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

Upcoming Events at The Works

Tango returns to The Works

By popular demand, Jonas and I are designing another 6-week series Intermediate Tango classes + practica!! Again we will need your sign up to confirm this series :)

In this series we will put extra focus on Connection, which is what Tango is really all about - connection to your partner, to the music, to the floor, and so much more!

Here is our schedule and details:-

  • Time: Class 7:30 - 8:30pm then Practica 8:30 - 9:00pm
  • Dates: Fridays Sep 16, 23, 30 & Oct 7, 14, 21
  • Location: The Works Exercise and Dance Studio - 2566 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
  • Cost: $90/$60 students for all 6 classes, $75 for 5, $60 for 4, no drop-ins
  • Payment due: First day of class

Sign up: FB Monza or email monza@monzajonastango.com

We would like to have 10 to 20 students signed up before commencing the series. Also we will reinforce lead/follow balance. You are welcome to sign up as either role. No drop-ins for this series. Sign up in advance is required.

Our vision is to cover some interesting patterns and refine the techniques that are important to make those patterns look and feel good. We focus on techniques for both leads and follows and explain how to do them instead of what. We also emphasize that creating beautiful and fun dances together means we have to truly understand what lead and follow represents. We will teach you how to dance with sensitivity and enjoy the connection with your partner. Come join us to make your social dance experience fun with our bodies and minds.

So please FB message or email Monza at monza@monzajonastango.com now to join our series :D

Hope to hear from you!
Monza & Jonas

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 @ 9:30–10:30 with Chrissy*
Thursdays @ 10:00–11:00 with Chrissy
Yoga + Balance
Wednesdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Alan
Total Body Conditioning — Intervals
Sundays @ 9:30–10:45 with Karen
Thursdays @ 9:00–10:00 with Heather

* Class moves to 10:00–11:00 starting October 4

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.