About Us

At the Pick School of Ballroom Dancing you can take Ballroom & Latin Group Classes, Wedding Couple and Individual Private Instruction, be in a performance group, take a workshop and attend a dance party!


Founded in 1961, today Pick School of Ballroom Dancing is a prestigious school with an unblemished reputation. It is a place where one goes to learn the wonderful art of ballroom dance, and indeed, numerous world champions have graced our dance floors, presenting breath-taking shows and seminars to wide-eyed dancers.


Located in the sunset district in  San Francisco we offer group classes in everything from Salsa, Swing and Argentine Tango to Foxtrot, Waltz and Quickstep! Both American style and International style ballroom and Latin dancing is offered in group and private lessons. Wedding dance choreography and instruction for brides and grooms and father/daughter dances is also available plus Quinceanera and Same Sex group lessons and workshops.

A Message from Owner, Erin Pick

I started ballroom dancing at 8 years old. My mother, along with her partner Roy Hinton and teachers in the school, Gene ErinColorCloseupresizedevensmallerJennings and Derek Lewis, gave me my basic foundation in dance and I went on to compete as an amateur, then as a professional and in Pro/Am competitions.

I earned my teaching credentials with the Imperial Society of Teachers, through which I became a Licentiate in the International Standard and Latin dances.  I also earned my teaching credentials with Terpsichore, a dance association through which I became an Associate in the American style Smooth and Rhythm dances.

I enjoy watching students who have never danced before develop into beautiful dancers. There are individuals who come to the studio thinking they will never be able to dance and several weeks later they are dancing.  The benefits of ballroom dancing are not only physical but mental. Observing students working both their bodies and minds simultaneously is what I truly enjoy.