We will continue to offer virtual classes at SADC OnlineSee below for FAQs, safety rules, registration & more.


modern | ballet | jazz | yoga | pilates
all levels: new to dance - professional

in-person, outdoors & online

Artistic Director: Jill Randall

Class Schedule: In-Person, Outdoors, Online


Shawl-Anderson Dance Center

2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley CA 94705

East Bay German International School

Use the 43rd Street entrance to the school yard at the corner of Salem Street (between San Pablo & Adeline Avenues) -- Use the address: 1075 43rd St, Emeryville, CA 94608

We encourage everyone to wear a mask, but vaccinated student may opt out. Please use social distancing throughout class.

Bring multiple footwear options to find out what works for you including socks and shoes! We are finding that light colored slightly thicker socks work best (black socks can get quite warm).


There is a restroom and sink available outside. Bring water and snacks as you need. The dance space is in full sun, so consider your needs around sunscreen, hats, glasses and clothing.


REGISTRATION: Sign up ahead for all classes online, in-person and outdoors at Union.fit. For online classes, you can purchase a pass/single class and join the class up through 5 minutes past the class start time. For in-person classes, you must purchase 30 minutes or more ahead of the start time.


PLEASE - if you enroll for an in-person class and cannot attend, let us know immediately so that we may invite another dancer to take that spot. If you are having any symptoms that could possibly be related to COVID-19, please do NOT attend class. Contact us for a refund or account credit.

Online Classes: to attend online, login at Union.fit and go to My Account (upper right corner) and select Registrations. The link next to the class you are attending will change to "Visit External URL" 5 minutes before the class start time. Click the link to join the Zoom class.

Class size: Studio 1=16 students; Studios 2, 3, 4 =10 students.

Masks: all students, faculty and staff must wear a mask inside the building and for the duration of class.

Temperature check/sanitize: everyone must complete a temperature check and sanitize their hands at the building entrance.

Vaccines: As of 8.16.21, vaccinations are required for in-person classes at SADC. Read our new vaccine policy here, for details. We are staying informed of changes to the law, state guidelines, City of Berkeley requirements and the scientific knowledge available so that we may provide the safest environment we can for everyone. The City of Berkeley is now requiring that our participants and staff are vaccinated. This was announced September 1, 2021.


General FAQs

What level am I?

It's important for the safety and enjoyment of all for students to select classes at the appropriate level. We encourage you to call our Front Desk Staff for recommendations if you are new to the studio. Our Adult Program Page gives detailed descriptions about how our adult levels work. Keep in mind that each teacher has a different style, so one Intermediate class may not feel as difficult as another, depending on your background and training. When you attend a class for the first time, ask the teacher to advise whether it’s the correct level for you. We support our teachers’ recommendations regarding class level, and we ask that you do too! We generally recommend to first try the level below what you think you can do. You can always level-up if you need more challenge! Still not sure? Contact Artistic Director, Jill Randall, if you want to chat about it more! Jill is happy to discuss our program.

I've never danced before. What classes should I take?

Brand new to dance or to a particular style? Check out our 6-week Intro Series Workshops. These are designed to teach you the fundamentals of a dance form so you can start dropping in to weekly classes!

I'm under 18, can I take adult classes?

Students who are under 18 must receive special permission to take adult classes. Call us at (510) 654-5921 and set up a meeting with Katie Kruger or Jill Randall before attending any adult classes.

When should I arrive for class?

Please arrive early! There are no advanced sign-ups, and you aren’t guaranteed a spot. Some classes have caps and can fill even 10 minutes prior to start time. No students will be admitted after 15 minutes for safety and to avoid disruption. Teachers may set an earlier cut-off time at their discretion.

How do I pay/sign-up for class:

All in-person classes must be signed up for ahead via Union.fit. Click the link on the top of this page to set up an account in Union.fit. Online classes may be signed up for up through class start time and up to 10 minutes after the start time.

How long are classes?

All dance classes are 90 minutes unless otherwise noted. Conditioning classes are 60 minutes unless otherwise noted.

What do I wear?

Adult students can wear any comfortable athletic or dance attire. We recommend attire that is fitted to the body for ease of movement and offering of corrections. In general, long hair should be pulled back and jewelry should be removed. Recommended Footwear: Modern - barefoot or thin socks Ballet - ballet shoes or thin socks Jazz - jazz shoes, ballet shoes, or barefoot All footwear MUST be specifically designed for indoor dance use only so that our floors do not get damaged.

Are you fragrance-free?

YES! We are a fragrance-free studio in order to respect the sensitivities of some students. We ask students refrain from wearing: -Perfume -Highly fragranced body lotions/shampoos, -Essentials oils -Products such as Icy-Hot and Tiger Balm.

How big are your classes?

Depending on room the class is in, sizes range from 6-25 students. Some classes have a size limit. There is no sign-up in advance, and we cannot guarantee a spot. Please arrive early to be sure there is space!