Classical Russian ballet.
914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mountain View
Western Ballet is a welcoming, caring place to study ballet. Adult classes for absolute beginners to professionals, providing the largest selection of drop-in classes in the 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.
Health & Fitness
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
890 Church St., Mountain View
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers a well-balanced hour of abdominal work, weight training and safe, easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care available. Classes meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m., at Mountain View Masonic Temple.
Red Star Soccer Academy
248 Walker Drive, #8, Mountain View
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 US Soccer Federation and US Club Soccer. Red Star teams compete in Nor Cal Premier League and US Club Soccer sanctioned tournaments.
Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA
3391 Middlefield Road, YES Hall, Palo Alto
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.
Music, Arts and Crafts
2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
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
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
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
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.
Action Day/Primary Plus
333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View
Providing quality infant, toddler and preschool programs for more than 33 years. On-site dance and computer classes offered. Fully accredited staff and facilities.
School for Independent Learners
909 North San Antonio Road, Los Altos
Private WASC-accredited high school. One-to-one and small-group instruction. FT and PT enrollment. UC-approved college prep, honors and AP coursework. Individualized curriculum. Self-paced and mastery-based — failure is not an option. Also: tutoring, test prep and college counseling. Open every day, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Start anytime.
St. Joseph Catholic School
1120 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View
St. Joseph Catholic School offers a comprehensive curriculum with an emphasis on religion, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. In addition to the core curriculum, St. Joseph's also offers a fine arts program, computer instruction and physical education.
Yew Chung International School (YCIS)
310 Easy St., Mountain View
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.
Los Altos Christian Schools
625 Magdalena Avenue, Los Altos
Classes include preschool through 8th grade. The instruction level is geared towards challenging the average to above average learner. The goal is to enable students to become leaders and influence the world around them. Several electives are offered to elementary students: Spanish, gym, art, music, computers and library. The school consistently scores in the high 80th and 90th percentile in the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) series. The campus is private, surrounded by hills, trees, and located 1/4 mile from the Interstate 280 Magdalena exit. School tours available.
Something for Everyone
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult School
333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School has a long history and commitment to adult education. Computer classes include meet the PC, intro to Windows XP, sending-receiving email, slide-show photo organizer, MS Excel, eBay sales and surfing, resume writing, grant writing and master the interview. Exercise classes include: belly dance, exercise for the older adult, Feldenkrais, hiking, hula, mat Pilates, Qigong, stability ball, stretch and flex, Tai Chi and yoga. Older-adult classes (55+) available. Current language course offerings include French, Japanese, Spanish, German and Finnish. Language classes include. beading, drawing, ceramics, Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana), knitting and crochet, needle arts and sewing, painting (watercolor, oil, acrylic).
The Class Guide is published quarterly in the Mountain View Voice, Palo Alto Weekly and Almanac. Listings are free and subject to editing. Due to space constraints, classes held in Mountain View are given priority.
The summer Class Guide will publish on May 9-11, 2012, with deadlines approximately two weeks prior.
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Community School of Music and Arts (aka CSMA)
German International School of Silicon Valley
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Palo Alto Preparatory
Los Altos Christian School
Peninsula Youth Theatre
The Tutoring Center
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