Community Workshops

In many cases, a child’s first inspiration through the arts can be a life-changing experience.  One creative dance class can open a world of expression and communication.  Learning through the arts reinforces critical academic skills in reading, language arts and math, and provides students with the skills to creatively solve problems.

My husband and I believe strongly that arts education is essential for building innovative thinkers who will be our nation’s leaders for tomorrow.   And it is our hope that we can all work together to expose, enrich and empower Americans of all ages through the arts.

-Michelle Obama,  American Ballet Opening Spring Gala

Dance the Bay Community Workshops reaches out to budding dancers and dance educators at Berkeley to motivate them to learn basics so they can in turn teach others. Created by Dance the Bay’s Community Workshops Director Peter Joo in early 2015, community workshops consist of free workshops that happen on the UC Berkeley campus. They provide opportunities for dancers to learn basics as well as a safe learning space.

Check out this video about Community Workshops!

If you are interested in learning more about community workshops or teaching a workshop, please email us at