East Bay Course Directory 

You can find classes and workshops around the East Bay in just about every subject you can imagine. Hula dancing? Check. Aerial arts? Check. Henna tattooing, yoga for horseriding, pro wrestling, oral sex? They're all out there.

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UC Berkeley Extension Wine Studies Program
510-252-5249.
www.unex.berkeley.edu
Semester-long courses held in Berkeley and San Francisco.

Viking HomeChef
1604 Mount Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek; 925-943-3191.
HomeChef.com
Wide variety of classes for adults and teenagers.

Languages

Alliance Française de Berkeley
2004 Woolsey St., Berkeley; 510-548-7481.
AFBerkeley.org
French-language classes at all levels.

Berlitz Language Centers
1646 N California Blvd., Ste. P112, Walnut Creek; 925-935-1386.
Berlitz.us
Individual and group instruction in a variety of languages.

Centro Latino
2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite E, Berkeley, CA 94702; 510-849-4504.
Centro-Latino.net
Spanish classes of all levels for all ages, including full immersion programs.

Chochmat Halev
2215 Prince St., Berkeley; 510-704-9687
Hebrew classes.

German School of the East Bay
1699 Excelsior Ave., Oakland; 510-525-4305.
GSEB-School.org
Saturday German-language classes for all levels and all ages.

ItaLingua
2015 Center St., Berkeley; to register, call 415-362-6025.
ItaLingua.com
Italian language and culture courses.

Lehrhaus Judaica
2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley; 510-845-6420.
Lehrhaus.org
Hebrew and Yiddish classes held in several East Bay locations.

Mesoamerica Institute
2115 West St., Berkeley; 510-849-3434.
Mesoamerica.org
Spanish and Portuguese classes.

1 Worldly Wise
955 Moraga Rd., Lafayette/ 358 Hillside Ave., Piedmont; 800-424-5522. 1
worldlc.org/
French and Spanish classes for toddlers and children.

St. Luke's Lutheran Church
2491 San Miguel Dr., Walnut Creek; contact Ami Ditzel at 925-672-2322.
Swedish classes (intermediate level only).

Wat Mongkolratanaram
1911 Russell St., Berkeley; 510-849-3419.
Beginning to intermediate Thai language classes.

Music

Ali Akbar College of Music at Fremont
39534 Plumas Ct., Fremont; 510-651-9149.
AACM.org
Traditional Indian music classes.

Arts First Oakland
c/o First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison St., Room 20, Oakland; 510-444-8511.
Drumming and "Singing for Your Life" workshops.

Ashkenaz
1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-525-5054 (performance line).
Ashkenaz.com
World music classes such as Brazilian percussion.

Crowden Center for Music in the Community
1475 Rose St., Berkeley;
510-559-2941.
TheCrowdenSchool.org
Musical instruction for children and adults.

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts
339 11th St., Richmond; 510-234-5624.
EastBayCenter.org
African, North American, and Caribbean music classes for children and adults.

East Bay Music
1835 Colfax St., Concord; 925-687-4220.
EastBayMusic.com
Brass, woodwind, guitar and electric bass lessons for children and adults.

East Bay Music Together
2316 Webster St., Berkeley; 510-843-8641.
EastBayMusicTogether.com
Songs and rhythm exercises with parents and children ages 0-4; classes held in Berkeley, Albany, Alameda, Oakland, Moraga, and Walnut Creek.

Habitot Children's Museum
2065 Kittredge St., Berkeley; 510-647-1111.
Habitot.org
Music, dance, and art classes for children ages 2-7.

Harmony Road Music School
4382 Piedmont Ave., Oakland;. 510-652-1222.
www.piedmontpiano.com/webpages/musicschool.html
Piano and guitar instruction for all levels.

Jazz Camp West
765 61st St., Oakland; 510-287-8880.
JazzCampWest.com
Eight-day summer camp; sells out early.

Jazzschool
2087 Addison St., Berkeley; 510-845-5373;
Jazzschool.com
World-famous institute for students of all ages.

Jyoti Kala Mandir College of Classical Indian Arts
1034 Delaware St., Berkeley; 510-486-9851.
JyotiKalaMandir.org
Indian classical drumming, flute, and voice classes in Berkeley and Fremont.

Los Cenzontles Mexican Arts Center
13108 San Pablo Ave., San Pablo; 510-233-8015.
LosCenzontles.com
Traditional Mexican music, dance, and arts classes for children.

Music One Studios
1268 Pine St., Walnut Creek; 925-932-4458.
MusicOneStudios.net
piano, flute and voice lessons for adults and children.

Nasatir School of Percussion
17872 Kingston Way, Castro Valley; 510-612-5527.
NSOPDrums.com
Percussion studio with Western and Afro-Cuban instruments.

Oakland Symphony Chorus
St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 6013 Lawton Ave., Oakland; 510-207-4093.
Oakland-Sym-Chorus.org/community.html
Sight-singing courses.

Singingwood Music
Classes held around Walnut Creek; 925-935-9295.
www.singingwood.com
Violin, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, Irish drum, improvisation, guided jam sessions.

Starland Music Center
1631 Park St., Alameda; 510-523-4797.
StarlandMusic.com
Instruction in piano, guitar, electric bass, flute, saxophone, clarinet, and drums.

Tupper and Reed Music
2277 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; 510-841-1832.
TupperandReed.com
Classical and jazz lessons for voice, percussion, and most instruments.

Parks and Recreation Departments

Albany Recreation and Community Services Department
1249 Marin Ave., Albany; 510-524-9283.
AlbanyCA.org
Classes include African dance, Chinese language, tai chi, chess, and ikebana.

Antioch Leisure Services
Third and H sts., Antioch; 925-779-7070.
www.ci.antioch.ca.us
Aquatics, child and adult sports leagues, yoga, arts, and drama.

Berkeley Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront
1947 Center St., Berkeley; 510-981-5150.
www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/parks
Five recreation centers with aquatics, children's activities (including activities for autistic children), parenting, Tae-Bo, aerobics.

Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department
740 Third St., Brentwood; 925-516-5444.
www.ci.brentwood.ca.us
Aquatics, dance, martial arts, yoga, after-school activities, senior classes, dog training, tennis.

Concord Parks and Recreation
2974 Salvio St., Concord; 925-671-3329.
www.ci.concord.ca.us/recreation /
recreation.htm
Classes for kids include martial arts, drumming, acting, cooking; classes for adults include salsa and belly dance, yoga, reiki, piano, and home remodeling.

Danville Recreation Services
925-314-3400.
www.ci.danville.ca.us
Courses for children, adults, and seniors. Adult courses include tennis, advanced French, microwave healthy cooking, Pilates, and tai chi.

Dublin Parks and Community Services
925-556-4500.
DublinRecGuide.com
Wide variety of courses for children, adults, and seniors. Adult classes include Jazzercise, line dancing, estate planning, Irish dancing, judo, quilting, and trekking.

El Cerrito Recreation Department
City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito; 510-215-4370.
El-Cerrito.org/recreation
Youth, adult, and senior programs in art, music, languages, acting, computers, health, and martial arts.

Fremont Recreation Services Division
3300 Capitol Ave., Fremont; 510-494-4600.
Fremont.gov/recreation
Classes for children, adults, and families including cake decorating, fencing, Feldenkrais, badminton, parenting, tennis, acting.

Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District
1099 E St., Hayward; 510-881-6700.
HARD.dst.ca.us
Classes for children, adults, and seniors; adult classes include pottery making, calligraphy, water aerobics, golf, martial arts, clowning, and pizza making.

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