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About us

Bakersfield Youth Fine Arts Academy (BYFA) is an organization that specializes in the education of youth in the visual and performing arts and the enrichment of our community through live performances. Due to lack of funding, fine arts programs are generally the first to be eliminated from many schools’ standard learning curriculum. BYFA’s primary goal is to fill that void. In a technology driven age, BYFA has a strong conviction to keep the soul of the arts alive by offering it to the future…our children. The enrichment of our children in the visual and performing arts has benefits of improving the skills of acting, singing, dancing, painting, drawing and sculpting. However, the most fundamental benefits of studying the fine arts are promoting creativity, gaining social skills by working in teams, building self-confidence and encouraging individuality in self-expression. BYFA views these benefits as invaluable assets to mold children into becoming successful adults.                                                                                                                            In past years, we have produced live stage performances. However, because of the Covid-19 restrictions we are thrilled to offer online workshops and classes for the fall of 2020!


Summer 2019 Teen Workshop

Les Miserables School Edition


Join us in October!! If we can't meet in person...let's meet online! Get ready to join BYFA’s  Zoom Spooktacular musical theatre workshops!!! Students will learn acting, singing and dancing in a Zoom classroom setting. On the last day of class, there will be a virtual Halloween showcase on Zoom open to the public!   There are two workshops to choose from in October: 

“Halloween Jamboree"  meets   T/TH  4-5pm  Ages 6 -12  Oct.  5-29

“Monster Mash” (teen workshop)  meets T/Th   5-6pm  Ages 13-18  Oct.   5-29

$100 per workshop 
Each workshop meets twice a week 
60 min sessions 
Workshops begin Oct. 5 and end Oct. 29 

To enroll simply submit an email below including your name, student's name, student's age, cell phone, email and which workshop (Halloween Jamboree or Monster Mash) 

 you would like to register for. You will receive a return email confirming registration, info on payment and Zoom code to join the virtual classroom.


Don't let social distancing keep you from your art! Sing! Act! Dance! Interact with other theatre kids and instructors working in the business! ENROLL NOW!


#AfterSchool Workshop Staff



Enroll today by submitting an email. Please leave your child's name, parent's name, contact number, email and which online workshop you have chosen...Halloween Jamboree or Monster Mash.

 You will receive a return email to confirm enrollment, we will arrange payment and then offer Zoom codes for selected workshops and classes. Thank you for considering Bakersfield Youth Fine Arts Academy! 

Bakersfield, CA, USA



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