Raissa Simpson’s PUSH Dance Company Builds Vibrant Contemporary Dances To Gain A Deeper Understanding Of The Challenges Attributed To Mixed Heritage.


Class Offerings

Youth Program

Grow your child’s love for the dance arts and technique in a positive learning environment. Dance with PUSH Youth Program  ⟿ offering ballet, modern dance, hip hop, musical theater/jazz with an Afro-fusion cultural creative twist. Taught by PUSH’s fun and supportive Staff!

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Youth Company

Strength and Discipline. The Youth Company is a pre-professional training program for students pursuing advance technique and performance opportunities. The Youth Company provides added structure in the form of cultivating responsible and civic-minded individuals.

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Schedule at a Glance


3:00-4:00 PRE-BALLET
4:00-5:00 BALLET 1
5:00-6:00 MODERN DANCE



3:00-4:00 HIP HOP 1
4:00-5:00 HOP HOP 2







Fall\Winter Sept 17 – Dec 15
Winter\Spring Jan 8 – May 17
Summer Session Jun 4 – Jul 26

Monthly Tuition

Pre-Ballet $50
Levels 1-3 $100
 Levels 4-5 $175

Policies and Procedures

Illness/Injury: Our program is fully insured. However, in the case of injury, we are not responsible for medical coverage.

Teachers: In order to ensure a safe & positive learning environment, Teaching Artists may expand or add on the policies of his/her own class. Any student unable to observe these policies may be asked to leave the class.

Restrictions: Classes are age-appropriate. After you register for a class, you will receive an email confirmation from classes [at] pushdance.org confirming your child’s acceptance or if the class is full.

Our program builds an atmosphere of empathy & inclusion that is a safe space for all students. No bullying of any kind will be emotionally or physically tolerated. We foster a positive outlet of expression for student success.

Parking: Parking spaces 1-20 are available for parking only while classes are being conducted.

Student Conduct

The Youth Company is an audition-based performing group for upper division students ages 9 to 14. The youth group performs in the San Francisco Bay Area. Under the guidance of Raissa Simpson, Teaching Artists, and guest artists, the group receives pre-professional training, performance opportunities, and outreach activities.

Dress Code

In order to give the best instruction possible, clothing should be form-fitting and hair should be neatly tied back or away from the face. Hair longer than the nap of the neck should be pulled back in a bun. No jewelry, please.

Modern Dance: Black Leotard, black footless tights or flesh-tone convertible tights

Ballet Girls under 9: Pink Leotard, tights, ballet shoes, pink skirt

Ballet Girls 9+: Black Leotard,flesh-tone convertible tights, pink or flesh-tone ballet shoes; Ballet Boys: Black shorts/tights and black shoes;

Hip Hop: Athletic shoes or non-streak Sneakers. No Street Shoes.

Next Youth Showcase: April 27-28, 2018

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