Classes and Programs Currently Offered
Looking to sign up for virtual classes until our normal programming can resume? You are in the right place! We have partnered with several of our beloved contractors to offer you virtual classes! Just click on the contractor name below for additional resources and virtual classes brought to you be the best in the business!
Art Classes - Art Instructor, Susan McAllister is very excited to offer virtual programs (classes and camps) year round for adults and youth. Use the link HERE and click on the Virtual Classes tab to register for her classes.
Orinda Kids & Adults - Virtual Karate Be aware of your surroundings, avoid trouble, if you get into trouble – get out of it, if you can’t get out of trouble – get out of it anyway! Traditional Okinawan Karate-do, Wado Ki Kai (style) means “to learn from all things.” Kids and adults of all strength and experience levels learn Karate in a Covoid-19 safe - virtual class room. Students are taught the importance of respect and self-discipline, challenging their bodies and minds. This is a comprehensive program that deals with “street” awareness, avoiding strangers, and self-defense. Classes are on going. Sensei Don Stasenka (4th Dan, Black Belt) has trained and taught Karate for over 20 years. Supporting Black Belt Sensei – Robert Timlin (2nd dan sensei), David O’Keefe (2nd dan sensei), Amy Chang sensei, Andrea Brambila sensei, Alexander Mastroianni sensei, Eshan Thilakaratne sensei and Zac Justus sensei To Register for classes, pleases visit:HERE
Orinda Ballet Academy
Orinda Ballet Academy Virtual Summer Ballet June 15- July 11, 2020 (4 weeks) Ballet 1A- Ballet 7 Class Levels The Orinda Ballet Academy and Youth Company was founded in 2009 by Artistic Director, Patricia Tomlinson. Orinda Ballet is a year round Ballet Academy and youth performing company based in the Orinda Community Center. Offering classes for students aged 3yrs to 18 years, starting with the Pre-Ballet through advanced pre-professional divisions. In addition to ballet classes, Pilates reformer and contemporary classes are offered. All students have the opportunity to participate in the bi-annual performances of “The Sweet Dream Nutcracker” in the Fall term and a story ballet in the Winter/Spring term. Summer term holds a demonstration performance. Past Spring term productions include, “Cinderella”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Swan Lake”, “Alice in Wonderland”, “Peter Pan”, “Coppelia,” and “Firebird”. Ms. Tomlinson has over 30 years of professional dancing, and instructing experience. Her background includes training in NYC under George Balanchine’s world-renown “School of American Ballet.” Ms. Tomlinson’s performing career began early as a student in NYC, performing with NYC Ballet and Natalia Markova’s company. Her extensive professional dancing career includes working as a soloist and principal dancer with Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Diablo Ballet, as well as guesting in various companies. Ms. Tomlinson has taught and set Ballet’s throughout the United States. She holds a B.A in Performing Arts and is a certified Pilates trainer in all apparatus. Ms. Tomlinson take’s great pleasure in working with her students and sharing her passion of ballet and dance.
To register for classes, pleases visit:HERE