Classes + Workshops

Weekly Classes

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

Fridays 11AM – 12:30PM

at BalletCenter Studios

Advanced Level w/ Rotating Teachers


September 23 & 30: Chelsea Zeffiro

October 7 & 14: Joyce Lien Kushner

October 21 & 28: Marty Dorado

November 4 & 11: Lauren Christie

November 18 & 25: Chelsea Zeffiro

December 2 & 9: Joyce Lien Kushner


Drop In, Spiral Out Class Descriptions

Chelsea: Rooted in Release Technique, this contemporary dance class utilizes visualization and progressions to engage and specify body pathways — moving fluidly through floorwork and phrasework.

Joyce: This contemporary class draws from various modern and contemporary disciplines, playing with weight, tension, dynamics, textures and gestural movements. Class begins with a floor warm-up, using somatic, improvisational and release ideas. Then we’ll move to our feet, going from center work to across the floor, and finish off by building to a final juicy phrase that will have us moving in and out of the floor. Knee pads are suggested if you are new to floorwork.

Lauren: This class incorporates elements of ballet, modern, and contemporary techniques, as well as yoga. Clear movement pathways and efficient use of energy are prioritized, as well as fluidity, momentum, and rebound. Exercises include spinal articulations, weight shifts, big legs, and floorwork. Consider bringing knee pads and/or long pants!

Marty: A mixed class of dance and basic fitness elements – come ready to break a sweat! We’ll begin with a center full body warm up and floorwork , followed by traveling exercises focusing on legs and inversions, and finish with a contemporary phrase focused on speed and directional changes. Alternative movements and various suggestions will be offered throughout class, but all will be encouraged to try the more advanced options. Towels and knee pads recommended.

Zaquia: Use technical exercises, improvisation, and partnered feedback to beyond the mechanics, think critically about the tools, make connections, and deepen sensory awareness as a means for honing artistry and dynamics. This class is about being curious, in community with others, and dancing to rad tunes!

Wiggle It Wednesdays

Starts September 7th

Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm

at Stage 7 School of Dance

Beginner Friendly w/ Rotating Teachers

no dance experience necessary


Wiggle It Wednesdays are geared for folks who want to get movin’ and groovin’ in a safe, fun, mindfully paced environment. With an intentional progression over the first 3 Wednesdays of the month, attendees can expect to build a solid contemporary modern dance foundation. The fourth Wednesday of the month is always Movement Enthusiast – an all levels improvisation practice grounded in creative movement, exploration and playful community.


Wednesday #1: Intro
Wednesday #2: Beginner
Wednesday #3: Beginner +
Wednesday # 4: Movement Enthusiast
*If there is a 5th Wednesday in the month, there will be no class!*


September: Alyssa Rose

October: Alyssa Rose

November: Joyce Lien Kushner (day before Thanksgiving Movement Enthusiast with Zaquia)

Movement Enthusiast

Wednesday, September 28th 6:30-8PM

at Stage 7 School of Dance

All Levels

no dance experience necessary




Movement Enthusiast is an improvisation-based movement practice that incorporates concepts and practices from dance, yoga, somatics and other modalities to facilitate a community space of physical and creative exploration, mindful movement, and playfulness.


Alyssa will be leading this month’s Movement Enthusiast.


Countertechnique Workshop w/ Charles Slender-White

November 19-21, 10am-2pm


Details coming soon!