Calliope Dance Studio focuses on dance and movement classes for children ages 3-12 in the Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco.
Our classes are small, not more than 6 children, grouped together according to their age, because we believe in the importance of giving individual attention and keeping every child and the group safe. During 45 minutes or one hour the children have fun getting to know their bodies while learning different dance and movement styles: ballet, tap, contemporary dance, Flamenco, yoga and tumbling as well as exploring their imaginative bodies and minds through creative movement.
Children come to dance at Calliope to enjoy their bodies – to enjoy themselves and their natural free movement. Self-confidence and self-love evolves naturally as every kid gets to be him/herself and enjoy the magic that lay behind our human body. Through the art of dancing, we are able to address specific developmental stages, while providing each child with what is needed to enhance their physical motor skills, as well as their intellectual, emotional and social capabilities.
Calliope was founded by Kellee Blanchard in 2005 and was taken over by Rosana Barragan in 2010. It started as a small dance studio with a couple of children from the neighborhood. It now has over 150 children who love to come every week to have fun while dancing, expressing themselves and sharing with friends.
OUR TEACHING STAFF
We invest in dedicated and talented dance teachers.
Rosana Barragan, Director & Teacher
Inheriting the gift of dance from her mother, Rosana has been educating and dancing for 20+ years…
Kelsey Bergstrom Young, Calliope Class Teacher
A pro at 11, Kelsey has been teaching at Calliope since 2014 and has trained heartily in a variety of dance styles…
Mizuho Sato, Flamenco & Calliope Class Teacher
Studied in the art of Flamenco from great Masters in Spain, Mizuho is also a trained ballerina…
Monica Rivera, Calliope Class (English/Spanish)
Monica is a dance educator, choreographer, and yogi. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Studies, along with a K-12 Teaching License in Dance from Meredith College
Jessica Wiener, School Programs Teacher
Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, Jesse Wiener is a teaching and performing artist who spent her early years exploring various forms of movement in including modern dance, musical theater and aerial arts.