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Best Dance Classes for Kids in Sacramento

Published Jul 25, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Help encourage your child's inner dancer and check out ChatterBlock's awesome list of all the best dance class providers in the Sacramento area!

It's possible to find a beginner's dance class for children as young as 2. And if your child enjoys dancing and feels secure enough to be away from you for half an hour or more, there's no reason to wait. Develop and nurture your child's potential and enroll your little one into dance and educational movement classes for children in Sacramento. Here's some of our favorites, and in no particular order. Happy dancing!

Malko Performing Arts Academy

Malko Performing Arts Academy is Sacramento’s leading ballroom dancesport school and dance studio. They offer a variety of dance classes for people of all ages and instruct dancers from ages 3.5 years and up. The Malko Performing Arts Academy Team, a talented youth group, consistently place 1st or 2nd in ballroom dancesport competitions. Their beginning dance classes teach kids musicality, coordination, confidence in dancing with partners, self-esteem and social skills. 

2840 Auburn Blvd. Visit Website

Tricks Gymnastics, Dance & Swim 

Tricks Gymnastics, Dance & Swim's goal is to instill a love for the art of dance that will remain with students long after their recital days are over. They provide professional dance training while ensuring their students have a positive dance experience. Every class includes dance technique, expressive movement, musical and rhythmic awareness and life skills all while building artistic confidence and strong self esteem.

4440 Marconi Avenue, Suite 100 - Visit Website

Step 1 Dance & Fitness

Step 1 studio offers one of the city's largest dance programs for adults, as well as a comprehensive dance program for youth ages 3 to 17, and an accelerated training program for young dancers interested in their Dance Competition Companies. They offer classes seven days a week. Whether you have a child who wants to take tap dancing for the first time, or a young dancer who wants to commit to a rigorous training schedule, you'll find Step I to be a nurturing and open environment.

Step 1 is a "performance based" studio, which means that students in the choreography-based (as opposed to technique) classes learn a dance that is performed at a recital at the end of the Winter and Spring Sessions.

1920 T Street - Visit Website

Elite Studio of Dance

Elite Studio of Dance offers excellent training and great opportunities to dancers of all ages in the area. Students who train at Elite Studio of Dance receive a well-rounded dance education that teaches the fundamentals of dance through to advanced movement.

Their excellent training in dance technique meets the physical, social and emotional needs of their students, and their everyday goal is to provide the finest dance instruction and a positive environment in which their students may grow, both as dancers and as individuals. 

8139 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 330 - Visit Website

Fancy Feet Dance Academy

Fancy Feet Dance Academy offers a wide variety of classes to choose from. They believe that their dancers deserve the very best training. Their instructors have exceptional training from college programs in dance education, professional experience in the entertainment business, and performance training.

Fancy Feet provides an excellent foundation to make sure that dancers are taught age appropriate movements and skills with a proper training style. The long term goal at their academy is to provide dance education that will inspire and lead each child to become a well-rounded dancer. They offer the opportunity to perform at end of year performances, and community events.

 712 57th Street - Visit Website


Tumblebuddies offers gymnastics and dance classes for babies and young children. Their program is fun and fresh and unlike any program you've heard of before. They strive to make class exciting for parents and children alike. Some of these themes include decades week (60's,70's, 80's, 90's), Rock-n-roll week, and Luau week. They also mix in holiday and kids' favorites like dinosaurs, cars, trains, and even pirate week!

1803 Tribute Rd - Visit Website

Joanna's Kids R IT

Kids "R" It has been providing quality programs in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Floor gymnastics at affordable prices throughout the Sacramento area since 1985. All of Joanna’s students are provided with a supportive non-competitive environment to discover and explore, then test and develop their skills in the arts of ballet, tap, jazz, and the sport of gymnastics.

4713 Whitney Ave, Carmichael - Visit Website

River City Dance Academy 

River City Dance Academy specializes in Dance Education for ages 2 1/2 through adult with a variety of styles and levels to enjoy! Now in its fourth generation of dancers, the academy is under the direction and ownership of Tirza Warren. Offering superior dance education in the Sacramento area, River City Dance Academy is the premiere dance studio for students eager to enhance their ability and love of dance. With a highly trained and experienced faculty, every class offered is sure to satisfy and equip dancers will the skills they need to succeed. 

1510 Merkley Ave, Suite 1, West Sacramento - Visit Website

More Great Dance Studios:

Kids Dance and Fitness - offers dance, fitness, art, cooking & more!
Hawkins School of Performing Arts - offers Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Acting and Voice classes.
StudioTUrbanDanceAcademy - from dance to practical life workshops, they offer programs to build and empower.
NCDC (Northern California Dance Conservatory) - offers beginner through pre-professional dance programs and musical theatre workshops for children.

You can see a complete list of dance studios and available schedules in our directory of dance classes.

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