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Support SF Bay Area dance instructors and studio operators during the COVID-19 crisis.
Lauren Peterson
It’s time to raise each other up. 🙌 As part of quest to bring the dance community together, we have put together ways that we as a community can financially support our teaching artists & studios AND keep dancing during these uncertain times. Follow Bopsidy on and for the latest updates.

Ways to Contribute

🏢 Donate, buy merch, and/or buy class packs from studios. We need the studios to stick around for when we're ready to return and they're at risk of shutting down or majorly downsizing their operations (space, staff, etc). See the growing list of studio details below.
👯 Donate to our teaching artists & educators. Teaching artists - mostly freelancers - are often paid by the number of students attending their class. They already took a large financial hit with low class attendance and now with studio closures. Many teachers are offering online classes (see a list here: ) while others are taking the time to get well and take care of themselves and family.
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Key Notes

This list isn't exhaustive and is a living document that we will continuously update as we get more submissions. Submit your information here:
The details below were submitted directly by the studios & instructors who each verified their identity by DM'ing us from their official social accounts. We tried to catch errors but aren't responsible for any inaccuracies. Please reach out to them directly if you have questions or issues.

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Studios & Programs
Description / Note
Donation Options
Online Classes
Because we are in the middle of a huge remodel at our new location, we are more vulnerable than usual. We could take this time to do more work to the studio but because we are so worried about money, we are really nervous about spending.
Donations via Venmo (@city-dance-studios) or if tax deductible donations are desired, please write a check to "City Dance Gives" and mail it to 1420 Harrison Street, SF 94103.
Hip Hop, Popping, Tutting, House, Breaking, Jazz, Belly Dance, KPOP. Two locations in SOMA.
✅ Venmo: city-dance-studios
✅ Paypal:

Ways to help:
If you have tickets to a show that is canceled or postponed and you cannot make the new date, consider making your ticket purchase a donation.
If you are able, consider a one-time or reoccurring as we weather this period of massive closures and provide support to those dependent on working now canceled events.
Dance Mission is also collecting for adult program teachers. Just put their name in the "notes" section and we will get it to them.

We offer a range of classes from Cuban Folkloric to Hip Hop to Samba to Salsa at our studio at 24th and Mission in San Francisco.
View schedule and sign up
El Cerrito Community Center
We offer Zumba, Zumba Gold, and Zumba Gold Toning at the El Cerrito recreation center. Currently holding classes on Zoom (Zoom-ba!) All are welcome.
✅Venmo: Stephanie-Ramos-14 ✅PayPal:
Live class info on Facebook!
We have online kids and adults classes listed at
We have gift cards available for future classes at
And we have a tshirt fundraising campaign called step together live at
We are also taking community sponsorships, which can also be found on our
I run a dance academy based in Marin County. We offer classes and workshops around the Bay Area in Bollywood, Indian Classical, Jazz, Tap, Modern, and Ballet (Ages 2 through Adults).
✅ Venmo: @EnaVyas ✅ Paypal:
Bollywood Boot Camp is moving online beginning next Monday along with other workshops. Email us at for more info and check our social media accounts for updates!
Embodiment Project
We call upon your support in raisinge $12,000 in relief funds to support our circle of 8 artists/healers/company members, whose livelihoods have been severely impacted as a result of canceled residencies, performances, and classes for both March and April.
Check FB for any upcoming classes
I own a dance studio in San Rafael where I teach latin dance classes for adults and kids. The studio rent needs to be paid and right now the studio is closed. I’m a single mom and I also need to pay my home rent. Any help I could get in order to pay the studio rent will be really appreciated. Thank you!
✅Venmo: @FernandaCedeno ✅PayPal:
Live streaming via Zoom - Check FB for schedule
We're a dance studio located in West Oakland. We offer choreography base classes that focuses on Hip-hop, Latin, Zumba, Jazz, and Contemporary to name a few.
Sign up
When we opened our studio doors in 2010, our vision was to create a place where we could share our love of dance with others. Ten years and thousands of classes later, we are so proud that In The Groove Studios has become a home to more than 300 dancers, a handful of teams, and amazing teachers from all over the Bay and beyond. But like many small businesses, we’ve been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since closing our doors, we’ve been doing everything we can to keep the studio afloat, including offering online dance classes and applying for federal and local grants. Unfortunately we weren’t awarded any grants, and the online classes simply aren’t enough. With our cash reserves dwindling rapidly, we reach out to you for help in covering In The Groove’s most urgent costs.
Sign up
“[In Gaga] we become more aware of our form. We connect to the sense of the endlessness of possibilities. We explore multi-dimensional movement; we enjoy the burning sensation in our muscles, we are ready to snap, we are aware of our explosive power and sometimes we use it. We change our movement habits by finding new ones. We go beyond our familiar limits. We can be calm and alert at once.” –Ohad Naharin
In Gaga We Will:
•open blocked pathways
•heighten our senses and connect them to our pleasure
•be groovy
•connect to our strength and power
•work with any injuries
•become more aware of how we move and our habits
✅Venmo: @JamesGrahamDanceTheatre ✅PayPal:
💻Streaming via
James Graham will be offering Gaga classes during our quarantine through Zoom
By donation, sliding scale $0-20
If you have interrupted income (artists, gig, restaurant, nightlife, contracted, etc.), please know you are invited to participate for free.
Lemon from Heaven
Dance, Fitness, Yoga - online only
All classes can be booked from If anyone needs help getting their instruction online, we want to help! Our core values are quality, inclusivity and fair pay.
Home of weekly classes such as Popstar Booty Camp, Gabriel Romero’s Salsa Step 2, the Golden Gate Knights’ lightsaber class, Doonya The Bollywood Workout, K-POP-UP, ACCESS SFUSD and more — we may have to close our doors permanently. We can survive with your help.
Our four season Youth Dance Intensive (DI) is held throughout the year, with the summer DI serving up to 70 students per session, 5 days a week. At this time, it and our weekend drop in classes held at Oakland School for the Arts have been shutdown during this health crisis' shelter in place. Tax deductible donations are requested to help to support the organization during this shutdown. We really would like to be able to hold these classes and continue to provide this instruction to the youth once the health crisis has ended. Please donate to the Savage Jazz Dance Company online at our Network for Good site ( ) The Savage Jazz Dance Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Thank you for your support!
Considering it... stay tuned!
Please contribute to the GoFundMe campaign for our beloved instructor, Ijay Espinoza, who is unable to access unemployment and is facing financial hardship.
Popstar (hip hop/contemporary) dance classes at LevyStudio, 19 Heron Street, SF.
✅ Venmo: popstarbootycamp
✅ Paypal:

Working on it through Zoom (Mon & Tues nights)!
Rae studios offers 60+ online dance and fitness classes! Keep coming to class or feel free to leave a donation!!
✅Venmo: @jraesf
1) Please donate. R&M has 25+ Bay Area faculty members without classes.
2) When classes are back in session, come dance in a studio again. Don’t forget about us.
3) Keep checking in with each other and keep asking how we can support each other. We’re all in it together.
We offer Rhythm & Motion Dance Workout classes and offer all our classes at dance studios - ODC, LINES Ballet, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Motion Pacific.
(please note "for Rhythm & Motion teachers" in the comments
We’ll produce pre-recorded online tutorials and classes for the next two weeks and will explore live streaming within one week.
At this time we are asking our community to help contribute to our artist fund to be able to pay our active performing artists for rehearsals, travel and performances coming up. This halt in cash flow and resources have effected Rising Rhythm's ability to continue to pay our performers, musicians, graphic artists, and dance artists in training. We are never greedy and don't accept money for personal spending, we are ALWAYS in the best interest of our collective members.
Please contribute so we can continue to create and compensate these dancers after this global crisis is over.

Founded in 1966, Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco is one of the longest, continually running flamenco performance groups outside of Spain and it is in danger of losing its home in the Mission due to COVID-19. Carola Zertuche is the artistic director and has been regularly teaching flamenco to students of all ages and levels.
Select classes are being offered over Zoom. Details at
UpSwing Aerial Dance Company
UpSwing Aerial Dance Company is located at Studio 12 in Berkeley, CA we offer after school classes for Girls and Teens and evening classes for adults. We also have a professional dance company that has lost several performance gigs due to the Covid19 shutdown. Spread the word for our Virtual classes, We are accepting donations, we would love to share our conditioning classes with the community.
✅Venmo: @cherie-carson
💻Live streaming via Zoom Our Zoom classes for the month of April are listed on our home page on our website at or here is the list Mondays March 23, 30, April 6 and 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 am with Jo Celso Wednesdays, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 22, 29 at 10:30 with Helen Fitanides Thursday, March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 20 at 5PM Stretch and Relax (Yin Yoga) with Cherie Carson Fridays, March 27, 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1 at 10:30 with Helium Valentine
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Teaching Artists
Donation Options
Online Classes
If and when my YouTube classes come out I want the ability to stay healthy accessible to everyone so I am offering these classes for free but if one has the means to donate I'll accept $10 (really I'll take any amount, more or less) per class, barter (i.e. massage, car repair, jewelry, whatever), or just take the class for free as long as you promise stay healthy, conscientious, and spread peace and positive vibes to the world.
Aimee teaches TropiCali Dancehall, a dance class that teaches Jamaican Dancehall with a Cali swag, and Rhythm and Motion Fusion dance fitness classes. These classes were offered at ODC and Dance Mission.
✅Venmo: Aimee-Zawitz

Hosting donation based classes on her
Online classes on hold as Aimee has injured her foot.
Led by Alicia the Dance Dragon Slayer, Diaspora Dance is a Caribbean Vibes meets Afro Pop non-stop party class! Half dance fitness, half dance technique choreography, ALL FUN! This one-hour class features poppin' music and contemporary dance styles from across the African Urban Diaspora including Afrobeats from West Africa and Dancehall, Soca, & Reggaeton from the Caribbean! Check out Diaspora Dance in Action:
✅Venmo: Diaspora-dance

Thursday 3/19: 6:00pm Live Stream Class:
Saturday 3/21: 10:00am Live Stream Class:
Stay tuned for more!
I teach Cuban salsa. I teach at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco, Rhythmix in Alameda and private lessons.

✅Venmo: Alvaro-Batista

Please support as many freelance artists as possible. We'll be posting our collaborators and their sites/Paypal/Venmo/Classes on our page as well.
A. Spearman & Co. is a contemporary fusion dance company that was founded in 2012 by Artistic Director Andréa Spearman. All artists are trained in various fields of movement including ballet, jazz, hip hop, modern, and cultural dance. This company seeks to design and create unique vocabularies of performance. Explosive and varied, this company maintains it's loyalty to unusual collaborations.
✅ donation link on their
✅ Venmo: @DreaMos1
Currently working on setting one up. Please follow on Facebook or Instagram for updates.
Armando Ibarra
I offer Capoeira classes for kids and adults throughout the week. I also teach music for my Nicaraguan folklore group and am also providing fitness classes. My studios are; Mission Cultural Center, Golden State Barbell Club, Navarro's Martial Arts, 17th Street Athletic Club. Please share the events, invite people, do it with a friend and take class with me. If there is something you want to work on, I am here to help too.
✅Venmo: Armando_Baqueta

I created facebook events for all my online classes, they are done through zoom. You can message me through facebook, instagram, or email for sign up or information.
I teach online video stretching classes! Usually I teach trapeze, aerial, contortion, handbalancing at various Studios and now I’m teaching on my own!
✅Venmo: Christine-lee-42 ✅Paypal:
Emanuel Colombo
Latin Choreography It is a class that combines exercise with dance while actually learning the basic steps of various dance styles.Each class consist of a choreographed routine which is based on one specific style of dance; including, salsa, samba, hip hop, reggaeton, disco, etc. I teaching at Flying Studio (4834 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609) and at The Beat ( Berkeley, CA 94710) but right now I am offering virtual classes from my Garage.
✅Venmo: Emanuel_colombo ✅PayPal:
I will make a online Class this Friday 3/20 at noon on Facebook and Instagram
Jennifer Armas
Interdisciplinary artist and teaching artist. Was in the midst of residency with high schoolers developing an end of year show integrating dance, movement, and text to address social justice issues affecting them.
✅Venmo: kuya72
Promotion for my class “Vogue & Tone”. When I’m able to teach again, I would love to have new students. Also funding, host events and perform. Due to the coronavirus all my hosting/performing gigs have been canceled as well.
My class is called Vogue & Tone, which is the first Vogue Class of SF Bay Area, started October 2010. I teach the style of Vogue at Dance Mission Theater (San Francisco), UC Berkeley & ODC (San Francisco).
✅Venmo: @Jocquese-Whitfield
I normally teach House dance every Thursday night, 830-930 @ City Dance Annex in SF (for about the past 4 yrs). Please follow me on Instagram @freedomnmovement so I can share general info about dance, cooking, and tutorials on both. Thank you!
✅Venmo: funkytreats
I'll be posting short tutorials and info about any online classes on IG stories. Donation based.
Bhangra class at Dance Mission, Mondays 6:45-8pm
✅Venmo: Duniya-dance
Trying out Zoom classes! Follow me on social for the latest details.
KDC Contemporary Online Movement Class series is modified for small spaces so you can keep your body dancing at home, or wherever you can find some room! With contemporary/release technique at its core, our class includes finding alignment and articulation while balancing and building momentum. We will move through space, upside-down, and in-and-out of the floor.
Dancehall Grooves at RAE Studios and Dancehall Fusion Choreo at Flying Studios. But I also offer Twerk Basic thru Private lessons.
✅Venmo: marconi-dance
I offer 1-on-1 online private lessons in Twerk basic or Dancehall Steps and Grooves, students can email me at or DM me on IG for details and prices.
Mark J Dulay
I'm also an event planner for Marquee Madness. Marquee Madness 2020 was cancelled this year due to COVID-19 pandemic. I teach the Hustle which is a partner dance which has also been cancelled. I teach Hustle twice a week. Mondays at The Get Down and Wednesday at On One Studios I have a limited stock of gear that I've been selling to make up for the financial loss of my event being cancelled. Looking for any donations to make up for losses made for the event.
✅Venmo: marqueemc
Marlene Garcia
I offer youth contemporary classes at Geary Dance Center, I offer creative movement classes for many schools in San Francisco
✅Venmo: Marlene-garcia-5
Maura Whelehan
I love teaching humans of all ages! Currently, I teach mostly children and young adults an introduction to dance and dance concepts as well as focusing on dances from West Africa, Bhangra, and Bollywood. I teach for SF Ballet's Dances In Schools and Communities program (7 years) and ODC's Youth and Teen Program. I sub adult classes based in the forms above, also adding extra fitness elements. Also, I have been a member of Duniya Dance and Drum Co since 2011.
✅Venmo: Maura-whelehan
Interested in setting it up!
Hip Hop at dance mission, odc and city dance
✅Venmo: Micayasf
Working on it!
I teach dance residencies in public schools in the Oakland/Bay area as well as rehabilitation to those with injuries. Any help would be greatly appreciated as all of the schools and studios I work at have beee closed and all residencies have been canceled. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
✅Venmo: @olivia-eng ✅Paypal
I am a Dance Educator contracted via several school districts and Oakland Parks and Recreation. On weekends, I teach adult classes in SF at Dance Mission on Saturdays. and at the Malonga Casquelourd Center in Oakland on Sundays.
Currently exploring ways to make this a reality
Rama Mahesh Hall
Thank you for any support during this time 🙏🏾💙. Sending love to the entire world to be safe and protected during this pandemic.
I teach House at Dance Mission Theatre in SF, every Tue 6:30-8
✅ Venmo: @Rama-Hall ✅ Paypal:
Tuesdays 6pm
Sign up
Modern (class and choreography), Salsa (all levels), CubaCaribe
✅Venmo: Ramon-ramosalayo ✅
Roshonda Parker
Afro house at the get down in san jose
✅Venmo: Roshonda-parker
Hoping to set this up!
Ryan & Sidney are the artistic directors of Rueda Con Ritmo, a community of Cuban Salsa dancers offering classes, events, and performances throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and leading Cuba Dance Study Trips to Havana, Santiago, and other cities. Remember to take care of your overall health to keep your immune system strong -- sleep a lot, stay hydrated, eat healthy food, exercise, and keep dancing! Check out our Songs of the Week playlist on YouTube ( and Spotify ( for some of our favorite songs.

✅Venmo: Ryan-mead-1
We are hoping to offer online classes on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays in the coming weeks. Visit our or subscribe to our mailing list for updates on our
If you'd like to contribute to the class(es), you can Venmo @Ryan-Mead-1 for "salsa workout" or “listening class" using a $5 - $20 sliding scale.
Donation and just supporting our online classes would be a great way for the community to help.
I own a Bachata dance company called Inessence Dance co. We have over 100 members and teach in SF at Danzhaus. We also teaching in Sacramento at Step 1 dance.
✅Venmo: Sammantha-arias
We are offering online Bachata classes on !
Cuban Folkloric and Cuban Salsa at Dance Mission Theater in SF (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) and The Beat in Berkeley (Fridays and Saturdays)
✅Venmo: Susana-Arenas
Tania teaches Afro-Brazilian at ODC on Tues, Thurs and Sat.
✅Venmo: @afrodende
Valerie Chafograck
I teach weekly classes in Soul Motion (TM), a conscious dance practice, at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists church.
✅Venmo: @Valerie-Chafograck
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