Shawl-Anderson Dance Center is a nonprofit that believes that dance, one of the oldest forms of human expression, supports our growth as human beings, both individually and collectively.
In response to our recent closure and the shelter in place, SADC is committed to creating pathways for hope, keeping people moving, and connecting communities.

Online Classes


free live and pre-recorded online classes
for adults & youth
modern | ballet | jazz | yoga | pilates
all levels: new to dance - professional
Please pay your teachers!
This is an economically unstable time for everyone, but particularly for artists and gig workers. Many of these offerings are sliding scale, no one turned away (NOTAFLOF) or free. If you have steady work from home or any economic security, please donate to the artists offering these invaluable resources!
Afro Urban Society


Classes and


throughout the week


with Kristin Damrow

Online Videos


Physically Integrated Class

with AXIS Dance




with Lili Weckler

Email Lili for next offering & link


Dancing Alone Together

A central resource of online classes from around the country

Conditioning & Pilates

with Elizabeth Du Val

Free weekly classes

Mondays | 3p

Wednesdays | 3p


Gaga People

with James Graham

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:15p

Dance for Older Movers

with Robin Nasatir

Classes on

Mondays &





Art in the Time of Corona
~Shotgun Players~

Recordings of past productions, a podcast, and live streaming events from our dear friends at Shotgun

On the Boards

Offering their entire video library of dance performances for free including works from Kidd Pivot, Kyle Abraham, and many more


Creative Prompts from SF dance company Detour Dance. You can upload your responses and see others' creations.

Life As A Modern Dancer

Interviews, performance reviews, movement inspiration, and more can be found on this blog run by Artistic Director Jill Randall


Movement Poems

Daily words to inspire improvisations! Great for kids too!


Online Music Classes with Cascada de Flores

Sing, dance and play in Spanish with Arwen & Jorge (Cascad-ita de Flores) Tuesday and Thursday Morning for two back-to-back classes of music in Spanish (speaking bilingual English/Spanish)

Free Dance Classes with
PUSH Dance

 PUSH Outreach is offering live dance classes on FACEBOOK LIVE & choreography videos for children ages 1st-6th grade. All online classes and choreography videos are free and parents can make a donation directly to the Teacher if they like.



COVID-19 Resources List (Bay Area)

A comprehensive list ranging from where you can get tested if you have symptoms to navigating utility payments, to addressing coronavirus related racism. Folks are welcome to make suggestions if they have resources to add.

Resources for Undocumented Communities

National and state-specific health, financial, and support resources

Housing Retention Grants (Berkeley)

Berkeley's Housing Retention Program provides grant assistance to Berkeley residents at risk of eviction.

Artist Relief Fund

Qualifying artists can apply to receive $5000 in relief funds

Theater Bay Area - Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund

A resource for performing arts workers who are facing a loss of income due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

A collaborative list for artists of all disciplines of resources, opportunities and financial relief options.

California Arts Council COVID-19 Survey

Consider completing this survey to help CAC track the financial disruption caused to the arts community by the shut-down.

Americans for the Arts Response Center

National level news and information. Includes an Economic Impact Survey artists can fill out to help advocate for government support.

Berkeley Arts Organization Continuity Grants

Rolling Application Deadline, round one funding closes on Monday, 4/20 at 5pm, PDT


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Friday 9am-7pm

Saturday-Sunday: 9am-4pm


2704 Alcatraz Ave

Berkeley, CA 94705


Youth classes only

511 48th St.

Oakland, CA 94609


Youth classes only

1201 University Ave

Berkeley, CA 94702

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