Kinetic Arts Center thrives on giggles. However, COVID-19 is no laughing matter. We have temporarily closed our facility in compliance with shelter-in-place directives and in alignment with the surrounding school districts.
We have received some excellent questions from clients curious about what happens next for Kinetic Arts Center. Find the answers below!
Q: How long will the Kinetic Arts Center facility be closed?
Kinetic Arts Center will be closed until our local and state health officials indicate that it is safe to reopen. We are keeping up with the news and will post updates on our website and social accounts with updates. While we very much look forward to having everyone back and training at Kinetic Arts Center, SAFETY has always been our first, second and third priority!
Q: Will you offer virtual classes until you are able to reopen the facility?
YES! You can find more information about how to book virtual private and semi-private lessons with Kinetic Arts Center instructors here. We will also announce updates about LIVE Streaming classes as soon as we have them!
Q: What happens to the class package I have on my account?
Your classes will be ready to be used just as soon as we reopen! Please contact us to extend the expiration date on your existing package(s). Alternatively, we can convert your existing class package(s) into a credit on account that you can use toward future programming – including our LIVE Streaming classes.
Q: Summer’s coming. What’s happening with summer camp?
As of April 8, 2020, we are planning to run our Circus Arts and Sky High Aerials summer camps as originally scheduled. In the event Kinetic Arts Center must cancel sessions due to COVID-19, we will notify affected clients as soon as possible. You may choose to retain any amount paid as a credit on account to be used for any future programming (no expiration) or you may request a refund.
If you have a question that was not addressed above, please email email@example.com with your inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
We hope this announcement finds you healthy and calm as we all navigate this evolving situation with COVID-19. We are heartened to see so many people working in unison to protect the most vulnerable among us and we are eager to join in the effort to flatten the curve.
Kinetic Arts Center has temporarily suspended all in-person classes, private lessons, and performances in order to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
Curious about how COVID-19 is affecting Kinetic Arts Center or what it means for your account? Find our COVID-19 related FAQs here!
All credits and packages that you have on account will remain there until we reopen. Please remember to check in with us after classes resume to extend your package expiration dates.
Until we see you again, we encourage our community members to support all small businesses by purchasing gift certificates for future use. This is going to be a really tough time for a lot of your favorite local shops, restaurants, and service providers so any support you can offer will go a long way to ensuring their survival beyond COVID-19.
Please keep an eye on your email inbox, on our website, and on Facebook and Instagram for updates. If you have any closure related questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kinetic Arts Center’s Circus Arts and Sky High Aerials Summer Camps are led by experts in both circus and fun! Our camps feature an extended lunch period with dedicated fine arts instruction and an outdoor summer annex where our budding circus artists juggle and hula-hoop en plein air. Campers walk tall on STILTS, get a lift by building impressive (human) pyramids, and climb ever higher in their aerial classes. Such great heights, indeed!
Kinetic Arts Center Summer Camps run every week throughout the summer! Our week-long camps run Monday through Friday from 9 am-4 pm. Drop off as early as 8:45 am at no additional charge! Extended care is available from 4-6 pm with prior reservation. The Friday of each session closes with a camp showcase at 3 pm. DON’T FORGET YOUR CAMERA!
Fees for this year’s camps are the same as Summer 2019! Save an additional $50 with our early bird discount if you register by March 31!
Weekly Camp Fee: $445 with the early bird discount until March 31, 2020 / $495 from April 1, 2020
*Closing weekend performances (March 13 – 15, 2020) have been canceled due to concerns about COVID-19. Please keep an eye on our website for updates.*
February 22 – March 15, 2020
For Advanced Tickets (with tiered pricing), visit: https://curated.brownpapertickets.com
Kinetic Arts Center’s pre-professional performers, CIRCUS SPIRE, take you to the museum with their custom blend of circus, physical theater, aerial excellence, in 2020’s CURATED: A Not-So-Still Life Circus!
Who gets to make art? Who gets to see art? Who decides which art is important? In this museum, the answer to all three is EVERYONE!
Visit a world of fantastical art with Kinetic Arts Center’s Circus Spire in CURATED: A Not-So-Still-Life Circus. In this museum, the works of art spring to life and delight audiences with their aerial skills, acrobatics, juggling, and physical theater. You are invited to walk into their world of expression, performance, art, history, and above all, circus. Families are welcomed to watch this one-of-a-kind museum come to life! Featuring Circus Spire in a performance conceived and directed by Abigail Baird.
Circus Spire is Kinetic Arts Center’s signature pre-professional circus arts training program. Now in its 11th season, CURATED is the latest installment in our ever-popular annual spring performances featuring our Circus Spire performers.
For tickets & information, visit https://curated.brownpapertickets.com
Stephanie Greenspan of Circus Injury Research is looking for Pre-professional (6+ hours training/week & 2+ shows/year) and Professional circus artists ages 13 and up for a research study about injuries in circus artists. We hope to learn more about what injuries occur with different types of circus training and how often in order to work towards better strategies for preventing injuries and keeping circus artists healthy.
The commitment for participation in the study is one year and includes the following:
- Completing a medical and training history form.
- An initial screening: 1-hour physical therapy exam of posture, strength, flexibility, joint motion, and balance.
- Completing an online log of your circus training each week for one year (If you complete the study we will offer you a summary of this information & a $50 Amazon gift card as a thank you).
- A 20-30 minute physical therapy exam for any circus-related injuries that occur over the year.
Circus Movement & Injury Research
January 24 – February 2, 2020
To purchase tickets, visit https://missamericandreamshow.bpt.me
WARNING: Miss American Dream Show contains references to racism, gun violence, and sexual situations. Audience discretion is advised.
Blanca Fiberton is The Miss American Dream Show. Taxes, infomercials,
and snacks. Everything America loves, Fiberton serves it up with satire and physical comedy. Remember when television was educational after school? Start to learn again with Miss American Dream. You won’t even want to tune out for the ads!
Written and performed by Sierra Camille, The Miss American Dream show was birthed in a San Francisco basement and has traveled up and down the west coast for the past year. This is the show that completes Sierra’s Artist in Residence program at Kinetic Arts Center in Oakland, CA and the show is once again hot off the press!
When: Friday, January 24 to Sunday, February 2, 2020
Saturdays: 4pm and 8pm
Talkbacks will be held with the cast after each Friday and Saturday performance.
Ticket Prices: $20 in Advance, $25 at the door
To purchase tickets, visit https://missamericandreamshow.bpt.me
Classes & Camps Are Enrolling Now!
We are thrilled to announce our Spring 2020 class line up! We are now accepting registration for our rolling enrollment and performance classes for the coming season. Space is limited – so register early!
You can see our most up-to-date class offerings HERE.
Email us at email@example.com or call our office at 510-444-4800 to find the perfect class!
November 4, 2019
Kinetic Arts Productions’ Artists-in-Residence picked up two Theatre Bay Area awards for Circus Nonsense (April 4 – 14, 2019). Many congratulations to the cast and artists who worked to bring this show to the stage on receiving awards for Outstanding Ensemble of a Specialty Production and Outstanding Specialty Production!
We are so thrilled to have been able to work with Kelsey Custard, Oriana Doria-Quesada, Carlo Gentile, Gianluca Gentile, Gioia Gentile, Giulia Gentile, Giusi Gentile, Orlene Gentile, Katja Orlow-Ornstein, Suzanne Santos through our Artist-in-Residence program.