Welcome to The Works Exercise & Dance Studio

We offer quality classes and provide certified professional instructors so that we can give you a great workout every time! We welcome men and women to our studio.

Our schedule and description of classes and rates will give you all the information you need to get started. Click here for a peek into the studio.

Our studio is available for rentals, either on a single or long term basis. For more information on rentals see our rental page.

Hope to see you soon.

What makes The Works special?

The person sweating next to you in class is probably the "owner" (well, one of them, at least). We have been owned by member students since 1999. That means we operate with no Corporate Ownership. Every cent that we collect is invested back into keeping this wonderful studio alive and thriving. The fascinating authors, academics, artists and otherwise ingenious people who populate The Works are part of something bigger than themselves, and now you are too — every time you walk through the doors. Doesn't that feel good?

Some scenes from Bay Area Dance Week at The Works

The Works 18th Anniversary Fundraiser and Party

The Works' 18th Anniversary Fundraiser, featuring live performances and dancing, was a great success. Thank you, everyone, for coming and having a wonderful time!

See videos of Earll and Maxine and Joe Kingston's performances and a whole lot of dancing HERE.

Sarah Cohen, Studio Manager

Upcoming Events at The Works

Youth Jazz Classes

There's more information about Youth Jazz Classes here!


with Connie Zhang
Fridays @ 5:30–7:30pm
1st 4-week series class dates: 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17
2nd 4-week series class dates: 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

No dance experience necessary. You will learn pieces from two K-pop songs for each 2-hour session. One will be more elementary and focus on training your techniques foundation while the other more challenging with more complex choreography. We will be learning choreography of Playing with Fire by BLACKPINK and Ah Yeah by EXID for the first 4 sessions. Songs for future sessions will be selected by popular vote from students. As a promotion bonus for the new class in Berkeley, outstanding students will be selected to attend a dance cover class and film a music video at the end of the first 4-session class for FREE. Leave all your stress at the door and come in for some fun K-pop moves, friendly environment and healthy workout with your fellow K-pop fans!

Walk-in $30 per class (2hrs)
4-class package (8hrs) - $100 ($80 before 2/20)
8-class package (16hrs) - $160 ($128 before 2/20)

More information here!

The Works Schedule Updates

Mondays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alyssa
Tuesdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
Thursdays @ 8:00–9:00 with Alyssa
Cardio Dance
Tuesdays @ 10:00–11:00 with Chrissy
Thursdays @ 10:00–11:00 with Chrissy
Yoga + Balance
Wednesdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alan
Jazz Performance Workshop
Fridays @ 10:00–11:00 with Beth
(Jan 6–Mar 17; see description above)

Life at The Works . . .

Cuban Dance, November 2015.

Halloween Dance (Costume) Party! October 30, 2015.

Do you remember when we danced for Deb's healing in December 2013? A healthy, vibrant Deb returned to dance with us on Friday, December 12th!

Cardio Dancing for Deb:

The event took place last December 10 in Chrissy's Cardio Dance class, with dancers Roz, Debra, Barbara, Dorothy, Earll, Maxine, Cheryl, MorningStar, Leslie, Fernanda, Sara N, Johanna, Chris, Esther, Sarah W, Sarah EJC, and Deb herself. Watch the VIDEO!

Deb Cohan's Healing Journey continues from The Works to Good Morning America, to Bing's Heroic Women of 2013

(along with Margaret Thatcher and Malala Yousafzai).

Deb sent the note at right.