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- May 10, 2013

Class Guide

Looking for something to do this summer? Try your hand at cooking, swimming or exercise your mind by learning a new language. School's out — and so are your kids — so sign them up for a fun science or sports camp. All the classes listed below are local.

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

Academic Achievers

Mad Science Camps and Classes

Mountain View Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View


Mad Science summer camps and vacation programs give kids ages 5 to 12 the opportunity to learn about science through interactive and hands-on science activities. Sessions are June 17-21, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2, Aug. 5-9 and Aug. 12-16. There is a second location at Almond Elementary School at 550 Almond Lane in Los Altos.

Camp Edmo

Oak Avenue Elementary, 1501 Oak Ave., Los Altos


At Camp Edmo, entering K-fourth graders participate in arts, science and animation activities designed by Edventure More in partnership with the California Academy of Sciences, the Children's Creativity Museum & the Museum of Children's Art (MOCHA). The camp runs June 17-Aug. 12, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. plus extended day and lunch options. Oak Avenue Elementary in Los Altos also hosts Camp EdTech, a digital media camp for entering fifth through eighth graders.

Imagineerz Learning

Covington Elementary School, 205 Covington Road, Los Altos


This summer camp is for kids in first through fourth grade living in Mountain View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Cupertino and Sunnyvale. The camp's activities have a strong emphasis on design thinking, from a creativity studio to games and stories. June and July, Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Cheryl Burke Dance

1400 North Shoreline Blvd., Suite A-1, Mountain View


The Cheryl Burke Dance studio offers ballroom, tango, Latin and Zumba classes. Group and private lessons are available.

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 with a focus 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.

Western Ballet

914 N. Rengstorff Ave., 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.

Lucy Geever-Conroy, Flight Instructor for Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto


Offering learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.

Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center

3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View


Shoreline Lake and Aquatic Center has 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.

Bald Eagle Sports Camp and Classes

360 S. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View


The mission of Bald Eagle Camps is to "Redefine what it means to be a winner." Every coach associated with Bald Eagle Camps has been trained in the Positive Coaching Alliance methods of creating an optimal culture for youth. There are multiple summer sessions throughout June and July; hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The camp is for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. $195-$275 per week.

Spartans Sports Camp

Mountain View High School, 3535 Truman Ave., Mountain View


Spartans Sports Camp specializes in youth sports camps. Programs for the sports-specific summer camps focus on baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball, strength and conditioning, tennis, track and field, volleyball and water polo for boys and girls. All of the staff is employed by the MVLA School District. Camps are $250-$275 for a week (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.). Register online.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto


650-855-9869 (fax)

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and fun martial-arts training for kids age 4 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers."

Just for Seniors

Mountain View Senior Center

266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View (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

Casablanca Market

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.

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

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.

Sur La Table Cooking School

855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

(650) 289-0438 (Go to "cooking classes" navigation bar, and search "Palo Alto")

Recipes and tasting-sized portions will be provided in the class. Sur La Table offers hands-on classes, demonstration-only classes, and classes for kids and teens.

Parents Only

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.

School Days

Action Day/Primary Plus

333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View


Providing 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


Building Kidz School provides infant, preschool and pre-kindergarten care and gives individual attention to kids. The school also offers a performing-arts program.

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 Mountain View Voice, Palo Alto Weekly and Menlo Park Almanac. Descriptions of classes offered in Mountain View, Los Altos, 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 Summer Class Guide will be published on May 8 and 10, 2013, with deadlines approximately two weeks prior. To inquire about placing a listing in the class guide, email Editorial Assistant Elena Kadvany at 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

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Jacki's Aerobic Dancing

MVLA Adult School

Peninsula Youth Theatre

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