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Enroll for our 16-week (Aug-Dec) semester starting Monday, May 20!

Creative Movement    |    Modern    |    Ballet    |    Hip-Hop    |    Jazz    |    Conditioning 


SADC promotes engaged learning with a focus on creative practices and rigorous training in a welcoming community.

Our skillful teaching artists are committed to developing reflective and creative dancers who care about community and develop an awareness of the whole body and whole person.

Whether you are a teen just starting to dance, a child exploring movement and play, or a young person pursuing a dance dream, we welcome you to the SADC community.


We offer classes in Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip-hop, Majorettes, Dance with Me/Family Dance, and more for students 2-18! All youth classes require full semester enrollment.
We are now enrolling for our Summer semester.

Fall Semester

August 19 - December 15, 2024


January 8 - May 26, 2024


July 8 - August 4, 2024


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FALL 2024

No classes
Mon 9/2 (Labor Day)
Mon 11/25 - Sun 12/1 (Thanksgiving Break)

Registration for our 16 week Fall semester opens on Monday, May 20th at 9am. 

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January 8 - May 26, 2024
No classes on 1/15/23 

We are no longer enrolling new students into our Spring semester. Please review our schedule and registration policies below, along with important end of the semester performance dates


  1. New families please create an account here

  2. Returning families please follow instructions listed here


Trial Classes

Trial classes are available before committing for the entire semester. All trial classes are $25. If you decide to join, your total tuition will be prorated to reflect missed classes, and this trial fee. Trial classes become available to book on Monday, July 15th. Please email to book.

Registration Questions?

(510) 214-2955

SADC# : SADC Main Center

2704 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley CA 94705

SG: Shotgun Studios

1201 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94702


1601 18th St at Mandela Parkway, Oakland CA 94607


Jill Randall

Artistic Director / Interim Youth Program Manager

Programmatic questions / level placement

Abigail Hinson

Youth Program Coordinator 214-2955

Enrollment questions / financial aid

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Ballet at SADC emphasizes proper technique, strength, musicality and expression through movement. Our program is designed to support beginning to advanced dancers; if a child or teen is excited about ballet, we are excited to teach them.  


Our faculty aims to move beyond stereotypes related to ballet, teaching children in a manner that is engaging, challenging and age-appropriate. We attend to the physical, intellectual and emotional development of each dancer based on current wisdom around care for the body and mind through dance practice.

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Hip-Hop classes at SADC start with hip-hop culture, history, and various forms and styles of hip-hop dance. Classes explore both the fundamental movement vocabulary as well as hybrid newer forms. Dancers learn to create and collaborate with classmates and to explore their own expressive voice through free styling and cyphers. Hip-hop is a vibrant form with rhythmic footwork, challenging floor moves, and stylized and specific gestures and arms. Hip-Hop at SADC gives students a window into the origins, history and evolution of various street styles that inform today’s contemporary and popular dance cultures.

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Jazz is a diverse form that is known for its strong dynamic energy, distinct vocabulary and stylized movement with roots in social dance and popular music. Jazz at SADC is based on contemporary movement with a classical jazz foundation. Class incorporates elements of ballet, which helps students build a strong technical base.  Technique is paired with choreography that cultivates an expressive emotional style. Jazz provides excellent training for aspiring actors and musical theater performers due to its performative and dramatic focus.         

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Modern dance explores the concepts of space, time and energy. Improvisation and composition are paired with a rigorous technical foundation to build strength, foster creativity and encourage freedom of movement. Beginning level students explore the roots and basics of modern dance. As students progress, they engage with the more challenging and contemporary aspects of the form including floorwork, inversions, partnering, release, performance quality and more. Our staff attends to the physical, intellectual and emotional development of each student based on current wisdom and care for the body and the mind through dance practice.

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