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School of The Getdown Youth Arts Camp


A multidisciplinary and fun arts program for youth ages 10-16 of all skill levels, encompassing vocal and instrumental music, dance, spoken word, drum corps, and Latin percussion. 

June 26 - June 30, 2023 - 10am-5pm Daily

Student Recital July 1, 4pm

Geoffrey's Inner Circle

410 14th St Oakland, CA 94612

This program is offered at no cost. A $100 nonrefundable application fee is required to ensure limited slots are available to serious participants

Click HERE to complete the registration form.

 Submit the completed form via email to or via USPS to P.O. Box 3021 Berkeley, CA 94703

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School of The Getdown Youth Arts Camp is offered at no cost for youth participants ages 10-16 of all skill levels. Our goal is to instill and cultivate a love of the arts in each student, with a well-rounded, multidisciplinary curriculum. We aim to foster a community based on mutual respect and encouragement so all students can discover and explore their creativity and expression. Each student will embark on a journey of discovery of the arts, studying vocals, spoken word, Latin percussion, drum corps, and hip-hop dance in a supportive, fun environment*. Our powerful faculty roster of renowned educators, artists, and performers will guide students of all levels through a life-changing learning experience covering diverse cultural traditions and forms of expression. 

*Live Band is limited to 8 artists, so it is by audition only.  Please note that auditions are not an assessment of talent or musicianship. It is an assessment of artists who are a good fit for the group. Some level of skill is required, but it is not necessary to be advanced.  Live Band is offered daily at 9am


All students will partake in all classes, with the exception of Live Band (see above)

Vocals - Faye Carol

Discover the joy of singing and explore your voice through harmony, repertoire, and improv. 


Live Band - Kito Kamili

Explore your creativity & originality with musicians, a singer, and a rapper focusing on having fun and developing group unity. 


Spoken Word - Rico Pabon 

Explore language and expression in poetry, spoken word, and rap. 


Latin Percussion - Ahkeel Mestayer

Learn cultural rhythmic traditions of Latin America through a diverse array of instruments, grooves, & sounds. 


Drum Corps - John Adams

Develop your rhythm, rudiments, and groove in a classic drum corps ensemble setting. 


Hip-Hop Dance - Charles Simon

Get in the groove and get hip to hip-hop moves, grooves, and choreography. 


This program is supported by California Arts Council

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