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Art, Dance, Theater, and Museums

Are you looking for Art classes, dance classes or theater classes for your young child here in Nevada County? Here is a listing of art, dance, and theater plus museums to take your kids to in Grass Valley, Nevada County and Penn Valley.

Art Classes


Free Art Classes at the Library
Saturdays 10-11:30am
Madelyn Helling Library Com. Rm., NC.
2 Sessions:
1) Children 6 - 14 in the Community Room,
2) Children 3-5 with a caregiver in the Children's Library. This class alternates with Clay Play and Art Play.
Free (donations accepted)
for info call MAMA: 432-3080

The Mud Hut (Nevada County Ceramics Center)
Paul Harrar, Director
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office
112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City
478-6400 x 212
e-mail: paul@nevco.k12.ca.us
Ceramics classes for children offered throughout the year. Week-long daily classes during the fall and spring school breaks. Private or group classes welcome. Call for current class schedule


Dance/Movement Classes

Moving Ground....a creative dance and movement studio
410 S. Church Street
Grass Valley, CA
Open M-Sat hours vary

Classes designed to introduce children to dance and movement exploration. Elements of space, time, energy and the body are the basis for creating an awareness and excitement, while eliciting a creative response. Rhythmic experiences and imaginative
journeys delight inquisitive bodies! Guided patterns of movement offer the comfort of repetition and satisfaction of achievement. These classes provide a balance of skill development and creative expression.

Current schedule for Fall classes ( these classes offered by studio director Marianne Reagan)

Good Morning Yoga for adults 8:30-10:00
Kinderdance for 5 year olds 1:30-2:30
Creative dance for 6 year olds 3:00-4:00
Modern Dance for adults 5:00-6:30

Creative movement for 4 year olds 11:45-12:30

Good Morning Yoga for adults 8:30-10:00
Creative Movement for 3 year olds 10:15-11:00
Creative movement for 4 year olds 11:15-12:00

Good Morning Yoga for adults 8:30-10:00
Kinderdance for 5 year olds 1:15-2:15

Other classes of interest include Musikgarten, Taiko , Spiritsong, Feldenkrais, Middle Eastern and Flamenco dance.
Call Moving Ground for details 272-4240


Childrens Theater

Center Stage Dance Studio:


The Nevada County Performing Arts Guild (PAG)
Contact Paulette Rudolph at 273-4254 or
Cell – 277-7100 ptrudolph@sbcglobal.net





Imaginarium of Nevada County:
(Hands-on interactive science center featuring activities in science, nature and technology.)
112 Nevada City Highway, Nevada City - exit Ridge Road off Hwy 49 and turn left on Nevada City Highway
Open to the public Wed through Sun 12pm - 5pm
Open for birthday parties and school/class room visits, including preschools and day care centers: Call to Schedule a visit

General information: 478-6415
Business office: 478-6400 ext.231

Fairy Tale Town

24-Hour Information Line
(916) 264-5233

9 AM to 4 PM seven days a week, weather permitting, March 1 through October 31
Guests who are in the park before 4 PM may stay and play until 5 PM!

Fairytale Town is located at 3901 Land Park Drive directly across from the Sacramento Zoo.

Let your imagination run wild at Fairytale Town, a 2.5-acre children's park that brings fairytales and nursery rhymes to life!

Over 25 bright and colorful play sets give young children a backdrop to act out their favorite stories, to encourage creative discovery, and to exercise on child-friendly slides throughout the lush grounds.

Railroad Museum
Bost Ave. and New Mohawk Rd., Nevada City
10 am to 5pm daily, July 27 thru October 15

Firehouse No. 1 Museum
214 Main Street, Nevada City
Summer: 11am - 4pm daily except holidays
Winter: 11:30am - 4pm Thurs - Sun except holidays (call first to make sure they are open)

North Star Mining Museum
Allison Ranch Road, Grass Valley
(corner of Mill St. and McCourtney Rd.)
10am to 5pm daily, May 1 thru October 15

Teddy Bear Castle Museum
203 S. Pine St. Nevada City
Sat-Sun 11am-3pm. Donations welcome.

Nevada County Traction Company
402 Railroad Ave. Nevada City
Sacramento Street Exit off of 49
90 min train Ride, Call for Schedule

Sierra College Museum in Rocklin
Click Here for directions

Here is a list of current exhibits:





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