FAQs / COVID-19 Protocols

What is it like to take class during COVID-19?  (Note: This is updated frequently.)
Dance Mission is currently offer in-person classes in the studio.  Masks are not currently required.


Can I cancel a class reservation?
As of May 23, 2023, you may cancel a class for class credit up until 3 hours prior to class. After that no class cancelations/exchanges can occur.


I hear you offer discounted classes for people of African descent. How do I take advantage of that discount?
If you are a person of African descent, put in the promo code “reparations” at check out and it will automatically deduct 50% from your tuition.


I am a new student. When can I start?
All classes (except for workshops) are on-going. This means you may start at any time. Just show up at the front desk ten minutes before the class is scheduled to start, sign up at the front desk or register online and you are good to go! To expedite signing in your first time, please download, fill out and bring in this REGISTRATION FORM (you only have to do this once).


What are the cost of classes?
Please visit PRICING & PACKAGES.


Do you have any discounts for first time students?
We unfortunately do not have any discounts for first time students.


Where can I find class and workshop descriptions?
Descriptions can be found HERE. You can also click on the title of each class on the SCHEDULE.


I don’t have much money but would love to take class. What should I do?
In order to make classes accessible to everyone, Dance Mission does offer WORK EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES. Please call the office for more information (415-826-4441) or email Stella, stella@dancemission.com.


Do you offer private lessons or semi-private group lessons?
Yes. We offer private lessons. To inquire about private lessons, please contact fredrika@dancemission.com. Fredrika will be able to connect you with the right teacher and/or choreographer.


Do you have a parking lot?
The closest parking lot is on Shotwell and 21st Streets. This is about a 5 min walk from the studio. We instead recommend giving yourself extra time to find street parking. We are also easily accessible by public transportation (we are directly across the street from 24th Street BART Station, and Muni Lines 14, 49, 67, 48, 12.


Do you have showers or lockers?
We do not have showers or lockers. Instead please bring your belongings into the studio where you are taking class. Do not bring valuables.


Do you have bike parking?
You may park your bike outside of the studio on the street.


How long will it take me to get “good?”
There is no way we can predict how many classes you will need to take before you become proficient. Becoming a dancer is a life-long journey. Each dance genre is different. Each student is different. If you are new to dance we recommend starting with a class labeled “beginning” or “all levels.” You might have to shop around and try out different classes before finding one you really like.

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