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.


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.

Food and Shopping

Within a short drive, several restaurants are on University and San Pablo Avenues.  Emeryville (about 2 miles south on San Pablo or I-80) has lots of retail shopping.  Below are a few amenities in walking distance of the studio.

Berkeley Bowl West Marketplace & Cafe
920 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

Mint Leaf Vietnamese
2865 Seventh Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

Riva Cucina
800 Heinz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

Spoon Korean Bistro
933 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

Lo Pho Vietnamese Restaurant
2501 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

900 Grayson
900 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Broom Bush Cafe
2725 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Paisan Berkeley
2514 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Longbranch Saloon
2512 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Smoke Berkeley
2434 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

Printing Services

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