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open classes in or near Sunnyvale, CA


pleiades

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I'll be up in Sunnyvale for a fairly important meeting next week. I'm coming in the night before and will be quite tense -- a class would be just the thing to help! Anyone know about any open classes -- I'm a solid to advanced intermediate dancer, but honestly, I know how I'll be feeling and I'll take anything!

 

Thanks

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Hi pleiades...Mountain View has two very good schools. One of them offers adult classes for sure...it is Pacific Ballet Academy (pacificballet.org). The other school is Mountain View Ballet School/Western Ballet (westernballet.org) A childhood friend who danced with the Royal Ballet teaches here. I'm familiar with some of the faculty at both schools, and they are very good.

 

P.S. I just checked more thoroughly, and Western Ballet School does indeed also have adult classes....my friend there is Marilyn Trounson.

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western ballet would be perfect -- they have class on the night I'm there. Unfortunately, I've been booked (not changeable fare) on a flight that gets me in too late. I am truly, shall we say, bummed.

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what a bummer! I know how you feel -- I travel too and often face these types of situations.

 

One suggestion -- never let the travel department decide your fate!!! I often pick the flights I want and then tell them to book it for me. That way, you make sure to get in early enough to make the class.

 

I used to take class almost daily at Western and I really miss it. Marny Trounson is a great teacher, and though she may not remember me much, I actually started adult pointe in her class. I think it was all of 3 whole months before I had to stop because of work schedule, then I had to figure out something else.

 

 

 

western ballet would be perfect -- they have class on the night I'm there.  Unfortunately, I've been booked (not changeable fare) on a flight that gets me in too late.  I am truly, shall we say, bummed.

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Normally I do control my own travel -- this was just one of those situations where I'm at the mercy of my hosts. Who, I might add were incredibly gracious and changed my flight (my travel coordinator is a ballet fan!)

 

I should be in class on Wednesday night . . . Yippee

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Gina, thank you SO much for your suggestion of Western Ballet. I made it to class and had a wonderful time. The teacher and students were all lovely: after hearing the story of my bizarre cab ride (too insane to recount here!), one of them even took me back to my hotel after class.

 

Thanks again, and I can't recommend the studio highly enough to anyone in the area.

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I'm so glad that you enjoyed your class, and happy that the suggestion was okay for you... :sweating:

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