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Ballet and Dance Classes for Kids in Marin and San Francisco

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Looking for a dance class for your kiddos? Here is our guide to ballet and dance classes throughout Marin County and the San Francisco Bay Area for kids of all ages.

Our guide to ballet and dance classes is sponsored by Marin Dance Theatre, whose young dancer classes (18 months to 9 years) are offered at both their San Rafael and new Corte Madera locations. Learn more at

  • Marin Dance Theatre — San Rafael and Corte Madera
    Marin Dance Theatre aims to support the development of the full child while facilitating a love for dance in a nurturing and encouraging environment. Young dancer classes (ages 18 months–9 years) are open at both their San Rafael main campus and Corte Madera studio. For more information, schedules, and registration visit, call (415) 499-8891 or email
  • Just Dance Academy — San Rafael
    Classes are offered for students beginning at age 4 in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, contemporary, and Bollywood. The Just Dance Academy produces several performances per year, offers a dance competition program as well as specialty dance workshops. For more info, call (415) 451-1734 or visit their website.
  • Love2Dance — Novato
    Love2Dance offers ballet and other dance classes for ages 2 and up. From Little Feet Ballet for the younger ones to Intermediate-Advanced ballet for the older kids. For more info, call (415) 898-3933 or visit their website.
  • Marin Ballet — San Rafael
    Marin Ballet offers classes from pre-ballet for ages 3–4 to level nine for ages 12–18 in its six practice studios in its 20,000-square-foot facility near Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Classes are offered year-round. For more info, call (415) 453-6705 or visit their website.
  • Marin Conservatory of Dance — Mill Valley
    Marin Conservatory of Dance offers classical ballet classes for kids ages 4 and up. They are walking and biking distance from Mill Valley Middle School and Tamalpais High School, as well as Mill Valley elementary schools. For more info, call (415) 326-5117 or visit their website.
  • PAAM Arts — Mill Valley
    PAAM offers a variety of of dance classes for all ages. For more info, call (415) 380-0887 or visit their website.
  • Presidio Dance Theatre — San Francisco
    For over 20 years, Presidio Dance Theatre has provided high-quality training in Vaganova style ballet, character and folk dance, and professional performance opportunities for budding artists ages 6–18. For more info, visit their website.
  • Rhythms Performing Arts — Novato
    Rhythms offers tap and ballet classes for all age groups, starting with preschool dance and music for ages 3–5. For more info, call (415) 898-9717 or visit their website.
  • RoCo Dance — Mill Valley
    RoCo Dance offers a variety of dance classes, including hip-hop, ballet, modern, jazz, and breaking. For ages 4 and up, depending on program. For more info, call (415) 388-6786 or visit their website.
  • SF Ballet School — San Francisco
    The San Francisco Ballet School offers a challenging curriculum, taught by faculty members drawn from the ranks of San Francisco Ballet and companies around the world. For ages 8–18. For more information, visit their website.
  • Splitz Dance Academy — Novato
    Splitz Dance Academy offers a variety of ballet classes for ages 3 and up. Choose from Tiny Toes for the littles ones to advance ballet classes for older kids and teens. For more info, call (415) 598-7732 or visit their website
  • Stapleton School of the Performing Arts — San Anselmo
    San Anselmo's Stapleton School offers early childhood creative movement, pre-ballet, and a full schedule of ballet classes for older children. For more info, call (415) 454-5759 or visit their website.
  • Tutu School — Larkspur & San Francisco
    Tutu offers ballet classes from 18 months to 8 years. They offer classes from tutu toddler to primary ballet prep. For more info, call (415) 380-0887 or visit their website.

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