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Zoe Balfour & Citabria Phillips, co-founders of Dancing with the Queers, 2011 Californian Same-Sex Women's Standard, 2009 North American Same-Sex Women's Standard and 2009 Out Games Senior Champions

Zoe & Citabria at OutGames 2009



David Estrada & Eddie Alba, Photo: Barak Yedidia


Welcome Whats New


Welcome to the wonderful world of same-sex dancing. Bring your love of dancing, and we will give you the tools you need to feel confident flying around the floor.

Dancing with the Queers is a same-sex dance program focusing on International Style Ballroom and Latin dance which is perfect for the Gay Games.

All are welcome who are comfortable dancing with partners of any gender.

Our teachers also teach many other dance forms as well. Feel free to browse the different classes on our website.

What's New Whats New


Enhance your year with some life affirming dance!

Dancing with the Queers starts their new season of  classes  on the first Sunday of the month, , and its your chance to learn beginning Ballroom or Beginning latin in a friendly and fun QUEER environment.

Partner dance is a great way to get fit, get balance and poise while learning how to really listen and move with another person in harmony. Besides being fun and looking great! Come and check out our supportive queer classes and let your inner Fred and Ginger out! No partner is needed and the first class is free to new dancing with the queer dancers!

Our next classes start on the first sunday of the month

1:00 to 2:00 pm | Beginning Ballroom Waltz with Zoe Balfour
2:00 to 3:00 pm | Beginning Cha Cha with Zoe Balfour


We have a new blog called Between the Steps.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

Dancing with the Queers is on Facebook.

Zoe and Citabria were featured in the SF Chronicle on Monday January 18th, 2010.  Check out the article.

Check out the film Learning to Fly by Margo Dean made about Dancing with the Queers before it got its name.

Special Offers Whats New


All students new to Dancing with the Queers classes get the first class FREE when you sign up for a month. Returning students get our undying gratitude.

Dancing with the Queers Gift Certificates

Dancing is the best gift to give.

Forget the daily grind and enjoy fun time with your special someone. Dancing allows you or your friend to get out, have fun, meet people and move your body. Dancing is also the most fun exercise you can get. Dancing with the Queers has gift certificates to match every budget.

  • Taster Session: 1 week of class (first week of the month): $20 for Advanced Standard, $15 for all other Standard or Latin classes offered by Dancing with the Queers.
  • Full Month: 1 month of classes (in a 4 week month): $72 for Advanced Standard, $52 for all other Standard or Latin classes offered by Dancing with the Queers.

gift certificate




Special Offers

  • Buy two Taster Session gift certificates, get 1 limited edition black with gold lettering Dancing with the Queers tin of delicious kosher mints, a value of $5.
  • Buy two gift certificates of one month each and get 2 limited edition Dancing with the Queer water bottles (while supplies last).
  • Refer two friends, new to the Dancing with the Queers classes, who each sign up for one month of class, and you will receive a free limited edition Dancing with the Queers water bottle in one of four fabulous colors.


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