Dance Classes with Vanessa Sanchez!


Intermediate Tap Workshop Monday, 7/27 @ 5:45


Join Vanessa Sanchez for a choreography-focused workshop geared towards tappers with experience. Click here to register with Dance Mission!

Outdoor Tap Class, 8/6 @ 5:30pm

Outdoor 8:6

This class is geared towards the Beginner to Advanced Beginner Tap dancer. While teenagers are welcome to attend, please note that this class is for adults. MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED!

Thursday, Aug 6 at 5:30pm
Rolph Playground, San Francisco

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Bring a tap board if you have one! A limited amount will be available (reserve ahead)


Beginner Tap Dance Series! Drop-ins welcome, No Tap Shoes required!


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Beginner Tap Class, Wednesday 3:30-4:20

No Tap dance experience required! An introduction to Tap dance, this class will focus on basic elements of Tap including vocabulary, musicality and technique. Drop-ins welcome, all  sessions are suggested to begin developing a Tap dance foundation. Tap shoes not required (hard-soled shoes will be fine for this series). If you have never Tap danced before, please take the Absolute Beginner Tap Class. 

Advanced Beginner Tap Class, Wednesday 4:30-5:20

This class is geared towards people with some basic Tap dance experience. Taught at a slow pace, this class will focus on the fundamentals of Tap dance. We will build on basic movement vocabulary, musicality and technique through warm up sequences and rhythmic choreography. Content can be adapted for advanced beginner students. Drop-ins welcome, all sessions suggested.

Vanessa is available for individual or group dance lessons, choreography for events, and curriculum development workshops!

Vanessa Sanchez is an accomplished teaching artist in the San Francisco Bay Area with 15 years of teaching experience. Holding a B.A. in Child Development and Dance Education, she is able to create curriculum and choreography to meet the different needs of different students. Currently teaching for various non-profit organizations including Dance Mission Theater and the World Dance Program at Ruth Asawa’s School of the Arts, she teaches a wide range of dance styles and ages!

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From Dance Studio Life Magazine, January 2017

Vanessa’s teaching experience ranges from Pre-school aged Creative Movement dance classes to advanced choreography for performances, auditions and special events! With her extensive dance background, styles available include Tap, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean (Brazilian, Cuban, Haitian), Bhangra, Bollywood, and various partner style dances.

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Elementary School Dance Class

Vanessa is also skilled in mentoring new Teaching Artists and facilitating curriculum development workshops that focus on creating developmentally appropriate dance/movement lesson plans that draw on technique building and social awareness.

For class rates, booking, or for more information, please leave information on the contact page!