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FLEX Los Altos
4600 El Camino Real #201, Los Altos
Participants learn what colleges are looking for in application essays and get help writing 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
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
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. The focus is on learning a love of movement and of art, with opportunities to perform throughout the year.
L'Ecole de Danse
Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
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.
914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mountain View
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.
The Great Outdoors
2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View
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.
Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center
3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
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
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 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
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.
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
1185 Castro St., Mountain View
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.
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)
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
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
793 Castro St., Mountain View
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.
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
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. Financial assistance available.
Kindermusik with Wendy
1404 Bonita Ave., Mountain View
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.
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.
Savvy Cellar Wines
750 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View
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.
Childbirth and Parenting Classes at El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
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.
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.
Building Kidz School
250 E. Dana St., Mountain View
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
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
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
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.
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Early Learning/Emerson School
German International School
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
MVLA Adult School
Peninsula Youth Theatre