Best Dance Classes in the Bay Area

These businesses were voted the Best Dance Classes in the Bay Area in Bay Area Parent’s 2023 Best of the Best reader poll. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: West Valley Dance Company. This dance company has been open for more than 35 years teaching children ages 18 months and up ballet, contemporary dance, hip-hop, jazz, musical theater, tap and more. Multiple locations in San Jose and Mountain View.

Silver: Dance Attack! Los Gatos and Sunnyvale.

Bronze: The Music Place. Multiple locations.


Gold:  Principal Creative & Performing Arts. This creative and performing arts program believes in building strong fundamentals, technique and discipline through dance training and performance experience. San Mateo.

Silver:  Tutu School. Multiple locations.

Bronze:  Broadway Babies and Kids. Belmont and San Mateo.

San Francisco/Marin

Gold: San Francisco High School of the Arts. This private art school for grades 6 through 12 provides education in traditional arts, including ballet and Chinese dance, as well as a rigorous academic program. San Francisco.

Silver: Tutu School. Multiple locations.

Bronze: Presidio Dance Theatre. San Francisco.

East Bay

Gold: In Motion Dance Center. Offers a wide variety of classes including acro-tumbling, ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and more. Martinez.             

Silver: Lareen Fender The Ballet School Performing Arts. Walnut Creek.

Bronze: Shawl-Anderson Dance Center. Berkeley.


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