The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Palo Alto Weekly, The Almanac and the Mountain View Voice.
Business, Work & Technology
2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite #200, Palo Alto, 650-320-1639, firstname.lastname@example.org, careergenerations.com
CareerGenerations offers group workshops and programs to meet the career needs of a variety of individuals, including college students looking for internships, graduates looking for employment and those re-entering the market.
ReBoot Accelerator for Women
585 Broadway, Redwood City, 650-387-3743, email@example.com, rebootaccel.com
ReBoot Accelerator for Women keeps local women current, connected and confident about re-entering the workforce through workshops taught by instructors from LinkedIn, Google, Apple and Enjoy and social media experts. ReBoot offers 8-week and 5-day accelerator courses as well as a 2-day bootcamp and workshops to refine specific skills.
Bayer Ballet Academy
2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 650-988-9971, firstname.lastname@example.org, bayerballetacademy.com
Bayer Ballet Academy is a school of Russian ballet that teaches the Vaganova method beginning with children at age 3. The academy offers a variety of classes to prepare students for the professional level, as well as a new program specifically for boys.
Cubberley Community Center, L-5, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Dance Connection offers a preschool combination class for preschool-age children (beginning at age 3), graded classes for youth and adults, and other programs to meet dancer's needs. Ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, Pilates and more are available for students at various levels of ability.
For the Love of Dance
2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View, 650-861-0650, email@example.com, fortheloveofdancemv.com
For the Love of Dance provides training in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theater and aerobics. The family-owned studio teaches children and adults at all levels and serves the communities of Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Sunnyvale.
L'Ecole de Danse
740 Sierra Vista Ave., Unit G, Mountain View, 650-365-4596, lecolededanse.net
L'Ecole de Danse offers a full ballet curriculum starting at age 7. They also offer classes for adults either wishing to resume ballet or looking to explore it. Annual performances offer onstage experience.
New Century Dance School
215 and 223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View, 650-924-5000, newcenturydance.com
The New Century Dance School guides students children (beginning at age 4) and adults in classical Chinese dance, ballet, movement arts, meditation and exercise.
914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, 650-968-4455, westernballet.org
Western Ballet holds ballet classes that draw from the Russian Vaganova method and the newer more "open" classical method. Classes are available for children, teens and adults and for both newcomers and those pursuing professional careers.
Health & Wellness
1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-437-8964, firstname.lastname@example.org, advantage-aviation.com
With many instructors, Advantage Aviation has a selection of flying classes that train new pilots as well as help more experienced ones acquire needed licenses.
Ananda Palo Alto
Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650-323-3363 ext. 0, email@example.com, anandapaloalto.org
Ananda Palo Alto classes and events cover various topics including yoga, meditation and spirituality.
4758 W. El Camino Real, Los Altos, 650-481-8139, firstname.lastname@example.org, barre3.com/locations/los-altos
Classes at this studio combine ballet barre exercises with elements of yoga and Pilates, aiming to help students develop flexibility, strength and improved posture.
Bikram Yoga Mountain View
1910 W. El Camino Real, Suite E, Mountain View, 650-967-2968, email@example.com, bikramyogamountainview.com
In its 90-minute classes, Bikram Yoga Mountain View instructs students in 26 hatha yoga postures and two breathing exercises in a heated room. Classes are held each day of the week.
California Yoga Center
1776 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View, 650-967-5702, californiayoga.com
California Yoga Center in Mountain View holds asana yoga classes for students at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The center also holds classes on pranayama, restorative yoga and back care.
440 Portage Ave., Palo Alto, 650-319-1700, equinox.com/clubs/northern-california/paloalto
Equinox's Palo Alto location offers a variety of fitness and wellness activities including cycling, Pilates, yoga, barre, conditioning, Zumba and more. It also hosts dance-based fitness classes by Danceation, which encourage movement, positivity and community.
Flying Fish Swim School
280 Polaris Ave., Mountain View, 650-625-1333, flyingfishswim.com
Flying Fish Swim School in Mountain View offers group and private swimming instruction for all ages and skill levels. Online registration is available for classes, and the fall session starts on Jan 3.
Integrated Healing Arts
4153-4161 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, 650-493-7030, firstname.lastname@example.org, integratedhealing.org
Integrated Healing Arts instructors teach ongoing classes on meditation, self-development, self-realization, tai chi, qigong and spiritual health.
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St. Mountain View, 650-941-1002, email@example.com, jackis.com
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers dance classes with abdominal work, strength training and easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available. Classes meet at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays year-round.
Kim Grant Tennis Academy
3005 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650-752-8061, firstname.lastname@example.org, kimgranttennis.com
The Kim Grant Tennis Academy organizes an array of tennis classes and programs for adults and children, as well as those with special needs. Camps are also held over winter break.
Mountain View Tennis
Cuesta Tennis Center, 685 Cuesta Drive, Mountain View, 650-967-5955, email@example.com, mountainviewtennis.net
Taught by certified professionals, Mountain View Tennis' affordable programs for youth and adult tennis players of all levels are held at Cuesta, Rengstorff, Whisman and Cooper courts. The winter session starts January 4.
3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, 650-965-7474, firstname.lastname@example.org, shorelinelake.com
Shoreline Lake's Boathouse offers a variety of group lessons for sailing, stand-up paddling, kayaking and windsurfing, as well as private lessons.
796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, 650-855-9868, email@example.com, studiokickspaloalto.com
Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering cardio kickboxing classes and training in martial arts for children and adults.
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
Unity Church, 3391 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, Mitchell Park, The Bowl, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 650-396-9244, taoist.org/usa
The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, a charitable organization with nationally accredited volunteers, holds classes designed to improve balance, strength, flexibility, relaxation and health. Beginner classes are held a few days each week.
YogaWorks Palo Alto
440 Kipling St., Palo Alto, 650-468-2929, yogaworks.com/location/palo-alto
With locations across the nation, YogaWorks studio holds classes on yoga fundamentals; vinyasa, Hatha and Iyengar styles; restorative yoga; and circuit training.
Yoga is Youthfulness
590 Castro St., Mountain View, 650-964-5277, firstname.lastname@example.org, yogaisyouth.com
Yoga is Youthfulness offers classes for students of all levels daily, including early in the morning and in the evenings. Classes teach ashtanga, iyengar and hatha styles of yoga, as well as other subjects like prenatal yoga and meditation.
Music, Arts & Crafts
Art with Emily
402 El Verano Ave., Palo Alto, 650-856-9571, email@example.com, artwithemily.com
Emily Young teaches mixed-media and multicultural art classes in small groups for children and adults at her studio in Palo Alto, as well as individual lessons.
Art Works Studio
595 Lincoln Ave., Palo Alto, 650-796-1614, firstname.lastname@example.org, artworkspaloalto.net
Art Works Studio holds regular fine-art classes for youth, who are given the chance to explore and learn about art history. A new 16-week session will begin in January 2016.
Art & Soul
Webster Street Studio, 2326 Webster St., Palo Alto, 650-269-0423, 650-316-9208, email@example.com, artandsoulpa.com
Art & Soul runs after-school art clubs throughout the week at Walter Hays and Ohlone elementary schools as well as Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School. Additionally, it hosts a club on Wednesdays at Hoover and Barron Park elementary schools. Programs allow children to explore drawing, painting and sculpture techniques, as well as develop their observational skills. Art & Soul also offers Art & Wine events for private groups.
555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, 650-473-0664, firstname.lastname@example.org, deborahspalm.com
Deborah's Palm is a nonprofit community organization that aims to provide a warm and supportive environment for all women. Its class offerings range from workshops on compassion and stress management to classes on job strategy, knitting, goal setting and art.
Palo Alto Summer Strings
First Lutheran Church, 600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto, 650-766-5084
This summer camp offers a chamber music workshop during which students will experience playing in a trio or quartet. Each five-day session includes coachings, a masterclass and a Friday concert. At least one year of private lessons is required, and the first session starts on June 12.
Peninsula Youth Theatre
2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View, 650-988-8798, email@example.com, pytnet.org
Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) offers drama classes in acting, musical theater and other skills to children of various abilities and ages. Registration for the December camp is now open, and online registration for the Winter/Spring classes, which run Jan. 23-April 7, is coming soon.
Tumasov Fine Art Studio
823 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, 415-490-8925, firstname.lastname@example.org, tumasovfineart.com
The studio offers workshops and classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, piano and more, as well as an after-school art program for kids.
West Valley Music
262 Castro St., Mountain View, 650-961-1566, email@example.com, westvalleymusic.com
West Valley Music helps students further their music skills or try their hand at different instruments. Group lessons are held for instruments such as piano, guitar, ukulele and violin, as well as band and orchestra. Private lessons are also offered.
Lingling Yang Violin Studio
Middlefield Road and East Meadow Drive, Palo Alto, 650-456-7648, linglingviolin.blogspot.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
This studio offers private violin instruction to children ages 7 and up and adults of all levels. Enrollment is offered year-round and auditions are required for intermediate and advanced violin players. Classes are taught by a classically trained violinist and experienced violin teacher whose students include award winners at violin competitions and members of PACO, CYS and ECYS.
Opus1 Music Studio
1350 Grant Road, #5, Mountain View
4131 El Camino Real, #200, Palo Alto, 650-625-9955 (Mountain View), 650-384-6848 (Palo Alto)
Opus1 Music Studio holds group music lessons for young children, including classes for first-time music learners (ages 3 to 6) and sessions on piano performance and music theory. Private lessons are also offered.
The Midpen Media Center
900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, 650-494-8686, email@example.com, midpenmedia.org
The center offers workshops for a range of media arts, including video production, photo enhancement, studio work and more. The center suggests starting with one of its free hour-long orientation sessions.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-2366, cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/artcenter
Palo Alto Art Center classes and workshops — teaching children, teens and adults — cover such areas as ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, sculpture, Adobe PhotoShop and more.
Sur La Table Cooking School
Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, #57, Palo Alto, 650-289-0019, firstname.lastname@example.org, surlatable.com
Sur La Table offers hands-on cooking classes, guiding students in making regional cuisines, themed meals or special foods like bread, croissants and baked goods. Classes for kids, teens and adults are available.
Children's Health Council
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, 650-326-5530, email@example.com, chconline.org
Children's Health Council holds a variety of classes touching on child-behavior issues, dyslexia, anxiety and depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and other topics related to encouraging all children's success.
200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto, 650-688-3040, parentsplaceonline.org/location/peninsula
A resource center for parents, Parents Place on the Peninsula offers workshops on subjects ranging from sibling rivalry to building a child's self-esteem and confidence. Parent and child activity groups are also organized.
2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-424-1267, firstname.lastname@example.org, headsup.org/emerson-school
Emerson School provides a full-day, year-round program for grades one to eight, teaching a personalized, Montessori curriculum. Lessons draw from classical subjects and other areas, including art, music, foreign language, physical education, communication, life skills and more.
German International School of Silicon Valley
310 Easy St., Mountain View, 650-254-0748, email@example.com, gissv.org/gissv-home-english
The German International School of Silicon Valley is a private school providing preschool to high school students with a bilingual education. The school also offers German language courses for all ages on Saturdays, as well as adult and corporate courses on weekdays.
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, 650-494-8200, hausner.com
Instructing children in kindergarten through eighth grade, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School provides strong academics, instruction in Jewish studies and the Hebrew language, enrichment opportunities and after-school programs.
HeadsUp! Child Development Center
2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-424-1221, firstname.lastname@example.org, headsup.org/headsup
HeadsUp! Child Development Center serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers (to age 6) with a full-day program, year-round. The Montessori curriculum focuses on building thinking skills and personal values. A bilingual Chinese-English preschool classroom is also available.
Kehillah Jewish High School
3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 650-213-9600, kehillah.org
This college-preparatory high school (grades nine through 12) features modern science and computer labs, art and music studios, a drama program, a full range of academic courses with small class sizes, sports teams and more.
Living Wisdom High School of Palo Alto
4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, Cubberley Community Center, 650-646-1066, email@example.com, LivingWisdomHighSchool.org
Living Wisdom High School serves ninth through 12th grade, and offers a strong emphasis on personalized learning as well as project-based, experiential, in-depth study rooted in creativity, inner development, compassion, critical thinking and problem-solving. Additionally, daily yoga and meditation instruction is included, and curriculum includes a balanced approach to academics and well-being through outdoor adventures and field trips abroad. The school will open in the fall of 2017.
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto
456 College Ave., Palo Alto, 650-462-8150
TK-8th grade. See 6-minute video at LivingWisdomSchool.org. 24 years of proven success with new high school opening fall 2017 (see listing or ad). Offering daily yoga and meditation and experiential, project-based learning, Living Wisdom School has 24 years of proven success and serves grades TK through eighth grade. It offers a 1:6 teacher-student ratio in kindergarten; an integrated arts program which includes music, theater, art and dance; a balanced approach to technology; and after-school care.
Oshman Family JCC Leslie Family Preschool
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 650-223-8788, firstname.lastname@example.org, paloaltojcc.org/preschool
The Oshman Family JCC's award-winning preschool program provides an atmosphere for building healthy and positive learning experiences. The Yad B' Yad program is for children 12 to 18 months of age. Parent/caregiver participation programs are available for children 12 to 23 months old.
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, 650-485-3589, email@example.com, meiraacademy.org
Meira Academy is a traditional, all-girls Jewish high school devoted to academic excellence in general and incorporates Jewish studies as well as seminaries in Israel with an overarching goal of preparing its students for college.
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650-618-3325, firstname.lastname@example.org, abilitiesunited.org
Milestones Preschool offers a year-round, project-based program that fosters the social, emotional, cognitive and physical development of children ages 2 to 5.
Mustard Seed Learning Center
2585 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto, 650-494-7389, email@example.com, mustardseedlearningcenter.org
The Mustard Seed Learning Center is an after-school tutoring and care program that teaches local youth to speak Mandarin Chinese, in addition to emphasizing social development and excellence in mathematics, science, arts and music. It also has a preschool program.
920 Peninsula Way, Menlo Park, 650-325-1584, peninsulaschool.org
Peninsula School is a progressive institution teaching about 250 students from nursery through eighth grade, with an emphasis on choice and experience. Classes cover core subjects as well as instruction in music, physical education, drama, weaving, woodshop and more.
Sand Hill School
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto, 650-688-3605, firstname.lastname@example.org, sandhillschool.org
As part of the Children's Health Council, Sand Hill School teaches children from kindergarten through eighth grade with language-based learning differences, and assists with the attention and social difficulties that go along with them.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Mountain View Campus, 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View, 650-417-7600; Los Altos Campus, 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos, 650-209-9400, email@example.com, waldorfpeninsula.org
Waldorf School of the Peninsula serves children from nursery up through high school. Areas of focus include fostering self-discipline, critical thinking, independence and cooperation, creative expression and a love of learning.
Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley (YCIS)
310 Easy St., Mountain View, 650-903-0986, firstname.lastname@example.org, ycis-sv.com
YCIS provides a multicultural and bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) education to children from preschool to middle school. Teachers facilitate student's academic, personal and social development and emphasize a global perspective.
450 Bryant St., Palo Alto, 650-289-5400, avenidas.org
Avenidas offers a plethora of classes, as well as lectures and workshops, for seniors focusing on topics such as general health, physical fitness, languages, humanities, computing, music and writing. Membership costs, fees and class descriptions are listed on the website.
Bay Area Friendship Circle
3921 Fabian Way, Suite A023, Palo Alto, 650-858-6990, bayareafc.org, info@BayAreaFC.org
The Bay Area Friendship Circle offers programs for kids and teens with special needs ages 2 to 22 year round as well as winter and summer camps. Trained teen volunteers provide one-on-one friendship and support. This year's winter camp will be held from Dec. 19 to Dec. 23. To register for programs or camp visit their website.
Language classes at the Palo Alto Adult School
Palo Alto High School, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-3752, email@example.com, paadultschool.org/class/world-languages
Classes are offered in Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese. The classes cover beginning and advanced skills and sometimes literature and arts.
Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, 650-903-6330, firstname.lastname@example.org, mountainview.gov/seniors
The Mountain View Senior Center organizes a wide array of classes exploring topics and activities such as art, music, dance, languages, computer use and exercise — including Feldenkrais and pickleball, a low-impact game played with a paddle.
Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto, 650-329-3752, email@example.com, paadultschool.org
Computer, language, cooking, writing, art, outdoor and finance classes — and many other offerings — are available through the Palo Alto Adult School. Registration for the spring session is underway, and classes start on March 20.
Stanford Continuing Studies
Littlefield Center, 365 Lasuen St., Stanford, 650-725-2650, firstname.lastname@example.org, continuingstudies.stanford.edu
Stanford Continuing Studies organizes classes in liberal arts and sciences, creative writing and professional and personal development. Courses are held in the evenings or on Saturdays. Stanford Continuing Studies also presents lectures, performances, conferences and other events.
Class Guides are published quarterly in the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice and the Almanac. Descriptions of classes offered in Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley and Woodside are provided. Listings are free and subject to editing. Due to space constraints, classes held in the above cities are given priority.
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