Find a dance class in San Francisco, CA

Find dance classes in San Francisco, CA

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Top 10 dance lessons in San Francisco, CA

Students agree: these San Francisco dance classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Sam Weber

Sam Weber

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
If you Google me: Sam Weber, Tap Dancer, you'll find that I am considered one of the best and most effective teachers in the tap dance field. I've been teaching for over 35 years, and some of the finest professionals in the field consider me a mentor. My methods work! My students get great satisfaction from the progress they make, in addition to the fun of tap dancing! I love teaching, and it's very gratifying to me to see students discover the joy of this art form.
The World Of Paz

The World Of Paz

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Rolando M. says, "Best instructor ever! Walked in knowing zero about dancing and Genevieve at The World of Paz was awesome! She explained everything well and broke it down perfect to build a solid foundation and grow your skills. Definitely recommend for any skill level!" Read more
Escuela De Tango De Buenos Aires

Escuela De Tango De Buenos Aires

5.0(4)
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Fatima M. says, "I gave a try through a Groupon to Marcelo's Solis Tango lessons without imagining it'd turn out so interesting and enjoyable learning how to dance in his Studio. He makes you feel comfortable and make it easy to understand the esy it goes by the way he and his staff explain you Tango moves. He's a very flexible person and also always willing to help you with any doubt. Doesn't matter how many times he has to explain he makes it sure you got it correctly! 💯 percentage recomendable to sign up and start taking lessons wit him!!" Read more
Angelica Danzon

Angelica Danzon

5.0Exceptional(8)
6 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Shubh says, "Angelica is an amazing instructor and super fun to work with. I took Salsa and Tango leasons with her. Didn't knew anything about dancing before and she was always very encouraging. From baby steps to regularly going to dance parties, it was a wonderful experience. I will always be grateful to her." Read more
Pick School Of Ballroom Dancing

Pick School Of Ballroom Dancing

New on Lessons
62+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
My mother who is a champion dancer open the studio in 1962 in the Richmond district in San Francisco. I follow in her footsteps learning all the technique from her and other master teachers. All the teachers at the Pick school or experienced and qualified to teach all levels of dance. We strive to work with each student and meet their needs. Lessons are priced reasonably for high-quality instruction. We do not pressure students to purchase large packages. Studio is very welcoming. All levels and ages feel comfortable in this environment. Owner, Erin Pick says, “I enjoy watching students who have never danced before develop into beautiful dan...
Beyond Pearls

Beyond Pearls

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
I love getting students in their bodies and find joy!
Sunset Movement Arts

Sunset Movement Arts

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
We are a multicultural neighborhood dance studio. We provide classes for all ages and abilities, combining excellent technical training with a policy of inclusiveness. We encourage everyone to join our school regardless of talent, weight, body type or age. The owner is a Juilliard graduate.
Dance And Fitness Research And Development

Dance And Fitness Research And Development

5.0(1)
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Lisa S. says, "The overall innovative instruction process. Giving the history, as well as video and varied methods really helps everybody learn." Read more
Summer At Home Private Dance

Summer At Home Private Dance

New on Lessons
Serves San Francisco, CA
I have been a teacher for over five years and now hoping to teach children from the comfort of their homes in a one on one or small setting to help boost confidence and advance their skills.
Tap Dance Room

Tap Dance Room

5.0(4)
52+ years in business
Serves San Francisco, CA
Rhonda L. says, "Rosie is a true master of tap! I absolutely love my class and can hardly wait for my next class...I am truly learning this art form." Read more

Your Dance Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are dance classes?

Kids group dance lessons cost $60 to $200 per month, or $40 per week on average. Private dance lessons for adults cost $50 to $85 per hour, depending on the location, dance type, number of lessons, and session length.

Wedding dance lessons cost $50 to $150 per hour or $500 to $2,500 for a package of 10 to 20 classes.

What should I wear to a dance class?

Most dance classes are casual and focus more on comfort and form than style. What you wear to a dance class depends on the dance type:

  • Ballet and jazz require form-fitting clothes so your form and posture is visible.
  • Wear loose, comfortable clothes and shoes to contemporary or street classes.
  • Wear fitness or leisure clothes and tap shoes to tap dance lessons.
  • Wear casual clothes, smooth-soled shoes, or dresses to ballroom, tango, or salsa classes.

Are private dance lessons worth it?

Private dance lessons are an excellent way to gain new skills in a low-stakes environment, but they may not be for everybody. Private lessons are worth it if you:

  • Value privacy
  • Want to make progress quickly
  • Feel more comfortable one-on-one instead of in groups
  • Want direct feedback on technique
  • Need a class that conforms to your schedule

How long are dance classes?

Most dance classes last 30 to 90 minutes and meet 1 to 5 times per week, depending on the dance type and age range. Dance classes for children tend to meet more often for shorter sessions because children tend to benefit more from frequent, consistent lessons. Casual adult lessons tend to meet fewer times per week but are usually longer.

How do I choose a dance teacher?

Start by browsing our dance instructors, then:

  • Get three or more free estimates to compare.
  • Examine reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Choose an experienced, reputable instructor.
  • Get a written estimate and timetable before the first lesson.
  • Follow a payment schedule instead of making a large payment up front.

After asking questions and verifying credentials, hire the best dance teacher in your area.

What questions should I ask dance instructors?

When looking for local dance companies, consider asking the following questions:

  • How long have you been in business?
  • Can you give me an estimate in writing?
  • Do you teach private lessons or group lessons only?
  • What dances do you specialize in?
  • What ages are you used to teaching?
  • Are your lessons entry-level or intermediate?

Reviews for San Francisco dance lessons

Recent success stories from people in the San Francisco area.
Jesus B.
Genevieve is a great teacher. She highlighted the historical background of every dance she taught us and kept her class fun and energetic the entire time!
The World of Paz
Jun Y.
Marcelo is the BEST. He is such a passionate and patient teacher who will not only teach you tango but also the culture and art embraced in this dance.
Escuela de Tango de Buenos Aires
Winnie B.
We had only two sessions with Angelica, but we really had fun working with her. She’s an amazing choreographer and very friendly. Highly recommended!
Angelica Danzon
Noelle M.
Rosie is the real deal. She teaches authentic, cool tap. It's not easy but it's so rewarding. Plus, she's very entertaining =) Every class is a new, one-woman show.
Tap Dance Room
Allen K.
Natalie has been professional and sweet assisting me in improving my Yoga. I have never had a single boring or tedious session with Natalie. She constantly mixes it up and teaches me different techniques to make sure I get the most value out of each training session!
Natalie Walters Dance and Yoga
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