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Boston Acting Classes
259 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Boston Acting Classes focuses on teaching the new actor the fundamentals of acting. BAC offers both classes for anMore overview of acting to the intermediate level, and one or two-day workshops focusing on techniques such as cold readings. It also offers classes in playwriting and directing.
Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
13 Garden Ct, Somerville, MA 02143
The Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture provides families and residents of Cambridge and the surrounding areaMore with education on the Jewish faith and culture, with classes and events designed to explore Judaism's various aspects. Hebrew language classes, bar and bat mitzvah preparation classes and more. Regular classes are designed for children in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and summer camps are also available. 
Samara Yoga
249 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Using a large, sunny space, Samara Yoga offers yoga, dance and alternative healing classes.  Prospective studentsMore can drop into any class on the schedule and try it before committing to a full session.  Samara specializes in Vinyasa yoga, with both expert- and beginner-level classes.  Workshops in sacred dance, meditation and acupuncture are also offered regularly.
O2 Yoga
288 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
At O2 Yoga, tranquility meets fitness training. Special starter classes for beginners are offered as well as classes forMore advance practitioners. A schedule of events and workshops is frequently updated, so check the website for the latest news. Private and group classes are available seven days a week. You can even book your own appointments online. If you're coming back after an injury, trusted and experienced instructors will guide you through exercises designed to regain flexibility and strength.
Dance Zone
561 Windsor St, Somerville, MA 02143
This dance studio offers a dizzying array of classes, from tap to Zumba to jazz. Instruction starts with children asMore young as 1 and continues into adulthood. Summer camps, private parties and one-on-one instruction are on offer at Dance Zone. Most classes are held in the evenings, but it's best to check the schedule online or call ahead. 
Brazilian Martial Arts Center
700 Mystic Ave, Somerville, MA 02145
This two-floor facility offers classes teaching self-defense in Karate, Brazilian Ju-Jitsu, Muay-Thai, and other styles.More It also features Mixed Martial Arts classes taking place in a 30-foot MMA cage.
Boston Vintage Factory
86 Joy St, Somerville, MA 02143
Boston Vintage Factory is a studio which teaches classes on vintage fashion design and techniques from the 1930s to lateMore '50s. Additional subjects taught include retro-themed hair, make-up, art and dance. Classes are small, and all tools and materials needed are supplied by the Factory.  
Tree of Life Tai Chi Center
440 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Founded in 1985, Tree of Life offers classes in Tai Chi Chuan, qigong, and Chinese healing. All instructors have beenMore trained in the traditional methods to offer clear instruction to students, and often work with local colleges on alternative medicine studies. A variety of classes are available at all levels, including one-day workshops, groups and private instruction.
Mudflat Studio
149 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
NOTE: Mudflat is currently renovating their new location: the old Broadway Theater at 79 Broadway in East Somerville.More Open since 1978, Mudflat Studio is part of a Boston -based, national non-profit organization that has been in existence for more than 40 years. Holding over 20 classes per week for all levels and ages, Mudflat also conducts classes at schools, senior centers, and other locales nationwide, and is always accepting new students. Private classes and workshops arranged by age group are available as well. As part of Somerville Open Studios, it holds two yearly sales, one in May and one in December, featuring the work of students and faculty alike. Each workstation in the spacious downstairs classroom features a spinning wheel, and the hot kilns are constantly churning out new works.
SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experiences)
167 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144

SCALE is a public school for adults, offering classes in the English language, adult basic education and GEDMore programs. Founded in 1972 as an extension of the Somerville Public School systems, all classes are free.  While one does not need to be a Somerville resident to become a student, residents are favored first.

The school is located on the bottom floor of the Tufts Administration Building and just four blocks from the Davis Square MBTA station.

Students above the age of 18 are given a placement test in math and English to assess their current skill level and are then assigned to the appropriate class. The center also has a GED program for students aged 16 to 18 who have officially dropped out of high school.

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