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:  1800 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94703.   Street parking is available surrounding the studio.  View the FAQs for more details.   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.

Weeklong Workshops at Mills College

Welcome to our week long workshop studio space at Mills College.  We are located at 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613.  We are in the Haas Pavilion building.  Dorms will be available starting in 2020.  We look forward to seeing you on our dance floor soon.

Mills College Map for Salimpour


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

Bay Area Train System  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.

Mills Transportation & Location Detail
For full Bay Area public transportation information, visit This website provides instant online access to transit information for the 9-county SF Bay Area, including links to BART, AC Transit, Ferry services, and much more.

Closest BART stations to Mills
Seminary Av: Macarthur Blvd is 535 yards away, 7 min walk.
Macarthur Blvd: Camden St (Seminary Av Jctn) is 617 yards away, 8 min walk.
Macarthur Blvd: Seminary Av is 653 yards away, 9 min walk.

AC Transit Bus Lines
These Bus lines stop near Mills College: 45, NL

BART lines near Mills College
ORANGE, GREEN, BLUE at Coliseum and Fruitvale stops.

Food and Shopping

Within a short drive, several restaurants near Mills College in addition to an on campus deli; The Tea Shop  (M-F 8am-2pm), (Sa-Su 2pm-1130pm)
Mills College is in the Oakland hills. If you plan to eat off campus, you will need a car.

The Laurel and Diamond districts are quite close, and both have a variety of restaurants and eateries. Please note that parking in these neighborhoods can be difficult, so plan your lunches accordingly. You might want to call in your order so it’s ready for you to pick up.

Asian (Variety)

Cafe Umami
2224 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 646-2394

Fusion Kitchen
3009 Macarthur Blvd, Piedmont, CA 94602
(510) 479-3784

Cafe / Diner / Deli

Cafe Santana
4100 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 842-3027

Communitē Table
4171 MacArthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 482-2114

Sequoia Diner
3719 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 482-3719
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

World Ground Cafe
3726 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 482-2933

The Veg Hub (Sandwiches)
2214 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland 94602
Closed Fridays


Happy Garden
4112 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 482-3988

Farmer Joe’s Marketplace
3501 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 482-8178


El Loro
3811 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619

La Hacienda
2045 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 531-5737

Taqueria Los Comales
2105 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 531-3660

Ole Ole Burrito Express
2216 Macarthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 479-7075

Dimond Slice Pizza
2208 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 842-8773
Menu changes daily – Check website

Fist of Flour Doughjo
4166 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-6367
Closed Mondays
Puerto Rican

La Perla
2020 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 482-2674

Thai / Vietnamese / Cambodian

Old Weang Ping
6217 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 430-8771

Vientian Café
3801 Allendale Ave, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 535-2218

Phnom Penh Restaurant
3912 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 482-8989

West African

Miliki Restaurant
3725 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-6970
Closed Mondays
Opens at 2pm on Tuesdays

Printing Services

Oakland Copy & Print
4124 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
Monday-Friday 9:30a-5:30p
Saturday 10a-4p
Sunday Closed

FedEx Onsite
5809 Foothill Blvd, Oakland, CA 94605
Monday-Sunday 8a-10pm

FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
3070 E 9th St Suite B, Oakland, CA 94601
Monday-Friday 8a-8p
Saturday 8a-6p
Sunday 12-6pm

Copy Central Emeryville
5801 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608

Fed Ex Office Print
5895 Christie Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608

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  Please note: The Salimpour School is not yet an accredited school, and, at this time, cannot assist with obtaining student visas.


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.
Many of our traveling dancers have used 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