Parks, Recreation and Community Services

Riverside Arts Academy

The arts enhance creativity!

The mission of the Riverside Arts Academy is to provide instruction in a broad-based curriculum that focuses on improving the quality of life through dance, music and visual arts.  RAA programs teach discipline, improve self-esteem, inspire creativity, and help young people set and reach goals. At the Riverside Arts Academy, young people are encouraged to explore, create and reach their full potential.  A community board assists in the management of the RAA, for more information or to become a friend of RAA click here.

Come join us for a fun-filled creative environment where the inner artist is trained and nurtured: 

For a schedule of classes, see the Activity Guide below. To register, click here.

The Riverside Arts Academy has been accepted to be an affiliate of the nationally recognized “Harmony Project.”  Only ten (10) cities in the nation are an affiliate of the program.  The Harmony Project offers youth in underserved areas/community to grow through a musical arts program. As an affiliate, youth and families have the opportunity to explore the musical aspirations from voice to instruments.  Music keeps kids safe, in school and inspired.  Harmony Project students strive in education and become self-motivated, build confidence and prepare to excel in school and beyond.



Refund Policy:

Refunds will not be granted unless class is cancelled. Credits will be issued for the amount of the course if the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is notified before the second class meeting. Exceptions – Special Events, Aquatics, Lifeguard Training, Day Camps, and After School programs, due to high demand and limited spacing, credits, transfers or refunds will not be issued.
Refunds will not be granted for Youth Sports programs, however credits will be issued if requested in writing two weeks prior to the first scheduled game.
Online registration transaction fees are non-refundable.