“Not only was I opened up to new ways of thinking and dancing at ODC, but I was also surrounded by a warm, encouraging, and supportive family who challenged me, with loving support, to be more of myself.” Chuck Wilt, former ODC Youth & Teen Program Student
  • How much do adult classes at ODC cost?

    Effective April 15, 2019

    Drop-in: $18 a class

    Class Cards:
    5 Class Card: $80 
    10 Class Card: $150 
    20 Class Card: $280

    Class Cards are valid for 90 days after first use 

    NEW STUDENTS: $9 for your first class at ODC. Afterward, $48 for 4 classes, $12 per class – 30-day expiration, must be purchased within 7 days of first class to receive the discounted rate

  • 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 classes, Arts Access is an additional 50% 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 for up to 6 months. After that point in time, they are welcome to reapply.

    Apply online at odc.dance/ArtsAccess

  • When should I arrive for class?

    It's best to arrive 15 minutes before class. This will give you time to check in, change, and stretch if you need to before class. First-time students should be prepared to fill out a new student registration form upon check-in.

  • What is your reservation/cancellation policy?

    Students registered directly with us through MINDBODY can cancel or change their reservation up to one hour before class start time to avoid being charged. If you have signed up through another service (i.e. ClassPass), the cancellation is subject to their policies.

  • What should I wear?

    Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily dance in and see your alignment and movement.

    Recommended footwear:
    Contemporary – barefoot
    Rhythm & Motion Fusion, Hip Hop, House Dance – supportive sneakers (no black soles)
    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?

    Yes. Please bring your own towel, toiletries, and lock. Lockers are for day use only.

  • What are the parking options?

    – A pay parking garage behind Wells Fargo at 16th and Hoff St (Hoff runs parallel between Mission and Valencia St), which is roughly a 3 ½ block walk from 16th St BART station
    – A pay parking garage on 2351 Mission St, past 19th street
    – Metered and 2-hour parking on the street

  • What is the policy for class cards and extensions?

    For $15, you may extend your 5-class, 10-class, 15-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 or 30 Classes/45 Days card. 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 of from your medical practitioner. There are no refunds for class cards. By purchasing a class card, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. Students with class cards must still check in at the front desk before each class. You may purchase class cards and single classes at the front desk or purchase online.

  • 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?

    You may register online or at the front desk for drop-in classes. All students (including pre-registered) must check-in at the front desk prior to the start of class. No one will be admitted 15 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. You may start at any time. Just show up at the front desk ten minutes before the class is scheduled to start and sign up with our Client Relations Associates at the front desk.

  • 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.

  • What are the recommended classes for beginners?

    We recommend you begin your training with the following classes.

    8:45-10:00am | Rhythm & Motion (Essential)

    8:45-10:00am | Rhythm & Motion (Essential)
    6:00-7:00pm | Belly Dance - Absolute Beginner
    7:30-8:30pm | Salsa - Beginning

    8:45-10:00am | Rhythm & Motion (Essential)
    7:45-9:15pm | Belly Dance Beginning
    8:15-9:30pm | Dance House Basics

    8:45-10:00am | Rhythm & Motion (Essential)
    7:45-8:45pm | Bollywood - Open Level

    12:00-1:15pm | Rhythm & Motion (Modern Essentials)
    6:00-7:15pm | Samba - Beginning/Open Level
    6:15-7:30pm | Hip Hop - Beginning
    7:20-8:20pm | Salsa Rueda - Multi Level

    8:45-9:30am | Rhythm & Motion (Essential)
    8:45-9:45am | Pilates Mat - Beginning/Intermediate
    11:30-1:00pm | Belly Dance - Beginning
    12:00-1:15pm | Hip Hop - Beginning
    12:15-2:00pm | Contemporary - Beginning

    8:45-10:00am | Rhythm & Motion (Modern Essentials)
    11:30-1:00pm | Release - Beginning
    3:30-4:30pm | Cuban Salsa & Rueda – Beginning

  • What are the recommended classes for professional dancers?

    Hone you craft with the following advanced level curriculum.

    - Amy Foley: MW 10:00-11:30am
    - Private Freeman: F 10:00-11:30am
    - Janice Garrett: T/TH 10:00-11:30am
    - Sarah Keeney, Release: T/TH 10:00-11:45am
    - Lizz Roman, Release: SAT 10:00-12:00pm
    - Contact Improvisation, rotating faculty: SAT 12:15-2:00pm
    - The Hot Spot: MWF 10:00-12:00pm

    - Sandra Chinn: M/F 10:30-12:00pm
    - Augusta Moore: TUES 12:00-1:30pm
    - Kaori Ogasawara: WED10:30-12:00pm
    - Intermediate, Augusta Moore: SAT 12:00-2:00pm
    - Robert Dekkers: TH 10:30am-12:00pm
    - Christopher Lam: SUN 11:30-1:00pm

    World Dance
    - Afro-Cuban, Jose Barroso: TUES 7:00-8:30pm
    - Afro-Brazilian, Tania Santiago: T/TH 8:15-9:45pm, SAT 10:00-11:30am
    - Flamenco Technique and Choreography, Danica Sena: MON 8:00-10:00pm
    - Cuban Salsa & Rueda, Ryan Mead/Sydney Weaverling: FRI 9:30-10:30pm, SAT 2:30-3:30pm

    Vernacular Dance
    - Tap Level 6 & Choreography, Sam Weber: MON 8:30-10:00pm
    - Urban Contemporary, Eric Fenn: THURS 6:45-8:35pm
    - Intermediate Hip Hop, Micaya: WED 8:00-9:15pm

    The Hot Spot
    - Advanced Technique classes with regional & national Guest Faculty: MWF 10:00am-12:00pm (check monthly schedule)

    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.