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. tutuschool.com.
Silver: Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. 697 S. Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. 415-821-7884. steppinoutsf.com.
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. westvalleydanceco.com.
Silver: Joy of Dancing. 1030 Piedmont Road, Suite I, San Jose. 408-258-7722. thejoyofdancingsanjose.com.
Bronze: The Dance Affair. 850 N. Winchester Blvd., San Jose. 408-243-4834. thedanceaffair.com.
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. srvda.com.
Silver: Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. 2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley. 510-654-5921. shawl-anderson.org.
Bronze: Tutu School. Multiple locations. tutuschool.com.
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. peninsulaballet.org.
Silver: Tutu School. Multiple locations. tutuschool.com.
Bronze: Melodic Remedy Dance Studio. 767 Industrial Road, San Carlos. 650-622-9390. melodicremedy.com.