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
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
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.
Jeff F.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
Here, there is literal clowning around, as I think a proper circus school should have. The staff and faculty here are great! They care about their students and recognize that customer service is truly an important thing. Tall ceiling and huge space! This place is cavernous. It feels like about 25 ft when I climb their silks and rope… Their squishy blue mat, totally does NOT smell like feet! Whenever I go into a fitness facility I always expect a certain fragrance about the place. It is such a treat to be training in a school that doesn’t smell like a good cheese. Don’t get me wrong, I love cheese and I really do enjoy the various other circus schools around the Bay, but cheesey mats while training is not the most ideal of situations. KAC I hearts you!
Christina L.San Francisco, CA
Our 7 year old has been taking circus classes here for a couple of months and I can not say enough good about the place! The teachers are fun, funny, kind, attentive and also have as much energy as the kids!
Chrissy CAlameda, CA
This is a truly soulful place. A place to get an unbelievably good workout, yes – but also, a true arts center, a real community, populated by very *real* and down-to-earth people, students and instructors alike. I’ve only been going for a couple of weeks, to the trapeze and Pilates classes, but I already love it here and feel like it’s home.
Sandra COakland, CA
I have to pass on to the high school students who performed at the EBI fundraiser a couple of weeks ago at the Claremont that they were over the top magnificent! They were professional, interesting, and amazingly skillful. Kudos to them – really impressive. As a musician, I know that being “background” entertainment can be particularly difficult.”
Parent & Escuela Bilingue International Fundraiser Attendee