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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.
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont; 510-659-6000.
Campuses in Fremont and Newark.
College of Alameda
555 Atlantic Ave. Alameda; 510-522-7221.
900 Fallon St., Oakland; 510-834-5740.
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
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.
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.
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.
9951 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito; 510-524-9100.
American ballroom dancing, tango, and salsa classes.
1428 Alice St., Oakland; 510-733-1077.
West African dance and drumming offered through Citicentre Dance.