Bay Area Dance Week

Bay Area Dance Week is a great time to celebrate and explore the breadth of dance with the vibrant community of artists and practitioners. This week we welcome you to try us out and to try new things with a selection of FREE classes for returning students and the opportunity for new students to try any three classes for free! 

New Students - Take any 3 classes free!
Returning Students - Select FREE classes all week!
Everyone - Drop in and watch an ODC/Dance rehearsal.

Free Classes for Returning Students

  • Friday, April 27 at 7:15PM | Afro Haitian with Blanche Brown

    These classes introduce the technique, culture, and spirituality of Haitian dance. You will learn the subtle movements of the Rada dances, the strength of the Nago dances, and the excitement of the Petro Dances, as well as the joy and abandon of Carnival and Banda dances. Accompanied by a group of traditional drummers. All levels welcome!

    Folkloric dance skirts are welcome, but not required. Class is danced barefoot.

  • Sunday, April 29 at 5:30PM | R&M Fusion with Aimee Zawitz

    Rhythm & Motion dance workout classes, taught by experienced dancers and performing artists, are open to students of all levels and abilities. Classes incorporate a broad range of movement and music styles, with choreography inspired by popular music from around the world, including Latin, hip hop, African, alternative, and R&B.
     
    Fusion is our original fast-paced, follow-along format. Classes begin with a warm-up that emphasizes technique, and build to high energy dancing to increases stamina and strength. The workout concludes with a floor combination to strengthen and stretch the abdomen, legs and arms.
     
    Suggested attire: Comfortable clothing that you can easily move in (e.g. tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, yoga pants). Some people like to do this class in bare feet, but most people wear supportive footwear (no street shoes, please).

  • Monday, April 30 at 7:15PM | Hip Hop with Christiane Crawford

    Christiane Crawford teaches an exciting and powerful Hip Hop dance style that works body, mind, and spirit. With a style deeply rooted in Hip Hop she offers unique choreography and a thorough approach to training through strength and flexibility warm-ups. Christiane breaks down all choreography with you and then it’s time for you to shine doing a full Hip Hop dance routine. Class ends with a warm down.
     

  • Tuesday, May 1 at 5:45PM | R&M Fusion Essentials with Katie Clay

    Rhythm & Motion dance workout classes, taught by experienced dancers and performing artists, are open to students of all levels and abilities. Classes incorporate a broad range of movement and music styles, with choreography inspired by popular music from around the world, including Latin, hip hop, African, alternative, and R&B.
     
    Our Essentials format emphasizes movement breakdown and repeats choreography for extra practice and cardio workout. If you are a beginning dancer, new to Rhythm & Motion, or simply crave a deeper understanding of technique and the choreography, this class is for you.
     
    Suggested attire: Comfortable clothing that you can easily move in (e.g. tank tops, t-shirts, shorts, yoga pants). Some people like to do this class in bare feet, but most people wear supportive footwear (no street shoes, please).

  • Thursday, May 3 at 6PM | R&M Fusion at the Women's Building with Ken Scott

    Rhythm & Motion dance workout classes, taught by experienced dancers and performing artists, are open to students of all levels and abilities. Classes incorporate a broad range of movement and music styles, with choreography inspired by popular music from around the world, including Latin, hip hop, African, alternative, and R&B.
     
    Fusion is our original fast-paced, follow-along format. Classes begin with a warm-up that emphasizes technique, and build to high energy dancing to increases stamina and strength. The workout concludes with a floor combination to strengthen and stretch the abdomen, legs and arms.

    Please note that this class takes place at the Women's Building, 3543 18th.

  • Thursday, May 3 at 8:15PM | Roryography with Rory "Coach" Davis

    RORYOGRAPHY is a dance/aerobics/theater class intended for all skill sets and levels of experience. The class consists of humorous "follow-in-the-moment" routines intended to make you laugh and sweat equally. A true only-in-San-Francisco experience, RORYOGRAPHY brings everyone from children to drag queens together in a joyous celebration of movement. Outrageous costuming is encouraged but not required.

  • Sunday, May 6 at 1:00PM | Salsa Workout (Body Movement and Styling) with Ryan Mead & Sidney Weaverling

    In this highly energetic class, we explore the roots and relatives of salsa! Through isolations we gain strength, flexibility and articulate expression throughout the entire body, beginning with the core. We warm up with basic salsa footwork and move on to explore more complex rhythmic variations, stylistic embellishments and related dance styles building towards completing the class with a dynamic and fun choreography. The appropriate clothing for this class is exercise clothing (pants, leggings, flats, etc).

New Students

  • Three Free Classes for New Students During Bay Area Dance Week

    New to ODC? During Bay Area Dance Week new students can take any three of our 200 classes for free. With no excuses and nothing to lose, dancers from beginner to advanced can shake it up. This is a great opportunity to try something new with a friend. So put on those dancing shoes, or let your bare feet hit the floor, and count 5,6,7,8. 

    No need to pre-register. All classes are drop-in, but we do recommend that all new students arrive 10-15 minutes early to fill out forms and get signed in. 

Open Rehearsal