Best Dance Classes in the Bay Area



These Dance Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2017 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

East Bay

Gold: TruDance Studio. This dance school that offers ballet, jazz, tap and hip-hop focuses on teaching proper technique and choreography. 2929 Whipple Road, Union City. 510-441-8400. www.trudance.net/.

Silver: Tiffany’s Dance Academy. Multiple locations. 925-447-5299. www.tiffanydance.com.

Bronze (tie): Kids ‘N Dance ‘N Theater Arts. 3840 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, 510-531-4400; 3369 Mt. Diablo, Lafayette, 925-284-7388. www.kidsndance.com.

Bronze (tie): The Ballet School. 1357 N. Main St., Walnut Creek. 925-934-2133. theballetschool.orghttp://theballetschool.org.

Peninsula

Gold: Small Fry Dance Class. This school for little ones from 18 months to age 5 is led by teachers with dance degrees and experience in early childhood education. 1528 S. El Camino Real, #208, San Mateo. 650-393-5593. www.smallfrydanceclass.com.

Silver (tie): Peninsula Ballet. 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. 650-342-3228. peninsulaballet.org.

Silver (tie): Principal Creative and Performing Arts. 1528 S. El Camino Real, #208, San Mateo. 650-393-5593. www.principalarts.com.

Bronze: Dance Arts Center. 2601 Spring St., Redwood City. 650-574-2001. www.dance-arts-center.com.

Silicon Valley

Gold: West Valley Dance Company. Jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, gymnastics and more classes are offered for kids of all ages. 1226 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408-217-8106; 2184 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, 408-907-4663. www.westvalleydanceco.com.

Silver: California Sports Center. Multiple locations. www.calsportscenter.com.

Bronze: Dance Effects. 58 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell. 408-609-3873. www.danceeffects.com

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Calliope Dance. This studio offers dance and movement classes for children in Noe Valley.  1414 Castro St., San Francisco.  415-637-4982. www.calliopedance.com.

Silver: San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy. 3149 Vicente, San Francisco. 415-731-2237. www.sanfranciscoyouthballet.org.

Bronze: Westlake School of Performing Arts. 200 Northgate Ave., Daly City. 650-757-1244. www.wspadance.com

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