List of Salimpour Workshops

Studio Address

Welcome to our local studio, The Center for International Dance.  Affectionately known as The Mothership, we are located at:  729 Heinz Avenue Suite #4, Berkeley, CA 94710.    Ample parking is available in the parking lot and on the streets surrounding the studio.  We look forward to seeing you on our dance floor soon.

Airports

Oakland International Airport (OAK)
1 Airport Drive, Oakland 94621
Approximately 15 miles from Berkeley studio

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
Highway 101, San Franciso 94128
Approximately 21 miles from Berkeley studio

San Jose International Airport (SJC)
1732 N. 1st St, San Jose 95112
Approximately 45 miles from Berkeley studio

Public Transit in the San Francisco Bay Area

Local Bus System
http://www.actransit.org.

Bay Area Train System
www.BART.org.  Note that there is a BART station at SFO and a bus-to-BART option at OAK. For those not wishing to rent a car, make note of the airports and hotels accessible by BART.

Food and Shopping

Within a short drive, several restaurants are on University and San Pablo Avenues.  Solano Avenue, a few miles north in Albany, has grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, copy shops, and more.  Emeryville (about 2 miles south on San Pablo or I-80) has lots of retail shopping.  Below are a few amenities nearby the studio.

Sandwich Box (next door to studio)

Berkeley Bowl West Marketplace & Cafe

Visa Information

If you are traveling internationally, please be sure to obtain the required visas ahead of time. The kind of visa you need depends on the regulations and agreements set between your country and the United States. For more information on visiting the United States, see https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html.  Please note: The Salimpour School is not yet an accredited school, and, at this time, cannot assist with obtaining student visas.

Housing

The lodging list in this section is provided as a courtesy for travelers based on suggestions and recommendations from previous travelers. Travelers are encouraged to research selections carefully as the list includes a wide variety of options, locations, and pricing.  In addition to the list provided in this section, dancers might find the Salimpour Workshop Roommate group on Facebook to be a helpful resource; group members share information about lodging and provide reviews.

Airbnb.com
Many of our traveling dancers have used airbnb.com with great success to find economical options for visiting the studio. Suggested cities are Albany and Berkeley. Research carefully, read reviews, check locations on maps, etc.

Doubletree Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, 94710

Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 94707

Hotel Durant
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley 94704

Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705

Shattuck Hotel
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

SenS Hotel
1538 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco
1800 Powell Street, Emeryville 94608

Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge
1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Super 8 Berkeley
1619 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94703

Holiday Inn Express
1175 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94702

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland 94607

Alameda Island House
2107 San Jose Avenue Apt A, Alameda, CA 94501

Claremont Resort and Spa
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA 94705

Berkeley City Club Hotel
2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704

Berkeley Inn
1720 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA  94702

La Quinta Inn Berkeley
920 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA  94710

Rodeway Inn
1461 University Ave., Berkeley, CA  94702

Quality Inn University
1761 University Ave., Berkeley, CA  94703

Courtyard Oakland Emeryville
5555 Shellmound St, Emeryville, CA  94608

Hyatt Place Emeryville/San Francisco Bay Area
5700 Bay St., Emeryville, CA  94608