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Business, Work and Technology
2225 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
CareerGenerations offers group sessions to meet specific career needs. CareerGenerations career coaches help assess talents in the context of the marketplace, generate career options, improve resumes and social-media profiles, design a search plan, and help the job seeker skillfully network, interview and negotiate salaries.
For the Dancer
Beaudoin's School of Dance
464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto
Tap, ballet, ballroom and jazz dance classes available for children and adults. Special classes for preschoolers.
4000 Middlefield Road, L-5, Palo Alto
Dance Connection offers graded classes for preschoolers to adults with a variety of programs to meet dancers' needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, boys program, lyrical, Pilates and combination classes are available for beginning to advanced levels.
4000 Middlefield Road, Cubberley Community Center, L-3, Palo Alto
DanceVisions, a nonprofit community dance center, offers classes from ages 3 to adult. Classes range from modern to hip-hop, lyrical, Pilates, jazz, ballet and contact improvisation, as well as providing a performance showcase.
819 Ramona St., Palo Alto
Uforia Studios specializes in dance (Zumba, hip-hop, Bollywood, hula hooping), strength and sculpting (uDefine) and spinning (uCycle). All fitness levels and abilities are welcome.
Zohar School of Dance and Company
4000 Middlefield Road, L-4, Palo Alto
Zohar offers classes to adults in jazz, ballet and modern dance under the direction of Ehud and Daynee Krauss.
The Great Outdoors
Lucy Geever-Conroy, flight instructor for Advantage Aviation
1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Advantage Aviation offers learn-to-fly seminars, private pilot ground school and flying lessons, along with free seminars for pilots.
Health & Fitness
American Red Cross: Silicon Valley Chapter
400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto
In a Red Cross First Aid class, students learn CPR, choking rescue, bleeding control and treatment of burns, fractures, seizures and more. Adult CPR and First Aid Certificates are available.
440 Kipling St., Palo Alto
Be Yoga is a community yoga studio. It has small class sizes and offers workshops on ayurveda, reiki and meditation.
Betty Wright Swim Center @ Abilities United
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Participants can improve health and wellness through aquatic exercise and therapy in the fully accessible, public, warm-water (93 degrees) indoor pool. Classes include aqua aerobics, aqua arthritis, back basics, body conditioning, Aichi yoga and a prenatal program. Group lessons are also available.
California Yoga Center (Palo Alto)
541 Cowper St., Palo Alto
The California Yoga Center offers classes for beginning to advanced students. With studios in Mountain View and Palo Alto, classes emphasize individual attention and cultivate strength, flexibility and relaxation. Ongoing yoga classes are scheduled every day and include special classes, such as prenatal, back care and pranayama. Weekend workshops explore a variety of yoga-related topics.
CMAC Swim School
CMAC Aquatic Center, 3805 Magnolia Drive, Palo Alto
CMAC Swim School offers lessons for babies, youth and adults. Classes are a half-hour long, and each class contains three to four participants.
Kim Grant Tennis Academy
3005 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
The Kim Grant Tennis Academy offers tennis classes to minis (ages 3-5), beginner (ages 5-7), intermediate I and II, advanced and elite players.
4022 Transport, Palo Alto
Palomo Archery offers classes for groups, parties, Boy Scout/school classes and private instruction.
796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering high-energy cardio kickboxing classes and martial-arts training for kids 3 and 12 and up. Taught by owner/instructor Richard Branden, six-time world champion and original stunt cast member for the "Power Rangers."
Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto
4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto teaches the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan). Beginning classes start monthly.
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. This is a nonprofit organization with nationally accredited instructors.
Yoga at All Saints' Episcopal Church
555 Waverley St., Palo Alto
Kundalini-style yoga, combining asana (physical poses), breathing exercises and meditation. Practice is best done on an empty stomach. Students should bring a mat and blanket and wear comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothes. If floor work is difficult, exercises can be modified to be done in a chair. All ages. No registration necessary.
Just for Seniors
450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
Avenidas offers classes from balance, line dancing and back fitness to dementia caregiving and computer. Membership costs, fees and class listing included on the website.
International School of the Peninsula (ISTP)
151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto
ISTP offers extensive after-school language classes at its two Palo Alto locations. Classes offered in French, Mandarin and Spanish to preschool students (3 to 5 years old). Additional classes taught in Arabic, Farsi, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese and Russian for elementary and middle school students.
Mind and Spirit
Ananda Palo Alto
2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Ananda Palo Alto offers classes on meditation, chanting and yoga.
Music, Arts and Crafts
Art for Well Beings
2460 Park Blvd. #3, Palo Alto
Art for Well Beings (AFWB) offers art classes, and it especially welcomes people with special needs. It is open to the public, and drop-in or sessions with all materials provided are available.
Art with Emily
402 El Verano Ave., Palo Alto
Emily Young teaches mixed-media, multi-cultural art lessons for children at her fully equipped studio in Palo Alto. Semi-private and private lessons available.
Art Works Studio
595 Lincoln Ave., Palo Alto
Art Works Studio offers a variety of fine-art classes for kids.
Manzana Music School
Manzana Music School offers group lessons for children and adults on guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, vocal, arranging and music theory.
Midpeninsula Community Media Center
900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
The media center offers classes every month in a wide range of media arts, including publishing media on the web, podcasting, digital editing, field production, TV studio production, Photoshop for photographers, citizen journalism and autobiographical digital stories. There are biweekly free orientation sessions and tours.
Music with Toby
Toby Branz offers small group and semi-private music lessons in Palo Alto based on the Orff method, with songs, games, movement, rhythm and listening activities. She's a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
New Mozart School of Music
305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto
New Mozart provides early-childhood music classes for children 2-7 years of age.
Opus1 Music Studio
2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto
Opus1 Music Studio is offering group music lessons for all kinds of instruments to ages 3 and up, with skills ranges of beginners to advanced.
Pacific Art League
227 Forest Ave., Palo Alto
The Pacific Art League offers art classes and workshops for students from beginners to advanced, and even non-artists. There are classes in collage, oil painting, portraits and sketching, life drawing, acrylic or watercolor and brush painting. Registration is ongoing.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto
Palo Alto Art Center offers classes and workshops for children and adults in ceramics, painting, drawing, jewelry, book arts, printmaking, collage and more.
Silicon Valley Boychoir
600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto
The Silicon Valley Boychoir rehearses in downtown Palo Alto and trains boys in the art of choral singing with an emphasis on vocal coaching, music literacy and artistic standards.
Sur La Table Cooking School
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
www.surlatable.com/ (Go to "cooking classes" navigation bar, and search "Palo Alto")
Classes are 2 to 2-and-a-half hours long. 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.
TheatreWorks Education introduces TW Playmakers — camps with theater games and activities, during spring break (K-5) at various locations, and summer (K-8) at Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto. Campers can practice creative storytelling, playwriting, and improvisation. Activities are designed to help students build verbal confidence and performance skills.
The Peninsula Parentsplace
Koret Family Resource Center, 200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto
The Peninsula Parentsplace offers parenting classes on subjects ranging from strategies for managing picky eaters to making the switch from diapers.
Amigos de Palo Alto
1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto
Amigos de Palo Alto is a full Spanish-immersion preschool. Offering parents a safe environment where they may leave their children, both for child care and to begin learning from bilingual instructors how to speak and learn Spanish the same way their native language was learned — naturally. Preschool sessions are offered Monday-Friday afternoons; Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings or afternoons; and Tuesday-Thursday mornings or afternoons.
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is a kindergarten-through-eighth-grade school. The school promotes academic excellence, community responsibility and vibrant Jewish living. As a community day school, Hausner serves families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and religious practices.
International School of the Peninsula
Cohn Campus (grades 1-8): 151 Laura Lane, Palo Alto
Cooper Campus (nursery): 3233 Cowper St., Palo Alto
International School of the Peninsula offers after-school programs for preschool, elementary- and middle-school students. Classes include French cooking, Asian cooking, chess, science, robotics, Chinese dance, art and craft, watercolor, gymnastics, soccer and multi-sports.
3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
Milestones Preschool, a developmental program, provides children aged 2-5 years a fun and educational environment that promotes their development of the social skills, independent thinking, intellectual growth, and positive self-image they need to succeed in kindergarten and later in life. NAEYC accredited. State of California License 434407984.
Sand Hill School
650 Clark Way, Palo Alto
For young minds, one size doesn't fit all. Sand Hill School offers an opportunity to find what fits best for each child. It serves grades K-4 with a 6:1 student/teacher ratio.
Sora International Preschool
701 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto
Sora International Preschool is an English-Japanese bilingual preschool. Sora's mission is to help families that are raising bilingual children as well as those that want their children to begin a second language at an early age.
T'enna Preschool at the Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
T'enna Preschool offers a play-based approach develops skills and a love of learning. Two, three and five day-per-week options for 18 months to five years with emphasis placed on experiential learning, family involvement, values and fun in two locations.
Something for Everyone
Palo Alto Adult School
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
Hands-on computer, language, test preparation, writing, bird identification, investment, hiking, yoga and certificate courses available. Hundreds of online classes are offered by the Palo Alto Adult School in conjunction with Education to Go.
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 Summer Class Guide will publish on May 8 and 10, 2013, with deadlines approximately two weeks prior.
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Amigos de Palo Alto
Cantor Arts Center
Children's Health Council
For The Love of Dance
German American School
German International School
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Girls Middle School
International School of the Peninsula
Mid-Peninsula High School
Music With Toby
Palo Alto Friends
Palo Alto Preparatory
Silicon Valley Boy Choir
Sora International School