Best Dance Classes in the Bay Area



These Dance Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: West Valley Dance Company. Jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, gymnastics and more classes are offered for kids of all ages. It caters to individual pace and growth. 1226 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. 408-217-8106. 2184 Lincoln Ave., San Jose. 408-907-4663. 820 E. El Camino Real, Unit H, Mountain View. 650-695-5937. westvalleydanceco.com.

Silver: Fantasy Dance Studio. 2584 Leghorn St., Unit A & B, Mountain View. 15495 Los Gatos Blvd., Suite C, Los Gatos. 650-965-4135. fantasydance.us.

Bronze: California Sports Center. Multiple locations. calsportscenter.com.

SF and Marin

Gold: San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy.   This program offers a variety of ballet classes, including pre-ballet (ages 3-6) and boys only classes. A hip hop class is also available. 3149 Vicente, San Francisco. 415-731-2237. sanfranciscoyouthballet.org.

Silver: Calliope Dance. 1414 Castro St., San Francisco.  415-637-4982. calliopedance.com.

Bronze: Dance Mission Theater. 3316 24th St., San Francisco. 415-826-4441. dancemission.com.

Peninsula

Gold: Academy of American Ballet. This studio offers healthy, artistically inspired dance instruction in a nurturing and supportive environment. 2555 Middlefield Road, Redwood City. 650-366-1222. americanballet.com.

Silver: Small Fry Dance Class. 1528 S. El Camino Real, #208, San Mateo. 650-393-5593. smallfrydanceclub.com.

Bronze: Principal Creative and Performing Arts. 1528 S. El Camino Real, #208, San Mateo. 650-393-5593. principalarts.com.

East Bay

Gold: In Motion Dance Center. This dance school offers a huge variety of choices, with more than 100 weekly classes in 12 different styles and genres. 835 Arnold Drive, #5, Martinez. 925-229-5678. inmotiondancer.com. Arnold Dr, Suite 5

Silver: Tiffanys Dance Academy. Multiple locations. 925-447-5299. tiffanydance.com.

Bronze: Castro Valley Performing Arts. Multiple locations, Castro Valley. 510-581-3262. castrovalleyperformingarts.com.

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

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