Mountain View Voice

- December 7, 2012

Class Guide

Winter is upon us, but staying indoors doesn't have to mean doing less. The inclement weather makes it a good season to start a new physical activity or hone an artistic bent. All the classes listed below are local.

The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Mountain View Voice, the Almanac and the Palo Alto Weekly.

Business, Work and Technology

CareerGenerations

2225 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

650-320-1639

info@CareerGenerations.com

www.CareerGenerations.com

CareerGenerations offers one-on-one and group sessions to meet specific career needs. CareerGenerations career coaches can help assess talents in the context of today's marketplace, generate career options, improve resumes and social-media profiles, design a successful search plan, and skillfully network, interview and negotiate salaries. Contact CareerGenerations for a free initial consultation.

For the Dancer

Bayer Ballet Academy

2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

650-988-9971

www.bayerballetacademy.com

info@bayerballetacademy.com

Bayer Ballet Academy is a school of Russian ballet, which teaches the Vaganova method.

For the Love of Dance

2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View

650-861-0650

www.fortheloveofdancemv.com

ForTheLoveOfDanceMV@gmail.com

For the Love of Dance offers training in ballet, jazz, tap, and other styles of dance. Serving Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, and Sunnyvale, it is a family-owned studio that teaches dance to children and adults at all levels of ability, with a focus on learning a love of movement and of art. Opportunities to perform throughout the year.

L'Ecole de Danse

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-365-4596

www.lecolededanse.net

L'Ecole De Danse (School of Ballet) — Vaganova and Cecchetti styles. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age 4-and-a-half. Adult classes include beginning, intermediate and advanced.

Western Ballet

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mountain View

650-968-4455

www.westernballet.org

info@westernballet.org

Western Ballet has adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the San Francisco Peninsula and South Bay. For children through teens preparing for careers in ballet, there is a graded youth program with 13 pre-professional levels. Faculty consists of current and former professional dancers. Cost of a single adult class: $15.

Zohar School of Dance and Company

4000 Middlefield Road, L-4, Palo Alto

650-494-8221

www.zohardance.org

zohardance@gmail.com

Founded in 1979, Zohar offers classes to adults in jazz, ballet and modern dance. Under the direction of Ehud and Daynee Krauss, the studio is known for its professional instructors and inspiring classes.

The Great Outdoors

REI

2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View

650-969-1938

www.rei.com/stores/104

REI regularly offers classes on topics such as bike maintenance, riding and outdoor navigation. Volunteer for habitat restoration projects run by Acterra, a nonprofit environmental organization.

Lucy Geever-Conroy, Flight Instructor for Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-493-5987

www.advantage-aviation.com/

Offering learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.

Health & Fitness

California Yoga Center (Mountain View)

1776 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View

650-967-5702

www.californiayoga.com

info@californiayoga.com

The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

1185 Castro St., Mountain View

650-344-3345

www.mtview-rscds.org

info@mtview-rscds.org

Scottish country-dance classes are held most Wednesdays at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion. Classes started on September 5, 2012 and run thru mid-February. Classes for both advanced and beginning dancers are available. Drop-ins are $9 or $7 per week if entire fee is paid at the beginning of the semester.

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing

890 Church St., Mountain View

650-941-1002

www.jackis.com

joanier@pacbell.net

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers a well-balanced hour of abdominal work, weight training and safe, easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m., at Mountain View Masonic Temple.

Palomo Archery

4022 Transport, Palo Alto

650-391-9968

www.palomoarchery.com

palomoarchery@yahoo.com

Palomo Archery offers classes for groups, parties, boy scout/school classes and private instruction.

Red Star Soccer Academy

248 Walker Drive, #8, Mountain View

650-380-0099

www.redstarsoccer.com

Red Star Soccer Academy is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to youth player development. It offers training for eager young athletes who aspire to reach their full potential in soccer. Red Star is affiliated with the U.S. Soccer Federation and U.S. Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and U.S. Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments.

Mountain View Senior Center

266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View

www.mountainview.gov/city_hall/comm_services/ (click on the "Senior Center" link on the left, then click on the "Classes" link on the left)

650-903-6330

The Mountain View Senior Center offers a wide array of classes covering topics and activities such as art, music, language, history, dance and exercise.

American Red Cross: Silicon Valley Chapter

400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto

1-877-727-6771

www.siliconvalley-redcross.org

In a Red Cross First Aid class students learn CPR, choking rescue, bleeding control and treatment of burns, fractures, seizures and more. Adult CPR and First Aid Certificates. Locations in San Jose and Palo Alto.

Betty Wright Swim Center @ Abilities United

3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-494-1480

www.AbilitiesUnited.org/BWSCwelcome

aquatics@AbilitiesUnited.org

Improve health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (93 degree), indoor pool. Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and prenatal. Physical therapy, personal training, Watsu and land massage by appointment. Group and private swim lessons.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

650-855-9868

650-855-9869 (fax)

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and martial-arts training for kids 3 and 12 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers."

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto

4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-327-9350

www.ttopa.com

mjchan@ttopa.com

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto. Established in 1973. Students learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan). Beginning classes start monthly.

Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA

3391 Middlefield Road, YES Hall, Palo Alto

www.california.usa.taoist.org

650-396-9244

paloalto.ca@taoist.org

The Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA offers classes designed to improve balance, strength and flexibility while promoting relaxation and good health. Beginner classes in Taoist Tai Chi internal art of Tai Chi Chuan are offered for all ages and fitness levels in Palo Alto. First class is free. A nonprofit organization with nationally accredited instructors.

Parents only

Childbirth and Parenting Classes at El Camino Hospital

2500 Grant Road, Mountain View

www.elcaminohospital.org

650-940-7302

El Camino Hospital offers a wide array of classes for mothers, expecting mothers and their spouses and children. Classes include childbirth preparation, breastfeeding preparation, infant safety and mothers support groups.

Just for Seniors

Mountain View Senior Center

266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View

www.mountainview.gov/city_hall/comm_services/ (click on the "Senior Center" link on the left, then click on the "Classes" link on the left)

650-903-6330

The Mountain View Senior Center offers a wide array of classes covering topics and activities such as art, music, language, history, dance and exercise.

Mind and Spirit

Inner Resources for Stress

585 Franklin St., Mountain View

650-903-6337

www.mountainview.gov/library

A non-religious course that uses relaxation, breathing and meditation to help people deal with stress. Led by doctoral students from Palo Alto University. Drop-ins welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.

Music, Arts and Crafts

Casablanca Market

793 Castro St., Mountain View

www.casablancamarket.com

650-964-3000

info@casablancamarket.com

Casablanca Market offers monthly Moroccan cooking classes. Students will prepare three to four Moroccan dishes, which they will eat during the dinner at the end of class.

Savvy Cellar Wines

750 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View

www.savvycellar.com

650-969-3958

info@savvycellar.com

Savvy Cellars Wines has classes highlighting regional wines, pairing wine with food, and introductory classes for wine novices. Must be 21 or over to attend classes.

Custom Handweavers

2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

650-967-0831

www.customhandweavers.com

webemit@sbcglobal.net

Ongoing classes in weaving, spinning, and knitting for beginner and intermediate students. Day and evening sessions. Students can explore the ancient art of Temari, a Japanese folk art, or learn to weave the Navajo way.

Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center

230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View

650-917-6800

www.arts4all.org

info@arts4all.org

The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) offers classes year-round in music, visual and digital arts for ages 14 months to adult. Vacation and summer camps, one- and two-day arts workshops offered throughout the year. Private music lessons offered, taught by international faculty. Financial assistance available.

Kindermusik with Wendy

1404 Bonita Ave., Mountain View

650-968-4733

wendyofmv.yourvirtuoso.com/

Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 and their caregivers. All classes include singing, instrument play, movement, musical games, and home materials, and aim to develop the whole child through music. Five levels of classes as well as a multi-age class. Cost depends on class and session length.

Music Within Us

2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 150, Mountain View

650-325-2194

www.themusicwithinus.com

info@themusicwithinus.com

Dr. Lisa Chu offers classes, workshops, and individual sessions using techniques drawn from the fields of life coaching, mindfulness-based meditation, yoga, deliberate practice, group facilitation, sound healing and music improvisation.

School Days

Action Day/Primary Plus

333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View

650-967-3780

www.actiondayprimaryplus.com

mtnview@actiondayprimaryplus.com

Providing quality infant, toddler and preschool programs for more than 33 years. On-site dance and computer classes offered. Fully accredited staff and facilities.

Building Kidz

Building Kidz School

250 E. Dana St., Mountain View

650-967-8000

Building Kidz School provides infant, preschool and pre-kindergarten care and gives individual attention to kids. The school also offers a performing arts program.

Palo Alto Prep

2462 Wyandotte St., Mountain View

650-493-7071

www.paloaltoprep.com

Palo Alto Prep is a private high school designed to help students succeed in every aspect of life with confidence and success.

Yew Chung International School (YCIS)

310 Easy St., Mountain View

650-903-0986

www.ycis-sv.com

info@sv.ycef.com

YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese education to children from preschool to fifth grade. Yew Chung education aims to liberate the joy of learning within each child. No prior Chinese experience is required.

Something for Everyone

Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School

333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Offering: Arts and crafts, computers, digital-camera techniques, ESL, foreign languages, high school programs and GED, memoirs, music and dance, needlework, orchestra, parent education, physical fitness and vocational education. Older-adult classes (55+) available.

The Class Guide is published quarterly in the Mountain View Voice, Palo Alto Weekly and Menlo Park Almanac. Descriptions of classes offered in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Stanford, Atherton, Los Altos Hills, Portola Valley, East Palo Alto and beyond are provided. Listings are free and subject to editing. Due to space constraints, classes held in Mountain View and Los Altos are given priority.

The Spring Class Guide will published on March 6 and 8, 2012, with deadlines approximately two weeks prior

To inquire about placing a listing in the class guide, email Editorial Assistant Eric Van Susteren at ericvansusteren@paweekly.com or call 650-223-6515 or visit. To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide call our display advertising department at 650-326-8210.

Advertiser Directory

Sand Hill School, Palo Alto

Gernan International School, Mountain View

Peninsula Youth Theatre - Mountain View

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing - Mountain View

Kehillah, Palo Alto

Gideon Hausner, Palo Alto 

Foothill College, Los Altos

Western Montessori Day School, Mountain View

Foothill College (2 ads)

Early Learning (2 ads) aka: Emerson School, Hacidenda School

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