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- March 13, 2015

Spring Class Guide

Spring is nearly here, and that means warmer weather, vibrant colors and a blossoming of life. You can use that rising activity as motivation for self-improvement and exploration, and local classes are here to assist. Try out a tap class just for kicks, learn a new language, dive deeper into your yoga practice or explore a favorite academic subject. With so many possibilities and chances for growth, wouldn't you feel silly to just keep doing the same old thing?

Business, work and technology

CareerGenerations

2225 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 239, Palo Alto

650-320-1639

info@careergenerations.com

www.careergenerations.com

CareerGenerations offers group workshops and programs to meet specific career needs.

For the dancer

Beaudoin's School of Dance

464 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto

650-326-2184

Beaudoin's School of Dance holds tap, ballet, ballroom and jazz dance classes, as well as preparation for wedding dances. Courses are available for adults as well as children ages 3 and up.

Brazivedas

53 Shorebreeze Court, East Palo Alto

650-644-7343

www.brazivedas.com

Brazivedas offers classes in Brazilian dance, music and martial arts for all ages and experience levels, held at venues in Palo Alto, Stanford and East Palo Alto.

Dance Connection

Cubberley Community Center, L-5, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-322-7032, 650-852-0418

info@danceconnectionpaloalto.com

www.danceconnectionpaloalto.com

Dance Connection offers graded classes for preschoolers to adults. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, Pilates and combination classes are available for students of various levels of ability.

DanceVisions

Cubberley Community Center, L-3, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-858-2005

info@dancevisions.com

www.dancevisions.org

DanceVisions, a nonprofit community dance center, offers classes for young children (beginning at age 3) up to adults. Styles taught include modern, hip-hop/jazz, lyrical, belly dancing, ballet, East Indian dance and contact improvisation.

Zohar School of Dance and Company

Cubberley Community Center, L-4, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-494-8221

zohardance@gmail.com

www.zohardancecompany.org

Founded in 1979, Zohar School of Dance holds a range of adult dance classes in jazz, modern, ballet, musical theater and tap.

The Great Outdoors

Advantage Aviation

1903 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-494-7248

info@advantage-aviation.com

advantage-aviation.com

With many instructors, Advantage Aviation has a wide offering of classes to train new pilots as well as help more experienced ones to acquire needed licenses.

Brad Lozares Golf Shop

1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-856-0881

info@bradlozaresgolfshop.com

www.bradlozaresgolfshop.com

Group clinics, semi-private and private lessons are available for juniors and adults at any level of experience. Private lessons can be booked per session or in package deals.

Health and fitness

Blue Iris Studio

3485 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

650-858-1440

blueirisstudiopaloalto.com/pages/home

Blue Iris studio offers classes in yoga and Pilates, as well as wellness services, for all ages and experience levels.

Carol Macpherson Aquatics Center (CMAC) Swim School

CMAC Aquatic Center, 3805 Magnolia Drive, Palo Alto

650-493-5355

www.c-mac.us

CMAC Swim School offers lessons for babies, youth and adults. Classes are small and a half-hour long.

Kim Grant Tennis Academy

3005 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-752-8061

www.kimgranttennis.com

The Kim Grant Tennis Academy organizes tennis classes for adults and children ranging in ability from beginner to advanced. Classes are also available for those with special needs.

SoulCycle

600 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

650-784-7510

soulpaloalto@soul-cycle.com

www.soul-cycle.com/studios/palo/28/

Aiming to make fitness not feel like work, SoulCycle combines inspirational coaching and high-energy music in spin classes. Riders as young as age 12 can participate in a variety of classes for all fitness levels.

Studio Kicks

796A San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

650-855-9868

info@studiokickspaloalto.com

www.studiokickspaloalto.com

Studio Kicks is a family fitness center offering cardio kickboxing classes and martial-arts training for kids and adults.

Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto

Cubberley Community Center, M-4, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-327-9350

mjchan@ttopa.com

www.ttopa.com

At Taijiquan Tutelage of Palo Alto, established in 1973, students learn the classical Yang Chengfu style of Taijiquan (T'ai chi ch'uan, or tai chi). Beginning classes start monthly.

Uforia Studios

819 Ramona St., Palo Alto

650-329-8794

www.uforiastudios.com

Uforia Studios offers classes in dance (Fuego and Hip Hop Club), spin (Revolutions and Ucycle) and conditioning (Grit). All fitness levels and abilities are welcome.

Yoga Works Palo Alto

440 Kipling St., Palo Alto

650-468-2929

paloalto@yogaworks.com

yogaworks.com/en/locations/california-north/palo-alto

This New York and California based yoga studio holds classes on YogaWorks Flow, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha yoga, Fundamentals of Yoga and Iyengar yoga.

Just for seniors

Avenidas

450 Bryant St., Palo Alto

650-289-5400

www.avenidas.org

Avenidas organizes classes focusing on general health, physical fitness, languages, humanities, computing, music and writing. Membership costs, fees and class descriptions are listed on the website.

Language courses

Berlitz Learning Center

159 Homer Ave., Palo Alto

650-617-0720

www.berlitz.us/paloalto/

Berlitz provides adult and youth language instruction in Spanish, Italian, French and English as a Second Language in the mornings, afternoons and evenings.

German Language Class

50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

adultschool@pausd.org

www.paadultschool.org

This Palo Alto Adult School class teaches participants how to speak, read and write German, with an emphasis on conversation. Basic grammar and Germanic culture are also covered.

German-American School of Palo Alto

GAIS Campus, 275 Elliot Drive, Menlo Park

650-520-3646

contact@gaspa-ca.org

www.gaspa-ca.org

Since the 1960s, the German-American School of Palo Alto's (GASPA) Saturday school has offered German language classes that also touch on German culture and traditions. Classes are available for all skill levels and age groups, beginning at preschool (age 3) up to adults. GASPA also offers an after school program.

Palo Alto Chinese School

480 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

contact@paloaltochineseschool.org

www.paloaltochineseschool.org

The Palo Alto Chinese School, founded in 1963, serves children ages 4 to 18 with classes in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Music, arts and crafts

Art for Well Beings

2460 Park Blvd., No. 3, Palo Alto

650-776-8297

judy@artforwellbeings.org

artforwellbeings.org

Art for Well Beings provides art instruction for people of all ages with special needs.

Art Works Studio

595 Lincoln Ave., Palo Alto

650-796-1614

artworkspaloalto@gmail.com

artworkspaloalto.net

Art Works Studio holds a variety of fine-art classes for kids. Classes are also offered at U-Me in Menlo Park and in cooperation with Palo Alto Menlo Park Parent's Club (PAMP).

Deborah's Palm

555 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto

650-473-0664

info@deborahspalm.com

deborahspalm.com

Deborah's Palm is a nonprofit community organization that aims to provide a warm and supportive environment for all women. The organization provides art classes, professional counseling, access to resources, activities, mentoring and community service projects.

Opus1 Music Studio

1350 Grant Road, #5, Mountain View

4131 El Camino Real, Suite 200, Palo Alto

650-625-9955

www.musicopus1.com

Opus1 Music Studio holds group music lessons in piano, violin, viola, guitar, voice, flute and music theory.

Pacific Art League

668 Ramona St., Palo Alto

650-321-3891

frontdesk@pacificartleague.org

www.pacificartleague.org

Pacific Art League classes and workshops on a variety of mediums are taught by qualified, experienced instructors for children and adults of all abilities.

Sur La Table Cooking School

Town & Country Village, Suite 57, Palo Alto

650-289-0438

cooking073@surlatable.com

www.surlatable.com/category/cat2211278/Cooking+Classes

Sur La Table offers hands-on — as well as demonstration-only — classes on cooking for all ages.

Parent education

Children's Health Council

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-617-3815

www.chconline.org

Children's Health Council holds a variety of classes monthly on addressing issues like dyslexia, anxiety and depression, and exploring topics like social-emotional learning, being a first-time parent or choosing schools.

The Peninsula Parents Place

200 Channing Ave., Palo Alto

650-688-3040

karenfb@jfcs.org

www.parentsplaceonline.org/peninsula

Parents Place on the Peninsula offers parenting workshops on subjects ranging from strategies for managing picky eaters to making the switch from diapers.

School days

Amigos de Palo Alto

1611 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto

650-493-4300

www.amigosdepaloalto.com

Amigos de Palo Alto is a Spanish-immersion preschool for children 2 and a half years and older, where children learn Spanish naturally through play, song, art and academics. There is also an after-school program for kindergartners.

Emerson School

2800 W. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto

650-424-1267

emersonschool@headsup.org

www.headsup.org/emerson-school/

Emerson School provides a full-day, year-round program for grades 1 to 8 teaching a personalized, Montessori curriculum. Emphasis is on building thinking skills and personal values. A HeadsUp! Child Development Center also serves infants, toddlers and preschoolers at the same site.

German-American International School

275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park

650-324-8617

info@gais.org

www.gais.org

German-American International School (GAIS) is an international school with rigorous academic standards and German language immersion. It serves more than 300 students from preschool through 12th grade. No prior German language knowledge is necessary.

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

650-949-8200

www.hausner.com

Instructing children in kindergarten through eighth grade, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School provides strong academics, a welcome environment, enrichment opportunities and after-school programs.

Leaping Lizards Nature Awareness Preschool

397 Fernando Ave., Palo Alto

650-858-0355

magdalena@leapinglizardspreschool.com

leapinglizardspreschool.com

Leaping Lizards Preschool provides children with an education grounded in expanding their curiosity for and knowledge of nature. Classes are held one or two days a week for ages 3 to 5.

Milestones Preschool

3864 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

650-618-3325

www.milestonespreschool.org

Milestones Preschool offers a relationship-based developmental program and enrolls children ages 2 to 5. Enrollment is accepted throughout the year.

Sand Hill School

650 Clark Way, Palo Alto

650-688-3605

info@sandhillschool.org

www.sandhillschool.org

Sand Hill School, located at the Children's Health Council, works with young children from kindergarten through sixth grade (expanding to eighth) with learning, attention and social challenges. The student/teacher ratio is six to one.

Waldorf School of the Peninsula

Mountain View Campus (middle and high school), 180 N. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View

650-417-7600

Los Altos Campus (nursery through fifth grade), 11311 Mora Drive, Los Altos

650-209-9400

waldorfpeninsula.org

Waldorf School of the Peninsula serves children from nursery up through the end of high school. Areas of focus include critical thinking, development of ethics, cooperation, creative expression and fostering a love of learning.

Something for everyone

Palo Alto Adult School

Palo Alto Adult School, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

650-329-3752

adultschool@pausd.org

www.paadultschool.org

Computer, language, cooking, writing, art, birding, finance and other classes are available, as well as many online courses.

Stanford Continuing Studies

Littlefield Center, 365 Lasuen St., Stanford

650-725-2650

continuingstudies@stanford.edu

continuingstudies.stanford.edu

Stanford Continuing Studies offers courses in liberal arts and sciences, creative writing and professional and personal development. Courses are taught by Stanford staff or individuals recruited from the community or other institutions.

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

To inquire about submitting a listing for the next Class Guide, email Editorial Assistant Sam Sciolla at ssciolla@paweekly.com or call 650-223-6519. To place a paid advertisement in the Class Guide, call the display advertising department at 650-326-8210.

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