“I want to be a ballerina… Oh wait, no, a Taekwondo fighter. Hold on, my friend is joining a gym class, I want to go, too!” Parents, sounds familiar? Yes, it is hard for little ones to decide what activity to sign up for, and all that indecision can burn a hole into your wallet. So before you commit (and hand over the credit card), sign your little artist, athlete or musician up for one or all of these superb trial sessions. There are plenty of fabulous places in the Bay Area that offer a free classes so little minds can get a taste. Click through to see them all!

Principal Creative and Performing Arts

Whether your little dancer likes to tiptoe through the tulips or bop to the beat, Principal Creative and Performing Arts has a class that's perfect for him or her. They offer classes in a variety of styles, including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, capoeira, musical theatre, Irish Ceili, hula, and hip hop. Classes start at age 5; for kids under 5, their Small Fry Dance Club offers classes at select preschools around the Bay Area.

1528 S. El Camino Real Ste 208
San Mateo, CA 94402
Photo: 650-393-5593
Online: www.principalarts.com

Photo: Principal Creative and Performing Arts

  • Principal Creative and Performing Arts
  • Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals
  • All Star Karate Center
  • East Bay Music Together
  • ViLLAGE FiTNESS
  • Peninsula Swim School
  • Culinary Artistas
  • Dance Force Kids
  • Tutu School
  • Paresh Martial Arts San Francisco
  • JCC of the East Bay
  • Krave Zone
  • Let’s Play In Spanish
  • San Francisco Shorinji Kempo
  • Bay Area Movement Parkour
  • San Francisco Ballet School
  • World Class Tae Kwon Do
  • The Music Place

Missing a fun free class in our list? Share it with us in the comments section below! 

–Sabine Klensch and Erin Feher