Our Commitment to Your Safety

We understand this is a new reality for everyone - both for individuals and for small businesses.


We love to teach dance. Many of us consider it our calling. We want to continue teaching dance, while making it a priority to keep our staff and customers safe. We'll follow all Santa Clara County and California guidance as the rules around what is permissible keep changing.

At this time, we are offering indoor, outdoor, and online lessons.

Our current safety guidance for outdoor lessons includes:

  • Masks must be worn by all participants.

  • Social distancing is required between household (at least 6 feet). Couples residing in the same household may dance together, but your instructor will remain 6 feet away throughout the lesson.

  • If you are ill (in any way), please remain at home and reschedule your lesson. This applies for both students and instructors. We are not charging for late cancellations at this time, so please don't hesitate to cancel/reschedule if you feel ill or have been in contact with anyone else feeling ill. Your instructor will check their temperature every day prior to working.

  • If you feel ill in any way within 14 days of your lesson, please let us know. If your instructor feels ill in any way within 14 days of your lesson, we will contact you.

  • Please wash your hands before arriving at the studio/dancing and once you return home. Your instructors will do the same between every lesson they teach.

  • We have hand sanitizer available for both students and staff to use freely.

  • We have disposable masks, disposable gloves, and a no-touch thermometer available should you require.

  • Outdoor lessons don't require students to touch any surfaces. For indoor lessons, we will be bleach cleaning all entry surfaces, bathrooms, handles, and other high-touch surfaces daily.

  • Only one lesson is permitted on our outdoor floor at one time. For indoor lessons, we are limiting our 1,800 square foot space to no more than 1-2 lessons at a time.


Please email info@aretedancecenter.com or call (408) 824-0074 with questions.

You can also use this form to send us your questions and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.


We'll update this page and our procedures as guidance changes. We are incredibly grateful for your support during a difficult time for everyone.

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The place where adults from Los Altos, San Jose, Mountain View, Cupertino, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Milpitas, Portola Valley, Woodside, Menlo Park, and the rest of the Bay Area learn to dance ballroom and ballet!