We're starting a limited trial run of indoor classes beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 with some hybrid options.
We will continue to offer virtual classes at SADC OnlineSee below for FAQs, safety rules, registration & more.

ADULT PROGRAM

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

OUTDOOR CLASSES

Outdoor classes are located at:
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

ALL students and faculty must wear a mask when dancing outdoors.

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 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.

ATTENDING IN-PERSON CLASSES

Safety & COVID-19 Prevention

REGISTRATION: You must sign-up ahead via the SADC portal. With new classes adding each week, you may sign-up for any amount of in-person, outdoor and online classes each week. In-person classes are currently $0-20 sliding scale.

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.

 

  • Once in the portal, click on "PURCHASE CLASSES & CLASS CARDS"

  • Select Workshops/Indoors/Outdoors from the menu

  • Scroll through the options to select your class

  • Use "add a purchase" and repeat to enroll for more than one class at a time

  • CLICK HERE for detailed enrollment instructions

  • CLICK HERE for an easy to read checklist of how to prepare for in-person indoor classes

SYMPTOM SCREENING & QUESTIONNAIRE: all students, faculty & staff must complete a screening before entering the building. This should be done on the DAY OF your visit every time you visit the Center. Click here for the questionnaire.

WAIVER: All students must complete a participation waiver. This only needs to be done ONE time. The waiver is online here.

Class size: Studio 1=12 students; other studios=8 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.

 

Arrival: please arrive no more than 10 minutes early to take class.
 

Belongings: please bring only what you need to class and can place in the corner of the studio; dressing rooms available only for restroom use.

 

Footwear: you may work barefoot, in socks, ballet slippers or dance shoes. Please decide what's best for you and email us if you need support or suggestions.

Floors: floors will be cleaned after each use by our team.

Floorwork: students should decide if they are comfortable doing floorwork; faculty will design class to offer modifications and each teacher is planning class with your safety in mind.

 

SADC Site-Specific Planclick here to see our site-specific plan related to COVID-19 prevention as required by the City of Berkeley.

Vaccines: SADC does not currently require a vaccine for entry to the building. We strongly suggest that everyone obtain a vaccine in order to come back to dancing in community as safely as possible. SADC is committed to remaining open to all. 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.

 
 

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:


You can pay for a drop-in class or buy a class card at the front desk with cash, check, or credit card. Payment must be received before the beginning of class (even if you are running late)! If you have a class card, pull it from the boxes next to the sign-in sheets and place it in the basket that accompanies the class you are taking. Always sign-in to your class on the sign-in sheets located at the front desk (please print). One class requires advanced sign-up (except when their is a sub): 10 am Advanced Modern on Thursdays with Melecio Estrella. -Pre-registration will be taken Wednesdays from noon - 8:30pm for the next day's class.
-Pre-registration is accepted via phone (510) 654-5921 or in person at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis
-Payment is due at time of pre-registration. If you use a class-card, it will be punched at time of registration. No refunds for no-shows or cancellations.
-14 pre-registration slots are available. Four slots will be held for walk-ups each week on a first-come, first-served basis.
-Any slots not taken by 8:30pm on Wednesday will become drop-in slots and posted on the SADC website as available for drop-ins. No pre-registration phone calls will be accepted on Thursday mornings




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!