Best Dance Classes in the Bay Area

These Dance Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2020 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

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

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


Gold: Melodic Remedy Dance Studio. This studio has a variety of classes, including jazz, tap, hip hop and ballet. It also has acrobatics and musical theater classes. 767 Industrial Road, San Carlos. 650-622-9390.

Silver: Peninsula Ballet Theatre. 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. 650-342-3262.

Bronze: Small Fry Dance Club. 1528 S. El Camino Real, #208, San Mateo. 650-393-5593.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: Tutu School. “Every child should know what it feels like to dance” is the founding principal 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: Calliope Dance Studio. 1414 Castro St., San Francisco. 415-637-4982.

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

East Bay

Gold: Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. Offers classes in disciplines including creative movement, ballet, hip-hop, jazz and modern for toddlers through teens and adults. 2704 Alcatraz Ave., Berkeley. 510-654-5921.

Silver (tie): Funkmode. 1440A Franquette Ave., Concord. 888-386-5663.

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

Bronze: Academy of Hawaiian Arts. 10700 MacArthur Blvd., #33, Oakland. 510-917-0767.