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Keep dancing with these virtual options based in SF Bay Area!
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Lauren Peterson
Thanks to tech 🤖, we can all keep dancing with some of our favorite instructors, as well as discovering new ones! More importantly, this is a great way to contribute to our fellow artists and studios who are trying to make ends meet during COVID-19. Want to donate regardless? See our page for a more comprehensive list of needs.
There are basically two types of online classes being offered:
🎥 pre-taped instructional (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc)
💻 live streaming (Zoom, IG/FB Live, Crowdcast, Twitch, BlueJeans, etc)

Below, we have organized the Bay Area classes by genre and will continue to update this list as we get more submissions. While we do our best to update this page, the best way to verify if a class is happening is by following or contacting the instructors via social media.
💻 Zoom Tips for Classes (for optimal video & audio)

▶️ Free vs Pro
For "meetings" with more than two participants, you have a 40 minute limit for your class. For a monthly fee, you can upgrade your account to increase your time and participant limit:
▶️ General settings
You'll want to check on these settings prior to any of your classes. They are located at
Turn off chime notifications when participants join or leave your class
It can be distracting for all to hear a chime every time someone joins or leaves. Definitely disable this one under "In Meeting (Advanced)."
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Turn off the waiting room
Disable this setting if you don't want to manually admit every participant who takes your class (they will sit in a waiting room otherwise). Under "In Meeting (Advanced)" scroll all the way down to "Waiting room."
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Co-host option
This can be useful if you want to give a participant the ability to co-manage your class (who isn't physically in the same location as you). For example, they could help with muting/unmuting everyone, answering questions, etc. Once enabled, you'll be able to assign a co-host in each class by following .
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▶️ Speaker set-up (UPDATED)
There are two ways to play music: directly from the same device that's hosting the Zoom class or by using external speakers. Here are tips on how to do each:
Play music on the same device as the Zoom meeting
TLDR: crispest sound for music; hard to hear you speak over the music. There can be some audio lags.
Zoom has an audio share feature that allows you to play your audio directly through your participant's speakers (vs audio getting picked up through your mic). This will require setting up your screen so that it's easy to go between your music program and Zoom to quickly play/stop music. Note that when the music is playing, your voice will sound muted. When the music isn't playing, your voice will sound fine.
TIP: If you have another device (e.g. your phone), you can sync up your Spotify on both devices so you can control the music from your phone.
You will want to set this up at the start of each class.
1. Start your meeting. Then, click on "Share Screen" at the bottom of your screen.
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2. In the pop-up window, click on the "Advanced" tab along the top. You will see an option for "Music or Computer Sound Only." Select that option and click "Share."
Your options may be slightly different than below with "Computer Sound Only" as the option. Select that one.
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You will know if the share computer sound is on if you see this message at the top of your screen. Keep it on the entire class! When music is off, the mic will still pick up your voice.
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Play music from an external speaker
For external speaker set-up, place the speaker right next to (not behind) the laptop or phone that is hosting the Zoom class. Playing music from large speakers away from the device is less clear than using a small speaker (even phone) right next to the video. You will also want to disable noise suppression that is automatically turned on for Zoom, which can cause your music to go in and out. Details in the next section below.
Use bluetooth headphones if you're far away from the device
Bluetooth headphones (e.g. Airpods) are a great way to ensure folks can hear your instruction clearly, particularly if you're further away from the computer/phone. Prior to the start of your class, make sure
▶️ Audio (<< this is an important one)
Zoom is set up well for voice but not for music and percussion as it optimizes audio to suppress background noises such as air conditioning and intermittent sounds like taps, knocks, and typing. This can cause music to go in and out, particularly if live percussion is involved (e.g. tap shoes, drumming). You'll know this is happening if you can hear the instructor speak but not any other sounds.
To DISABLE noise suppression, please follow these steps:
Update your Zoom software (zoom.us menu > Check for Updates)
Go to your Audio Settings (zoom.us menu > Preferences > Audio). On the bottom right of the Audio Settings, click on Advanced.
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3. Disable noise suppression by selecting Disable from the first two drop-downs.
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▶️Video
Many prefer to see their mirror reflection in their own video, particularly when trying to learn a dance routine. To turn on mirroring, go to zoom.us > Preferences > Video. You'll then see the below options. Note that this only changes how you view yourself and does not change how the others view you. For everyone else, their view will always be of them facing you (like an audience facing you on the stage).
Note that you can even touch up your appearance! It doesn't do anything dramatic; mostly smooths things out a bit. 😉💁
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➕ Submit a class
🖇 Other Resources
- Created by , a professional dancer, to aggregate online dance classes. Check out her instagram account as well: .
A nice compilation from across time zones:
For hip hop suggestions, check out Bay Area's very own Elaine's list: . She has taken a bunch of online classes pre-COVID (), has this incredible way of capturing an instructor's style, and is super plugged into the local hip hop dance scene. Also, she's funny as ____. 😆
- A Google sheet with classes listed by schedule! 📆
created a to track some of her fav classes!
- Offering some of the best video tech for online classes (toggle between front and back views!), they offer a variety of different hip hop tutorials across styles like hip hop choreo, whacking, heels, breaking, and dancehall by some of the biggest names in the business.
- They mainly partner with studios to provide them ongoing training from a cast of choreographers consisting of SYTYCD alumni (👋 Twitch and Allison)! They're currently offering free live dance classes
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- Offering some free tap video lessons
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- Now offering two weeks free of ballet-focused contemporary and modern classes online.
- These are online dance courses made specifically for people who thought it was too late to start learning, taught by Groove Therapist Vanessa Marian Varghese.
Online Classes | Studio Schedules
Online Classes (no longer updating; pls confirm with instructors)
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Instructor
Genre
Details
Hip Hop / House
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Hip Hop
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Follow him on for all the details!
Mon + Weds 6:30pm, Sat 12:30pm

Jazz Funk
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Follow her on for all the deets!
Hip Hop - Beginning
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Sundays 2:30-3:30. Confirm schedule and sign-up on
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Beginning / Int Hip Hop
💻 IG Live
Mondays 6:30pm PDT
Follow for details
Hip Hop Choreography
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Follow Emerson on to learn about upcoming classes.
House Dance
Posting short tutorials and info about any online classes on stories. Donation based.
Hip Hop Grooves
💻 Live streaming
Follow her on to find out when she'll be teaching next!
Hip Hop
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Mon, 3/23 6:30-8:30pm
Donation-basis (venmo: Micayasf)
Sat, 3/28 12-2pm
Donation-basis (venmo: Micayasf)
Saturdays 8pm
Check our for updates

Learn the actual choreo from music videos for Work From Home (Fifth Harmony) and 'N Sync's Bye Bye Bye!
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Starting . $12 via Venmo to
@Popstar Booty Camp
Follow Carol Jay on for all the details
Rae Studios - various instructors
Hip Hop, Heels, etc!
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Sign up via their !
House Method
Tuesdays 6pm
Sign up
SF Pole & Dance - various instructors
Sensual choreo, Booty & Boudoir, Twerk-pocalypse, Floor Drip, etc.
💻 Live streaming via Crowdcast
Check out their schedule and sign up for classes
. Follow their page for updates.
Hip Hop
💻 Live streaming
Follow him on for the latest details!
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Global Street Styles
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Diaspora Dance (all levels)
Caribbean Vibes meets Afro Pop non-stop party class!
💻 Live streaming via Crowdcast. Example .
Thursdays 6pm & Saturdays 10:00am. Class listings are on . Buy class packs
.
Follow her on and for announcements.
Dancehall/Grooves
Offering 1-on-1 online private lessons in Twerk basic or Dancehall Steps and Grooves. Students can email me at marconi.dance@gmail.com or DM me on for details and prices.
Roshonda Parker / DNA Dance Tribe
Afro House
💻 Live streaming via Crowdcast. .
Follow her on and for upcoming announcements.
AfroFusion
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Saturdays, Monday 11AM-noon (sign in by 10:50AM)
Follow her on FB Group for all the details. Sliding scale $5-$15.

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Dance Cardio / Fitness
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Andreina Febres
Zumba, Yoga
💻 Live streaming
Follow her for details. Donations will go towards:
Her nonprofit, Dancing Saved My Life, which supports women with cancer, and
Flying Studios in Oakland, where she's been teaching since 2010 ❤️
Fernanda Cedeno
Cardio Dance & Body Sculpt
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Saturdays 10:15am
See Instagram for Zoom link!
Quarantine Dance Jam (all levels)
Some yoga and then some hip hoppy light grooves to start your day!
💻 Live streaming on Zoom
: Mon, Wed, Fri at 9:30am. $20 for 3 classes; $9 drop-in. DM Fredrika on or to get the details.
Hipline
Shimmy Pop
Our choreographed cardio routines tap into your soul as well as your booty. No dance experience needed, just bring an open heart and your water bottle!
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Sign up via their Mindbody ! Check their for the latest updates.
Cyber Sexitude
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Tuesdays 8pm
Zoom link found on
Melody Mai (Mariposa Dance)
Zumba (45 min)
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Follow her on to find out about classes. Plan is every Tues and Sat at 4pm. Register in advance via Eventbrite!
Bodywerk
🎥 Videos on YouTube avail for a day only!
First class this Sat, 3/21! Registration required to access the video.
Send a donation via Venmo to -lebeau
DM or
on Instagram
You will get a YouTube link on 3/21. The YouTube link will be up for 24 hours then will be deleted.
Rae Studios
Cardio Dance, Barre Sculpt, etc!
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Sign up via their !
Lunchtime Dance Party
💻 Live streaming via
Every Thurs at 12:15pm! Check her for updates
Donations:
Venmo @RenaMarie-Guidry
Rhythm & Motion
Rhythm & Motion (all levels)
Non-stop movements from all over the world that are specially designed to fully move and condition the body as well as increase your heart rate for an amazing cardio workout.
🎥 Videos on YouTube
💻 Live streaming (to come)
We'll produce pre-recorded online tutorials and classes for the next two weeks and will explore live streaming within one week.
YSTYLE Cardio
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Sunday, Wednesday 11AM (sign in by 10:50AM)
Follow her FB Group for all the details. Sliding scale $5-$15.

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Ballet
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Ballet - Intermediate
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Fridays 6-7pm. Confirm schedule and sign-up on
.
Enakshi Vyas
Ballet Bootcamp
💻 Live streaming via Zoom. Sign up for classes on
Thursdays 6:30-7PM PST
Beginner Ballet Barre
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Follow Fredrika on for announcements
Lines Dance Center - various instructors
Ballet
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Schedule and booking on Lines Dance Center's .
Ballet - Intermediate
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Saturdays 10-11am. Confirm schedule and sign-up on
.
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Contemporary / Modern / Jazz
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Contemporary
💻 Live streaming via Zoom. Schedule and booking via .
Int/Adv Contemporary - Fridays 11-noon
Beginning Contemporary - Saturdays 12:15-1:15
🎥 Contemporary movement videos are on her . Follow for the latest updates.

Lines Dance Center
Modern, Contemporary
💻 Live Streaming via Zoom
Schedule and booking on Lines Dance Center's .
Int/Adv Contemporary Jazz
💻 Live streaming via Zoom ()
Sundays 3pm
Wednesday 4:30

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Brazilian
6
BrasArte (, Elisita, , , Elena)
Samba no pé, Brazilian Street Styles, Bahia Grooves, Dança De Salão, Brazilian Zouk
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Check out their schedule on or
Dandha da Hora
Afro-Brazilian Workshop
💻 Live streaming via Google Hangout / GoogleMeet
Mondays 6-7:30 | $15 via Venmo (@Dandha) or . Follow her on for all the details.
Samba
💻 Facebook Live
Follow Maisa on for updates!
Mayela Carrasco
Samba
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Saturdays 5:30-6pm, 6:05 - 6:40pm
Email mayelacarrasco95@gmail.com for streaming and payment info. Follow on Instagram for updates.
Raffaella Falchi
Samba
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Fridays 6-7pm. Confirm schedule and sign-up on
.
Silvana Sousa
Samba
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Wednesdays 6:30pm
Sign up through Dance Mission Theater's MindBody schedule - Link going live soon!
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Bhangra / Bollywood
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Abhilasha Jain
Bollywood
Sign up for Abhilasha's online dance lessons
and check her for the latest updates!
Enakshi Vyas
Bollywood Bootcamp
💻 Live streaming via Zoom. Sign up for classes on
Mondays 7:35-8:30PM PST
Bhangra
💻 Live Streaming via Zoom
Follow Duniya Dance on to view their online classes!
Joti's class Mondays 7pm - Zoom link found on

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West African
3
West African Dance
💻
Wed 5-6:30p; Sat 12-1:30p
Suggested donation: $15 (venmo: @duniya-dance; paypal:
info@duniyadance.com.
BrasArte / Jesse
West African Drum
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Check out their schedule on or
West African Djembe Drum Class
(drums not needed; can use a bucket, etc!)
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Sunday 3/22 10:30am
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8388732648?pwd=iX7gyrNAEDw
Meeting ID: 838 873 2648
Password: 1832
Suggested donation via Venmo (-Dance) or PayPal (joti@duniyadance.com)
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World Dance Fusion
3
BrasArte / Karma
World Dance Workout
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Check out their schedule on or
Latin Choreography
I will make a online Class this Friday 3/20 at noon on Facebook and Instagram
Katy Barnhill
World Dance Fusion
💻 Live Streaming via Zoom
Schedule and booking on Lines Dance Center's .
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Salsa
2
Salsa - all levels
💻 Facebook Live
Planning to offer virtual classes every Fri, Sun and Mon. Visit their page or subscribe to their mailing list on their for updates.
Salsa Suelta
💻Live streaming via Zoom
Wednesdays 6:30pm
Sign up through Dance Mission Theater's MindBody schedule - Link going live soon!
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Bachata
2
/ La Tormenta Dance Co
Bachata
💻 Live streaming via Zoom
Follow her on for details. Plan is to do Saturdays 12pm. Sign up in advance with $10 venmo payment.
Bachata
🎥 Videos on
Online classes will be available starting Wednesdays at 8pm. This video is a rental so you can rent it any day of the week. Follow us on for updates!
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Belly Dance
3
Belly Dance - Mixed Level Drills
💻 Live Streaming via Zoom
Saturdays 11:30-12:!5pm. Schedule and booking on ODC's .
Bellydance
Wednesdays 6:30pm + Saturdays 12pm
More info on
Egyptian Style Belly Dance
💻 Live Streaming via Zoom
Schedule and booking on Lines Dance Center's .
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Acrobatics
2
Stretching!
From a trapeze, aerial, contortion, hand-balancing instructor across various studios.
💻 Streaming via Zoom
Sign up for events on her
SF Pole & Dance
Flexibility, Handstands, Inversions, Backbending
💻 Live streaming via Crowdcast
Check out their schedule and sign up for classes
. Follow their page for updates.
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Capoeira
1
Armando Ibarra
Capoeira
💻 Streaming via Zoom
I created events for all my online classes, they are done through zoom. You can message me through facebook, , or for sign up or information.
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Kids Classes
1
Enakshi Vyas
Dance Classes for Kids
💻 Live streaming via Zoom. Sign up for classes on
Fridays 10:30AM PST | Ages 7-10 years
Fridays 9:30AM PST | Ages 3-6 years
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📸: Cover photo by Margo Mortiz and Andrew Weeks of a Rhythm & Motion class featuring ()
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