Motion studios Tuesday's and Thursday at 8:15 pm and Saturday's at 10:00 . Facebook group : Grupo Ta
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  • Expressive Arts And Dance Fitness

    Expressive Arts And Dance Fitness

    San Francisco, CA 94110

    5.0 (2)

    I am a Bilingual Spanish/English expressive arts trainee with a background in wellness programs and dance and fitness instruction. I work with children, youth, adults and older adults delivering customized sessions with the objective of enhacing your physical and mental health, and reigniting creativity. I am a Zumba Fitness instructor with several years experience, teaching both open and private classes at studios, institutions, and private groups. I also teach beginners latin dance classes such as Salsa, Bachata, and choreos for quinceaneras or weddings.
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  • Natalie Walters Dance And Yoga

    Natalie Walters Dance And Yoga

    San Francisco, CA 94112

    5.0 (2)

    5,6,7,8 learning to dance is really great! I provide dance and yoga lessons as well as choreography commissions for weddings and other events.  My favorite dance styles to teach are salsa, bachata, merengue, rumba, chacha, waltz, swing, lindy hop and ballet.  I provide  lessons for individuals as well as couples and groups.  I am certified in Hatha yoga and have experience working with all levels from beginners to advanced movers as well as individuals recovering from injury.  Whether your goal is to develop performance level skill, gain strength and flexibility or sim
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  • Tehani Dance

    Tehani Dance

    Hayward, CA 94541

    5.0 (2)

    We have talented Polynesian dancers that have received awards across the State and Hawaii. We take pride in teaching from a place of LOVE. We share the love, mana (energy), and mana'o (knowledge). Here you will learn it's more then just waving grass skirts and coconuts. We crosstrain with ballet with an instructor who has lineage all the way to the school of Jeoffry.

  • Climate Narwhal

    Climate Narwhal

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    5.0 (1)

    I have been a professional artist and athlete performing internationally since the age of 14 in the forms of Meisner acting, stand-up comedy, writing, ballet, flamenco, spanish dance, modern dance, hip hop, gymnatsics, salsa, belly dance, singing, choreographing, directing. I perform in shows/films/projects and teach regularly. I teach all of these genres as well as personal training and barre/hiit/cardio classes. More information at caroleacuna.com
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  • Couture Dance Alliance

    Couture Dance Alliance

    San Francisco, CA 94127

    5.0 (1)

    Director & Founder of Couture Dance Alliance the Bay areas top dance company.  2 Time World Salsa Champion 15 Time International Dance Champions 4 Time US Salsa Open Chanpions  we have developed a one a kind dance system that is guaranteed to help any dancer or dance fanatico.  Our syllabus system has developed many great dancers, novice to advanced, dance champions and performers. For more information visit us  www.CoutureDanceAlliance.com  or  FB: www.facebook.com/CoutureDanceAlliance
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  • VinIna Co.

    VinIna Co.

    South San Francisco, CA 94080

    5.0 (1)

    We provide personalized private dance lessons for individuals or couples.  Please view this video to find out more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72S085BrpYI

  • Candy Dance Teacher

    Candy Dance Teacher

    San Francisco, CA 94158

    I have the skills to work with children, I have over 10 years of experience working with them and I love to learn together through dance . My bosses they say in the letters of recommendations attached to them . I am positive I have the skills. I have a strong background as a Ballet performer and choreographer, which I achieved during my graduate studies in the Alicia Alonso Dance Institute in the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid (Spain). I also graduated from Ballet pedagogy in the same institution, where I also underwent Master studies on performing arts in 2010. Ever since I have devel
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  • Annie's Dance And Yoga Lessons

    Annie's Dance And Yoga Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94611

    Hi everyone! I have been dancing since I was 4 years old and I absolutely love sharing my lifelong passion for dance and yoga with others. My early background includes classical and contemporary ballet training from Gustafson School of Dance and theater arts in various professional companies in my hometown of Santa Barbara. I received my B.A. in Dance in 2012 from UC Irvine, one of the top dance universities in the country. Here, I trained in ballet, jazz and modern dance and was selected as a distinguished choreographer and created several original works of choreography. I spent my senior yea
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  • Elite Naach Academy

    Elite Naach Academy

    Corte Madera, CA 94925

    Enakshi Vyas has 11 years of professional dance training in Jazz, Tap, and Kathak from Just Dance Academy and Chhandam School of Kathak. As part of her training, she performed with the Just Dance Academy Competitive Team and was a member of the Chitresh Das Youth Company. In 2007, she left both institutions to further her dance studies both academically and recreationally. Her course work included exposure to a variety of other styles, including Bharata Natyam, West African Folk, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Indian Folk styles, and Bollywood Dance. Enakshi has been a professional c
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  • Nikita Jew's Ballet Conservatory

    Nikita Jew's Ballet Conservatory

    Berkeley, CA 94702

    I teach dance to students of all ages for several years now. I want to share with you my passion. I want to be able to help you be good at it. Please give me a call for inquiries and reservations. Thank you!

  • Cindy Heen Dance Lessons

    Cindy Heen Dance Lessons

    Oakland, CA 94613

    www.cindyheen.com   Cindy Heen has been dancing since the early age of 2. Currently she is a professional dancer, choreographer, educator, and working on her MFA in Dance at Mills College in California. During the fall of 2017, she will be teaching a Jazz Class at Mill’s as a graduate student. With her studies, she is becoming a dance scholar. She has her Florida Department of Education Certificate to teach dance in public schools for grades K-12. She has a strong background in Vaganova Method Ballet and teaches ballet from this base. Recently she worked for American
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  • Dance Choreography By Cory Mathis

    Dance Choreography By Cory Mathis

    San Francisco, CA 94122

    I am a professional dance teacher that works at a studio just looking to do some extra choreography around the Bay Area! I live in San Francisco but willing to drive all over the Bay area to choreograph/teach for you. I have been dancing for 10 years and I started teaching at the age of 15. I have been on a competition team since the age of 4 and have been to multiple competitions and conventions and masterclasses with dancers from SYTYCD and many more! I have won many Awards such as Choreography Awards, Most Entertaining Dancer, Triple Crown Dancer, MVD Award, Judges Choice Awards and ma
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  • Shahrzad Dance Academy

    Shahrzad Dance Academy

    Richmond, CA 94805

    I specialize in a very rare and beautiful dance style called classical Persian dance. There are a handful of instructors in the world who teach it. TI often travel all over Europe and the US to teach this dance. The style is both fluid and rhythmic, elegant and feminine while poetically passionate and expressive. I have a Masters Degree in dance (Modern) and grew up doing Persian dance. I have spent the last two decades creating a format for teaching Persian dance, and recently published the first instructional Persian dance book. I also have DVDs and online classes, in addition to Skype consu
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  • Laura Fan Ballroom Dancing

    Laura Fan Ballroom Dancing

    Walnut Creek, CA 94595

    Laura enjoyed a successful competitive career in both Professional and Amateur Divisions.  Laura's accomplishment include the Professional Rising Standard 2nd runner-up in 2010 Desert Classic Dancesport Championships and San Francisco Open Championships. 

  • Riar Academy Of Performing Arts (RAPA)

    Riar Academy Of Performing Arts (RAPA)

    San Rafael, CA 94903

    Riar Academy of Performing Arts is an exclusive Indian dance training academy specializing in both Bollywood Dance and Classical Kathak Dance. Learn from professionals straight from the Industry who have trained many of the major Bollywood Celebrities!Classes are held year-round for all ages and skill levels, including Kids through Adults, Advanced Placement and a unique Intensive Training Program. We host two large student shows each year, and our students also perform year-round at many large-scale events throughout the Bay Area and beyond. Contact us today to get started!Check out one of ou
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  • Van Der Zwaan Dance Studio

    Van Der Zwaan Dance Studio

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    We have a big variety of dance classes with fantastic instructors. We create a very welcome and save envirorment where every dancer can improve with confidence.  We offer beginner to advanged dance levels, for children and adults. Students have the opportunity to perform in June and December in big dance productions. We have a Mini and Junior Dance Competition team for the dancer who likes to compete. Our Junior Team girls compete at least 4-5 times a year and have been on Dance Moms and will appear on Dance Moms again Oct 22nd. We won best of  parents Press of the East Bay 2016 We a
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  • In The Groove Studios

    In The Groove Studios

    Oakland, CA 94610

    At In The Groove, our goal is to help you become the person you aspire to be. Whether you want to be an industry dancer, trained diva, or just a casual class taker, we'll guide you through your decisions, providing fresh options and then standing back while you choose your favorite classes we have to offer. We pull it all together in an environment that is fun and not intimidating. Welcome to our sanctuary, embrace the love of dance!
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  • Presidio Dance Theatre

    Presidio Dance Theatre

    San Francisco, CA 94129

    Our youth programs in Ballet and Character Dance, begin at 2.5 years with sequential curriculum based on the Russian Vaganova syllabus. Those who are interested in a deeper commitment may audition for PDT’s Youth Company (Pre-Professional Program, with entry level at age 6 years to college age). We also offer classes in Tap, Hip Hop and Musical Theatre. As a Performance-Based School, students are invited to perform in Presidio Dance Theatre’s signature productions on leading SF stages.
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  • 1st Russian Ballet School

    1st Russian Ballet School

    San Francisco, CA 94115

    1st Russian Ballet School, under the artistic direction of the renowned Ballet Instructor, Julia Zharova, offers ballet classes in the modern, easily accessible facility in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood. The school focuses on classical ballet and uses the Vaganova Method of instruction.

  • Steps On Toes

    Steps On Toes

    Oakland, CA 94610

    I have been teaching dance since 1980 and have never had a student I couldn't teach.  I love the challenge of figuring out the best teaching style for each student.  I've worked with students who could not learn from other teachers, as well as students with physical and mental blocks to learning. I focus on the basics of connecting to a partner, leading and following skills, and how to find the beat if music is a challenge.  I teach social dance, not competitive dance.  I offer a variety of Swing including Lindy Hop, as well as Salsa, Social Ballroom, Country Western, Cajun
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  • Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

    Spindrift School Of Performing Arts

    Pacifica, CA 94044

    We are a non-profit children's Performing Arts School. We offer classes and private lessons and summer camps. We do have adults in our private studios and a dance class or two. Established in 1994, we operate in Pacifica primarily but have outreach in schools and preschools as far as San Francisco.  We offer session based training in music, dance, theatre, improvisation and musical theatre. We offer private lessons in piano, voice, cello, violin and guitar. We have a Dance Company for ages 7 to 19 with 4 levels offered and produce a dance concert yearly. Our dance classes have recitals at
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  • Peninsula Dance Oasis

    Peninsula Dance Oasis

    San Mateo, CA 94401

    I am patient and teach with clarity, step by step. I instill in my students a passion for social dancing! Unlike others, I do not hold back teaching them as much as they could digest. I have developed an unique way of teaching so students will retain much more. Many students commented that they felt afer taking a ton of lessons, they forgot most of them, thus wasting their money and time. I have found a way to solve that, proven by my weekly group class of 70 some students.  Also, I do not scold them if they keep making the same mistakes. I help my students improve week after week, month
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  • Monique's Ballet SF

    Monique's Ballet SF

    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Have you always dreamed of taking ballet classes but feel like its's too late or too early? Never too late to learn ballet.Monique classes are a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning the fundamental ballet technique. Monique is Japanese French,trained  Rossela Hightower International Ballet Cannes, France. She worked as a professional dancer  with Avignon Opera France,Normandy OperaFrance, LAballet US.she has been teaching and coreograghying more than 15years in Bay Area. She formed Monique's Ballet SF for dedicated instruction service. So all class sizes are small(8 p
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  • Mona Khan Company

    Mona Khan Company

    Milpitas, CA 95035

    Who can't help loving Bollywood music? We certainly do! We believe "Bollywood" is not just one specific style of dance, but a collage of many dance styles set to chart-topping Bollywood songs. Traditionally, Bollywood dance has been associated with the 'hip-shaking', 'light-bulb twisting' types of moves. We bring you Bollywood dance at a new level with true elements of Modern, Jazz, Hip-hop, Salsa and Lyrical dance. In addition, we incorporate the deep roots of traditional folk and classical South Asian dance forms such as Bharatnatyam, Raas/Garba, Bhangra (it's not that we use each of these s
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  • Beginners Intro To Bachata & Salsa Dancing

    Beginners Intro To Bachata & Salsa Dancing

    San Francisco, CA 94130

    Hello ladies and gentlemen...A fan of Bachata or Salsa music?Looking to not embarrass yourself at a family or friend's party? Looking to know more than a basic two step when going to a latin club? Looking for a new hobby/form of exercise? Want to just try something new with your friends,siblings, significant other? If any of these things resonate with you, I recommend trying at least a couple of classes of instruction.Lesson availability from 6pm- 10pm on tues,thurs,fri and weekends, 2pm -8pm mondays and wednesdays. Lesson time ranges between 1 and 2 hours. Prefer meet ups in public locations
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