After-School Classes: In-Person Extracurriculars for East Bay Kids - 510 Families

After-School Classes: In-Person Extracurriculars for East Bay Kids

Thank you to our sponsors for underwriting this guide to after-school activities: Liv & Chiu Art Studio, FireCracker Math, Destiny Arts Center, Junior Center of Art and Science, Gaia Passages, Head Over Heels Athletic Arts, and Fad Pad Afterschool Creative Enrichment. Sponsors are indicated with logos. All other entries are based on publicly available information and may be evolving.

These listings represent PreK-12th East Bay on-site, in-person classes, for after school and weekends. Like totally not on a screen. Whoa.

During this Covid-19 Pandemic, many of our favorite East Bay class providers have switched to teaching online classes; the following businesses are offering in-person classes on a regular basis. From ballet in the park to gymnastics in a giant facility, these East Bay activity professionals are creative on top of everything else!

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Destiny Arts Center

Movement arts classes for youth 3-18. Destiny Arts Center is offering in-person outdoor and small class options in hip hop dance, martial arts, and dance & music of the African Diaspora. All classes are pay what you can and COVID safety protocols are observed. Classes begin 9/7. Come move with us!

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

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FAD PAD After-School Enrichment Creative Classes for K-5th

The FAD PAD is a creative, magical outdoor space for fun, art, drama, cooking, gardening, storytelling, cooperative games, hand sewing, embroidery, and Starwitz (Harry Potter). Outdoor space includes a hammock, swings, & a tree to climb. 4-8 students, K-5th, following all safety guidelines.

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

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FireCracker Math

FireCracker Math enrichment program offers kids a wide variety of age-appropriate, challenging math topics and activities to enhance their natural abilities and understanding of mathematics. They show children that math can be creative, exciting, and fun.

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

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Gaia Passages

Nature connection and awareness, crafting and ancestral skills, social-emotional skills including friendship, boundaries, body changes, and self-expression. Circles now enrolling in East Bay, and Marin.

+ Wildflower Circles for grades 2-5
+ Rite of Passage Circles for Grades 6-7

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

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Head Over Heels Athletic Arts

HOH Afterschool Club provides playtime in our 20,000 square foot gymnastics center, time to work on homework, and opportunities to make crafts. This program is offered Monday - Friday from 3 to 6 PM and costs as low as $30/day.

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

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Inspire Behavioral Learning Tutoring and Classes

Student-centered tutoring for Pre-K, TK, K-12, and older students in English Language Arts. Inspiring joy in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Executive function tutoring also helps students improve study skills and self-management to attain mastery and independence. Additional subjects, too

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

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Junior Center of Art and Science

Junior Center classes engage learners in a variety of STEAM programs, from carpentry to game design. Our classes are small, supportive, environments where children can are inspired to explore and express their creativity. Classes are 9-10 weeks both online and in person. Sliding scale available.

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

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Liv & Chiu Art Studio

Liv & Chiu Art offers an array of in-person and online art classes including graphic novel design, digital illustration, clothed figure drawing, and stop motion animation. For all ages and levels of expertise, expect an ever-changing and exciting variety to expand young artists' minds.

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

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

Amabile School of Music

Amabile School of Music from San Francisco has a second location in Moraga. They offer private music lessons to students age 5 and above, including adults. Offering piano, cello, guitar, ukulele, drum, clarinet, voice, violin lessons both in-person and online.

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

ANTS Sports

ANTS Sports leads fun after-school classes for small groups of K-5th graders in tennis, basketball, flag football, martial arts, and more.

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

Aquatech Swim

AquaTech Swim School specializes in small group swim lessons for children aged 6 months through 12 years.

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

Art with Amy

Super fun art classes that are all about the process of making art. Classes suitable for all ages, starting with Messy Makers (ages walking-4 years), Drawing Class (K-5), and art workshops (5-adult).

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

Bandaloop Studio Up The Walls Class

Young dancers, ages 9-14, will learn the basics of harness-assisted dancing on the studio dance walls, trampoline wall, and low flying floor space. Six students per class.

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

BandWorks

BandWorks offers year-round workshops for kids and teens as well as intensive musical summer camps. Children form a band for the duration of their 8-week session, work with a mentor, learn together, and perform in a gig.

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

Bay Language Academy

Bay Language Academy in Alameda offers an array of classes in many languages including English as a second language (ESL), Spanish, French, Mandarin, Italian, Japanese, Arabic, and Korean. Elementary level students are welcome 2, 4, or 5 times a week.

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

Berkeley Ballet Theater

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.

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

Berkeley Playhouse

Dive into the world of theatre arts with Berkeley Playhouse’s award-winning program. After-school youth musical theater classes available for grades K through 12th.

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

California Tamil Association

Tamil language is an ancient South Indian Language with a long history and rich literature and comprehensive grammar. Sunday morning classes include music, dance, drama, and any art form based on Tamil language and Tamil culture.

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

Classroom Matters

Classroom Matters provides a customized program for students in grades K through 12 to help them excel in school, develop executive function skills, and take ownership of their learning. Now online with some in-person offerings in Berkeley.

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

Downtown Oakland YMCA Classes

Young dance classes and young basketball start at age 3 and continue into high school. The YMCA also offers STEM classes for 5-10 year-olds.

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

El Cerrito Martial Arts

El Cerrito Martial Arts has a Saturday outdoor class in Kensington and an after-school martial arts sports camp at the facility that runs from 1-6pm daily (rolling drop off and pick up). Sports camp features daily martial arts, outside time, and more!

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

Emeryville Martial Arts

For ages 6 to 12. Students learn basic blocking, kicking, punching, and rolling skills which culminate in self-defense sets. Balance, quick reflexes, and friendly competition in a fun environment.

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

Emeryville Swim Center

Summertime only. Group lessons are offered for kids of all ages, including baby classes and teen lessons.

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

Han Martial Arts

Children learn self-defense and fitness while having fun in a positive environment starting at age 4-6 (Tiny Tigers) in Montclair Village. Martial arts instruction in Judo, Taekwondo, and Yongmudo.

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

Hanwen School 瀚文學堂

Hanwen offers after-school Chinese program and Mandarin immersion summer camps for Chinese-as-Second Language and heritage language learners. They offer abacus, Chinese art, and other cultural activities.

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

Jon's School of Music

Children, ages 1 to 8, join a rock band, learn to play keyboard, drum set, and guitar, and compose and perform originals tunes and covers together. Classes currently meet outdoors.

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

Kairos Music Academy - Youth Choir

Youth Choir serves children aged 6 to 14 years old with a superb musical education and the exhilarating experience of performing choral music and musical theater.

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

After school & Saturday wet clay programs (wheel throwing and hand-building) for kids 3 through 18. Fall class registration coming soon.

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

Kumon Math & Reading Program

Kumon helps children actively develop critical thinking skills while progressing independently through a carefully crafted curriculum. The Kumon Math and Reading programs cover everything from counting to calculus, and phonemics to Shakespeare for ages 3+. In-person or online.

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

Lil' Kickers Soccer

Lil' Kickers Soccer is a child development program offering soccer classes and clinics for all ages and skill levels, starting with children aged 18 months to 12 years.

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

Lindamood-Bell Instruction

Lindamood-Bell serves children with learning challenges or a previous diagnosis such as dyslexia or autism spectrum disorder as well as those seeking to enhance skills. One-on-one diagnosis and instruction available both in-person and online.

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

Lisa Performing Arts

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

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

Mathnasium

Mathnasium your friendly math-only learning center. They help kids in grades 2-8 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Mathnasium @home is available online.

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

Oakland Ballet Company

The Academy at Oakland Ballet Company offers classical ballet training for kids and teens. Classes focus on developing students’ technique, exploring artistic expression through dance, and building self-confidence in a fun and nurturing class environment for ages 5 and up.

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

Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir

For children who love to sing, ages 4-18. This program of vocal training and music education is taught by experienced, caring faculty.

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

Ralph Gracie Kids Jiu-Jitsu

Kids and Youth Jiu-Jitsu program is an excellent program for kids ages 5-17, which teaches techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, including takedowns, ground skills, and self-defense.

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

Richmond Art Center

Sign up for weekly classes in painting and all-around artistic creativity begin at age 5.

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

San Francisco Girls Chorus & Prep Chorus

The San Francisco Girls Chorus creates outstanding performances featuring the unique and compelling sound of young women’s voices through an exemplary music education program. The Chorus School offers programs in two locations: San Francisco and Emeryville. Begins at age 4.

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

SBG NorCal Mixed Martial Arts

Ninja Warrior class teaches kids in grades K-5th the fundamentals of martial arts through ninja warrior-style drills and obstacle courses. Classes are 1 hour long and take place on Tuesdays after school and Saturday mornings.

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

Seele Stars Musical Theater Classes

Seele Stars is a children's musical theater company offering in-person singing, dancing, and acting in a show about valuing yourself for who you are inside. 12 weeks long, masked indoors on Thursdays, following safety protocols and local/CDC guidelines.

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

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 is 15 weeks and begins on August 23.

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

Skyhawks Sports

This multi-sport program gives kids a positive first step into athletics. Basic sports and skills are introduced through fun, energetic games and activities. Classes offered for kids aged 2-12.

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

Soccer 2gether

Soccer 2gether invites kids 3-12 years old to learn the fundamentals of soccer and make friends for life.

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

Studio Naga Martial Arts

Offering martial arts for adults and kids age 4 and up in Hollis-Doyle, with hopes to return to the studio in the fall. Classes are after-school and on Saturdays.

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

Studio One Art Center

Studio One offers summer camps, after-school artistic enrichment (K through 5), and teen classes in ceramics.

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

Su Yun’s Chinese Learning Center

Su Yun's Chinese Learning Center is an after-school and summer program that provides Mandarin language instruction along with hands-on science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) experiences to reinforce the language and culture.

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

Superpower of the Song™

Intro to Composing Video Game Music. No music experience is necessary, but it will come in handy. Sessions are 6 weeks long. Ages 11 and up.

Grades: Middle School, High School

Sylvan Learning Center

Programs include personal tutoring, math intensives, STEM enrichment, and college prep. Watch your child’s skills and confidence soar with help from the certified instructors at Sylvan Learning. Programs are online and in-person.

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

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Let’s play and learn, be safe, and be together!

Thank you again to our sponsors for underwriting this guide to after-school activities in the East Bay: Head Over Heels Athletic Arts, Gaia Passages, Junior Center of Art and Science, Liv & Chiu Art Studio, Destiny Arts Center, FireCracker Math, and Fad Pad Afterschool Creative Enrichment. Sponsors are indicated with logos.

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