Top Summer Dance and Gymnastics Camps in East Bay

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Published May 26, 2016

Is your son or daughter interested in dance or gymnastics? Whether it's at a recreational or competitive level, here are some great camps to choose from:

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Top Dance & Gymnastics Camps in East Bay


Whether your kid has a natural rhythm, or two left feet everyone & anyone can benefit from participating in a dance class. With so many different varieties to choose from your kid could become the text prima ballerina, or hip-hop superstar! ChatterBlock has put together a killer list of the hottest, kid-friendly dance camps and classes in town! Scroll through and see if anything inspires your kids to get their groove on!



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.




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).






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.





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!




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.





Dance Live Dream Center

Located in Castro Valley, Dance Live Dream Center is dedicated to advancing public health, promoting appreciation of music and dance, and fostering integration within diverse communities.

They offer ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, princess ballet, and more!





Bay Island Gymnastics

Bay Island Gymnastics is proud to offer camps throughout the entire summer for every age, interest, and level. Camps are geared toward extraordinary children,not just hard-core gymnasts! Every week offered celebrates a different theme filled with creativity, loads of laughter, memories, and new friendships! All camps are taught by enthusiastic, caring, safety certified USAG Instructors.




Luna Dance Institute

Luna Dance Institute is a choreography-based dance program in the Bay Area, offering a variety of fun dance camp options for all ages. These include half-day camps (ages 5-7), full day camps (ages 8-11, 'tweens 10-13, and teens 12-17). Camps run June and July.

Tuition assistance is available.





Camp Pac West

Camp Pac West is filled with high energy, structured activities for your active kids and incorporates gymnastics, science, arts and cooking every single week! Campers will enjoy healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables and yogurt, and structured gymnastics classes! Come in for a day, a week or the whole Summer, and it’ll always be a new experience!




Did you find any awesome dance camps or classes for your kids? We hope so! If not do not despair. We have hundreds of other amazing camps and classes to browse through. Discover more here.


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