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Education & Outreach

Explore Music and More

Each year, Stern Grove Festival’s admission-free education and outreach programs provide enriching opportunities for thousands of Bay Area children and adults.

Designed to inform, engage, and inspire, these programs create a meaningful, personal connection to the arts.

 

Kids Days

Registration is Open!

Stern Grove Festival's Kids Days are FREE interactive arts education programs for children ages 4-11.

  • Kids Days are free and open to the public.
  • Advance registration is required. 
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian (no drop-offs).

Register for Kids Days

Arenas Dance Company

 

Kids Days with Arenas Dance Company

Learn about Cuban folkloric dance and music with Arenas Dance Company.


July 9, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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July 10, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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July 11, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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Afro-Urban Society


Kids Days with Afro-Urban Society

Explore modern African dance with Afro-Urban Society.


July 16, 2019

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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July 17, 2019

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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July 18, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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San Francisco Ballet

 

Kids Days with San Francisco Ballet

Explore global dance styles with instructors from San Francisco Ballet.

 

July 23, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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July 24, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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July 25, 2019
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sigmund Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard

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Kids Camp

In 2019, Stern Grove Festival will present three Kids Camps in Residence.

Kids Camps are provided free to children participating in the summer programs at these locations.

Local teaching artists will present hands-on, interactive workshops exploring music, dance, and spoken word.

 

 

KidStage

From 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. before every Sunday concert (except The Big Picnic on August 18), kids of all ages can experience hands-on art projects, a musical instrument exploration station, and dance workshops with local teaching artists at KidStage in the West Meadow.

June 16

Hip-hop dance with Jessica Recinos

June 23

Cuban dance with Jessica Recinos

June 30

Hip-hop dance with Paula Plessas-Hall

July 7

Percussion demo/workshop with Rising Rhythm

July 14

Vogue dance with Jocquese Whitfield

July 21

Reggae/dancehall dance with Shemica Johnson, printmaking with Youth Art Exchange

July 28

Ballet with San Francisco Ballet

August 4

Youth dance demo/workshop with Rising Rhythm.

August 11

West Coast Swing dance with Mission City Swing.

 

Artist Talks

Informative pre-concert Artist Talks take place with featured Festival artists at the Grove’s Trocadero Clubhouse at noon on the following concert Sundays:

July 7

San Francisco Symphony Artistic Administrator James Utz interviewing conductor Edwin Outwater

July 28

San Francisco Ballet  

 

 

 

Yoga in the Grove

Stern Grove Festival presents free on-site yoga classes, provided by instructors from Office Yoga.

When are the classes?

Yoga classes will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. before each Sunday concert, June 16 – August 11, 2019.

Where are the classes?

The West Meadow at Stern Grove Festival.

Who teaches the classes?

Classes will be taught by certified Office Yoga Instructors.

Who can participate?

  • Anyone! No prior experience is necessary and all levels and ages are welcome.

What do I need to bring?

  • Please bring your own yoga mat. A limited number of yoga mats will be provided.
  • Comfortable clothes and water.