The Class Guide is published quarterly by the Palo Alto Weekly and The Almanac.
Business & Tech
2100 Geng Road, Suite 210, Palo Alto
650-619-2214 / [email protected] / careergenerations.com
CareerGenerations currently offers group workshops and 1:1 help via Zoom to meet the career needs of a variety of individuals, including college students looking for internships, and graduates and professionals exploring career options or looking for employment.
4000 Middlefield Road, L-5, Palo Alto
650-322-7032 / [email protected] / danceconnectionpaloalto.com
Dance Connection offers a preschool combination class for preschool-age children (beginning at age 3), graded classes for youth and adults and other programs to meet dancers' needs. Ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, Pilates and other instruction is available for students at various levels of ability. Summer registration now open.
Zohar School of Dance & Company
4000 Middlefield Road, L-4, Palo Alto
650-494-8221 / [email protected] / zohardancecompany.org
With roots going back to 1979, Zohar School of Dance holds a range of adult dance classes in jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet, musical theater and tap. See website for schedule.
Music, Arts & Crafts
Art & Soul
Webster Street Studio, 2326 Webster St., Palo Alto
650-269-0423 / [email protected] / artandsoulpa.com
Art & Soul offers private and small group lessons online or in-person by bringing the class to home backyards. Programs allow children to explore drawing, painting and sculpture techniques, as well as develop their observational skills.
Community School of Music and Arts
Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View
650-917-6800 / [email protected] / arts4all.org
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. Online and in-person summer sessions begin June 6 and run through Aug. 5. Registration is now open.
The Midpen Media Center
900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto
650-494-8686 / [email protected] / midpenmedia.org/workshops
The center offers workshops for a range of media arts, including video production, photo enhancement, studio work and more. In-person summer camp programs begin in July.
Music Together Menlo Park
75 Arbor Road, Suite N, Menlo Park
650-799-1624 / [email protected] / mt-mp.com
Music Together holds classes exploring music and movement for children from birth up to age 5 and their guardians at the Allied Arts Guild. Spring semester begins April 11.
New Mozart School of Music
2100 El Camino Real Suite C, Palo Alto
650-324-2373 / [email protected] / newmozartschool.com
New Mozart School of Music offers music lessons year-round to students of all ages and abilities. Piano, violin, viola, cello, voice, guitar, flute and early childhood music classes are available. In-person and online lessons are available.
Pacific Art League
668 Ramona St., Palo Alto
650-321-3891 / [email protected] / pacificartleague.org
The classes and workshops at the Pacific Art League are taught by qualified, experienced instructors for children and adults with varying experience. Instructors teach many mediums, including drawing, painting, watercolor, digital art and more. Registration for summer classes and camps is now open.
Silicon Valley Boychoir
600 Homer Ave., Palo Alto
svboychoir.org / [email protected]
Silicon Valley Boychoir (SVB) offers rehearsals, musicianship classes and performance opportunities to boys ages 7 and up. Auditions by appointment are available.
Sports & Fitness
Baylands Golf Links
1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
650-856-0881 / baylandsgolflinks.com
Private lessons teaching golf techniques, rules and etiquette are available at any level of experience. Summer season for junior programs begins June 20. Registration is set to open this month.
Kim Grant Tennis Academy
3005 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
650-752-8061 / [email protected] / kimgranttennis.com
The Kim Grant Tennis Academy organizes an array of tennis classes and programs for adults and children, including those with special needs. Registration for classes online. Spring clinics run through May 29.
Spring Down Equestrian Center
725 Portola Road, Portola Valley
650-851-1114 / [email protected] / springdown.com
Spring Down Equestrian Center educates children (beginning at age 3) and adults on horses and horseback riding. Instruction in basic riding, jumping, dressage, western riding and horsemanship is offered. Classes and camps held year-round. Spring camp is now open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Webb Ranch Riding School
2720 Alpine Road, Portola Valley
650-854-7755 / webbranchinc.com / [email protected]
Instruction for beginning and intermediate riders in both group and private settings. Specialties include Western riding, dressage and hunt-seat riding. In addition, there are a number of week-long camp sessions for children ages 7 to 18. Summer camp programs start in May.
Bay Area Friendship Circle
3921 Fabian Way, Suite A023, Palo Alto
650-858-6990 / bayareafc.org / [email protected]
The Bay Area Friendship Circle offers programs for children, teens and young adults with special needs ages 2 to 22 year-round as well as a summer camp program. Trained teen volunteers provide one-on-one friendship and support. Registration for summer camp is open.
4000 Middlefield Road, Bld. H5, Palo Alto / 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto
650-289-5400 (Bryant site) and 650-289-5409 (Middlefield site) / avenidas.org
Avenidas offers many Zoom and in-person classes, as well as lectures and workshops, for Midpeninsula seniors focusing on topics such as general health, physical fitness, languages, humanities, computing, music and writing. Check online or call for registration.
Palo Alto Adult School
Palo Alto High School, Tower Building, 50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto
650-329-3752 / [email protected] / paadultschool.org
Classes on computer skills, language, cooking, art, outdoors, and many others are available through the Palo Alto Adult School. Go online to view the school's catalogue. Spring classes run through June 3.
Stanford Continuing Studies
Littlefield Center, 365 Lasuen St., Stanford.
[email protected] / continuingstudies.stanford.edu
Stanford Continuing Studies organizes classes in liberal arts and sciences, creative writing and professional and personal development. Spring classes started April 4. Late registration is still open. Details about summer classes will be available April 22.
The Riekes Center for Human Enhancement
3455 Edison Way, Menlo Park
650-364-2509 / [email protected] / riekes.org
A nonprofit organization, the Riekes Center provides a number of programs focused on self-enhancement for youth and adults: strength and speed fitness courses, adaptive sports, a class for musical bands, photography workshops and nature exploration, among other opportunities.
The Class Guide is published quarterly in the Palo Alto Weekly. Descriptions of Midpeninsula classes are free and subject to editing. Classes in Palo Alto are given priority.
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