The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Mountain View Voice, the Almanac and the Palo Alto Weekly.
Flex Los Altos
4600 El Camino Real, Suite 201, Los Altos
Flex College Prep assists high school students with college applications and essays and preparing for SAT, ACT and AP tests. It also offers tutoring in a variety of high school subjects.
1674 N. Shoreline Blvd., Suite 136, Mountain View
Zenith Tutoring holds in-person SAT preparation classes throughout the spring. The company also offers online classes, private tutoring and coaching through the college application process.
For the Dancer
Alberto's Salsa Studio & Ultra Lounge
736 W. Dana St., Mountain View
Alberto's holds lessons throughout the week for salsa (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays), bachata (Wednesdays) and tango (Sunday) styles of dancing for beginners and those more experienced.
Bayer Ballet Academy
2028 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Bayer Ballet Academy is a school of Russian ballet that teaches the Vaganova method beginning with children at age 3. The academy offers a variety of classes to prepare students for the professional level, as well as adult classes that introduce or reintroduce participants to the art form.
223 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View
This ballet school and company follows the classical French tradition and teaches boys, girls, teenagers and adults starting at age 3.
For the Love of Dance
2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View
For the Love of Dance provides training in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles of dance. The family-owned studio teaches children and adults at all levels.
L'Ecole de Danse
740 Sierra Vista Ave., Unit G, Mountain View
L'Ecole de Danse teaches a Cecchetti style of ballet, including creative dance and classes for various levels of experience. Classes are open to children starting around age 4, as well as adults.
Modern line dancing with Julia Wetzel
Marti's Dance Studio, 1140 Riverside Drive, Los Altos
Julia Wetzel leads modern regular line dancing classes — both beginning and more advanced — set to popular music.
Pacific Ballet Academy
295B Polaris Ave., Mountain View
The Pacific Ballet Academy instructs students of a range of ages in the Russian ballet method, preparing dancers for professional careers or simply for personal recreation.
The Lively School
890 Church St., Mountain View
The Lively School offers private and small group classes for adults in all levels of contemporary dance, ballet, yoga and meditation, as well as ballet and creative movement and storytelling classes for youngsters.
914 N. Rengstorff Ave., Unit A, Mountain View
Western Ballet holds ballet classes that draw from the Vaganova method and the modern, "open" classical method. Classes are available for teens and adults, as well as newcomers and those pursuing professional careers.
The Great Outdoors
2450 Charleston Road, Mountain View
REI regularly offers classes on topics such as cycling, bike maintenance, camping and snow skills, outdoor navigation and more.
Shoreline Lake Aquatic Center
3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
Shoreline Lake's Aquatic Center offers a variety of group lessons for sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing, as well as private lessons.
Health & Fitness
Bikram Yoga Mountain View
1910 W. El Camino Real, Suite E, Mountain View
In its 90-minute classes, Bikram Yoga Mountain View instructs students in 26 yoga postures and two breathing exercises in a heated room.
California Yoga Center
1776 Miramonte Ave., Mountain View
California Yoga Center in Mountain View holds yoga classes for students at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The center also holds classes designed to help individuals with back problems.
347 1st St, Los Altos
Taught by European pop star Heath Hunter and fitness guru Kirsten Johnson, Danceation holds dance-based fitness classes appropriate for the general public, encouraging movement, positivity and community.
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View
Joan Rabin, [email protected]
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing offers dance classes with abdominal work, strength training and easy-to-follow aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available.
455 Castro St., Mountain View
Yoga Belly offers yoga classes in heated and non-heated rooms, as well as its more physical YBX sessions.
Yoga is Youthfulness
590 Castro St., Mountain View
Yoga is Youthfulness offers classes for students of all levels daily, including early in the morning and in the evenings. Classes teach ashtanga, iyengar, and vinyasa/hatha styles of yoga, among other subjects like prenatal yoga.
Just for Seniors
Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View
The Mountain View Senior Center offers a wide array of classes exploring topics and activities such as art, music, language, dance and exercise. Jean Elvin, a certified Feldenkrais practitioner, also teaches a regular course at the center.
Mind and Spirit
Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center
2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite 110, Mountain View
The Silicon Valley Shambhala Meditation Center holds regular practice meditations sessions each week. The center also organizes courses, retreats and contemplative art activities.
Music, Arts and Crafts
Build It Again With Bricks
398 Main St., Los Altos
The offerings of this store include after-school Lego classes at local schools, seasonal Lego camps, workshops, team-building exercises and birthday parties.
Community School of Music and Arts
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, with courses suited for adults and children as young as preschool-age. Financial assistance is available.
2263 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Ongoing classes, both day and evening sessions, are offered in weaving, knitting and spinning for beginner and intermediate students.
Peninsula Youth Theatre
2500 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View
Peninsula Youth Theatre (PYT) offers drama classes in musical theater, comedic acting and other skills to children of various abilities and ages. It also puts on a variety of productions featuring youth at local venues.
Tumasov Fine Art Studio
823 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View
The studio offers art classes in painting, drawing, ceramics and some metalworking. There will also be a spring camp from March 31 to April 15, for kids ages 5 and up.
West Valley Music
262 Castro St., Mountain View
In addition to private lessons, West Valley Music teaches group classes for students with various abilities on piano, guitar, ukulele, violin, cello, and brass and wind instruments. It also offers courses in music theory.
Childbirth and parenting classes at El Camino Hospital
2500 Grant Road, Mountain View
El Camino Hospital holds classes specifically for expecting mothers, mothers, their spouses and children. Subjects include childbirth preparation, breastfeeding preparation and infant safety. Support groups are also organized.
Action Day Primary Plus
333 Eunice Ave., Mountain View
Action Day Primary Plus in Mountain View serves infants to children in kindergarten and their families. The facilities are spacious and the curriculum focuses on social, physical and language development, as well as positive self-concept and reading and math readiness.
Building Kidz School
250 E. Dana St., Mountain View
Building Kidz School provides infant, preschool and kindergarten care and gives individual attention to kids.
German International School of Silicon Valley
310 Easy St., Mountain View
The German International School is a private school providing preschool to high school students with a bilingual education. The school also offers German language courses for all ages on Saturdays, as well as adult and corporate courses on weekdays.
Palo Alto Prep School
2462 Wyandotte St., Mountain View
650-493-7071, ext. 102
Palo Alto Prep School is a private high school that focuses on the academic and personal development of its students while preparing them for college.
Waldorf School of the Peninsula
Mountain View Campus (middle and high school), 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View
Los Altos Campus (nursery through fifth grade), 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos
Waldorf School of the Peninsula serves children from nursery up through the end of high school. Areas of focus include self-discipline, critical thinking, independence and cooperation, and creative expression.
Yew Chung International School of Silicon Valley (YCIS)
310 Easy St., Mountain View
YCIS provides multicultural and bilingual (English and Mandarin Chinese) education to children from preschool to 5th grade, and a new middle school program will open for the 2015-16 school year. No prior Chinese experience is required.
Something for Everyone
Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education
333 Moffett Blvd., Mountain View
The MV-LA Adult School offers courses in arts and crafts, computer skills, English as a second language, creative and memoir writing, music, dance, needlework, family education, physical fitness and vocational education. The school offers high school diploma and GED programs.
The Class Guide is published quarterly in the Palo Alto Weekly, Mountain View Voice 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.
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