Best Dance Classes in the Bay Area

These Dance Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2021 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

San Francisco & Marin

Gold: Tutu School. “Every child should know what it feels like to dance” is the founding principle of this dance school. 1201B Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur. 415-419-5610. 239 W. Portal Ave., San Francisco. 415-571-8982. 519 Bay St., San Francisco. 415-734-8840.

Silver: Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. 697 S. Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-821-7884.

Silicon Valley

Gold: West Valley Dance Company. Offers a well-rounded, professional dance education that caters to individual pace and growth. Multiple Santa Clara County locations. 408-217-8106.

Silver: Joy of Dancing. 1030 Piedmont Road, Suite I, San Jose. 408-258-7722.

Bronze: The Dance Affair. 850 N. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. 408-243-4834.

East Bay

Gold: San Ramon Valley Dance Academy. The academy offers a diverse curriculum – including ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, special needs classes and more – for students from age 3 to 70-plus. 101 Ryan Industrial Court, San Ramon. 925-837-4656.

Silver: Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. 2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley. 510-654-5921.

Bronze: Tutu School. Multiple locations.


Gold: Peninsula Ballet Theatre. This classical ballet school teaches ages 3 to 18 to learn and love dance while also enhancing their self-confidence, poise and positive work ethic. 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. 650-342-3262.

Silver: Tutu School. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Melodic Remedy Dance Studio. 767 Industrial Road, San Carlos. 650-622-9390.