Brazilian Dance Classes
Everything from the hip-shaking of Rio de Janeiro’s world famous samba to the earthy, traditional moves of
Bahia. Classes offer an aerobic workout set to the inspired music of Brazil’s finest musicians.
Silicon Valley's first samba school is a non-profit organization dedicated to community participation.
Classes in Mountain View, Palo Alto and other locations.
Capoeira of San Jose
At Capoeira of San Jose, we believe in positive energy and attitude and integration. Classes are held together for adults, children and senior citizens, which provides perfect social balance and harmony.
DANCE CENTERS & MUSIC STORES BY REGION:
Campbell - group classes, private lessons, and more.
South Bay Dance Center
5899 Santa Teresa Blvd, Suite 117 San Jose, CA 95123
Phone: (408) 972-5679
San Jose Ballroom
1824 Hillsdale Ave • San Jose, CA • 95124 •
Phone (408) 264-9393 • Fax (408) 264-9391
Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Over 110 studios spread
throughout the United States are teaching the "Fred Astaire
way." Our studios offer all kinds of dance instruction - from
ballroom to country western to
salsa to nightclub dancing -
for all ages and abilities through private, group, and practice
4161 Alma St. near San Antonio Road, Palo Alto (650) 494-0972
Roble Gym, Santa Teresa (650) 856-0768
Stern Center Ballroom
1305 Middlefield Road. (650) 329-2366 or 329-2261
Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City Boys and Girls Club
1109 Hilton Street Redwood City, CA 94063 (650) 364-0176
Samba Aerobics and Afro-Brazilian
Benny Duarte of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil teaches Rio style samba and Afro-Brazilian in a high energy aerobics format. Peninsula classes in Burlingame, Palo Alto and Los Altos. Palo Alto and Los Altos classes call Reach Fitness (415) 949-3730. Burlingame call Prime Time Studios (415) 697-7311
Enjoy an evening of dancing (or just learn how) at the
Cubberly Pavilion, the single largest (12,000 sq. ft. all
wood) dance floor in the US. 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto,
94043 (between San Antonio Road and Charleston)
Starlight Dance Club
Sunnyvale - Sala, Swing, Tango, Hustle & Ballroom.
Steppin Out Productions
830 Stewart Drive; Sunnyvale,
It can be a little tricky to find the first time.
DANCE COMPANIES & CENTERS
The 418 Project
A non-profit community center and performance venue. A center for
multiple communities to engage in artistic and personal development
through expressive and healing arts.
A SANTA CRUZ DANCE
408 Front Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060
voice 831- 457-1616
instruction in both American and International Ballroom and
Latin dances for recreation or competition
Avenue in downtown Santa Cruz.
It is on the Mezzanine (2nd
floor-- the level of the Palomar Inn Hotel) above El Palomar
Dancers of Santa Cruz
TDSC organizes contra dances in Santa Cruz and Felton, as well as
English country dances in Santa Cruz. TDSC organizes the annual
President's Day Weekend Dawn Dance in Santa Cruz.
Raizes do Brasil
The Roots of Brazil Capoeira Cultural Center offers classes at 418
Project (418 Front Street) and Motion Pacific (408 Front Street).
Founded by Don Davidson, Rhythm Well facilitates drum circles, seminars
Critically acclaimed dancer teaches workshops in Santa Cruz.
Dancer, choreographer and cultural educator. Ms. Oliveira offers a
number of workshops and performances.
Marsea Marquis: Dance of Brazil
Ms. Marquis teaches ongoing classes at Louden Nelson Community Center
(Cedar & Laurel) and 418 Project (418 Front Street).
831.206.0542 also see
Sahar teaches Belly Dance at
This small percussion shop is
a culmination of nearly twenty years of West
African and Congolese drum and dance education in Santa Cruz County and
the entire San Francisco Bay area.
105 Pioneer Street Suite C, Santa Cruz, 95060
"Our purpose is to CONNECT
you with information about ethnic art & artists, alternative &
international cultures, and how to build a new global community." Find a
schedule for drum classes
CENTRAL COAST SWING
What, Where, When and Who on the Central Coast. Lesson info, where to
dance info, cruise info, many great links to West Coast Swing dancing as
well as Ballroom and Country.
http://www.santacruzswingclub.com/ the local West
Coast Swing scene in the greater Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas
A sizable list of western square dance clubs in northern
California. A subset of the western square dance resources
(Square) Dance Calendar
A calendar of western square dance clubs and events in
Queer Swing San Francisco
A portal for
Queer Jitterbugs, two swing dance clubs serving the local
California Bluegrass Society
Formerly the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society, the Northern
California Bluegrass Society promotes the performance,
appreciation, and enjoyment of bluegrass and related acoustic
music in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas.
Offers resources for dancers and a calendar of events in the Bay Area.
Companies, classes, concerts and more.
California Lawyers for the Arts
A non-profit service dedicated to helping arts organizations of all disciplines.
The Northern California Lindy Society
Dedicated to the grandaddy of swing dances.
Santa Cruz Carnival in early June.
Arts Council of Silicon Valley
"We envision a vibrant Silicon Valley, where the arts inspire our innovative spirit, celebrate our rich cultural diversity, and encourage our individual and community involvement."
Santa Cruz Ethnic Arts Network
Resource for Africa dance and drum classes, as well as tribal artwork.
Dance group dedicated to maintaining Mexican culture.
Margaret Wingrove Dance Company
Innovative dance since 1981.