DJ instruction in the United States has long been cornered by Scratch DJ Academy, which operates in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and Chicago, but there's now a local alternative.
San Francisco learning center Washburn Studio offers a variety of options to teach aspiring DJs and producers. There are structured classes that cover basic mixing skills and production, and more advanced tricks and techniques. There's even a workshop scenario intended for singles to literally mix and mingle.
There are small group classes that can be taken with friends or a student can choose to design a one-on-one curriculum. Some packages even include the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience via a regular showcase held at SF lounge Monroe, so there's an extra element of practical instruction.
The art and skill of true DJing is a skill worth learning, even if your aspirations don't stretch beyond your home.