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Friday


Friday


FRIDAY

AT THE ODC DANCE COMMONS

351 SHOTWELL ST. IN SAN FRANCISCO MAP

7:30pm Cuban Salsa and Rueda (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

8:30pm Cuban Salsa and Rueda (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

9:30pm Monthly Party (May 10th, May 31st, June 21st, July 19th)

Update to ODC Class Fees (including 50% Discount Arts Access Program): After running a 2018 budget deficit, ODC has decided to raise class prices beginning April 15th (see below) while simultaneously beginning a new Arts Access Program (50% off classes) for those who qualify and complete the application. For details please see ODC’s announcement here.

New to our classes? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Every Friday night, we offer two different hour-long Salsa and Rueda classes. At both hours, four instructors teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once, now in TWO separate rooms. Beginners are welcome in any Level 1 class (offered at both 7:30pm and 8:30pm). Then once per month at 9:30pm we throw a Cuban Salsa Party.

We teach from our Expanded Curriculum (click to download), which enables you to advance at your own pace. You can come every week for two hours and pass through all four levels in just seven weeks. Or choose either one of the 7:30pm or 8:30pm classes and you can learn the same material in 14 weeks. Or just drop-in whenever you have a free night - check the Curriculum to see when the moves you need are being taught.

Friday night and Sunday classes are held at the beautiful ODC Dance Studio. Their staff is helpful and professional, and our dance room is enormous, with a great sound system, high ceilings, mirrors, and hardwood dance floor.

These classes have been taught weekly for more than ten years, making them one of the longest-running salsa classes in the Bay Area. They attract a very friendly, talented and diverse group of people, from all backgrounds and of all ages. Many people come without a partner. We hope you will come and be a part of this fun and supportive environment!

Your first class at the ODC is just $9! Drop-in is $18 per class, multiple class discount cards are also available for as low as $14/class. ODC’s Arts Access Program (50% off classes) is available for those who qualify and complete the application.

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Sunday


Sunday


Sunday

AT the ODC Dance Commons

351 Shotwell St. in San Francisco MAP

1:00 - 2:25pm Salsa Workout and Body Movement (resumes June 2nd)

2:30 - 3:25pm Int/Adv Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (begins June 2nd)

3:30 - 4:25pm Beginning Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino (begins June 2nd)

We will NOT be having classes on Sunday, May 26th — join us instead for SF Carnaval Parade, Stage Show, and After Party.

Update to ODC Class Fees (including 50% Discount Arts Access Program): After running a 2018 budget deficit, ODC has decided to raise class prices beginning April 15th (see below) while simultaneously beginning a new Arts Access Program (50% off classes) for those who qualify and complete the application. For details please see ODC’s announcement here.

Salsa Workout and Body Movement (All levels)

In this highly energetic class we explore some of the roots and relatives of Salsa in Rumba, Son, Mambo, Cha-cha-chá, Conga, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance and more! 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.

Int/Adv and Beginning Cuban Salsa & Rueda de Casino

These classes are great for beginning dancers and/or as a supplement to our Friday and Monday classes. We cover material from Levels 3 & 4 during the Int/Adv class and from Levels 1 and 2 during the Beginning Class (see Curriculum here).

Your first class at the ODC is just $9! Drop-in is $18 per class, multiple class discount cards are also available for as low as $14/class. ODC’s Arts Access Program (50% off classes) is available for those who qualify and complete the application.

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Monday


Monday in Oakland  Back to All Classes →

Monday


Monday in Oakland  Back to All Classes →

MONDAY

at The Working Body

399 GRAND AVE. IN OAKLAND MAP

7:30pm Four levels of Salsa, Rueda, and Rhythm (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

8:45pm Four levels of Salsa, Rueda, and Rhythm (Levels 1, 2, 3, & 4)

9:45pm Timba Fiestecita with DJ Ritmo - Open Dancing until 10:30pm (No Cover)

We will NOT be having classes on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day). Monday Classes resume June 3rd.

New to our classes? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Every Monday night we offer two different hour-long salsa and rueda classes, with a special focus on Rhythm and Musicality. At both 7:30pm and 8:45pm, four instructors teach four different levels simultaneously – we offer Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 all at once. Beginners are welcome at any Level 1 class, taught at both 7:30pm and 8:45pm every Monday. We host a Timba Fiestecita, featuring open dancing after classes until 11pm. There's no cover – come jump-start your week with RITMO.

We teach from our Expanded Curriculum (click to download), which enables you to advance at your own pace. You can come every week for two hours and pass through all four levels in just seven weeks. Or choose either one of the 7:30pm or 8:45pm classes and you can learn the same material in 14 weeks. Or just drop-in whenever you have a free night - check the Curriculum to see when the moves you need are being taught.

We offer Rhythm and Musicality Instruction every hour at Levels 3 and 4. We teach our signature timing exercises to raise your rhythmic awareness and improve your connection to the music. We focus on one song per week. Click here for a video playlist of all of our songs of the week (this week's song is at the top).

Our Monday classes (7:30pm and 8:45pm) are offered $14 for a single class or $35 for a 4-class card. Cash, check, or Venmo only (no credit cards).

Limited parking is available in the lot behind The Working Body on Staten Ave.

Private


Private


PRIVATE LESSONS

Private classes provide an ideal learning environment for dancers at any level. They can help a beginner develop confidence on the dance floor, speed an experienced dancer's transition to the intermediate or advanced level, or prepare a first dance for a wedding.

Everyone can benefit significantly from even a single hour with us – each person has their own specific needs that are sometimes difficult to address in the context of a group class. With just one private class we can give you specific tips to improve the aspects of your dance that are holding you back, enabling you to advance to a new level of skill and enjoyment. Areas of focus can be partnering skills, turn patterns, musicality, body movement, or any combination of these.

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*Single lessons must be used within one month and packages of five must be used within three months of purchase (or receipt of gift certificate). Lessons usually take place at our studio in SF, but other locations may be possible. No refunds. Please use the contact link to schedule your lessons.