In-Person Dance, PE Classes Return At City College

City College of San Francisco is bringing back dance and physical education classes this semester.

Dancers perform on the City College of San Francisco campus. Courtesy photo
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Since March of 2020 with the onset of COVID-19, most Physical Education and Dance classes at City College of San Francisco have been taught remotely.

“Many Ingleside community members have taken PE & Dance classes at CCSF over the years and may be happy to know that in-person classes are returning,” said Dr. Jeanne-Marie Hughes, a longtime instructor at the college. “Having classes available like these are a great way to combat stress and cultivate wellness and joy as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.”

The college’s Return-to-Campus team has been working hard to compile information and to create safe conditions. The omicron variant infections are subsiding, according to the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

CCSF is bouncing back to life this week. Would-be students are encouraged to enroll for the Spring semester which began on Monday.

“There’s an impressive array of movement classes offered at CCSF by the PE & Dance Department,” said Hughes said, who has been teaching at CCSF for over 30 years.

Dance classes offered this semester include: Dance Conditioning, Ballet, Salsa & Latin, Salsa Dance Production, Modern, Contemporary, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Dance Theater, Dance History, Dance Performance Production and Repertory Dance Company.

Zumba and Pilates are being offered along with Yoga, Physical Fitness, Boot Camp, Running & Conditioning courses.

And if various forms of dance are not enough, there is Weightlifting, Body Sculpting, Stretching & Flexibility, Basketball, Golf, Tennis, Strength & Interval Training, Water Aerobics, Swimming, Water Polo, Pickleball, Taekwondo, a full Fitness Center and online Interactive Fitness.

Over the years, Hughes has organized and hosted several multicultural dance performances, parties, workshops and festivals each year at CCSF.

Whether someone has an urge to dance, play or just wants to get up and out to get some exercise in their New Year resolution routine, CCSF has something for everyone.

Virus precautions are being followed, including requirements for vaccines and masks, improved air filtration, and limited class sizes.

City College is tuition-free for San Francisco residents.

Those who are interested can still join classes by applying and registering at

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