In-studio classes classes will resume in the school’s Fall Session without a break. Summer Session ends on Sunday Sept 26th; Fall Session begins Monday Sept 27th.
The school will continue to offer in-studio classes at limited capacity (modestly increased in the Fall), with all participants required to wear masks. All in-studio participants must be fully vaccinated (including the two-week waiting period after your final vaccine dose) BEFORE your first in-studio class.
All in-studio participants must be pre-registered for any classes they attend; the application process for limited places in the school’s in-studio classes is described below.
In-Studio Application Process, Fall 2021
You must apply via an online form for the in-studio classes in which you wish to participate. The online form will open (receiving applications) beginning on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 8:00 am PDT.
NO WALK-IN CLASSES are offered for Fall Session; please do NOT attend in-studio classes unless your application has been accepted/confirmed. This process is necessary to assure that we keep classes consistent with public health guidelines regarding limited capacity in the Western Sky (8th St.) studio space.
Applications for places in Fall Session classes will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to applications received in the first week of the application period; applicants submitting the form at or after Monday September 20, 2021 @ 8:00am PDT will be assigned to open classes that remain after the first week’s applications have been processed.
We’re aiming to complete processing of the initial week’s applications by September 22nd, then notify applicants of the class or classes in which they have successfully registered. The Advanced (Level IV and Level V) classes are most likely to fill up. Level I-III classes are much less likely to be fully enrolled — applicants are very likely to be admitted to requested Level I, II, and III classes.
It may be necessary to limit some or all participants in Saturday and Monday Level IV and Level V classes to an every-other-week schedule, in order to accommodate as many students as possible (this is most likely on Saturday mornings, but also possible on Monday evenings). Note that 3 of the Fall Session’s Saturday classes will be held on Zoom, not in the studio: October 30, November 20, and December 18, 2021; all registered Saturday in-studio students will be provided the Zoom links for these sessions, there is no need to fill out the Zoom classes registration form unless you plan to take additional Zoom classes.
Bottom line: PLEASE SIGN UP USING THE ONLINE FORM, AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE beginning on Monday September 13, 2021 @ 8:00am PDT to assure that you can participate in the in-studio classes you prefer!
Should you need to withdraw your application, please e-mail TaiChiBerkeley@gmail.com ASAP, so your place can be offered to another student.
If you have questions about this process, please write to TaiChiBerkeley@gmail.com.
[Are you looking for information about how to register for Summer 2021 Zoom classes? Try here.]