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- March 9, 2012

For the Dancer

Bayer Ballet Academy

2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View


Classical Russian ballet.

Western 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

Custom Handweavers

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

Mountain View


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.

School Days

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.

To inquire about placing a listing in the Class Guide, email Editorial Assistant Eric Van Susteren at 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.

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