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.

Mondays: Drop In, Spiral Out(side)

11AM – 12:15PM PST

at the park

w/ Rotating Teachers

This is a contemporary modern all levels class. Gloves and knee pads are suggested for light floorwork if you do not wish to touch the grass.

January: 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.

February: 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.

March: 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.




April: 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.


Thursdays: Movement Enthusiast

5:30PM – 6:45PM PST

on Zoom

w/ Lauren Christie

Explore movement from your personal space while feeling in community with this guided improvisation class. This practice is open to movers of all levels — no dance training required.


Class Description

This is a guided movement practice with a somatic approach. We start with grounding and centering through the senses, and then move into a warmup pulling from yoga and functional movement. We eventually transition into movement improvisation through prompts, invitations, explorations, and/or tasks. We will end with a bit of cool down, and a collective moment of gratitude. This practice encourages curiosity and inquiry into the ever-changing experience of being embodied. Movers are encouraged to make choices in relation to their own body and their own space.

Fridays: Drop In, Spiral Out(side)

11AM – 12:15PM PST

at the park

w/ Zaquia Mahler Salinas

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



This months class will focus on sequencing as a physical and mental practice.