Classes + Workshops

Weekly Classes


Classes are currently being held in the park or on Zoom. All outdoor classes require masks and physical distancing and space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your spot for outdoor class / get Zoom info.

Class is offered by donation ($10 suggested). Your donation supports DISCO RIOT’s mission to create a more collaborative movement-based arts scene in San Diego.

Drop In, Spiral Out(side)

11AM – 12:15PM PST

at the park

Mondays: All Levels w/ Rotating Teachers

Fridays: Advanced w/ Zaquia Mahler Salinas

This is a contemporary modern technique class. Go beyond the mechanics, think critically about the tools, make connections, and deepen sensory awareness as a means for honing artistry and dynamics.


Rotating Teachers:

May: Nicole Oga

Class Description

Nicole’s all levels class will explore how to move the body efficiently and safely, while embodying various textures and dynamics.


Be ready to notice habitual movement patterns and discover new ways of moving.



June: Marty Dorado

Class Description

Marty’s class will feature modern and contemporary movements mixed with fitness basics. Warm up with simple and dynamic full body dance exercises with fitness equipment, then focus on individual creativity as we workshop, experiment and play with phrasework and improvisation. All fitness equipment will be provided.

July: Joyce Lien Kushner

Class Description

Joyce’s class draws from various modern and contemporary disciplines, playing with weight, dynamics, textures and gestural movements. We’ll begin with an exploratory improvisational warm-up, then more structured exercises from center to across the floor, and finish with building to a final juicy phrase.

August: Chelsea Zeffiro

Class Description

Chelsea’s dance class is grounded in a practice toward presence: in our bodies, the space, and with each other.

We’ll use sensory exploration (some improvisation) and sequencing practices, shifting awareness through the body and beyond—working from the inside out.