Footfire 2014 Enrollment Open!

Read about Footfire Soccer! Summer camp fun for new and experienced players!

Enroll HERE! Note: Weeks 1, June 16-20, and 3, July 7-11are filled. Please call about waiting list: 510-528-2133.

Teens: Now accepting enrollments for the Footfire Art CIT Program. Enrollment for Footfire CIT Program is limited to Level I only. Levels II and III are filled. Please contact us for details.

New in April!

The Nourished Belly Cooking Class: The Hows and Whys of Sauerkraut with Tammy Chang, certified nutrition counselor and chef. Sunday, April 6, 2:30-5:30 pm. The Nourished Belly website.

Primal Core Yoga Intensive: Power Hour with Rosy Moon: 7:30-8:30, Mon., Tues. and Thurs. Plus: optional 30 minute pranayama and mantra practice each morning from 8:30-9:00 am. Starts Tuesday April 1.

Pre-Ballet for 5-7 yr-olds, Mondays 4:30-5:30 begins April 7. Pre-School Dance and Movement with Elisa on Sunday mornings, 10-11am, continues in April. Note: classes cancelled Monday, April 14 and Sunday, April 20.

Request more information. See the schedule.

New in May!

The Nourished Belly Cooking Class: Batch Cooking For A Busy Week with Tammy Chang, certified nutrition counselor and chef. Sunday, May 4, 2:30-5:30 pm. The Nourished Belly website.

Bellydance Workshop with live drumming, Saturday, May 10, 1-4pm. More information to come!

Jelly Jam Time, preschool story-dance returns! More information soon!

Ongoing at PLA!

Bellydance with Rebecca Vasile: Mondays, 6:15-7:10 pm, Bellydance Conditioning; 7:15-8:40 pm, Bellydance Drills; and Wednesdays, 6:15-7:10, Beginning Bellydance, 7:15-8:40, Intermediate Bellydance. Special offer for New Students: 3 classes for $25.

Kids' Capoeira with Zensay: beginners, Fridays, 5 pm, and Saturdays 11am, Register ONLINE!

Teen/Adult Capoeira with Professor Xangô : Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-9:00 pm

Adults: Kick-start your fitness plan by scheduling a personal training session with Zensay!

Request more information. See the schedule.

Playing Life Academy: Builds Community!

Playing Life Academy, home of Brincadeira Viva Academy and Footfire Soccer, located in West Berkeley, has sparked creativity, and fostered confidence through physical and musical arts programs for children, teens and adults for over 20 years.

Where families come to play! We are taking our commitment to the community to a new level this fall with new activities across the age groups.

Playing energizes, motivates and inspires. Playing engages you completely so that learning takes place without struggle. When you play you are plugged in to the healthy and productive best you – the playful you. You solve problems. You exceed expectations. You are confident. You can tell, and so can everyone else, because it's written all over your face in a big smile.

The physical and musical arts are a direct path to your natural physical, mental and spiritual gifts.

Playing is not always easy. There are challenges to be faced at every phase of the learning process. Everyone brings strengths and areas for improvement. No worries. This is just the type of challenge our teachers love. It's what our training space was designed for. We'll build on your innate talents. Then we'll get the creative juices flowing and tailor the program to transform those weaknesses into strengths. Your uniqueness thrills us. It makes all of our lives better.

Our Playing Life students are surprising. After Playing Life the world is their classroom, their playground. Going beyond connecting the dots, our students design the plan. According to their e-mails from Brazil, Europe and other spots around the globe, they are creators and contributors. We couldn't have imagined all the riveting details, but we saw it in them from the beginning and are proud to have contributed along the way. They shatter norms. The way it should be.

We invite you to share our unique Playing Life perspective: see yourself as we do – at your best!