The Department of Recreation and Parks, through the LA Kids program, has offered FREE programs and activities to youth ages 6-15 years old since 1996. With a focus on Arts and Culture, the current program includes classes in the...

Visual Arts (Painting, Drawing, Chalk/Oil Pastel Drawing, Photography, Zine Making, Art Investigations, & Clay Sculpting),

Film (Animation, Cartooning, Action/Combat Acting: Jacorva, & Acting),

Music (Ukulele, Guitar, Violin, Keyboards, Piano, Drums, Percussion, & Cajon),

Performing Arts (Story Theatre, Comedy/Improv, Theatre Games, Musical Theatre Dance, Pre-Ballet, Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop Dance, Competition Dance, Contemporary Dance, & Poetry/Spoken Word),

Textiles/Design (Bordados: Hand Embroidery, Sewing, Costume Design & Fashion Design), and

Culture (Origami, Martial Arts, Salsa Dance, Folklorico, West African Dance, Polynesian Dance, Kids Yoga, Parkour/Ninja Training, Skateboarding, Cheerleading, Tumbling/Gymnastics, & S.T.E.A.M. [Science]).

Each year approximately 125,000 youth participate in classes and activities lead by our quality, highly skilled and specialized Instructors. Today LA Kids offers over 200 FREE classes each week throughout Los Angeles.

Thank you for you interest in LA Kids
For more information call (323) 226-1404 or email

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If you qualify for a current Recreation Instructor position available, you will be invited to participate in an in-person interview.