564 Monterey Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94127
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Phone: (415) 585-2638
Price per class: N/A
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Ann Marie Garvin and The Dancers' Synectics Group have been offering opportunities for dancers in San Francisco beginning with the birth of her son James. Many, many, MANY dancers have entered these portals on their way to making a mark in the world of dance. Ms. Garvin’s legacy is her students. They have gone on to teach, to perform, choreograph and direct in theatres and for companies all around the world. There is a time for everything. In 2005, it was time to pass the torch, and the Dancers' Synectics Group is now known as DSG studios, with instructors here forming a United Nations unto themsleves. Classes are being taught in styles and disciplines unknown to most Americans in the 60’s and 70’s. The instructors are enthusiastic and dedicated, and we are very proud of them all. Why? Because dance is a very tough business. The pay is atrocious, the injuries a constant threat, the opportunities minimal. In other words, you have to LOVE what you’re doing. We try to provide studio space with the equipment and the atmosphere necessary for all who enter to be both creative and productive. In a production narrated by Chita Rivera, she talked about dancing for blind people. The audience couldn’t see her feet but they could feel the vibration. She talked about all those classes, teachers telling you “That’s awful!” - and the pain, the frustration - trying to get it right, but then, when sometimes it all comes together... IT'S THE CLOSEST THING TO FLYING..." See class information page on website for contact information of individual instructors.
I come here on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (8-9am) for Zumba with Jennifer. She is fantastic and the sessions are great. 100 times better than it's cheesy... read more
Came here on Sunday afternoon for the beginner Salsa lesson. Found this place because of the Zozi deal I purchased. The instructor was a lady named Jackie.... read more
The studio is kinda funky, but it is a huge space to Zumba your heart out. Love the Zumba classes at this location with Jennifer Sanchez. She is really... read more