Youth Programs

The City of Orinda offers a wide variety of programs and classes to enrich and enhance the lives of the youth in our community. Our hope is that toddlers, children, tweens and teens have the opportunity to challenge themselves, create, explore, exercise, and play in addition to developing positive relationships that will inspire them to grow into a well-rounded adult. For a complete list of all current classes and programs please refer to our Activity Guide.

Musical Theater

Children of all abilities are proud to be a part of our polished mini-productions of musicals that are fun, challenging and engaging. Cast members learn to develop character, vocal technique, presentation and dance skills. For ages 4-14 years old.

Orinda Ballet Academy & Company

Offering pre-ballet through advanced, pre-professional, levels in ballet, Pilates reformer classes and Broadway style (tap, jazz and contemporary) classes. In 2009, the Orinda Ballet Academy and Company was founded by artistic director, Patricia Tomlinson. Ms. Tomlinson has over 20 years of both professional dancing and instructing experience. For ages 3-17 years old.

Tot Sports

A variety of sports are offered year-round designed to give children a positive first step into a specific sport like baseball, basketball, flag football and soccer. Your young athlete will learn the fundamentals of the specific sport through age-appropriate games and activities. In a fun, safe and positive environment children from ages 3- 12 learn:
  • Balance
  • Body Movement
  • Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork