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Dance · Downtown Oakland YMCA

Get ready to hit the dance floor! Dancing is a whole-body workout that is good for your heart, makes you stronger and helps with balance and coordination. Your teacher will lead you through a series of choreographed steps, which may focus on footwork, but a series of leaps, turns, shimmies, and cha-chas will engage the entire body. With dance-inspired workouts ranging from belly dancing to hip-hop, you’ll never be bored!

African Dance

Learn traditional and contemporary dances in this high-energy class that celebrates the rhythms and cultures of the new African-Diaspora. Check Schedule.


Cultivate grace and strength in this introduction to classical and contemporary ballet technique. Explore basic barre work, floor and traveling exercises and choreography. Appropriate for new and experienced dancers. Check Schedule.  

Cardio R & B 

This high energy, low-impact dance class uses the beats of R & B, Funk and Soul to give you a cardio workout. Easy choreography and fun music are followed by an ab and stretch set.  Appropriate for all levels. Check Schedule. 


Discover this Bollywood-inspired dance fitness program that combines dynamic choreography with the hottest music from around the world. This 50-minute cardio workout cycles between higher- and lower intensity dance sequences to get you moving, sweating and motivated. Check Schedule.

Hip Hop (Begin & Cardio)

Groove to hip hop, house and soul beats while learning old and new school moves and jazz technique. From warm-up to cool-down, expect to jump, skip, spin and most importantly stretch to great music spanning the decades. With both beginning and  more advanced cardio classes available, you will be able to find your beat. Check Schedule.

Yoga Dance 

Channel your creative side as you flow through a series of joyful, free-style and yoga-based dance moves and improvisational exercises. Check Schedule. 


Dance to an exhilarating Latin-inspired beat and join the millions of people who are moving towards health and well being. Check Schedule.




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