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Mountain View Voice

- August 3, 2012

Class Guide

Fall is just around the corner. That means it's back to school for kids, but there are classes available for adults and kids outside of the campus, as well. Maybe it's time dust off the old dance shoes or brush up on a foreign language. Fall is also a great time to learn a craft or an instrument. All the classes listed below are local, so give one a shot.

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

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 the essays and applications that fit them best. This workshop allows students to personalize their essays and applications at their own pace.

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. We focus on learning a love of movement and of art, with opportunities to perform throughout the year. Fall classes start Sept. 4.

L'Ecole de Danse

Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Mountain View

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 four-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: $16.

The Great Outdoors

Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center

3160 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View

650-965-7474

http://www.shorelinelake.com/aquatic/aquatic.htm

boathouse@shorelinelake.com

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 over; kayaking age 13 and over; windsurfing age 14 and over.

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.

Health & Fitness

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

1185 Castro St., Mountain View, CA

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 run from September thru mid-February and the first class of the year is on September 5, 2012. 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.

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.

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 support groups for mothers.

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

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. Call for more information, email or visit the website.

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. Private lessons also offered.

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 prekindergarten 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 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 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 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 publish on Dec. 5-7, 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

Action Day Primary Plus

Building Kidz School

German International School

Jacki's Aerobic Dance

Palo Alto Preparatory

Peninsula Youth Theatre

Western Montessori

For The Love of Dance

The Waldorf School

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