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
🏢 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:
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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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.
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!
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.
“[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
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 ( https://www.networkforgood.org/donation/ExpressDonation.aspx?ORGID2=94-3205015 )
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!
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.
Details at https://www.theatreflamenco.org/classes-with-carola
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.
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.
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: https://youtu.be/O1nVU4fPhW0
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.
Currently working on setting one up. Please follow on Facebook or Instagram for updates.
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.
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.
I will make a online Class this Friday 3/20 at noon on Facebook and Instagram
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.
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).
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.
I offer 1-on-1 online private lessons in Twerk basic or Dancehall Steps and Grooves, students can email me at email@example.com 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.
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.
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. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
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.
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 (https://tinyurl.com/RCRSongs) and Spotify (https://tinyurl.com/RCRSpotify) for some of our favorite songs.