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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Diablo Valley College
321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill; 925-685-1230.

Los Medanos College
2700 E. Leland Rd, Pittsburg; 925-439-2181.
Campuses in Pittsburg and Brentwood.

Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 510-659-6000.
Campuses in Fremont and Newark.

College of Alameda
555 Atlantic Ave. Alameda; 510-522-7221.

Laney College
900 Fallon St., Oakland; 510-834-5740.

Merritt College
12500 Campus Dr., Oakland; 510-531-4911.

Las Positas College Community Education Program
3033 Collier Canyon Rd., Livermore; 925-373-5800.
Classes include art welding, anger management, growing orchids, introduction to Excel, scuba diving, massage, and financial planning.

UC Berkeley Extension
1995 University Ave., Berkeley; 510-642-4111.
Hundreds of courses in arts, humanities, languages, and professional development; campuses in Fremont and Berkeley.

Vista Community College
2020 Milvia St., Berkeley; 510-981-28000. See

Adult Schools

Albany Adult School
601 San Gabriel Ave., Albany; 510-559-6580;
Wide variety of classes for the community, such as computer classes, art, languages (Italian, Chinese, etc.), music, aerobics.

Berkeley Adult School
1701 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-644-6130.
Computer classes, ESL, languages, vocational training, arts, dance, self-hypnosis, tai chi, qigong.

Castro Valley Adult School
4430 Alma St., Castro Valley; 510-886-1000.
Courses cover time management, arts and crafts, music, languages, courses for disabled people, and health and wellness.

Hayward Adult Education Center
22100 Princeton St., Hayward; 510-293-8595.
Courses such as tai chi, French and German, CPR, and computer software for adults and seniors.

Livermore Adult Education
543 Sonoma Ave., Livermore; 510-606-4723.
Courses include knitting, piano, computers, Spanish, investing, and first aid.

Martinez Adult Education
600 F St., Martinez; 925-228-327.
Some vocational training; also courses in arts, feng shui, writing, sewing, woodworking.

Mt. Diablo Adult Education
1266 San Carlos Ave., Concord; 925-685-7340.
www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/adulted /
Courses include Ancient Greece, piano, French and Spanish, building a dream house, and creative writing.

Newark Adult School
36120 Ruschin Dr., Newark; 510-818-3700.
High school courses and Taiko drumming, feng shui, yoga, ESL, and women's spirituality.

Piedmont Adult School
800 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont; 510-594-2655.
More than 250 courses in arts, business and finance, computers, spirituality, creative writing, cooking, industrial arts, languages, music; also courses specifically for older adults.

Pittsburg Adult Education Center
1151 Stoneman Ave., Pittsburg; 925-473-4460.
Classes include music appreciation, stained glass, mental and physical fitness for older adults, basic dressmaking, and floral design.

Pleasant Valley Adult School
920 53rd St., Oakland; 510-879-4090.
Courses in fitness, the arts, and humanities for adults aged fifty and up.

Pleasanton/Dublin Adult Education
4659-C Bernal Ave., Pleasanton; 925-426-4280.
Classes in money management, health and fitness, Romance languages, genealogy, wine tasting, and baking.

San Leandro Adult School
2255 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro; 510-667-6087.
Courses for adults and seniors include East Coast swing, yoga, ESL, portrait drawing, and assertiveness for women.

San Lorenzo Adult School
820 Bockman Rd. San Lorenzo; 510-317-4200.
Courses include watercolor painting, typing, bonsai, kickboxing, and local history.

West Contra Costa Adult Education
6028 Ralston Ave., Richmond; 510-215-4666.
Courses include Alexander technique, weight training for osteoporosis prevention, Portuguese, and using QuickBooks.


ACB Ballroom Dance School
454 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland; 510-839-9875.
Short- and longer-term classes in a variety of ballroom dance styles.

Actors' Training Project
3820 Cerrito Ave., Oakland; 510-655-8395.
Acting, voice, and physical alignment classes for adults.

Allegro Ballroom
5855 Christie Ave., Emeryville; 510-655-2888.
Group and private lessons in American, international, and contemporary (Latin-American) ballroom dancing.

1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley; 510-525-5054 (performance line).
Everything from Afro-Caribbean to West Coast swing.

AXIS Dance Company
Classes at Eighth Street Studio, 2525 Eighth St., Berkeley;
Creative dance and modern dance classes for people with and without disabilities.

Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de Carlos Moreno
57 Marlowe Dr., Oakland;
Classes for children and teenagers.

The Beat Dance Center
2560 Ninth St., Berkeley; 510-548-5348.
Jazz, tap, hip-hop, salsa, tango, zydeco, and Cajun.

Berkeley Ballet Theater
2640 College Ave., Berkeley; 510-843-4687.
Ballet and Pilates courses for children and adults.

Berkeley City Ballet
1800 Dwight Way, Berkeley; 510-841-8913.
Ballet classes for young adults; some adult classes.

Berkeley Folk Dancers
Classes held at Live Oak Recreation Center, 1947 Center St., Berkeley; Naomi Lidicker, 510-524-2871.
Balkan, Scottish, Scandinavian, English, Polish; square dance, contra dance, ballroom dance, line dance, and many more.

Berkeley Moving Arts
2525 Eighth St., #13A, Berkeley; 510-848-4878.
Classes in modern dance, belly dance, and tai chi.

Berkeley Rep School of Theater
2071 Addison St., Berkeley; 510-647-2972.
Acting, improv, stage fighting, directing, playwriting, mask work for kids and adults.

Brasarte/World Dance Center
1831 Solano Ave., Berkeley; 510-528-1958.
Brazilian dance for children and adults.

California Shakespeare Theater
701 Heinz Ave., Berkeley; 510-548-3422.
Acting classes for teenagers and experienced actors.

California Theatre Arts
1277 Boulevard Way, Walnut Creek; 925-944-0551.
Acting and musical theater classes for children and adults, and dance classes including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and body conditioning.

CitiCentre Dance Theatre
Alice Arts Center, 1428 Alice St., Oakland; 510-451-1230.
Youth and adult classes in dance and music from around the globe.

Compañía México Danza
22540 Foothill Boulevard, Suite G, Hayward;
Mexican folk dance company offering courses for children, youth, and adults.

Contra Costa Ballet Centre
2040 N Broadway, Walnut Creek; 925-932-3221.
Ballet classes for young children, youth, and adults.

Dance Connection Performing Arts Centre
2956 Treat Blvd., Concord; 925-676-5678.
Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and more for ages three to adult.

The Danceasy
9951 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito; 510-524-9100.
American ballroom dancing, tango, and salsa classes.

Diamano Coura
1428 Alice St., Oakland; 510-733-1077.
West African dance and drumming offered through Citicentre Dance.

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