Kinetic Arts Center creates innovative and dynamic circus culture through exceptional classes, training and performance.
Kinetic Arts Center is a warm and supportive environment where:
- people inspire each other every day,
- we offer comprehensive circus training programs and classes, and
- we produce as many new and exciting circus shows as possible.
Welcome to Kinetic Arts Center – Come on In and Join The Circus!
Loved this place! I had never done this before so wasn’t sure what to expect, I had a great time! I took the mixed aerial arts class, it was very well structured, they pay a lot of attention to safety and form, they teach you how to do it right the first time! The atmosphere is very welcoming, professional and FUN! Easy to find and they have parking.
Gaynor J.Benicia, CA
My five-year-old daughter does their after-school Circus Kids class on Wednesdays and absolutely *loves* it. Her instructor, Slater, is not just knowledgeable about circus arts but can masterfully deal with the meltdowns that inevitably come with working with small children. He teaches the kids real circus skills AND self-care, such as reminding them to drink water at regular intervals. I am completely impressed with him, and the rest of the staff are very friendly and professional as well. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their kids or drop them off, which works really well for me since my work schedule is rather unpredictable. My daughter is now saying she wants to be a circus performer when she grows up, and I am happy to pay for her to take classes here for years and years to come. Highly recommended!
Karin W.Oakland, CA
i won a lesson with emily in a silent auction and she was great- very attentive to form so you don’t hurt yourself while stretching and doing the tricks, and also good at adapting to everyone’s skill level. we did a bit of climbing up ropes (i feel so badass even with my wimpy arms), flipping around trapeze bars, and hanging by our legs on aerial silks (wha?? no hands??). i can see how this could get addictive. this is literally the best full body workout activity i’ve ever done (with martial arts and climbing coming in as seconds)- great core and arm strength training plus flexibility and balance. i’m pretty sure your first class is free, so you should at least try it once for yourself. i would seriously consider making this my new workout if i lived closer :/ also p.s. super queer friendly. well, it’s the circus so duh.
Kristin M, awkward girl in the back of the club. San Francisco, CA
Thanks for accommodating our brownie troop. They had a great time. Today was what girl scouts should be about…..having fun…learning more about yourself and then sharing it with others in a silly kind of way. We’ll be back. Thanks again.
Lori Admokom and Troop 32158
There are several awesome things about this place. One is that they have kids classes concurrent with adult classes. YES! Gone are the days when I have to either follow my kid around during class or sit on my ass being bored. My 2.5 yr old loves his classes with Slater and I get a good circus-y workout with Jaron. A great space, good location with parking and they have a great variety of classes including flexibility and yoga.
Laura L.Oakland, CA
I want a community – for me and my kids — where we can exercise our bodies, hearts and souls. This place is just plain warm – with laughter, love and the flush of exercise.
Elsa S,Berkeley, CA
Great teachers who really take excellent care of kids and teach incredible skills. We feel like we are part of a wonderful circus community. Thanks Victoria, Jaron, Jennifer and everyone else at Kinetic Arts.
Jeff F.Oakland, CA
My 11 year old daughter has been training with Coach Jaron Hollander on static trapeze for over a year. She is a member of the youth performance troupe. The entire program is awesome! She is a type 1 diabetic and the focus on strength, safety, performance, fun and entertainment has only made her a stronger person. Adult programs too. Check it out!!
Barbara S.Oakland, CA
what a fantastic school! We’ve gone twice now and my daughter (5.5 yrs) loves it. The owners and staff are exceptional. Slater is so great with kids, he keeps them engaged but also keeps them in line which is nice. They all love him. It’s a great environment and experience. I highly recommend you check it out!
Jen M.Oakland, CA
Emily’s Sunday 5-6:30 aerial circuit class is fantastic! For the past year Emily’s class has been my sip of sanity before my work week begins. Our work out both challenges me physically, and allows me to feel accomplished. It is always engaging as we use a wide variety of equipment: rope, tissue, trapeze, Pilates balls, Thera-bands, agility boards. In addition to physical challenges, we do a lot of core strengthening work. Our work together is so inspiring, that I often wake up early mid-week to indulge my craving for Pilates and Yoga strengthening exercises. My students and co-workers get a kick out of seeing me practice on the jungle gym at recess during the week. I recommend this class without reservation-See you there!
Tara M.Oakland, CA