Mountain View Voice

- December 6, 2013

Class Guide

Winter is coming, which doesn't have to mean staying indoors. Keep your body and mind active with a range of local classes, from dance and yoga to cooking and language courses.

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

Academic Achievers

FLEX Los Altos

4600 El Camino Real #201, Los Altos

650-947-7742

www.flexcollegeprep.com

Participants learn what colleges are looking for in application essays and get help writing essays and applications that fit them best.

For the Dancer

Bayer Ballet Academy

2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

650-988-9971

info@bayerballetacademy.com

www.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

ForTheLoveOfDanceMV@gmail.com

www.fortheloveofdancemv.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.

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) teaches Vaganova and Cecchetti styles of ballet. Creative dance, pre-ballet and full curriculum for all levels starting at age 4 and a half. The school also offers beginning, intermediate and advanced adult classes.

Western Ballet

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

650-968-4455

info@westernballet.org

www.westernballet.org

Western Ballet offers adult classes for beginners to professionals as well as 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.

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.

Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center

3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View

650-965-7474

boathouse@shorelinelake.com

www.shorelinelake.com/aquatic/aquatic.htm

Shoreline Lake and Aquatic Center has fall kayaking and windsurfing camps. Camps include all necessary equipment and are offered at all skill levels from beginning to advanced. Sailing classes are open to participants age 14 and older; kayaking age 13 and over; windsurfing age 14 and older.

Health & Fitness

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View

650-940-1333

www.mvlaae.net

Jean Elvin, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, leads these fitness classes at the Mountain View Senior Center. Feldenkrais can help improve coordination, balance, posture. The classes run Jan. 24 through March 21, Fridays, 10-11:15 a.m. Mats provided.

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing

890 Church St., Mountain View

650-941-1002

joanier@pacbell.net

www.jackis.com

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers hour-long dance classes with 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 the Mountain View Masonic Lodge.

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. Offers various youth soccer programs for boys and girls. 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.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

1185 Castro St., Mountain View

650-344-3345

info@mtview-rscds.org

www.mtview-rscds.org

Scottish country-dance classes are held most Wednesdays at the Mountain View Sports Pavilion. Classes started on Feb. 13 and run thru May. 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.

Yoga Belly

455 Castro St., Mountain View

650-862-3976

www.yogabellystudio.com

Yoga Belly offers a range of yoga classes for all levels of experience. Discounts offered for students and seniors.

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 Ph.D. students from Palo Alto University. Drop-ins welcome. Wear comfortable clothes.

Music, Arts and Crafts

Casablanca Market

793 Castro St., Mountain View

650-964-3000

info@casablancamarket.com

www.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.

Community School of Music and Arts

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. Financial assistance available.

Custom Handweavers

2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View

650-967-0831

webemit@sbcglobal.net

www.customhandweavers.com

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.

Kindermusik with Wendy

1404 Bonita Ave., Mountain View

650-968-4733

www.wendyofmv.yourvirtuoso.com/

Group music classes for children ages birth to 7 years 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.

I Heart Curry

Mountain View

650-691-5306

fharzana@iheartcurry.com

www.iheartcurry.com/

I Heart Curry offers Indian cooking classes, with an emphasis on hands-on cooking.

Music Within Us

2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 150, Mountain View

650-325-2194

info@themusicwithinus.com

www.themusicwithinus.com

Lisa Chu at Music Within Us 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.

Peninsula Youth Theatre - School Play In a Box

Range of locations

650-988-8798

mfischer@pytnet.org

www.pytnet.org

Peninsula Youth Theatre, based in Mountain View, offers on-site, after-school drama classes for both public and private schools, called School Play in a Box. Students learn basic acting skills, character development, team-building, story telling, creativity, leadership skills and more. Instructors are experienced theatre professionals, and will meet with students (up to 20 per class) once a week for an hour and a half at a time. During the meetings, students play theatre games, learn basic acting skills, and rehearse a script for a final performance.

Savvy Cellar Wines

750 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View

650-969-3958

info@savvycellar.com

www.savvycellar.com

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

Parents Only

Childbirth and Parenting Classes at El Camino Hospital

2500 Grant Road, Mountain View

650-940-7302

www.elcaminohospital.org

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.

School Days

Action Day/Primary Plus

333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View

650-967-3780

mtnview@actiondayprimaryplus.com

www.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

info@sv.ycef.com

www.ycis-sv.com

YCIS provides multi-cultural and bilingual, English and Mandarin Chinese, education to children from preschool to 5th 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 offers courses in 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 Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice 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 the above cities are given priority.

The Winter Class Guide will be published on Dec. 4 and 6, 2013, with deadlines approximately two weeks prior. To inquire about placing a listing in the class guide, email Editorial Assistant Elena Kadvany at ekadvany@paweekly.com or call 650-223-6519. To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide call our display advertising department at 650-326-8210.

Advertiser Directory

Early Learning/Emerson School

Foothill College

German International School

Gideon Hausner

Jacki's Aerobic Dancing

MVLA Adult School

Peninsula Youth Theatre

Ventana School

Waldorf School

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