June 14 Grand Opening

Nagata Dance Studio Grand Opening Event!

We, Nagata Dance faculty and staff, invite you to celebrate the opening of the Nagata Dance Studio at

1740 Buchanan Street in San Francisco’s Japantown on Saturday, June 14th, 2014. After over 15 years of inspiring excellence in

San Francisco public and private schools, the new studio will expand Nagata Dance’s ability to enrich the lives of children and adults through dance.

All are welcomed to join in the grand opening activities on the 14th.

Participate in a free community dance class taught by Ms. Corrine Nagata herself and enter the $5 raffle for the chance to win

one of several special prizes,including dance classes at the studio. Our excitement for dance is infectious; you might find

yourself bouncing to the beat and staying all day!


Celebrations begin at 11:30am

11:30 Community Mingle

12:00 Ribbon Cutting

12:30 Community Dance Class

1:00 Apple Cider Toast

Following our toast, please join us for our family-friendly opening performances,

featuring local Bay Area artists, including members of Nagata Dance Faculty.


Performances begin at 2pm and 7pm

2:00 – 3:00 with 15 minute intermission

7:00 – 8:00 with 15 minute intermission


Tickets will be sold at the door one hour before show time.

All tickets are General Seating and cash only purchases.

$15 / Adult    

$5 / Child      

For more information about Nagata Dance and new offerings at the studio,

such as a unique scholarship program, contact us directly.  Nagata Dance has a class for everyone.

Celebrate and dance with us at the studio’s grand opening on Saturday, June 14th!

Call 650-346-5592 for ticket information.

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Nagata Dance Boot Camp

 Nagata Dance Boot Camp: August 18th – 22nd 

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Get back in shape before the start of the school year! Participate in the first ever Nagata Dance Boot Camp where you’ll have the opportunity to work with incredible teachers in small class sizes. The week-long boot camp emphasizes dance technique and career planning.  Classes will be held at the San Francisco Dance Center and the brand new Nagata Dance Studio located in historic Japantown. A typical day in this unique intensive includes a cardiovascular warm-up (morning San Francisco run), ballet with extra time to work on jumps and turns and Horton Technique Class.  In addition to dance classes, you will take a daily career preparation course: build a resume and take professional body shots for you to keep. Space is limited, sign up now!

August 18-August 22, 9:00AM to 5PM

Cost: $399

Register before May 1st - $349, Register on or after May 2nd - $399

Register now

Work exchange opportunities to partially discount tuition are available to a limited number of students. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further inquires.


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Alamo Kindergarten

For All Nagata Dance Music please click here and scroll down 

"Oh Child" Dance (performed by Room 108 and 113)

Video- Oct. 30 (day 5)


"Wave Your Flag" (performed by Room 111 and 114)

Video- Oct. 30 (day 5)

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Water Break Policy

In the 45 to 60 minute Nagata Dance after-school classes, we are heating up and dancing up a storm!  We encourage dancers to bring water bottles to dance class. This makes it more convenient to sip water throughout the class when one group is dancing and the other is actively watching.  In addition, each class will have a designated water break at the 25-minute mark. Additional water breaks may be given if it is a hot day or at the discretion of the teacher.  We hope that this water bottle policy creates more ease to keep everyone hydrated.  If it become more of a distraction we will revise the policy where needed.

Dance is a physical activity which exercises the body and the mind, please help us to remind the children to drink water throughout the day especially before and after dance class, to use the restroom before class, and it is more comfortable to wear removable layers to class to help with body temperature.

If any child has a special need, we are happy to make modifications to provide the environment for the best result. Please communicate directly to Corrine Nagata This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to prepare and accommodate accordingly.

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Samantha Anton



Samantha Anton began her dance training in Southern California at Ballet Pacifica and then with Russian masters, Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky. She has attended several summer programs including ABT New York, Kaatsbaan Extreme Ballet, Boston Ballet, Boston Ballet's Choreographic Intensive and was invited to dance in Amsterdam with The Henny Jurriens Foundation. Samantha has been fortunate enough to work with artists such as Amy Seiwert, Sidra Bell, Gregory Dawson, Kara Davis, Ethan Stiefel, Sandrine Cassini, Evelyn Cisneros-Legate and Corrine Nagata. She has also performed with JUNTOS Collective, a dance outreach organization in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Central America.


In the Spring of 2013, Samantha graduated Cum Laude from the Alonzo King LINES Ballet/Dominican University of CA, with a B.F.A. in Dance and a minor in Arts Management. She continues to dance with two dance companies as well as performing the works of various choreographers all over the Bay. Her love for teaching started with the GYROTONIC® Expansion System and has grown greatly in teaching the students of Nagata Dance. 

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