REGISTER FOR AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT YOUR SCHOOL!

Registration is now open for our After-School Enrichment Program in Albany and at Fairmont Elementary. We are offering a wide range of classes in visual art, african dance, mosaics, cartooning, hip hop dance, songwriting and much more! To learn more about our after-school program click on the registration packet here (Fairmont, Cornell, Marin, Ocean View). If you took part in our Winter session, please fill out our brief survey here.



SPRING AT EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

With Spring comes a full array of programs at the Center- both old and new- including group classes, private instruction and our flagship Young Artist Diploma Program.  For younger students, we offer a full range of dance, music and theater classes.  Resident Companies continue a full rehearsal schedule in preparation for performances throughout the year in the community and special events at the Center.  Keep your eyes out on the Events by Date page for special Masterclasses, workshops and performances by regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. Spring classes run Jan 27 through May 9, 2014. Please watch for new class offerings!

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WELCOME TO OUR CENTER

 

We have returned to our Center, the Winters Building, 339 11th St., Richmond, CA!

As some of you already know, while up to 2,600 students are involved annually with our Center, nearly 52,000 children and young adults have passed through our doors over the last 45 years. In July 2009 we began a complete renovation of our old building, which features two new theaters and greater instructional space.


HOURS OF OPERATION:
Business Office hours are 10 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday. 9 AM to 4 PM Saturday.  Closed Sunday.
Registration desk is open 11 AM -9 PM M-F, 9 AM-3 PM Saturday.
Registration Office Telephone 510-323-2495
Instructional/Rehearsal hours at the main site begin at 3PM until 9 PM M-F and 9AM-3PM Saturday.

 




East Bay Center for the Performing Arts has received the Best Longstanding Performing Arts Education Venue accolade in the "Best of the Bay" 2013 list in the East Bay Express
 

EAST BAY CENTER IS PARTICIPATING IN WE GIVE 2014!  WON'T YOU JOIN US ON MAY 6, 2014?

Click the picture to visit East Bay Center's profile page on the We Give 2014 website.  You’re invited to make a difference in your community through We Give-2014! Any gift you make to East Bay Center for the Performing Arts on May 6, 2014 through We GIVE 2014 will be matched by a national pool of funders. Won’t you join us?

CHECK OUT EAST BAY CENTER'S APRIL EVENTS!

Loraine Hansberry Theatre returns to the Center for a FREE staged reading as part of its BATA: Bringing Art to the Audience series.  The Center’s Young Artist Repertory Series will celebrate its 25th year this spring with three evenings in April of performances featuring new performers and new work from Center Resident Companies.  Furthermore, Center Resident Company, Son de la Tierra, continues its monthly second Saturday series of FREE Admission Fandango's open to the public on Saturday, April 12. 

For more information go to the:

Events by Date Page

PLAN YOUR NEXT EVENT AT EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Plan your next event at the Center.  See our Facility Information page under About the Center for facility use, short-term licensing and rental opportunities.




EAST BAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CELEBRATES THE INSPRING WORK OF RICHMOND NATIVE AND FACULTY MEMBER, DOLORES “LOLIS” GARCÍA.

Dolores “Lolis” García is the Assistant Director for the East Bay Center’s resident arts company, Son de la Tierra.  A resident of Richmond since childhood, Ms. García received her BA in Psychology from the University of San Francisco.  A talented musician and dancer, Ms. García has mastered several string and percussion instruments associated with the son of Mexico, and traveled in Mexico to work with Huastecan and Jarocho musicians. She has been with the Center for 19 years, studying and teaching Mexican music and dance, hip-hop, modern dance and West African dance, both at the main site and afterschool programs.

In 2002, she performed in the California Encuentro del Son.  This month-long celebration of son culminated in an international tour and a performance at Zellerbach Hall, as part of Cal Performances World Stage Series.  In 2004, Ms. Garcia received an Alliance of California Traditional Arts grant for an intensive master-apprentice program where she studied with Artemio Posadas.  She was a featured dancer in the Mexican Heritage Corporation’s 2006 production of “Diaspora Negra” and La Peña’s 2007 production of “Son de Poesía”.   In both 2005 and 2009, Ms. Garcia participated as a musician and dancer in the Smithsonian Folk Life Festival.  In 2009, Ms. Garcia participated in EBCPA’s joint production, Yanga, with the Oakland Museum of Art.  The program was an exploration of the crossroads of Mexican and African traditional music.



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