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Why arts?

“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”

Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Cooperate Communications, Xerox Corporation

“I believe arts education in music, theater, dance, and the visual arts is one of the most creative ways we have to find the gold that is buried just beneath the surface. They (children) have an enthusiasm for life a spark of creativity, and vivid imaginations that need training – training that prepares them to become confident young men and women.”

Richard W. Riley, Former US Secretary of Education

". . . the arts have been an inseparable part of the human journey; indeed, we depend on the arts to carry us toward the fullness of our humanity. We value them for themselves, and because we do, we believe knowing and practicing them is fundamental to the healthy development of our children's minds and spirits. That is why, in any civilization - ours included - the arts are inseparable from the very meaning of the term 'education.' We know from long experience that no one can claim to be truly educated who lacks basic knowledge and skills in the arts."

–National Standards for Arts Education


Arts Education Matters

Supporting the Arts

The City of San Ramon Arts Advisory Committee is committed to supporting the arts community in San Ramon. They have recently published this Arts Marketing Toolkit to assist those involved in the local arts community.

>>Download the Arts Marketing Toolkit


The City of San Ramon Parks & Community Services Department offeres a wide variety of performing arts classes for all ages ranging in disciplines from Theater, Music & Dance.

Summer 2017 Camps & Classes Activity Guide

Dance Program Information............................................................

>> Christie Tomlinson

>>Heather Tabor - All 4 Dance


Camp Central

Summer Camps

San Ramon offers a wide variety of Summer Camps in the Performing Arts. Choose from many exciting options in dance, music, and theater. Performing arts camps are offered as part of Camp Central at Central Park or Camp Central at Dougherty Station.




A Taste of Broadway

Central Park

All 4 Dance – Dancing Through Time

Central Park

All 4 Dance – DESCENDANTS: Return to the Isle

Central Park

Bollywood Musical Theatre: Delhi Safari

Dougherty Station

Chinese Dance Camp

Dougherty Station

Frozen Fairytale Princess Dance Camp

Central Park

Fun Drums & Guitar Camp

Central Park

Dougherty Station

Gotta Sing Performance Coaching Camp

Central Park

My Little Pony Dance Camp

Central Park

Pop & Rock Star Dance Camp

Central Park

Shakespeare & Improv Camp

Dougherty Station

Star Wars Hip Hop Dance Camp

Central Park

Summer Performers: The Little Mermaid Jr.

Central Park

Summer Performers: Hans Christian Andersen Jr.

Dougherty Station

Tinkerbell Fairy Dance Camp

Central Park

Totally TROLLS Dance Camp

Central Park

For more information on Camp Central please Click Here.

Community Bands

San Ramon Symphonic Band

San Ramon Symphonic Band

-Band rehearses Tuesday nights 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Amador Rancho Center

Be a part of the San Ramon Symphonic Band, led by conductor Larry Colon. Band is open to musicians 15 years old and up. Instruments may include: piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, cornet, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuna, electric bass, drums, timpani. Two participation options are available: (1) Register for the full year, attend rehearsals and play in all 4 concerts, or (2) 'Pay As You Go' by regisering to attend rehearsals and play in specific concerts. Prospective (new) band members must observe a rehearsal and be approved by the conductor prior to registration.

2016 - 2017 Concerts

  • October 21, 2016 Take Me Out to the Ballgame
  • December 23, 2016 Christmas Festival
  • March 3, 2017 Marching Into Spring
  • May 26, 2017 Symphony in the Round

Concerts are held at The Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. Symphony in the Round concert will be held at The San Ramon Community Center at Central Park. Tickets are $7 for adults/seniors and Free for children.

San Ramon Youth Symphony

-Band rehearses Monday nights 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Amador Rancho Center

The Youth Symphony Directed by David Sego of Galileo Music Academy is an opportunity for string & woodwind students ages 10 - 18 to play in a large ensemble. The symphony performs 2 concerts per year. Acceptance into the symphony is by audition only. Instruments include: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, timpani & percussion.

Interested students and parents should attend an informational meeting at 7:00 pm on August 22, 2016 at the Amador Rancho Center. Auditions will be scheduled for all interested students on August 29, 2016 between 5:00 pm - 9:00pm.

2016 - 2017 Concerts

  • February 6, 2017
  • April 24, 2017

Concerts are held at The Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. FREE ADMISSION.

Performance Groups

Jumpin at the Sun Dance Company

>>Jumpin' at the Sun (JATS) Resident Dance Company



Suburban Thunder Improv

>>Suburban Thunder Improv Company



Lady K and the Kings of Swing

>>Lady K & the Kings of Swing



Interested in attending a performance? Visit www.SanRamonPerformingArts.com for information on upcoming events.

Tickets for performances can be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 973-3343

Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center - 10550 Albion Road

Front Row Theater - 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road

San Ramon Arts Foundation

San Ramon Arts Foundation

To learn more about the San Ramon Arts Foundation visit www.SanRamonArts.org

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For more information regarding performing arts programs, please contact
Erika Burg at Eburg@sanramon.ca.gov or (925) 973-3205