Thanks to Berkeley Ballet Theater for sponsoring this guide to dance classes for kids. The nurturing, encouraging, and body positive environment at BBT also gives students the confidence and persistence to make an impact in whatever life path they choose.
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
Classes on Zoom & in Studio Children's ballet classes up through pointe-level classes meet after school and on weekends.
Grades: Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School
Katie's Dance Studio
All Classes will be held on Zoom or Outside In Person. Katie's offers dance classes in jazz, tap, hip-hop, acrobatics and ballet to children, teens and adults. The class levels range from beginning to professional.
Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Middle School, High School
Some outdoor classes in Montclair 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. Free trial class and mention 510 for 30% off first month!
Grades: TK or bridge kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Thanks again to Berkeley Ballet Theater for sponsoring this guide. Join a week-long summer camp to dance 5 hours a day or join BBT’s Brush-Up classes, ongoing twice-weekly classes throughout the summer to keep dancers moving and progressing throughout the summer break.