Adult Class FAQ

Adult Class FAQ

Adult Class FAQ

  • How much do adult classes at ODC cost?


    1 in-person single class: $21 (*Arts Access members: $12)
    5 in-person class card: $95 ($19/class) 
    10 in-person class card:$180 ($18/class)
    20 in-person class card: $340 ($17/class)

    NEW STUDENTS DEAL:  $12 for your first class at ODC. Then, 4 class card: $60 ($15 per class) – 30-day expiration, must be purchased within 7 days of first class to receive the discounted rate.

    *ARTS ACCESS: ODC proudly offers subsidized class rates for those where price is a barrier via our Arts Access program. Learn more at


    1 online single class: $14
    3 online class card: $34.50 ($11.50/class)
    6 online class card: $63 ($10.50/class)
    $18 Household (2 or more dancers on one device)

    To sign-up for ODC Classes please visit:

    All class cards (except for new student deal) are valid for 90 days after first use.

  • What is Arts Access?

    Arts Access is ODC’s organizational-wide program that offers a limited number of additional subsidies for performance tickets and classes for those where price is a barrier.

    For adult dance classes, Arts Access is an additional 43% subsidy to the drop-in rate. To qualify, students must complete a short application. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and approved applicants will be enrolled in the Arts Access program from 3-12 months. After that point in time, they are welcome to reapply. 

    Apply online at

  • When should I arrive for class?

    For in-person classes, please plan to arrive 15-minutes before the start of your class. This will give you time to check in, change, stretch and do anything else you need before class. First-time students should be prepared to fill out a new student registration form upon check-in. 

    For online classes, registration is closed 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the class. We will be emailing the zoom link 20 min prior to the class. If you have any issues receiving the zoom links, please contact


  • What is your reservation/cancellation policy?

    Pre-registration for classes open 7- days in advance. Students may “early cancel” their reservation up to two hours before the class start time to avoid being charged. Cancellations made after the two-hour cutoff, as well as “no-shows” will be charged. (This allows us to pay the teacher for the spot that may have otherwise been filled by another student.)

  • What should I wear?

    Unless otherwise specified in the class description, there is no dress code for adult dance classes. Wear comfortable clothing that you feel good in.

    Recommended footwear:
    Contemporary – barefoot or socks you can dance in
    Rhythm & Motion Fusion, Hip Hop, House Dance – supportive sneakers (no black soles, please)
    Tap – tap shoes
    Ballet – ballet shoes
    Flamenco – flamenco shoes or hard-soled shoes with a thick-heel; no open-toe sandals

  • Are there showers and lockers?

    Showers are available - bring your own soap and towel. There are lockers for day use. Please bring your own lock. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring bags inside the room you will be dancing in. (Please note: ODC is not responsible for lost and stolen items, so please keep an eye on your personal belongings.) 

  • What are the parking options?

    -Street parking – two hour, metered and somee all-day parking spots.
    -A pay parking garage behind Wells Fargo at 16th and Hoff St. (3 ½ blocks away)
    -A pay parking garage on 2351 Mission St, between 20th and 19th  Sts. (2 ½ blocks away)

    -There are several bike racks located in the front of our main entrance. Please bring your own lock. Bikes are not permitted inside the building. 

  • What is the policy for class cards and extensions?

    For $15, you may extend your 5-class, 10-class or 20-class card for 30 days. This must be extended within 30 days of the expiration date. Extensions are not valid for the New Student Special. Class cards are valid for one person only and are non-transferable and non-refundable. If a student becomes ill or injured, extension is contingent upon receipt from your medical practitioner. There are no refunds for class cards. By purchasing a class card, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may purchase class cards and single classes online or in-person.

  • What is the refund policy for workshops?

    Workshops are non-refundable. If a student must discontinue due to illness, injury or teacher cancellation, store credit may be issued. In case of illness or injury, store credit is contingent upon receipt of a note from your medical practitioner. Students registered for workshops must still check in at the front desk before each class.

  • How do I sign up for a drop-in class?

    We encourage you to pre-register online on MindBody to secure your spot. Drop-ins are also welcomed. Need help pre-registering? Email

    No one will be admitted into class 10 minutes after the posted start time, including those who have pre-registered. 

  • When can I start a class?

    All classes (except for workshops) are on-going. Unless specified, drop-ins are welcome.

  • How do I know if a class is cancelled?

    For class cancellations please check the adult class schedule. Please note that last minute cancellations/substitutions are sometimes unavoidable and we will do our best to communicate cancellations to the public as soon as possible. 

  • What are the recommended classes for beginners?

    We recommend you begin your training with the following classes.

    9:00-10:00am | Aging Backwards - Essentrics (ONLINE)
    12:00-12:45pm | Basic Pilates + Stretching (ONLINE)

    1:00-2:00pm | Stretch, Strength & Tone (ONLINE)
    2:00-3:00pm | Hula  - Absolute Beginner (ONLINE)
    6:00-7:00pm | Belly Dance - Absolute Beginner (ONLINE)

    4:30-5:30pm | Hip-Hop - Beginning (ONLINE)
    7:30-8:00pm | Beginning Pointe (ONLINE)

    12:00- 1:00 | Feldenkrais (ONLINE)
    5:30-6:30pm | House Dance Basics (ONLINE)
    6:00-7:15pm | Ballet - Beginning (ONLINE)

    9:00-10:00am | Essentrics (ONLINE)
    1:00-2:00pm | Absolute Beginner Ballet (ONLINE)

    9:00-10:30am | Embodied Ballet (ONLINE)
    9:00-9:45am | Pilates Mat - Beginning/Intermediate (ONLINE)
    10:30-11:30am | Essentrics (ONLINE)
    11:30-1:00pm | Belly Dance - Absolute Beginner (ONLINE)
    12:30-1:30pm | Contemporary - Beginning (ONLINE)

    1:00-2:00pm | Baroque Dancing in Place (ONLINE)
    2:30-3:30pm | Hip-Hop - Beginning (ONLINE)

  • What are the recommended classes for professional dancers?

    Hone your craft with the following advanced level curriculum.

    - Amy Foley: MW 11:00-12:45am
    - Janice Garrett: TUES 11:30am-12:30pm
    - Kristin Damrow: TH 11:00am-12:00pm, SAT 1:45-2:45pm

    - Sandra Chinn: MON 10:30-11:45am
    - Kaori Ogasawara: WED 12:00-1:00pm
    - Jennifer Polyocan: FRI 10:30-11:45am
    - Christopher Lam: SUN 11:30am-12:45pm

    World Dance
    - Māhealani Uchiyama: TH 1:00-2:00pm

    Vernacular Dance
    - Tap - Advanced, Sam Weber: MON 5:00-6:00pm
    - Intermediate Hip Hop, Angelica Perez: MON 7:00-8:00pm, FRI 7:30-8:30pm

    Check monthly schedule

  • Can I purchase a gift card for ODC classes?

    Yes! Gift cards are available for purchase here. Please note, any gift cards used to purchase a discounted class card are still subject to the same expiration dates. 

    Any other question? Email us! or call us at 415-863-6606

About the School

Welcome to the ODC Dance Commons!
200 Classes a Week. 365 Days a Year. All Ages.  All Levels.  All Welcome.

ODC School is dedicated to inclusion and to promoting the artistic lifecycle of a dancer through creative and technical training that develops artistic capacity, enthusiasm, and engagement.

Land Acknowledgement

ODC is on the ancestral lands of the Ramaytush People in Yelamu. We pay respects to elders past and present, who are still here and part of our community. We recognize that regenerative land management is not new, but is a continuation of practices from Native cultures and from our own ancestors. It is our responsibility to steward the land with care, as our elders did before us.

Accessibility at ODC

ODC Theater is ADA Accessible. For all ODC/Dance and ODC Theater presented performances, ASL is provided for shows with performed text for at least one performance during the show run. Additional wheelchair seating is provided for select shows. Captioning is provided for all Digital Encores. ODC Theater restrooms are All-Gender and All-Gender restrooms are located upstairs, outside of Studio B in ODC Dance Commons. Please see individual event pages for more information. Questions? Please contact the ODC Box Office at

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