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Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in East Bay

Published May 11, 2016 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Is your child showing an interest in music or the performance arts? If so, here are some great summer camps where they can hone and showcase their talents:

Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in East Bay

Whether your child is looking to build confidence or needs an activity to unleash some, we recommend signing up for a performing arts camp. It really doesn’t matter if your little ones can sing, dance, or act because we are here to help. Who knows - maybe they are a star in the making!

Crowden Music Center

From the exploratory music camp to exhilarating chamber music intensives, Crowden offers summer programs for all ages and levels of experience.

Among others, summer programs include Scrape, Squawk & Bang: Instrumental Discovery Camp, All things Cello, and Piano Partners.

Musically Minded Academy

Led by dynamic staff, campers dive into music, art, and on stage play. Campers will collaborate, leveraging their individual strengths to develop a final performance. Eight 1-week sessions are offered this summer, with three themes to choose from--Michael Jackson, Star Wars and the music of John Williams, and Playwrights. Open to ages 4-11.

Stratford School

Does your child have unlimited energy and creativity? Does he or she sing along to favorite songs and movies?

If so, check out Stratford School's Musical Theater, Digital Music, and orchestra programs at select campuses.

Crystal Children's Choir

Crystal Children’s Choir was founded in 1994. Since then, it has grown into an organization of over one thousand members. The choir is active year round in Cupertino, Fremont, Foster City, and San Jose. A variety day camps and an overnight camp are offered for young choristers of all ages and experience levels.

Film Acting Bay Area

FABA offers training in film acting, directing, as well as casting opportunities. The FABA program offers on-camera film acting and directing classes and workshops of all levels. Taught by some of the most respected and accomplished teachers and film-industry professionals in the Bay Area, your children can study acting and directing where films are made.

East Bay Music Together

The focus of East Bay Music Together's classes is to bring the joy of family music making to all families with children birth through age seven and the adults who love them.

Classes are offered at over 15 locations across the East Bay.

Renaissance International School

The Renaissance International School offers camps in sports, scientific adventures, and different cultural and art experiences.  Scheduling is flexible, where kids can be signed up one or multiple-week sessions. TRIS is a multidisciplinary of international center of learning and culture where children can thrive and develop their potential.

Stage Door Conservatory

Stage Door Conservatory is offering an outstanding summer program for 2016 for young actors.

Sessions include Derived/Collaborative Theatre (grades 3-8), A broadway Jr. production of Disney's Mulan Jr. (grades 3-8), and the Backstage/high school internship program (grades 9-12).

Early Start Music

Early Start Music is offering a Family Music Class with movement, dance, sign and learn for children age 0-6yrs. The center also offer Music Together with Mandarin class.

Programs are offered at multiple locations--in Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro and Newark.

Center REP's Young REP Theatre Training Program

At the Lesher Center in Walnut, Center REP's Young REP Theatre Training Program is a wonderful way to explore, discover and learn more about the acting process. Acting students from 11-22 are inspired and challenged to develop important theatre skills in order to grow as artists. Camp runs June 13-July 28.

Mr. D's Music Club

Mr. D's Music Club is a multiple award winning, "unique, hip and super cool", and fun entry into the world of performing arts.

Activities include Pop singing, Hip Hop dancing and stage design for a weekly concert. Themes change each week.

Soo Dance Academy

SDA Summer program is a great time to introduce your dancer to a variety of dance styles.

The Fantasy Camps are perfect for the young dancer between the ages of 4.5 - 6 years of age. The Intensives are perfect jump start for a new dancer age 7 -11 who is looking for exposure to ballet, jazz and hip-hop.

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts engages youth and young adults in creating new worlds for themselves and their communities through rigorous training in world performance traditions. Each summer, young learners can sample the arts in the center's exciting 6-week series in music, dance and theater. Private music lessons and Masterclasses are also happening throughout the summer.

East Bay Dance Center

The East Bay Dance Center offers classes in jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, tumbling, African Dance, drama, art, and music. All classes include games, performances, and fun! Flexible scheduling - 1 day or 10 weeks.

Open to boys and girls, all levels welcome. Campers will be placed in classes according to age and experience.

Berkeley Ballet Theater

Berkeley Ballet Theater’s Summer Workshops provide unparalleled ballet training by world-class faculty for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students in a warm, supportive, and fun environment. Summer students will experience a program focused on improving technical skills and developing confidence as a dancer. This year, BBT is especially excited to offer Beginning Teen Ballet!

Hopefully the list above inspired you to grab an instrument, ballet shoes, or costume and head off to the coolest camp in town. If none of the performing arts camps met your kids killer creative needs feel free to check out our huge selection of other awesome local camps and classes here.

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