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


July 15 & 22: Zaquia Mahler Salinas

July 29 & August 5: NO CLASS

August 12 & 19: 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!

Movement Enthusiast

Wednesday, July 27th 6:30-8PM

at Stage 7 School of Dance

All Levels

no dance experience necessary


Zaquia will be leading this month’s Movement Enthusiast with a focus on exploration of breath, expansive softening, seeing, and feeling.

Summer Workshop

July 25-29


at Canyon Crest Academy

All Levels

We are hosting a weeklong dance intensive at the beautiful Canyon Crest Academy dance studios! Classes will include contemporary and cultural dance techniques, improvisation, dancer toolbox sessions and more with DISCO RIOT artists and friends!

Options offered for teens and adults at beginning/intermediate and advanced levels.