“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?

    Drop-in: $15 a class

    Class Passes:
    - 5 class pass ($12 per class) $60
    - 10 class pass ($11 per class) $110
    - 15 class pass ($10 per class) $150
    - 20 class pass ($9.50 per class) $190
    - 30 class pass ($8 per class) $240 – 45 day expiration

    Senior and student special: $8 senior (65+) rate, $8 student rate (for Rhythm & Motion classes only, ID required)

    New student special: $5 for the first class. Afterwards, $24 for 4 classes, $6 per class – 30 day expiration, must be purchased within 7 days of first class to receive discounted rate

  • When should I arrive for class?

    It's best to arrive 15-20 minutes before class. This will give you time to check in, change, and stretch if you need to before class. First time students should bring a photo ID and be prepared to fill out a new student registration form upon check-in.

  • 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 passes and extensions?

    For $15, you may extend your 5-class, 10-class, 15-class or 20-class pass for 30 days. This must be extended BEFORE the pass expires. Extensions are not valid for the New Student Special or 30 Classes/45 Days pass. Passes are valid for one person only and are non-transferable and non-refundable. By purchasing a pass, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. Students with class passes must still check in at the front desk before each class. You may purchase class passes 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?

    There is no online registration for drop-in classes. Please come to the front desk 10-15 minutes before the class starts and sign in with our Client Relations Associates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

    Friday
    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

    Saturday
    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

    Sunday
    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.

    Contemporary
    - 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

    Ballet
    - 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)

    MASTER CLASSES & WORKSHOPS W/ VISITING GUEST FACULTY AND TOURING ARTISTS
    Check monthly schedule

  • Can I purchase a gift card for ODC classes?

    Yes! Gift cards for classes are available for purchase here.