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
Semester-long courses held in Berkeley and San Francisco.

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


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

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

Centro Latino
2530 San Pablo Ave., Suite E, Berkeley, CA 94702; 510-849-4504.
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.
Saturday German-language classes for all levels and all ages.

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

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

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

1 Worldly Wise
955 Moraga Rd., Lafayette/ 358 Hillside Ave., Piedmont; 800-424-5522. 1
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.


Ali Akbar College of Music at Fremont
39534 Plumas Ct., Fremont; 510-651-9149.
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.

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

Crowden Center for Music in the Community
1475 Rose St., Berkeley;
Musical instruction for children and adults.

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

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

East Bay Music Together
2316 Webster St., Berkeley; 510-843-8641.
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.
Music, dance, and art classes for children ages 2-7.

Harmony Road Music School
4382 Piedmont Ave., Oakland;. 510-652-1222.
Piano and guitar instruction for all levels.

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

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

Jyoti Kala Mandir College of Classical Indian Arts
1034 Delaware St., Berkeley; 510-486-9851.
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.
Traditional Mexican music, dance, and arts classes for children.

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

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

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

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

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

Tupper and Reed Music
2277 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley; 510-841-1832.
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.
Classes include African dance, Chinese language, tai chi, chess, and ikebana.

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

Berkeley Parks, Recreation, and Waterfront
1947 Center St., Berkeley; 510-981-5150.
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.
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 /
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
Courses for children, adults, and seniors. Adult courses include tennis, advanced French, microwave healthy cooking, Pilates, and tai chi.

Dublin Parks and Community Services
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.
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.
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.
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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