Dance Classes for Kids in the East Bay - 510 Families
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Dance Classes for Kids in the East Bay

This dance class guide for children includes ballet, hip hop, Bollywood, and lots more. We love the East Bay.

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Photo courtesy Berkeley Ballet Theater

This listing of dance classes for kids includes programs for children in Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, and surrounding areas. To find movement and dance classes for toddlers or preschoolers, see our toddler class guide. To find other movement classes for kids age five and older, see our guides to parkour classes and theater programs.

Dance classes for East Bay kids

Alameda Ballet Academy

Children's Ballet classes beginning at age 4 up through pointe-level classes meet after school and on weekends.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Berkeley Ballet Theater

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BBT's Youth Division classes provide dancers age 7+ with the opportunity to study classical ballet in a disciplined, professional atmosphere that is also supportive of each student's unique talents, passions, and creative voice. Pre-ballet classes begin at age 2.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Berkeley City Ballet

Ballet classes for all ages and experiences, ranging from pre-ballet to pre-professional.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

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Destiny Arts Center

Movement arts classes for youth 3-18. Destiny Arts Center is offering in-person class options in hip hop dance, martial arts, and African Dance. All classes are pay what you can and COVID safety protocols are observed. Classes begin on 9/6.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts offers a wide variety of world performing arts courses divided into three main branches: theater, dance and music beginning at age 5. Group classes are free.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

East Bay Dance Center

Ballet and pre-ballet for children ages 5 to 12.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Gurus Of Dance (Bollywood Style)

Gurus of Dance is Bay Area's Biggest and Best Bollywood Dance School. Classes are offered at 5 locations across the Bay Area starting as young as age 3.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Katie's Dance Studio

Katie's offers dance classes in jazz, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics, and ballet to children, teens, and adults. The class levels range from beginner to professional.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Kids N Dance

Hip-hop, ballet, and modern dance are offered for kids in blocks of 8 or 9-week sessions, after school or on weekends. 18 months to 12 years.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

Lisa Performing Arts

Lisa Performing Arts aims to spread the knowledge of arts and multicultural awareness to the younger generation as well as encourage a healthy lifestyle through dance. Ages 3 to adult and for both boys and girls. Styles include Ballet, Chinese, jazz, hip-hop, breakdance, contemporary, folk.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Luna Dance Institute

Luna Dance Institute provides young dancers, ages 5 through 17, with a course of study to play, express, and develop their creativity as dance-makers.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

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Mr. D's Music Club - The Creative Spaces

The Creative Spaces is an arts enrichment program where kids (8-12) explore singing, acting, dancing, and art; learn creative techniques; foster a love for creativity; and build an artistic foundation in the areas they find inspiration. No experience or formal training required.

Grades: 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

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One Generation Camp - Monthly!

Fall and Spring Sessions are one Saturday a month in Tilden Park. An outdoor music and dance program for children ages 5-11, featuring some of the best teachers in the Bay Area in West African Handdrumming, West African Dance, Cuban Dance, Body Percussion, and Brazilian Capoeira!

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Shawl Anderson Dance Center (SADC)

Many youth classes for kids from toddlers to 18 years old. Absolute beginners through advanced. Classes are held in long semesters and a summer session. Fall session begins on August 22.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Tutu School

Tutu School goes up to 8 years old, inspiring kids to twirl to classical Ballet Storytime curriculum including Nutcracker, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.

Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Van Der Zwaan Dance Studio

Ballet, tap, gymnastics, and hip-hop studio in the heart of the Upper Shattuck shopping district. For ages 6+

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School

Y Kids After School

Y Kids serves kindergartners through middle-school students with a range of high-quality activities to explore and develop their interests and talents.

Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School

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