IF YOU'VE EVER:
Had trouble finding a studio just for adults.
Struggled with getting "stuck in your head".
Felt intimidated at the thought of starting.
You are in the right place.
The Transformative Power of Dance
1989. San Francisco. I was 20 years old.
Late one night, I was running to the store and I heard music wafting out of a tiny club. The music called, I responded.
Next thing I knew I was wildly dancing.
I had never danced in my life. I had never taken a dance class. I had never even thought of being a dancer.
It was an awakening. It’s as if I were living in full color for the first time.
My life was totally uprooted and transformed that night. It led to a dance class, then another, then a professional career spanning 3 + decades 14 countries and so much love, but WAY more than that,
It birthed a vibrant vision.
I saw big windows, sweaty bodies, drums, joyful people, movement, color, community, expression... Life.
The quest for dance and all it could do led me to different countries, different cultures caused me to start and restart over and over. It gave me an undying, never satiated hunger for life and all it has to offer.
Dance introduced me to me. I fell in love with me. After traveling the world it led me home, it led me here, it led me to you. What joy!
I love this studio. All the transformations over the years have made it more rich, more saturated with a culture of belonging. Im so proud to call this my home. -JS
What is like to dance here?
It really is a vibrant, life-filled place. Check out this video of our open house-- an event we hold every January.
We're all about diverse classes, a welcoming environment, and lots of opportunities: We have professional companies, performance teams, community performances, holiday parties, a teacher training program, and more.
Over the years, lots of dancers have moved away and wrote us to talk about how hard it is to find dance. The solution was simple: live stream all of our classes.
We all did it! We went online for all nearly all of 2020 and half of 2021. We entered each other's intimate spaces and kept dance alive. We are currently reworking our online platform please stay tuned!.